Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 24
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 24:23-34
24:24He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous;
Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:
24:31And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns,
The face thereof was covered with nettles,
And the stone wall thereof was broken down.
24:32Then I beheld, and considered well;
I saw, and received instruction:
24:34So shall thy poverty come as a robber,
And thy want as an armed man.
August 31, 1947: Prov. 24:30-32
Is lack of diligence in spiritual matters harmful in the same degree? In a greater degree, because of the importance of developing this side of our nature.
How do we gain spiritual discernment? By exercising our faculties in spiritual ways.
How is understanding developed? In many ways. First by observation. “Then I beheld, and considered well; I saw, and received instruction.” It is developed by prayer and aspiration also, as well as by experience and study.
How do we pray with the understanding? By aspiring to reach first what is possible now, and proceeding upward from that point; also by using the understanding that we now have in practical ways, in order to consolidate our gains and make further understanding attainable.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013