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Proverbs: Chapter 3


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Salient points:

  • Keeping the commands in our hearts, or writing them on the tablet of our hearts, isn’t just scripture memory; it’s obedience.
  • Trusting in the Lord – really letting go – is hard!
  • Straight paths means not that life is easy, but that we are doing right morally – on the straight and narrow.
  • Honoring God with our wealth includes resisting materialism. See Amos 6:1-7; Prov 1:19.
  • Vs. 11-12, cited in Heb 12, encourages us not to take God’s correction lightly or too hard.
  • The “tree of life,” from Gen 3, reappears four times in Proverbs and 4x in Revelation.
  • “Watery depths” is the sea beneath the earth (in the ancient cosmology).
  • 3:27-28 are similar to a passage in ch 24.
  • The final verses: Mocking proud mockers – opposing the proud – but showing favor / grace to the humble (and oppressed) is cited a number of times in the NT.

Challenge of the day: Humility. Let go and let God…

Next lesson: Proverbs 4, another chapter highlighting fundamental heart issues important for developing a disciplined life.


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