The past 9 days we've read as the author exhorts us to seek out God's Wisdom as a person would seek for great treasure. We are asked to listen to the voice of God and seek His knowledge and wisdom for our life. Today's chapter starts the famous short pithy sayings that Proverbs is famous for around the world. Sometimes each proverb in a chapter seem to stand on it own...and sometimes they seem to be interconnected.
This time there are connections between some of the Proverbs. Scattered throughout the chapter...Solomon talks about the words of the wise opposed to the words of fools. The words of the wise are life giving...while the words of fools don't have any good purpose. It talks about laziness verses doing a good job.
My favorite verses in this chapter are
1 The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice,
but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
32 The lips of the godly speak helpful words,
but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
What's your favorite verse in chapter 9. What verse did the Lord especially speak to you about?