Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 27
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 27:1-27
sup>27:1Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
27:3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty;
But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both.
27:5Better is open rebuke
Than love that is hidden.
27:6Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
27:11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
That I may answer him that reproacheth me.
27:18Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof;
And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.
27:22Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain,
Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
27:24For riches are not for ever:
And doth the crown endure unto all generations?
27:25The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
27:26The lambs are for thy clothing,
And the goats are the price of the field;
September 21, 1947: Prov. 27:1
On the face of it, the proverb
“Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth”
sounds disconcerting, for it would seem to advise uncertainty and hesitancy in looking forward. This however is not the real intent. The boasting is to be avoided, but not the planning or the forward look. Over-sureness is not commendable; hope and faith, vision and preparedness are. Contingencies need not deter us, but we may realize their possibility and our plans may be framed to include them.
- UNITY magazine.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013