- Proverbs 3:21-25
- Prov 3:21 (KJB)
- My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom
- Let them not depart - May also be translated “may they not deviate”
- Discretion - Thoughts or plans
- Wisdom - Judgments or the ability to make proper decisions
- Here Solomon admonishes all Christians to make sure that we never
deviate from the straight teachings of Scripture which are the wisdom of
God. Sometimes we tend to bend the meanings of Scripture to fit what we want
but here we are being warned that we must never depart from the teachings
which God has given or else we can be in for some serious hardships. Too
many times we hear teachings mixed with worldly systems such as sociology or
psychology and whenever we mix the teachings of God with worldly systems we
are departing from the truths of Scripture. Whenever we refuse to deviate
from the Scriptures, we will then be given the ability to make proper
judgments concerning things in life plus we will have sound thoughts. If we
amalgamate the teachings of Scripture with other systems, that will hinder
us from having the ability to make unadulterated judgments.
- Prov 3:22 (KJB)
- So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
- Just as a fine piece of jewelry is worn about the neck augmenting the
clothes on the person, so grace is like a fine piece of jewelry. The
Christian’s life is adorned with the grace of God as all of their sins are
forgiven and they are walking in right relationship with Him. The true
wisdom of God, which is given to the believer through the Scriptures and
through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives evidence that they are a
child of God. This is eternal life to the soul as pure wisdom is used each
day in the life of the Believer.
- Prov 3:23 (KJB)
- Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
- Safely - Secure
- If a Christian continues to use the wisdom of God in their life, then
their walk will be secured as they will not fall prey to the temptations of
the world. Their feet will not even stumble because as they have the wisdom
to discern situations, they will avoid the pitfalls, even the very small
ones which could have further consequences. This is the wisdom of staying
upon the wisdom of God.
- Prov 3:24 (KJB)
- When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie
down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
- (Psa 4:8 KJV) I will both lay me down in
peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
David knew what it was to transfer total trust to the
Lord to the extent that he never even feared to go to sleep at night knowing
that the Lord will be watching over him. When we trust fully in the Lord and
do not allow the problems of the world to invade our peace, we too shall lie
down without fear and have pleasant sleep. It is when we look around at the
problems and view them as bigger than God instead of the other way around is
when our peace is broken and we begin to live anxious lives.
(Psa 121:3 KJV) He will not suffer thy foot to
be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
- Prov 3:25 (KJB)
- Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked,
when it cometh.
- There is going to come a day when all the unsaved of the world will be
judged at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. When we are walking in
obedience to the Lord and in His wisdom, we never have to fear what will
come upon those who are unsaved. (1 Th
5:2 KJV) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as
a thief in the night. The day of the Lord is going
to come swiftly as a thief in the night robs a home. Those who are unsaved
will not be prepared for this day but those who have become saved, have
prepared for this day from the moment of their salvation. This verse can
even apply to natural disasters on earth as the unbeliever chalks it up to
bad circumstances and has no view of the situation except what they can see
but the Believer can see past any natural disaster and look to the Lord for
recourse in any situation. They know that nothing on earth happens without
the knowledge and permission of the Lord and as His children we go to Him