I studied Proverbs chapter 6 today. It has some pretty clear lessons for living life.
In verse 6 it says to look to the ants for an example of how to work. They are not lazy. Nobody even has to tell them what to do: they work hard to gather food all summer so they will have it for winter. (vs 8) Don’t be lazy or you will have nothing tomorrow
Here is how to recognize worthless/wicked people:
- they are liars
- they plot evil
- they stir up trouble
Don’t be one/ don’t hang with one. They will have their consequences and the consequences will be severe.
7 Things The Lord Hates: (That got my attention)
- Haughty eyes (I looked this up and it is essentially people who look down on others/ Pride)
- Lying tongue
- Hands that kill the innocent
- A heart that plots evil
- Feet that race to do wrong
- A false witness who pours out lies
- A person who sows discord in a family
It then says to obey your fathers commands and not to neglect your mother’s instruction. There are examples of how listening to their council will lead on the right path (on the other side of this, as parents we need to give our children guidance and good advice. Teach them morals!)
The chapter concludes with some pretty clear warnings about adultery.
My favorite line: Can a man scoop a flame into his lap and not have his clothes catch on fire? (vs 27 NLT)