Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 5
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 5:1-23
5:4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5:6So that she findeth not the level path of life:
Her ways are unstable, and she knoweth it not.
5:7Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me,
And depart not from the words of my mouth.
5:9Lest thou give thine honor unto others,
And thy years unto the cruel;
5:12And say, How have I hated instruction,
And my heart despised reproof;
5:13Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
5:14I was well-nigh in all evil
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.
5:15Drink waters out of thine own cistern,
And running waters out of thine own well.
5:16Should thy springs be dispersed abroad,
And streams of water in the streets?
5:17Let them be for thyself alone,
And not for strangers with thee.
5:19As a loving hind and a pleasant doe,
Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;
And be thou ravished always with her love.
5:23He shall die for lack of instruction;
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
August 10, 1947: Prov. 5:1-4
What kind of wisdom and understanding should we make our own? The kind experience teaches us. The parent naturally has had more experience than the child, and experience may well teach us “to preserve discretion” and our lips to “keep knowledge.”
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013