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The introduction (chapters 1–9) of the Proverbs constitutes the youngest unit in the book. It consists of a series of poems or discourses in which a father exhorts his son to acquire wisdom and in which wisdom personified intervenes. These chapters have a more speculative quality than the remainder of the book. They do not treat wisdom simply as a human quality and achievement or as a cultural legacy imparted by teachers and parents; they present it as a universal and abiding reality, transcending the human scene.
Wisdom is the first of God’s works and participated with him in the creation of the world. A constantly debated aspect of this section concerns the identity of “the loose [strange] woman” who is set over against Wisdom.
Take the proverbs of other nations, and we shall find great numbers founded upon selfishness, cunning, pride, injustice, national contempt, and animosities.
The principles of the Proverbs of Solomon are piety, charity, justice, benevolence, and true prudence. Their universal purity proves that they are the word of God.
Without further, let us continue in our section of Proverbs Chapters 25-29, this week, Monday-Friday, November 16-20, 2020. specifically, Chapters 25-29, as the Lord wills.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
[Our studies began and continues since August 24-26-28, 2020; September 1-3; 7-9-11;15,17,2020; October 5-7; 13-15, 19,21,23, 27, 29, 2020; November 2,3,4,5,6, 2020 with our verbatim posts of the Book of 'Wisdom', 'Proverbs'].
We have finished the first section of Proverbs Chapters 1-11. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
For your reference, the following link for Chapters 1-11 is provided.
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Review Links - Chapters 1-11, 'Verbatim', Post Script, October 7, 2020
Other 'cumulative links' to posts shall be added as we proceed and take breaks, including Chapters 12,13,14.15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Remember, the principles of the Proverbs of Solomon are piety, charity, justice, benevolence, and true prudence. Their universal purity proves that they are the word of God. My friends, slow down and 'really take some notes', meditate, and ask the Lord to show you where this Chapter in the Proverbs may be so timely and relevant for 'today', 'world-wide'. Take heed! There are no 'coincidences'. Amen. Amen.
Chapter 27 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Part 1 of 2.
w/Notes from the Commentary of Matthew Henry for further insight. 
1 'Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.'
3 'A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?'
5 'Open rebuke is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.'
7 'The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.'
Notes: verses 1-10. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1 'We know not what a day may bring forth. This does not forbid preparing for to-morrow, but presuming upon to-morrow. We must not put off the great work of conversion, that one thing needful. [Hebrews 3:15]
2. There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, but not to praise ourselves.
3,4. Those who have no command of their passions, sink under the load.
5,6. Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul.
7. The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus.
8. Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable.
9,10. Depend not for relief upon a kinsman, merely for kindred's sake; apply to those who are at hand, and will help in need. But there is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, and let us place entire confidence in him. Proverbs 18:24.' Amen. Amen.
Do my friends, return this afternoon for more 'tender morsels', with a 'spot of tea'. Thank you. Amen. Amen.
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