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    Why are Proverbs so important? Why do they make so much sense? They are usually popular sayings with contain sage advice or they speak truth about something in general.   

    Proverbs Six. 

    Prov.6:1-5...1-My child, if you co-sign a loan for a friend or guarantee the debt of someone you hardly know 2-if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said...quick, get out of it if you possibly can!  3-You have placed yourself at your friends mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased. 

      ...These verses are talking about signing a loan...putting your name on the dotted line, in place of the one who will receive the goods, and if they don't pay, the lender will come after you.  We are to help friends, but this is to our detriment when we sign their loans for them. It is one thing for you to lend a friend or relative money, but another thing for you to make yourself responsible for them and their debts.....

      4-Don't put it off. Do it now! Don't rest until you do. Save yourself like a deer escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.

      In other words, if you have told someone that you would sign a loan, go to them and tell them DEALS OFF! SORRY!  See also Prov.17:18; 22:26; 22:7   

      This continues on in 6-11 as to the whys, least this is how I am reading this.

     6-He says we are to take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones, because they toil in the summer to have enough to get through the winter...and here is this person who needs money sleeping the mornings away, not doing anything to prepare themselves, Lazybones. When someone who does not work, does not want to work, sleeps all day, prowls all night, comes to you and asks you to sign your name so they will get out of their debt, wisdom tells us to say no.

     12-15...Here is a description of worthless and wicked people; They are constant liars, signaling their true intentions to their friends by making signs with their eyes and feet and fingers. Their perverted hearts plot evil. They stir up trouble constantly. But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken beyond all hope of healing. 

      Have any of you ever been around someone, and caught them looking at each other, or kicking the other one under the table, or smacking them in the leg or arm to get their attention, when you aren't looking? Or when you walked in the room, they shut up? Or you said something, and you caught one of them rolling their eyes, or making a face? I have and I am here to tell you, it was a very unpleasant experience. It has happened to me by my own relatives, and it hurts deeply, as well as made me feel displaced and on guard. I wanted to leave, and sometimes I would.     

      16-19...There are six things the LORD hates....no, seven things He detests: haughty eyes (a proud look, a spirit that makes one over-estimate himself and under-estimate others), a lying tongue (most of us today do not think that it hurts to tell just a little lie, but a lie is a lie), hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies (here is how important it is not to lie for it is mentioned twice in these seven abominations, therefore, lying must really be a NO-NO), a person who sows discord among brothers (someone who is always talking and condemning or criticizing someone else to everyone else).  These are what some call the unforgivable  sins. Thank God this isn't true, or I would be doomed, as well as the rest of the universe. But they are an abomination to Him.     

      20-23...My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's teaching. Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck. Whenever you walk, their counsel can lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up in the morning, they will advise you. For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you. The correction of discipline is the way to life.   When we get out in the world, and we start meeting up with different types of peoples, we must always remember the instructions and good advice that our parents have given us. Most have parents who will not steer us in the wrong direction, and these words are the words of Solomon who was the wisest father of all time, and he is telling him to stop and think before he does anything that would be questionable.     

      24-29..These commands and this teaching will keep you from the immoral woman. Don't lust for her beauty. Don't let her coyness seduce you. For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, and sleeping with another man's wife may cost you your very life. Can a man scoop fire into his lap and not be burned? Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? So it is with the man who sleeps with another man's wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished.~ I believe this is self explanatory.     

      30-31...Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving. But if he is caught, he will be fined seven times as much as he stole, even if it means selling everything in his house to pay it back.

      A couple of years ago, I was reading this, and the Holy Spirit told me to read it again. I did several times, and then I realized that this is what Satan does to God's children. he has stolen from us. he is the chief thief.  John 10:10a..the thief comes but to steal, kill and destroy.  And this Scripture says that a thief who is caught, must not only pay back but must pay back seven times more than what he stole. I figure Satan owes me many years, for he stole my childhood; he owes me many properties, for I would have owned and had a successful business had I not lost all of my possessions because of his great theft. Oh yeah, he owes me, according to this, because I know not only that he has stolen but what he has stolen, and it even reached into my children, and now he owes them also. PAYBACK TIME FOR you, you LITTLE devil.     

      32-35...But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys his own soul. Wounds and constant disgrace are his lot. His shame will never be erased. For the woman's husband will be furious in his jealousy, and he will have no mercy in his day of vengeance. There is no compensation or bribe that will satisfy him.   Back in the day, they would stone the man who was caught with another man's wife.  Wow, times have changed. Or have they?                          

    IF GOD ANSWERED ALL YOUR PRAYERS OF THE LAST SEVEN DAYS, WOULD ANYTHING IN THE WORLD CHANGE, OR JUST IN YOUR WORLD?