Proverbs 3 Bible Study: Trust God and Reap the Rewards
A LOOK INSIDE
Proverbs bears Solomon's name.[i] Proverbs, as with many books of the Bible, is written as an instructional guide for Christians. Today we begin a study in Proverbs which will cover the next few weeks and will help us to learn many life lessons from Solomon's teachings. Today's lesson includes a lesson on discipline. Although many parents and young adults disagree on how to apply discipline, everyone can gain certain principles from these verses in Proverbs.
BREAK IT DOWN
LAW AND MERCY
Proverbs 3:1-4My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
We all have to live by the laws imposed by our various branches of government. As a matter of fact, we are told in the Scriptures to obey those who have been placed in authority over us. The ultimate authority is God's law.
In these verses we are promised long life if we follow God's commandments. Is this a specific reference to the Ten Commandments which many of us have learned through years in church? Yes, and no. We are to obey the Ten Commandments as they are stated, but they do not represent the entire Christian approach to living a Godly life.