Devotions on Proverbs: Proverbs 2:12-22

B2 Proverbs 2:12-22
C1 The wisdom that comes from God will do 3 things:
D1 Save from evil people
D2 Save from evil man/woman
D3 Save from God’s judgment and being cut off from the land of the living
C2 Save from evil people
D1 The Hebrew word for save is נָצַל nâtsa. It means
E1 To remain free from slavery of evil people of all types
1c) (Hiphil)
1c1) to take away, snatch away
1c2) to rescue, recover
1c3) to deliver (from enemies or troubles or death)
1c4) to deliver from sin and guilt
D2 These people are described as
E1 Wicked (rebellious against God’s character, worldview, lifestyle, laws, and kingdom).
E2 Perverse speech (blasphemous against God and His ways and lies of all types)
E3 Abandoned the truth and God’s way of life
E4 Lifestyle of darkness
F1 Ecclesiastes 2:14 NIV The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
F2 John 3:19 CSB This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
F3 Compare: Colossians 1:13 GNB He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son,
E5 Love doing evil, that is, disobeying God and breaking His laws.
E6 Rejoicing in evil, evil people, evil actions, thus pain, suffering, selfishness, etc. Compare Galatians 5:19-21 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
E7 Instead of straight paths, there is a crooked path. Acts 2:40 NLT Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation! Crooked as perverse, evil, corrupted, etc.
E8 Living in wicked ways. Compare: Colossians 1:13 GNB He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son,
E9 Devious. Compare: Proverbs 14:2 NLT Those who follow the right path fear the LORD; those who take the wrong path despise him.
D3 Questions:
E1 How can having God’s wisdom spare us from evil people?
E2 Name some of the ways people are wicked. Give some examples.
E3 How does abandoning truth affect wisdom?
Devotions on Proverbs: Proverbs 2:12-22
Posted by Choco at 06:40 1 November 2020
Labels: Christian wisdom, Effects of wisdom, Book of Proverbs

 

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