Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 18
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 18:1-24
18:3When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt,
And with ignominy cometh reproach.
18:4The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters;
The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook.
18:6A fool's lips enter into contention,
And his mouth calleth for stripes.
18:8The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels,
And they go down into the innermost parts.
18:9He also that is slack in his work
Is brother to him that is a destroyer.
18:13He that giveth answer before he heareth,
It is folly and shame unto him.
18:17He that pleadeth his cause first seemeth just;
But his neighbor cometh and searcheth him out.
18:18The lot causeth contentions to cease,
And parteth between the mighty.
18:19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city;
And such contentions are like the bars of a castle.
18:20A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth;
With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.
18:23The poor useth entreaties;
But the rich answereth roughly.
18:24He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction;
But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
August 31, 1947: Prov. 18:9
What is the result of lack of industry? First of all it destroys the integrity of the worker, who slacks on purpose. The unconscious slacker loses in skill or ability, as well as in the esteem of others. In general, lack of diligence on the part of workers means less national wealth, prosperity, and well-being for all.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013