Skip to content

AVOIDING MISERY

September 10, 2016

Saturday

 

Proverbs 13:15

 

Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

 

 

LESSON

 

A “good understanding,” of precisely what, produces favor? Evidently the Word and will of God, i.e., the way of wisdom, is in view, considering line two. Those who follow God’s instruction usually receive favorable treatment from others. Joseph certainly did. In contrast, those who treacherously try to find a better way on their own discover that their journey becomes difficult. The Pharaoh of the Exodus did.

A good understanding in things natural and civil gives favor among men; and so a good understanding in divine and spiritual things gives a man favor among religious people.  This makes him noticed by others, and acceptable to them. Such an understanding no man has, unless it is given him by God.

 

Memory Verse: Romans 3:16

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: