Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book of Proverbs 26-28 As a dog returneth to his vomit

Proverbs 26-28

There is a lot of good writing in this book.  I especially like;
26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Then there is; 
27:18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
Jesus curses and kills a fig tree later in the book.  Is this foreshadowing? ;-)

How could this be;
28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

I did learn something in proverb 29.  It's necessary to beat children and slaves in order to teach them.
Good to know if I ever acquire either.

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  1. @Bruce,

    Jesus curses and kills a fig tree later in the book.

    That fig tree was not going to produce anything, it was a warning to people that follow Christ and don't produce any fruit.

    28:14 I feel this is talking about a man that keeps God at the forefront of his mind. The fear of offending or displeasing God is something that truly concerns him. Now this is a holy fear, not some terror, shaking in my boots, pissing all over myself, kind of fear. Knowing that all things are recorded and in the end i will stand at judgement and give an account for what i have done. I long to hear those sweet words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord"
    Yet the thing i fear is "cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

  2. I noticed there were quite a few proverbs that mandated beating your children.

    Received wisdom indeed!