“Proverbs Are The Piths” (6)
Proverbs 2:20-22 culminates with the reason why Solomon’s children should take heed to the warning that wisdom will not just fall into their lap; to the message of where wisdom, knowledge and understanding originates from; to his admonition that there are people out there who do not have our best interest in mind; and that love is more than what meets the eye.
Verse 20 – Multiple paths in life, but only two destinations? We better believe it. We better heed it. We better perceive it. If not we’ll rob ourselves by exchanging the pleasures of sin for a season for affliction that comes afterwords.
Verse 21 – Character counts! Relationships count! Mentalities count! Passion counts! Humility counts! Mercy counts! Salvation is real and we can count on it!
Verse 22 – Evil will be pulled up by what? First comes the mowing down, then comes the pulling up of the roots. If we want to completely get rid of something, we have to get rid of the roots. Solomon is teaching his son that one day God will do a lot of weeding; so we must strive to bear the fruit of the upright and blameless, or there will be no distinction between us and the weed!
Proverbs 2 could be summed up in 10 words: Wisdom gives salvation – sin gives death – BE SMART Solomon says.