Proverbs 25 Commentary

Proverbs 25 Commentary

Reading Luke 14 verses 8 to 10 is like reading Proverbs 25. The man Jesus Christ must have immersed himself in the Book of Proverbs, as he relied heavily on the material from today’s chapter. The New Testament saint knows that they are hearing the voice of the LORD Jesus Christ even here deep in the Old Testament.

Proverbs are like jewels in gold wrappings. The wrappings are also valuable. Read verses 6 and 7 and then read Luke 14 verses 8 to 10. The Old Testament version is a proverb but edible, fully processed, and valuable immediately. The New Testament version removes the gold wrappings and exposes the real jewel.

The king in the Old Testament version, read King, becomes the host at the wedding feast. He is the one who lifts up the humble but brings down the haughty. Gold wrappings are tasty but the scripture wants us to see the real King before whom all must remain humble.

Can you see the statement, ‘do not judge, or you too will be judged?

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Verse 24. Again, the scripture is talking about the troubles of lady Wickedness. She is never just a guest you entertain once in a while. Wickedness stays and is a constant menace. You are no longer in charge. Don’t cheat yourself with the thought that you can possibly have a spare bedroom. Yours is life in the corner of the roof. The picture is extreme. Wickedness is cruel to her victims. Think about it.

On the other hand, is lady Wisdom. Self-rule underpins self-control. It is the blessing of dominion that the LORD seeks to restore.

This chapter is truly beautiful!

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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