Proverbs 10-31

Proverbs 10‑31  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
Detailed instructions as to moral virtues and contrary vices follow. Some individual subjects to notice:
The sovereign on the throne is instructed;
All are humbled — kings, poor, rich;
Rich are warned — poor are cheered;
Condemns laziness;
Chastens absurd desires;
Injurious tongue;
Wanton eyes that tie unjust hands in chains;
Views of God — holy, reverential;
Views of man — minute, accurate;
Self-denying consideration of others;
Liberal distribution of our resources;
Minute courtesies of daily life regulated;
Temperance and chastity venerable;
Sound principles for family life;
Blessing of the marriage ordinance vividly portrayed.
You Are Invited
Wisdom’s house is now built. The seven pillars — instruction, discernment, understanding, prudence, knowledge, discretion and counsel — have been hewed and are now in their place. Those who have a desire for wisdom are invited:
“Come, eat of my bread [life, Christ], and drink of my wine [eternal joy] which I have mingled ... and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Prov. 9:5-65Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding. (Proverbs 9:5‑6)).
Prepared by C. E. Lunden, April, 1994