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>Proverbs 4:1-9

In Proverbs, Theology on January 29, 2008 by mstevensrev

>4:1 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
and be attentive, that you may gain insight,
2 for I give you good precepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
3 When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom; get insight;
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
love her, and she will guard you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get insight.
8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head a graceful garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

The father is preparing his son for the best love his life will ever know, the love of wisdom. It was passed on to him and now it is his turn to pass it on. This will be the love that teaches true faithfulness, and she will be faithful in return.

In short the father is says, GET IT! Whatever you do, get insight. She will make you more beautiful.

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