Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 24
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 24:23-34
24:23These also are sayings of the wise.
To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.
24:24He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous;
Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:
24:25But to them that rebuke him shall be delight,
And a good blessing shall come upon them.
24:26He kisseth the lips
Who giveth a right answer.
24:27Prepare thy work without,
And make it ready for thee in the field;
And afterwards build thy house.
24:28Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause;
And deceive not with thy lips.
24:29Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work.
24:30I went by the field of the sluggard,
And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
24:31And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns,
The face thereof was covered with nettles,
And the stone wall thereof was broken down.
24:32Then I beheld, and considered well;
I saw, and received instruction:
24:33Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep;
24:34So shall thy poverty come as a robber,
And thy want as an armed man.
August 31, 1947: Prov. 24:30-32
Is lack of diligence in spiritual matters harmful in the same degree? In a greater degree, because of the importance of developing this side of our nature.
How do we gain spiritual discernment? By exercising our faculties in spiritual ways.
How is understanding developed? In many ways. First by observation. “Then I beheld, and considered well; I saw, and received instruction.” It is developed by prayer and aspiration also, as well as by experience and study.
How do we pray with the understanding? By aspiring to reach first what is possible now, and proceeding upward from that point; also by using the understanding that we now have in practical ways, in order to consolidate our gains and make further understanding attainable.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013