Main point summary
if we treasure the words of the Lord,then we will understand and know who is God and what are his ways because the Lord is the source of it all.
u My son, v if you receive my words
My child, 1 if 2 you receive my words,
My son, if you will a receive my words And b treasure my commandments within you,
and treasure up my commandments with you,
and store up 3 my commands within you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
by making 4 your ear 5 attentive to wisdom,
a Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
and inclining your heart to understanding;
and 6 by turning 7 your heart 8 to understanding,
yes, if you call out for insight
indeed, if 9 you call out for 10 discernment 11 -
For if you cry for discernment, 1 Lift your voice for understanding;
and raise your voice w for understanding,
raise your voice 12 for understanding -
if you seek it like x silver
if 13 you seek 14 it like silver, 15
If you seek her as a silver And search for her as for b hidden treasures;
and search for it as for y hidden treasures,
and search for it 16 like hidden treasure,
then z you will understand the fear of the Lord
then you will understand 17 how to fear the Lord, 18
Then you will discern the a fear of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God.
and find the knowledge of God.
and you will discover 19 knowledge 20 about God. 21
For a the Lord gives wisdom;
For 22 the Lord gives 23 wisdom,
For a the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
and from his mouth 24 comes 25 knowledge and understanding.
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He stores up 26 effective counsel 27 for the upright, 28
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a a shield to those who walk in integrity,
he is b a shield to those who c walk in integrity,
and is like 29 a shield 30 for those who live 31 with integrity, 32
guarding the paths of justice
to guard 33 the paths of the righteous 34
Guarding the paths of justice, And He a preserves the way of His godly ones.
and d watching over the way of his e saints.
and to protect 35 the way of his pious ones. 36
f Then you will understand g righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;
Then you will understand 37 righteousness and justice and equity - every 38 good 39 way. 40
Then you will discern a righteousness and justice And equity and every b good course.
for wisdom will come into your heart,
For wisdom will enter your heart, 41
For a wisdom will enter your heart And b knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
and moral knowledge 42 will be attractive 43 to you. 44
h discretion will i watch over you,
Discretion 45 will protect you, 46
Discretion will a guard you, Understanding will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,
understanding will guard you,
delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech,
to deliver 47 you from the way of the wicked, 48 from those 49 speaking perversity, 50
To a deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks b perverse things;
who forsake the paths of uprightness to j walk in the ways of darkness,
who leave 51 the upright 52 paths to walk on the dark 53 ways,
From those who a leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the b ways of darkness;
who k rejoice in doing evil and l delight in the perverseness of evil,
who delight 54 in doing 55 evil, 56 they rejoice in perverse evil; 57
Who a delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
men whose m paths are crooked, n and who are o devious in their ways.
whose paths 58 are morally crooked, 59 and who are devious 60 in their ways;
Whose paths are a crooked, And who are devious in their ways;
If we recieve the words of the Lord and then treasure it up,by making our ears attentive to what the Lord has to say every day,calling out to God day by day for understanding,if we seek it as if we seek a valuable treasure ,then thats the moment we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God,why did the text say so? because from the mouth of the Lord comes knowledge and understanding,from him stores unblemished truths.Once we understand the fear of the Lord and gain knowledge that wells from him then we will understand righteousness and justice and equity meaning every good path for us to walk and why are we able to understand?,because the wisdom from the Lord will come to our hearts and it will be pleasant to us and will guard us and will watch over us against the evil path,the path that forsakes the Lord and delight in evil ways.
True knowledge and fear what is true knowledge? what does it mean to fear God? how important is knowledge and fear? verse 1-4 is the "if" statement that sets the following verses to be true if the conditions are met hence i use an if-then relationship there.In verse 1 it says "My son,if you recieve my words,and treasure up my commandments with you,now,the first part we can say is quite clear enough to understand,"if you recieve my words",but the latter,"treasure up my commandments with you",what does it mean? If we think of treasuring something,the process is this: we recieve something,then we keep it there and thats it,because it is a treasure it is meant to be kept,like money in the banks,or jewelry kept in the box,we keep something precious to us,and people recognize its worth thats why they keep it.But here in Proverbs there is another kind of treasuring,a treasuring that seeks.We know we cannot treasure something we dont have,but here we treasure something,we find the value of something by seeking it continiously.As we continue in verses 2 to 4,we can see the manner how it is done (we show the value of something by keep on seeking it,by being attentive)
Bakit makikilala mo ang Diyos: 2 klase ng pagkatuto ang makikita natin. - kasi maririnig mo ang karunungan patungkol sa Kanya. - at makikita mo Siyang gumawa.
will you be able to find the knowledge about God,if you dont understand the fear of the Lord? How will you find the knowledge about God
That is why you will understand the fear of the Lord and then find the knowledge about God
The Importance of Words of the Lord Proverbs 2:1-15 Proverbs 2:1-4 "If" you receive the words,commands,instructions of the Lord,with all your mind,heart and strenght "Then" you will arrive into 2 Conclusions: 1.) You will understand the fear of the Lord and then find the knowledge about God.(Proverbs 2:5) 2.) You will understand every good path away from those who do wickedness.(Proverbs 2:9-15) What is the Grounds behind all of this?(Proverbs 2:6-8) The words of the Lord is guarding the paths of His saints. What can we learn from Proverbs 2:1-15 ? Head : I should understand that i will never arrived to understanding of who God is and what does it mean and how to fear the Lord,unless i seek and treasure his commandments(v.1-5) It is God who give us new desires to walk in His way(v.10). God is the source and the one who keep us from evil ways through his words. The Lord is the source not us,our intellect nor our efforts. The words of the Lord will keep your way by setting boundaries between good and evil. I should always be aware that there are those who do not delight in the words of the Lord nor seek it. Scripture References: Job 28:28 - to fear the Lord is wisdom itself. Psalm 111:10 - those who fears the Lord have good understanding. Proverbs 1:7 - foolish people do not fear the Lord. Relevant Doctrines: Doctrine about the sufficiency of Scriptures. - the passage teaches the importance and sufficiency of scripture in knowing God and the paths of righteousness. Doctrine of Total Depravity or the Doctrine of the will of man. - the passage also reflects the sinfulness of man.How the will of man is into sinning deliberately. Heart : I am to revere God in his graciousness and provision for security because of his word.And fear him in his wrath against sin. I should delight in his word,i should long for his word. I should not delight with those who do evil. Hands : How should i act differently? I should be more eager to seek the Lord. What motivation does the text say? This is the promise of the text,that if i seek the word of the Lord and treasure it,then i will know God,what does it mean to fear him and to walk according to his ways.