Tag: Proverbs 6

BDBD is Proverbs 6:30-35

Emotions can be powerful, more so than hunger. Hunger can drive a person to steal to eat (30). Though they know it is a crime and will pay sevenfold, meaning paying back much more than what was stolen, hunger will drive a person to take someone else’s food (31). The drive for sexual gratification is […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:24-29

The father warns his child about the sin of adultery. The author of Proverbs has already instructed his son about adultery in 2:16-19 and 5:3-14 and will do so again in 7:5-27. The father tells his beloved offspring to keep from an immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. Immorality is any […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:20-23

The wisdom to keep sound teachings is enlightening (23). The responsibility of parents to say and display the way to life is vital. The next generation is the duty of the former (20). The prior generation is the guide and watcher of the next. Binding words on the heart is akin to a baby craving […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:16-19

The common theme in the six things the Lord hates and the seven detestable is that they harm themselves and others at the same time. Haughty eyes are self-pride that causes us to look down on others as inferior, weak, and stupid. Saul had haughty eyes whenever he saw David. He was troubled by an […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:12-15

Reading these verses it is easy to forget that the Father is speaking to his child. The Father wants his beloved child to be mindful of the heart and the future. When the Father teaches about a scoundrel and a villain he wants his juvenile to look inward more than outward. A wicked person uses […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:9-11

The account of sleep, slumber, and folding of the hands leading to poverty suddenly overtaking me in these verses is easy to apply to the need to have a profitable income. However, this can also be applied to having a profitable spiritual life. Jesus taught, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:6-8

A sluggard is a lazy person who refuses to work and whose desires are not met. The Hebrew word translated as sluggard in most English Bibles in this verse is “asel” which is translated as slothful elsewhere. A sluggard has either little willpower or their will is directed to unproductive, unedifying, and/or unprofitable occupation. They […]

BDBD is Proverbs 6:1-5

“Putting up security for our neighbor” and “striking hands” are making a personal vow. They are personally securing someone else’s debt and/or life. Thus putting myself under an obligation. Often there is good reason to put up security for another. Jacob was concerned for Benjamin’s life. So Judah in order to persuade his father Jacob […]