Insights on Proverbs 29, 30, & 31:
Just think about it: If you make the choice to be stubborn, then just one tiny degree change today – will mean a significant deviation over a lifetime. Imagine starting a ship on its course and being just one degree off: you are going to miss your destination by a long shot! Now imagine being too prideful to course-correct. Disaster!
Solomon offers another red flag; a flatterer. That person is just spreading a net for your feet.
There is a final call to social justice: the righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked do not.
God gives light to the eyes of both the poor and the rich. He is in full control of all things at all times.
There is final call to discipline your kid; correct him and he will give delight to your soul.
If there is no vision, the people run wild. Does your church leadership have a vision?
2 red flags: the prideful man and the thief. Partner with neither.
Chapter 30 is not Solomon, it is Agur.
Agur has a distinct style very different from Solomon. He sets up a structure in verses 15b-31 that is pretty interesting. Read it and see for yourself.
He has a great verse about every word of God is pure and that God is a shield!
Chapter 31 is unique in the fact that it is not Solomon or Argur. It is also not King Lemuel, but Lemuel’s MOM! Isn’t that cool? It is what his momma taught him. I love that.
Guess what Lemuel’s mom taught him about? What do all mothers want for their sons? A virtuous wife. Verse 10-31 extol the strength & honor the virtuous wife wears, that her children grow up & call her blessed, & how beauty fades, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.
Wow, what a way to end the book of Proverbs! And all the women said, “AMEN!”
Did you learn anything? Did this benefit you? Are you going to continue reading a Proverb a day?