Saturday, September 10, 2011

Proverbs 27

Pro 27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 
Pro 27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. 
Pro 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. 
Pro 27:16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself. 
Pro 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. 
Pro 27:18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. 

I personally take verse 14 to mean that one shouldn’t wake me up in the morning. Disruption of sleep is against the Bible! One of my good friends woke me up yesterday.  Clearly opposed to God's plan!

The commentators disagree, though. Sad. Clarke:
He who makes loud and public protestations of acknowledgments to his friend for favors received, subjects his sincerity to suspicion; and remember the Italian proverb elsewhere quoted: - “He who praises you more than he was wont to do, has either deceived you, or is about to do it.” Extravagant public professions are little to be regarded. 

In 15 we see one of the verses about contentious. In Proverbs, men can be angry and violent a lot, but women are the contentious ones. And we know it is true. Boys will be mean and much more up front than we passive aggressive women. God says it is more annoying than a continual dropping of rain…

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