Hello steemians.I had tasked myself on completing the book of proverbs in thirty days.But due to some pressing concerns i missed out on Day 3.So for today i will be writing two posts Proverb 3 & 4.

So without further ado,lets go see what wise counsels King Solomon has for us today.

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Proverbs 3 :1-12

3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Here King Solomon is speaking on the benefits of living our lives within the confines of the law.I believe the law he speaks of is the instructions that he writes about in his books (Proverbs and Ecclesiastes).

Those laws helped him be at peace with himself and his neighbours making his reign over Isreal peaceful and prosperous and where ever there is peace there is longlife and prosperity.

Also in the passage.The formula stated for attracting the goodwill of Man and God requires always being truthful and merciful when the situation calls for it.

Too many times we depend on our own limited knowledge to help us out of our challenges or hardships when we could easily ask the Creator of the Universe  to furnish us with the right tools from his vast store of knowledge.

Then there is the case of attracting more blessings to ourselves by giving of the first fruits of our labor to just like Abel did earning the approval of God. The passage also speaks of the chastisements we receive from God that might seem harsh at times but in reality is meant to put us in the paths of prosperity.

Proverbs 3 :13-24

3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

3:21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

3:22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Again King Solomon is stressing on the value and importance of getting wisdom and understanding.He attributes longlife,riches and honor as the dividends we can obtain from wisdom.

Proverbs 3:24-35

3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

3:28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

3:29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Wisdom is what makes the pen mightier than the sword.That is why when you have it in your arsenal,you can afford to have a very peaceful sleep even when everyone and everything around you is in chaos.

Mentioned also in the later passage specifically in verse 27 is the need to always reward the kindness or good deeds of those who have rendered us a service.

Verse 28-30 tells us to be more accommodating of our neighbours and to be fair in our dealing with them.

Verse 30-35 speaks on the blessings and curses attached to the possession of wisdom or lack of it.

Hope you learnt a thing or two from the Wise King Solomon.Thanks for reading.Stay tuned for more awesome blogposts.Cheers


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