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September 10, 2016



Proverbs 13:15


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





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

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