June 3rd

Proverbs 4-6

  • 4:1-27—A father’s instructions to his son
  • 5:1-23—This is a warning against committing adultery
  • 6:1-19—A short series of warnings about unwise practices to avoid in life
  • 6:20-35—Yet another warning against adultery. Clearly adultery is considered profoundly unwise. What’s weird is that the Book of Proverbs is believed to have been written by King Solomon, who had hundreds of wives and concubines- concubines being by definition mistresses, and therefore a form of adultery- and it’s ultimately his lust for this women that ruins him and ruins his kingdom. So, it seems that Solomon didn’t bother to take his own advice…

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