Aug 14, 2022
In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab.
Today’s chapter is the last of the thematic chapters at the beginning of this book. Lady Wisdom speaks, and we find that she is opposed by Lady [Folly/Stupidity].
John continues to address us as his dear children, and tells us things that we must know in order to be on guard and remain in fellowship with the Father and the Son.
NLT Translation notes:
Pro. 9:7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
[I think we might as well let Lady Wisdom speak all the way through here.]
11 [I,] Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.
12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.
If you scorn [me,] wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.
1Jn. 2:6 Those who say they live in [unity, joined with] God should live their lives as Jesus did.
9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates [his/a] Christian brother or sister,a that person is still living in darkness.
10 Anyone who loves [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble.
11 But anyone who hates [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.
12 I am writing to you who are [my dear//God’s] children
because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.
14I have written to you who are [my/God’s] children
because you know the Father.
I have written to you who are mature in the faith
because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.
I have written to you who are young in the faith
because you are strong.
God’s word lives in your hearts,
and you have won your battle with the evil one.
20 But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit,and [that is why] all of you know the truth.
21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you [already] know the difference between truth and lies.
22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is [a follower of the/an] antichrist.
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