Sunday, October 16, 2011

Proverbs 07 Carpenter Flock Notes teaching notes - 111016SS@TBC

A.  First Call to Attention (Introduction)  v.1-5
v.1  My Son...  Over and over Solomon tells his kids to listen or not forget what he said.  We don't need to feel bad always reminding our kids to listen and remember what we say..
Coterminous: having he same border or covering the same area
Solomon's words were consistent with the laws of The Covenant given in Deuteronomy.  If our kids are going to listen to us, we should have something worth hearing.  We should speak God's word to them, and when we give our own rules we should be sure to distinguish them as such.
v.2  "keep--> guard"   We start out with rules when our children are small and work to see them internalize the not just the commands, but the principles behind the commands.
v.3  "bind them ... write them"  transform  their actions and thoughts
v.4  "sister" is a term of romatic endearment like in Song of Solomon 4.9
Affection for "lady wisdom" is the anecdote to "strange women" and folly.
v.5 janus between sections - immoral is lit. "strange"

B. The Simpleton Wanders  (The setting)  v.6-9
v.7  How did he (or she) perceive that the young man had no sense?
Lit. "heart"  referred to the inner man, mind
v.8 no purpose   as opposed to Daniel 1.8
v.8 importance of setting limits  (2 Timothy 2.22 flee youthful lusts not fight them.)
                             of being intentional

C. The Seductress Described   (The encounter)  v.10-13
Note the description of the seductress's  Dress (10),  Motives (10, 12b),  Manner  (11-12),  Actions (12-13), and  Speech (14-21)
v.10 crafty heart - lit. hidden    Be kind but skeptical
v.10  atire:  What ever the dress of the prostitute was, it was designed to send an invitation
                      What message is your clothing sending?
                     Does it accentuate the inner man and deemphasize the "sexual portions."
v.11  no heart for her home, her family - no roots
v.12  lurking--speaks to bad motives,  Whatch out!!
v.13  too liberal with physical affection
         Be careful about how you touch (even innocently)
         Men, avoid women who are too familiar with with their hands

C. The Seductress Quoted   v.14-20
v.14  peace offerings  Lev. 3 and 7.11-21
         Her religious activities had no substance like in Matthew 23.23
v.16-18  Sexual enjoyment appealed to all the senses, but not to the spirit.
3 enhancements
1. Lavish meal
2. Sensual pleasure without the emotional / spiritual attachment and commitment.  (Something for nothing)
3. Security (promise to not get caught)  Hebrews 12.5-6
"Sin will take you further than you want to go and cost you more than you want to pay."

B. The Simpleton Slain   v.21-23
v.22 "ox" - He is feeling not thinking to decide.  
                    Does not have the sense to recognize the danger.
v.21  "enticing speech" same word as "learning" in 1.5 and 9.9 and "doctrine" in 4.2.  She is teaching too.  What?
"Battle for the mind."
A.  Second Call to Attention (Conclusion)   v.24-27
v.25  "your heart"  Before you even get to the actions, don't let the heart or desires go that way.  (Train and control desires.)
v.26  "cast down many" confronts the 3rd enticement
v.27  Look past the enticements to the end.  Where is this thought pattern or actions taking you.  Where are you going when you think and/or do this?
Concluding thought
1.  Reasons given in this book are usually practical to one's own self interest Proverbs 20.2) and not just an appeal to the law.  There is a place for that.
2. Notice the quantity of text that is given to this topic in the first nine chapters.  It is because of its importance and the strength of the temptation in this area.
Ironically we tend to shy away for the subject because we are embarrassed or whatever.

Primary Resources: (too many others used for a tid bit here and there to list)
--Proverbs: an Introduction and Commentary by Derek Kidner (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
--The Book of Proverbs Chapters 1-15 by Bruce Waltke (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament)
--Proverbs by Tremper Longman III (Baker Commentary of the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)
--Proverbs by Paul Koptak (The NIV Application Commentary)

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