Life-Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

Life-Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songsby Witness Lee

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LIFE-STUDY OF PROVERBS

MESSAGE SEVEN

THE DETAILED PRECEPTS FOR MAN
TO LIVE A PROPER HUMAN LIFE

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Scripture Reading: Prov. 10—30

In this message we will continue to consider the admonitions and teachings found in chapters twenty through twenty-nine. Then we will see the general words of wisdom in chapter thirty.

23. Concerning the Lord's Dealing with Man

A number of portions in Proverbs speak of the Lord's dealing with man.

a. Ordering Man's Steps

A man's steps are ordered by Jehovah; how then can man understand his own way? (20:24).

b. Controlling Man's Heart

The king's heart is like streams of water in the hand of Jehovah; He turns it wherever He wishes (21:1).

c. Weighing Man's Heart

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Jehovah weighs the hearts (v. 2).

d. Giving Justice to Man

Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from Jehovah (29:26).

e. Giving Victory to Man

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel that can avail against Jehovah. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to Jehovah (21:30-31).

f. Preserving Man with His Eyes

The eyes of Jehovah preserve knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous man (22:12).

g. Concealing Matters from Man

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search a matter out (25:2).


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