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Proverbs 2:21-22

Proverbs 2:21-22 "For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it."

The final two verses of Proverbs 2 reveal the heart of a Hebrew father and cap off a chapter dedicated to the long-term success of his son.Spiritual preservationis the theme of this chapter.In its early verses, Solomon points his son to God, referring to Him as a buckler, or a protective shield.In verse 8, he tells his son that God keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.”He was directing Rehoboam to God because of the wisdom that God could give him.Wisdom gives a man discretion, which preserves a man and it also gives a man understanding, which “keeps” a man (verse 11).Solomon told his son that these virtues deliver good men from evil men (verse 12) as well as from wicked women (verse 16). He finishes the chapter with the contrast between remaining in the l…

Proverbs 2:20

Proverbs 2:20 "That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous."

Proverbs is a book of tremendous detail.Solomon was a man given to detail because he knew that details matter.The Devil is not the only one in the details – God is also in the details.In fact, they’re both in the details because the details matter.Because Solomon was given to detail, his books are heavy in detail. If his readers are not careful, they’ll miss the big picture.If his readers are not attentive, we’ll overlook the primary lesson.Proverbs 2 is a chapter with a lot of important detail but a chapter that teaches a simple lesson through a series of steps.Solomon wanted his son to listen to his father so that he would eventually receive wisdom, which would lead to receiving wisdom’s offspring, discretion, which would then deliver him from evil men and evil woman in order to ultimately help him walk in the way of good men.
The primary objective for Solomon was not to achiev…