I now continue with the study of Proverbs and gaining wisdom in our lives
In Proverbs Chapter 6 there 3 elements of having a wise life
1. Do no harm to others: in vs. 1-5 it talks about reconciling yourelf with your neighbor not to allow strife to continue. It says to humble yourself. I see this as ending the fight of who's right or wrong by taking the high road and just apologizing, a wise person does that. In chapter 6, vs. 12-14 a worthless man is one who scams others. "who winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, and points with his fingers" (nasb) A wise person wouldn't be involved in something that causes harm to others. 5 of the 7 things that "The Lord hates" are involved with hurting another; haughty eyes (thinking your are better, looking down on another)murder, lying, false witness(gossiper), and spreads strife.
2.Work Hard and Honestly: vs. 6-11 says that a wise person works like ant. An ant does what it has to without being told and works together with others for the greater good. I believe if you work hard where you are at instead of complaining about what you feel you deserve and how you hate what you do you are wise and will be rewarded for it. But if what you do is dishonest or causes problems with others you should find something else.
3. Love wisdom and listen to teaching(vs.20-23) and don't allow your flesh to trap you in thinking being a fool for a moment is better then working on having a long wise life. Don't be tempted by quick gratification as the man who longs for the adulterer in vs. 24-35
In Proverbs chapter 7, what's said is pretty much repeated, but I believe that this is because it's important. When you read this about being wise don't just nod your head and say "I really do need to work on that" but keep them and remember them and do them. It says in vs. 3, "Bind them on your fingers;write them on the tablet of your heart." In vs. 6-23 the picture of the harlot tempting a man into his doom is painted. This harlot is so beautiful and the opportunity seems so right but later this man faces pain. This ofcourse can be taken literally and God does want us to reframe from sexual sin but we can also see this as a metaphor for our weakness. What is your weakness holding you back from reaching full wisdom? Pray about it and don't fall for it. The devil might say that it's too hard but if you walk in the spirit of the Lord and read His words it becomes easy to conquer.
THANK YOU FOR READING! ANYTHING ELSE YOU SEE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED FROM YOUR OWN LOOK AT PROVERBS 6+7? PLEASE COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW!