The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have all they that do His commandments:
His praise endureth for ever.
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Proverbs 1 to 10 = Counsel for Young Men
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“Wise Up!” … Worship is the first step to wisdom.
*The fear of Jehovah/Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge.
Wisdom and discipline are what mere fools have despised.*
– Proverbs 1:7
“Walk Straight!” … The straight and narrow has the lowest accident rate.
*The purpose is that you may walk in the way of good people
and that the paths of the righteous ones you may keep.*
– Proverbs 2:20
“Directions” … Ask Almighty God Jehovah/Yahweh about everything;
He knows every road.
*In all your ways take notice of Him, and He Himself will make your paths straight.*
– Proverbs 3:6
“Watch Your Step!” … Every step molds your character; Step Well.
*Smooth out the course of your foot, and may all your own ways be firmly established.*
– Proverbs 4:26
“Listen” … to the voices of the sages and walk on straight paths set
by Lord God Almighty Jehovah/Yahweh from heavens above.
*For the ways of man are in front of the eyes of Jehovah, and He is contemplating all his tracks.*
Proverbs : 5:21
“Jehovah/Yahweh God’s Black List”
… pride, lies, murder, deceit, mischief, betrayal, discord.
There are six things that Jehovah does hate;
yes, seven are things detestable to his soul:
Lofty eyes, a false tongue, and hands that are shedding innocent blood,
a heart fabricating hurtful schemes, feet that are in a hurry to run to badness,
a false witness that launches forth lies,
and anyone sending forth contentions among brothers.*
– Proverbs 6: 16-19
“A Bad Woman” – read carefully and heed the warnings about
conniving loose immoral women.
*That is why I have come out to meet you, to look for your face, that I may find you.
With coverlets I have bedecked my divan, with many-colored things, linen of Egypt.
I have besprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
Do come, let us drink our fill of love until the morning;
do let us enjoy each other with love expressions.
For the husband is not in his house; he has gone traveling on a way of some distance.
A bag of money he has taken in his hand.
On the day of the full moon he will come to his house.”
She has misled him by the abundance of her persuasiveness.
By the smoothness of her lips she seduces him.
All of a sudden he is going after her, like a bull that comes even to the slaughter,
and just as if fettered for the discipline of a foolish man,
until an arrow cleaves open his liver, just as a bird hastens into the trap,
and he has not known that it involves his very soul.
And now, O sons, listen to me and pay attention to the sayings of my mouth.
May your heart not turn aside to her ways.
Do not wander into her roadways.
For many are the ones she has caused to fall down slain,
and all those being killed by her are numerous.
The ways to She´ol her house is; they are descending to the interior rooms of death.*
Proverbs : 7:15-27
“Riches” … Rubies of wisdom commands the highest price on the market of character values.
*For wisdom is better than corals, and all other delights themselves
cannot be made equal to it.*
– Proverbs 8:11
“More Fun” … Nothing you ought NOT to do is ever more fun. Wait till you see what results.
*“Stolen waters themselves are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secrecy—it is pleasant.”
But he has not come to know that those impotent in death are there,
that those called in by her are in the low places of She´ol.*
– Proverbs 9:17-18
“Wanted! Silence” … wordy men seldom are wise men.
*In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression,
but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly.*
– Proverbs 10:19
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“MAN MUST LIVE, NOT ON BREAD ALONE,
BUT ON EVERY UTTERANCE COMING FORTH
THROUGH JEHOVAH’S MOUTH”
(MATTHEW 4 : 4) – NWT
66 books of the BIBLE : ALL SCRIPTURES ARE INSPIRED BY GOD
GENESIS – UNDERSTANDING THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE.
EXODUS – UNDERSTANDING THE WONDER OF REDEMPTION.
LEVITICUS – WHAT GOD IS LIKE IN HIS MORAL CHARACTER AND WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM US IN OUR ETHICAL BEHAVIOR.
NUMBERS – GOD’S COMMAND OF CENSUS OF ALL ISRAELITES ACCORDING TOTHE 12 TRIBES/SONS OF ISRAEL [JACOB].
DEUTERONOMY – OBEDIENCE AND ENDURANCE LEARNED THROUGH TRUDGING IN THE WILDERNESS FOR 4O YEARS UNDER GOD’S GUIDANCE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
JOSHUA – GOD’S TEACHINGS ON OBEDIENCE AGAIN, LEADERSHIP, STEADFASTNESS AND FAITHFULNESS IN HIM. GOD’S HONOR TO ABRAHAM FULFILLED IN GIVING HIM THE PROMISED LAND THROUGH MOSES AND JOSHUA, GOD’S OBEDIENT SERVANTS.
JUDGES – UNDERSTANDING THAT VICTORY BELONGS TO THOSE WHO HAS COMPLETE FAITH IN GOD THAT NEVER WAVERS.
RUTH – THE ACCEPTANCE OF GOD THROUGH RELATIONS BONDED WITH LOVE
SAMUEL – THE BESEECHING PRAYER OF A BARREN WOMAN TO GOD. GOD ANSWERS WITH A SON AND HANNAH OFFERED SAMUEL BACK TO GOD AS HIS ANOINTED PROPHET.
KINGS – WISE CHOICE OF A RULER, KING SOLOMON PRAYED FOR WISDOM TO RULE THE COUNTRY AND TO GOVERN JUSTLY OVER GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. GOD’S BLESSINGS OF RICHES AND WISDOM UNTO HIM, HE HONORED GOD BY BUILDING THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM.
CHRONICLES – DETAILING THE HISTORY OF ABRAHAM, GOD’S FAITHFUL AND OBEDIENT SERVANT, AND HIS DESCENDANTS. AS GENERATIONS PASSED, ISRAEL WAS DIVIDED INTO 2 KINGDOMS AFTER THE DEATH OF KING SOLOMON. HIS SONS RULED UNWISELY AND HAD FORSAKEN THE COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES OF LORD GOD JEHOVAH, SO GOD SENT ISRAEL [NORTHERN KINGDOM] INTO CAPTIVITY INTO ASSYRIA AND JUDAH [SOUTHERN KINGDOM] UNDER THE BABYLONIANS.
EZRA – RETURN OF THE EXILES TO JERUSALEM FROM ASSYRIA AND BABYLON REFLECTS A KIND, MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING GOD
NEHEMIAH – TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM RECONSTRUCTED. NEHEMIAH, LEAD THE ISRAELITES INTO A RESPECT AND LOVE FOR THE WORD OF GOD. NEHEMIAH, BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE FOR GOD AND HIS DESIRE TO SEE JEHOVAH GOD HONORED AND GLORIFIED, INFLUENCED THE ISRAELITES TOWARDS THE FAITH AND OBEDIENCETHAT GOD HAD DESIRED FROM THEM FOR SO LONG.
ESTHER – PROVIDENCE OF GOD IN REGARDS TO HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE THROUGH ESTHER DEMONSTRATED THAT GOD’S AWESOME WAYS OF SAVING HIS PEOPLE IN SUSA OF PERSIA FROM THE DEATH DECREE OF THE VENGEFUL HAMAN.
JOB – THE UNWAVERING DISPLAY OF A MAN’S FAITH TOWARDS THE ALMIGHTY AND SOVEREIGN JEHOVAH GOD. THOUGH THROUGH SATAN’S MACHINATIONS OF REDUCING JOB IN REGARDS TO HIS FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL STANDING, SATAN WAS NOT ALLOWED BY GOD TO END HIS LIFE.
PSALMS – A COLLECTION OF 150 PSALMS BY A LIST OF AUTHORS THAT SPANS MANY CENTURIES IN ISRAEL’S HISTORY. IT REFLECTS SUBJECTS OF CREATION, WORSHIP, WISDOM, PRAISE, JUDGMENT, SIN, EVIL AND FORETELLS THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST.
PROVERBS – 31 CHAPTERS INVITING SEEKERS TO SEARCH OUT WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING AND WALK A RIGHTEOUS AND FEAR GOD AS THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY BRINGS WISDOM AND ABUNDANT BLESSINGS TO WHOM WHO WALKS RIGHTEOUSLY.
ECCLESIASTES – THE GRAPPLING BETWEEN A LIFE OF VANITY, SUCH AS THE PURSUIT OF FAME & FORTUNE WHICH IS ONLY TEMPORARY OR A LIFE WITH DIRECTION AND PURPOSE WITH OUR FAITH FIRMLY LOCKED IN JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST . LIFE ON EARTH UNDER THE SUN IS MEANINGLESS AND EMPTY AND FULL OF SUFFERINGS IF WE LIVE APART FROM GOD.
SONG OF SOLOMON – KING SOLOMON EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF LOVE BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND HIS WIFE, THUS AFFIRMING THAT A MARRIAGE IS SACRED AND IS DESIGNED & ORDAINED BY GOD BY WHICH BOTH PARTIES ARE IN UNION PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.
ISAIAH – GOD’S JUDGMENT AND SALVATION. GOD IS UNBENDING IN ALLOWING SINS TO GO UNPUNISHED IN REGARDS TO JUDAH AND ISRAEL. WHEN ISRAELITES REPENTED GENUINELY FROM THE HEART AND TURNED BACK TO GOD; HE’D RESTORED AND HEALED AND KEPT HIS PROMISE TO ABRAHAM. THE ALMIGHTY JEHOVAH IS A GRACIOUS, MERCIFUL, COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING GOD AND WHOEVER BELIEVES AND WORSHIP HIM SHALL BE GRANTED SALVATION THROUGH HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
JEREMIAH – THE LORD GOD JEHOVAH PRONOUNCED THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH INTO CAPTIVITY BY THE BABYLONIANS THROUGH PROPHET JEREMIAH BECAUSE THEY WERE SO RAMPANT WITH IDOLATRY AND IMMORALITY AND WITH THEM COMPLETELY ABANDONED GOD AFTER THE DEATH OF RIGHTEOUS KING JOSIAH, GOD’S ANGER AND SEVERE PUNISHMENT EXILED THEM INTO THE HANDS OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR OF BABYLON.