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Proverbs 2015,Theology

Proverbs 31

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”

With our final day in the Book of Proverbs we come to the words of King Lemuel, or more specifically the wisdom that his mother passed on to him!

It should come as no surprise that she warns him about the harlot and riotous living, but the focus of the chapter is on the virtuous wife: ‘Finding a helpmeet fit for a King!

Our modern feminism is in large part a reaction to many ungodly actions by ungodly men and does not care for such teaching.  But it is here that we find the proper Biblical perspective on marriage. This chapter has been studied, rightly and wrongly, down through the years and continues to be a pillar of strength and wisdom for countless strong marriages.

We must also remember that the Apostle Paul explains in Ephesians 5 how marriage is the grand picture of Christ and the Church, of Jesus and His bride! So when we consider all that the virtuous woman does here in this chapter we should keep in mind how it instructs us about the work of the Church as we carry out the Great Commission that her Husband has given to her!

“The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.”

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Theology

Proverbs 30

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”

With this chapter we meet Agur the son of Jakeh, and all that we know of him is right here! Obviously the theme of Proverbs has not changed and we are introduced to a series of lists that I would commend to your further study:

We learn of four things that are never satisfied; four things that are too wonderful; four things that disquiet the earth; four little things that are exceedingly wise; and finally four things that go well!

I read through Proverbs twice a year and have done so for most of my Christian walk and yet each time I come to these lists there is more to ponder! It should always remind us of the glorious nature of our Creator and Savior Jesus!

“I neither learned wisdom Nor have knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?”