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We must not be stocks, and stones, and stoics, under our afflictions, insensible of them, hardening ourselves under them, and concluding we can easily get through them without God. EASY . After you log in your content will be available in your library. Proverbs 3:1-2 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my … Verses 1-6 We are here taught to live a life of communion with God; and without controversy great is this mystery of godliness, and of great consequence to us, and, as is here shown, will be of unspeakable advantage.I. Verses 21-26 Solomon, having pronounced those happy who not only lay hold on wisdom, but retain her, here exhorts us therefore to retain her, assuring us that we ourselves shall have the comfort of doing so.I. This is a great comfort to God’s children, under their afflictions, [1.] Proverbs 3. 37:22, ), sets the one over against the other, that we may see how happy the saints are, though they be oppressed, and how miserable the wicked are, though they be oppressors. Pro 3:1-6. English Standard Version Update. We must do all the good we can, and no hurt, to our neighbours, because according as men are just or unjust, charitable or uncharitable, humble or haughty, accordingly they shall receive of God (v. 27-35). We must not hinder others from doing it, not be ourselves backward to it. 1 My son, don’t forget my teaching. My son, forget not.] Now observe,I. Envy is the rottenness of the bones; the sorrow of the world dries them; but hope and joy in God are marrow to them.II. We must take pains to obtain wisdom because that is the way to gain her, and to gain by her (v. 13-20). To have them always in view: "My son, let them not depart from thy eyes; let not thy eyes ever depart from them to wander after vanity. And, when the Lord wants you to change something, obey him. And it will be like something that makes your bones strong. ‘She is worth more than silver. English Standard Version Update. Those who humble themselves shall be exalted, for he gives grace to the lowly; he works that in them which puts honour upon them and for which they are accepted of God and approved of men. To render dues both to church and state, magistrates and ministers. The argument to enforce this exhortation is taken from the unspeakable advantage which wisdom, thus kept, will be of to us. 11 My son, the Lord will sometimes punish you. If you do, he will show you the right way to go. All this would not make a man half so happy, no, not in this world, as those are who have true wisdom, though they have none of all these things. It is a participation of the happiness of God himself, for wisdom is his everlasting glory and blessedness, v. 19, v. 20. 34 The Lord laughs at people who laugh at other people. PREVIOUS NEXT. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Proverbs 3. Always remember what I ask you to do. (2.) It is the end of our creation and redemption to honour God, to be to him for a name and a praise; we are no other way capable of serving him than in his honour. The exhortation is, to have religion’s rules always in view and always at heart, True wisdom consists in the due discharge of our duty towards man, as well as towards God, in honesty as well as piety, and therefore we have here divers excellent precepts of wisdom which relate to our neighbour.I. We must ask his advice and beg direction from him, not only when the case is difficult (when we know not what to do, no thanks to us that we have our eyes up to him), but in every case, be it ever so plain, We must ask success of him, as those who know the race is not to the swift. It is so, and it is certain that true piety has in it the greatest true pleasure. Do not do anything that they do. To provide for our relations, and those that have dependence on us, for to them it is due. No, giving for God’s honour will make us rich, Hag. (1.) To render dues both to church and state, magistrates and ministers. We read here of the merchandise of wisdom, which intimates, (1.) The wicked has a house, a strong and stately dwelling perhaps, but the curse of the Lord is upon it, it is in it, and, though the affairs of the family may prosper, yet the very blessings are curses, Mal. It is a most base ungrateful thing, if our neighbours have a good opinion of us, that we will do them no harm, and we thence take advantage to cheat and injure them.III. 3. Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. 13:46 . From all this it appears what a tendency religion has to make men both blessed and blessings. Good people are taken under God’s special protection, and therein they may have an entire satisfaction. Solomon, having pronounced those happy who not only lay hold on wisdom, but retain her, here exhorts us therefore to retain her, assuring us that we ourselves shall have the comfort of doing so.I. And happy is anyone who finds out what to do. We must have a continual regard to God’s providence, must own and depend upon it in all our affairs, both by faith and prayer. If others want the necessary … Ver. Integrity and uprightness will preserve us, so that we need not be afraid of sudden fear, v. 25. Never trouble thy neighbour with frivolous complaints and accusations, or vexatious law-suits, when either there is no harm done thee or none worth speaking of, or thou mightest right thyself in a friendly way.’’ Law must be the last refuge; for it is not only our duty, but our interest, as much as in us lies, to live peaceably with all men. Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart. 6 Remember the Lord in everything that you do. The prudence, temperance, and sobriety, the calmness and composure of mind, and the good government of the appetites and passions, which religion teaches, tend very much not only to the health of the soul, but to a good habit of body, which is very desirable, and without which our other enjoyments in this world are insipid. But the question is, What shall we get by it when we have found it? Bible Gateway Recommends. 3 When I was a little boy, the one son of my parents, 4 my father taught me. Have them always in mind, and do not forget them; be ever and anon thinking of them, and conversing with them, and never imagine that thou hast looked upon them long enough and that it is time now to lay them by; but, as long as thou livest, keep up and cultivate thy acquaintance with them.’’ He who learns to write must always have his eye upon his copy, and not let that be out of his sight; and to the words of wisdom must those, in like manner, have a constant respect, who will walk circumspectly. The Lord will do the same to the people that he loves. We must therefore trust in the Lord with all our hearts (v. 5); we must believe that he is able to do what he will, wise to do what is best, and good, according to his promise, to do what is best for us, if we love him, and serve him. iii. To have them always at heart; for it is in that treasury, the hidden man of the heart, that we must keep sound wisdom and discretion, keep to the principles of it and keep in the ways of it. 2. 1 Listen to what your father teaches you my sons. "Write to them upon the table of thy heart, as dear to thee, thy portion, and most delightful entertainment; take a pleasure in applying them and thinking them over.’’ Or it may be meant of the mercy and truth which are our duty, piety and sincerity, charity towards men, fidelity towards God. Proverbs 3 – Easy English Bible (EASY) – 1 Do not forget what I teach you, my son. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (3) ... Proverbs 1:3. This the apostle quotes (Heb. As grace increases, peace shall increase; and of the increase of Christ’s government and peace, in the heart as well as in the world, there shall be no end. It is a transcendent happiness, more than can be found in the wealth of this world, if we had ever so much of it, v. 14, v. 15. We must never design any hurt or harm to any body (v. 29): "Devise not evil against thy neighbour; do not contrive how to do him an ill-turn undiscovered, to prejudice him in his body, goods, or good name, and the rather because he dwells securely by thee, and, having given thee no provocation, entertains no jealousy or suspicion of thee, and therefore is off his guard.’’ It is against the laws both of honour and friendship to do a man an ill-turn and give him no warning. There is leanness in the soul, when the body is fed to the full, Ps. ), and had assured us that we should succeed in our sincere and constant pursuits. (2.) Is pleasure courted as much as any thing? Those are in the right who are of God’s mind; and, if we be of his mind, we shall see, whatever pretence one sinner may have to envy another, that saints are so happy themselves that they have no reason at all to envy any sinner, though his condition be ever so prosperous. We must live in a humble and dutiful subjection to God and his government (, Solomon had pressed us earnestly to seek diligently for wisdom. 8:17 ) and to set our hearts upon the world (Ps. That which people admire is an abomination to Yahweh. The curse or blessing of God is upon the house according as the inhabitants are wicked or godly; and it is certain that a blessed family, though poor, has no reason to envy a cursed family, though rich. Those who scorn to submit to the discipline of religion, scorn to take God’s yoke upon them, scorn to be beholden to his grace, who scoff at godliness and godly people, and take a pleasure in bantering and exposing them, God will scorn them, and lay them open to scorn before all the world. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. Your feet will keep to the path. 23:19 ), and the prophets, Mal. Those that have an opinion of their own sufficiency think it below them, and a disparagement to them, to take their measures from, much more to hamper themselves with, religion’s rules. To be ready to all acts of friendship and humanity, and in every thing to be neighbourly; for these are things that are due by the law of doing as we would be done by. Cancel. 4:8 Ps. It is a true happiness; for it is inclusive of, and equivalent to, all those things which are supposed to make men happy, v. 16, v. 17. And you will sleep well. Not only our heads, but our hearts, must keep God’s commandments; in them, as in the ark of the testimony, both the tables of the law must be deposited.2. In respect of honour and reputation: It shall be grace to thy neck, as a chain of gold, or a jewel. It will be like medicine that makes your body well. In their rest by night, v. 24. The curse may work silently and slowly; but it is as a fretting leprosy; it will consume the timber thereof and the stones thereof, Zec. We must have a continual regard to God’s promises, which go along with his precepts, and are to be received, and retained, with them (v. 3): "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee, God’s mercy in promising, and his truth in performing. In respect of strength and satisfaction: "It will be life to thy soul (v. 22); it will quicken thee to thy duty when thou beginnest to be slothful and remiss; it will revive thee under thy troubles when thou beginnest to droop and despond. 3 Don’t ever let love and loyalty leave you. By understanding he has likewise established the heavens and directed all the motions of them in the best manner. They shall have it, and have it by inheritance, the sweetest and surest tenure. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the New Bible Commentary. This caution is the same with that which is so much insisted on, Ps. Who derives it from God. 14 It is better than silver or the best gold. Never think of doing as he does, though thou wert sure to get by it all that he has, for it would be dearly bought.’’ Now, to show what little reason saints have to envy sinners, Solomon here, in the last four verses of the chapter, compares the condition of sinners and saints together (as his father David had done, Ps. Securely - i. e., “With full trust,” without care or suspicion. Proverbs 6:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. (4.) It will be thy spiritual life, an earnest of life eternal.’’ Life to the soul is life indeed. Bible Language English. II. To encourage us to submit ourselves to all the restraints and injunctions of the divine law, we are assured (v. 2) that it is the certain way to long life and prosperity. What it is to find wisdom so as to be made happy by it.1. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it, and then, if ever, it becomes substantial. 19 The Lord, who is wise, made all the earth. Font Size. And your life will be good. It is promised, He shall direct thy paths; so that thy way shall be safe and good, and happy at last. Always remember what I … 28:15 , etc. 10:3 ), and that he shall have; they shall understand him aright, and in his dealings with them he shall appear to be prudent, shall act intelligently and with discretion. Our Price: $21.99 Save: $28.00 (56%) Buy Now. 21:4 . All rights reserved. (7-8) Walk rightly with God by a humble, reverent life. We must keep up the fear of God because that is the way to be healthful (v. 7, v. 8). Having it not in himself, he draws it with the bucket of prayer from the fountain of all wisdom, who gives liberally. Great and growing peace have those that love the law. 2:1 , etc. 4 Then God will be pleased and think well of you and so will everyone else. 2:7 . 2 What I teach will give you a long and good life. We must be constant to our duty because that is the way to be happy (v. 1-4). When we lean against a wall or on a cane, we trust it to support us. The Blessing of Wisdom. 4. We must render to all their due, both in justice and charity, and not delay to do it (, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And by wisdom he put the sky where it is. 2. Grace to thy jaws (so the word is), grateful to thy taste and relish (so some); it shall infuse grace into all thou sayest (so others), shall furnish thee with acceptable words, which shall gain thee credit. (2.) Drop down the dew. Where riches increase we are tempted to honour ourselves (Deu. Chapter 3. 23 You will walk and you will not fall. ‘She is worth more than silver. In their motions by day, v. 23. The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. This should make us in love with the wisdom and understanding which God gives, that the Lord by wisdom founded the earth, so that it cannot be removed, nor can ever fail of answering all the ends of its creation, to which it is admirably and unexceptionably fitted. 37:1, 7-9. (3.) 32 The Lord hates people who do bad things. Men are to be judged of as they stand with God, and as he judges of them, not as they stand in the world’s books. He that hates nothing that he has made yet abhors those who have thus marred themselves; they are not only abominable in his sight, but an abomination. Always do good things to them when you can. But he shows his purposes to good people. New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) Bible Book List. 18 Wise people are happy. G. Campbell Morgan gave his own testimony to the truth of Proverbs 3:5-6: “The measure in which I have trusted Jehovah and acknowledged Him, has been the measure of walking in the paths of real life.” 3. With the first-fruits of all, as Abel, Gen. 4:4 . It will be strengthening: It shall be marrow to thy bones. Sinners are fools, for they are not only preparing disgrace for themselves, but at the same time flattering themselves with a prospect of honour, as if they only took the way to be great. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 3:19 . 1. In respect of safety and security. We must not only in our judgment believe that there is an over-ruling hand of God ordering and disposing of us and all our affairs, but we must solemnly own it, and address ourselves to him accordingly. But silly people will not be called great. VIII. Godliness has the promise of the life that now is and most of the comfort of it. 3 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; 2 For length of days and years of life And peace they will … There is not only peace in the end, but peace in the way; not only in the way of religion in general, but in the particular paths of that way, in all her paths, all the several acts, instances, and duties of it. 4. In Proverbs 3, Solomon is speaking to his son about the woman called Wisdom. She is more valuable than precious stones. He shall have good success (so some translate it), the common effect of good understanding.III. Retail: $89.99. Proverbs 5 Proverbs 7. What we gave we have.III. VI. 20 The Lord who is wise, created the rivers and the clouds to give rain to the earth. Updated: Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:34 By admin. Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:. Suppose a man to have got these in abundance, nay, to have all the things he can desire of this world (and who is it that ever had? (2.) All this would not purchase heavenly wisdom; no, it would utterly be contemned; it cannot be gotten for gold, Job. To provide for our relations, and those that have dependence on us, for to them it is due. The desolation which the wicked ones make of religion and the religious; though it comes, and seems to be just at the door, yet be not afraid of it; for, though God may make use of the wicked as instruments of his people’s correction, yet he will never suffer them to be the authors of their desolation. Here is,1. Font Size. The true nature of such success. And it will give you peace. Always remember what I ask you to do. Update. 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; Read full chapter. Be not thus loth to part with thy money upon a good account. We must retain it. ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition--Imitation leather with summer garden design. In all our ways that prove direct, and fair, and pleasant, in which we gain our point to our satisfaction, we must acknowledge God with thankfulness. Proverbs 3:5-6 English Standard Version ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. "We are in danger of falling, but wisdom will keep thee, that thy foot shall not stumble at those things which are an offence and overthrow to many, but which thou shalt know how to get over.’’ (2.) VII. Proud member Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. True grace is that to the soul which the tree of life would have been, from which our first parents were shut out for eating of the forbidden tree. Ecclesiastes seems a “downer” sort of a book. Let these be fixed and commanding principles in thee. New American Standard Bible 1995. Proverbs 3:32. With our increase. 3 My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you. 10 If you do, you will not have enough places to store everything from your farm. A dutiful subjection: Fear the Lord, and depart from evil; take heed of doing any thing to offend him and to forfeit his care. 6. Cursed be he that smites his neighbour secretly. To pay our just debts without fraud, covin, or delay. (4.) We must do all the good we can, and no hurt, to our neighbours, because according as men are just or unjust, charitable or uncharitable, humble or haughty, accordingly they shall receive of God ( v. 27-35 ). And you will make people happy too. 16 If you are wise, you will have a long life. Proverbs 3. A precept which makes it our duty to serve God with our estates: Honour the Lord with thy substance. 22 That will keep your soul alive. He despises their impotent malice, sits in heaven and laughs at them, Ps. 35 Wise people will be called great. For our encouragement to do this, it is promised, "He shall direct thy paths, so that thy way shall be safe and good and the issue happy at last.’’ Note, Those that put themselves under a divine guidance shall always have the benefit of it. A good man seeks the favour of God in the first place, is ambitious of the honour of being accepted of the Lord, and he shall find that favour, and with it a good understanding; God will make the best of him, and put a favourable construction upon what he says and does. easyenglish.bibleBooks > EasyEnglish Bible >. Always be wise when you are choosing what to do. Our wills and affections must be subject to them and must in every thing conform to them. (1.) By prayer (v. 6): In all thy ways acknowledge God. 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