To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth- Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. Proverbs 1:2-6

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Women in Proverbs Part 1

I started studying the women in Proverbs a couple months ago. I've only gotten as far as the first one. I'm not totally sure what I'm doing, as far as how to study this correctly so I just started out looking up the words in Strong's Concordance and the 1828 edition of Webster's dictionary. I figured I would go about it by doing a compare and contrast or in other words, if one is false or negative then the opposite must be true or positive. I should be ok on this route as long as the statements I conclude are found to be true in scripture, right? I imagine I will come across many principles taught in these verses more than once, at least that's what I'm hoping ;) I'd like for them to be ingrained into my mind, I'm so stupid at times.

Proverbs 2:16-19 16 So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words, 17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God; 18 for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed; 19 none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.

- The forbidden woman- is someone to be delivered from, like an enemy.
- The godly woman- is a reward, a blessing to have.

- The forbidden woman- tickles your ears. Uses flattery (false praise; commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and & influence, or to accomplish some purpose.)
- The godly woman- Speaks the truth, her speech shows her modesty and propriety.

- The forbidden woman- forsakes, forgets, leaves, fails.. her husband.
- The godly woman- Remembers her husband (remember- to bear in mind with esteem, or to reward. to bear in mind with praise or admiration; to celebrate. to bear in mind with favor, care, and regard for the safety or deliverance of anyone. to bear in mind with intent to reward. to bear in mind with confidence; to trust in. to bear in mind with the purpose of assisting or relieving. to bear in mind with reverence, to obey.) She wins her husband.

- The forbidden woman- forgets her vows, her covenant, forgets God. Has no regard to God or his word.
- The godly woman- fears God, obeys His word. Remembers the covenant she made before God.

- The forbidden woman- her house sinks, brings down her house and her family.
- The godly woman- builds up her house, strengthens the members of her family. Her house is founded on The Rock.

- The forbidden woman- her ways lead to death.
- The godly woman- her ways point to life.

- The forbidden woman- the consequences of being taken by her cannot be taken back.
- The godly woman- she does not lead anywhere but on the paths of life.


Unknown said...

Hey this is very good! I really enjoyed it. You are getting all that head knowledge and I trust hiding it in your heart as well, so when your Mr. Right comes along, you can put it into practice! Keep up the good work. It is refreshing to know there are still girls like you out there!

Carina Rose said...

Thank you. You are so kind :) I do hope that I am able to remember this when I get married, Lord willing.

King Olaf said...

Nice blog Rose :) Not as cool as mine ;)


Carina Rose said...

Thanks Nate