Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 22
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 22:1-16
22:7The rich ruleth over the poor;
And the borrower is servant to the lender.
22:10Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out;
Yea, strife and ignominy will cease.
22:13The sluggard saith, There is a lion without:
I shall be slain in the streets.
22:16He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain,
And he that giveth to the rich, shall come only to want.
September 21, 1947: Prov. 22:1
Another full measure is a good name, which is a surer source of riches than silver or gold. Another form of wealth is loving favor, which no one ever knowingly surrenders. He who possesses the loving favor of others is rich beyond all comparison with mere money or material power.
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 22:17-21
22:18For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee,
If they be established together upon thy lips.
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 22:22-29
22:25Lest thou learn this ways,
And get a snare to thy soul.
22:26Be thou not one of them that strike hands,
Or of them that are sureties for debts.
22:27If thou hast not wherewith to pay,
Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
22:28Remove not the ancient landmark,
Which thy fathers have set.
September 14, 1947: Prov. 22:24-25
Promoting the unity of all men is a fulltime job. For one thing it means the choice of constructive friendships and associations. The example of negative thinking and speaking is insidious, and, before a person is aware of a change in his thinking, he may fall into habits borrowed unconsciously from his associates and may make them his own. To be a close friend of one, who allows himself to be rules by anger, or with one who craftily uses anger to get his way, is to run the risk of learning his ways and of getting a snare to one's soul.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013