In our home, it is my goal to read a Proverb each day, whether it is on my own or as a family. That doesn’t mean I do it consistently. =) But it is my goal! Today we read chapter 28 and I wanted to share some of the verses that we specifically talked about together.
verse 7: Whoever keeps the Torah/Law/Instructions is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father
verse 9: He that turns away his ear from hearing the Torah/Law/Instructions, even his prayer shall be abomination.
verse 10: Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he will fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good in possession.
verse 22: He that hastes to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him
verse 26: He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he will be delivered
I realize that some believe since Proverbs is in the older part of Scripture, it is not all applicable to us today. However, Paul tells Timothy, in the second letter he wrote to him, to study Scripture and divide it properly in order to not be ashamed. He also tells him later in that letter that all Scripture is profitable for forming beliefs, for showing us what we do wrong, for correcting our behavior, for instruction on how to be righteous so that we can be mature, complete and furnished to good works. Keep in mind that Paul was specifically referring to what some call the “Old Testament” when he said this, since that was the only Scripture they had. That would definitely apply to Proverbs! =)