Proverbs 4 has the same basic lesson as 1, 2, & 3, so I won’t go into alot of depth over it. So I’ll just draw out the things that stuck out to me.
Verses 1, 5, & 7 all mention developing good judgment. Judgment, at least in modern English, has several different meanings. When I hear judging I think of people judging others & thinking they’re better than them for the others faults. But here it’s talking about developing good decision making skills.
Verse 15 says,”Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way. Turn away & keep moving.” (NLV). It’s telling us to “turn away” from sin. & sometimes we need to run from sin, like Joseph, to get away from it. & sometimes we need to run metaphorically, & sometimes like Joseph we need to actually run from sin to get away from it.
& the final thing that stuck out to me is something that’s very prevalent in the modern world, at least where I live. Bad language. Verse 24 says that we should ,”…stay away from corrupt speech.” In other words, don’t be a potty mouth.
P.S. My nest blog will not be over a chapter of Proverbs, & it will be posted in the Life category.