Solomon, king of Israel, was the son of David and Bathsheba. He reigned for forty years from 970 to 930 B.C., taking the throne at about twenty years of age.
No doubt influenced by the psalm-writing of his father, Solomon has left us more books than any other Old Testament writer except Moses. Proverbs was written about 950 B.C. with portions about 720 B.C.
This identifies those who are true believers, who seek to know, love, and obey God and to live righteously. These covenant keepers alone can know wisdom and experience God’s protection.
For the Lord giveth wisdom out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly He keepeth the paths of judgment and preserveth the way of his saints.
Living in God’s wisdom provides the basis for the believer’s peace of mind and removes fear.
Be not afraid of sudden fear neither of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
The name of the LORD. This expression, found only here in Proverbs, stands for the manifest perfections of God such as faithfulness, power, mercy, and wisdom, on which the righteous rely for security.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower the righteous runneth into it and is safe.
Don't hide or cover your sins.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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