Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 30
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 30:1-33
30:4Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended?
Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
Who hath bound the waters in his garment?
Who hath established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?
30:6Add thou not unto his words,
Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
30:10Slander not a servant unto his master,
Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
30:15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.
There are three things that are never satisfied,
Yea, four that say not, Enough:
30:18There are three things which are too wonderful for me,
Yea, four which I know not:
30:23For an odious woman when she is married;
And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
30:26The conies are but a feeble folk,
Yet make they their houses in the rocks;
30:27The locusts have no king,
Yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30:28The lizard taketh hold with her hands,
Yet is she in kings' palaces.
30:29There are three things which are stately in their march,
Yea, four which are stately in going:
30:30The lion, which is mightiest among beasts,
And turneth not away for any;
30:31The greyhound; the he-goat also;
And the king against whom there is no rising up.
September 1, 1946: Prov. 30:7-9
What two conditions are essential to the living of the full, abundant life? Integrity of character, based on inner truth, that has been developed in the life, is the first. “Remove far from me falsehood and lies.” The second is poise and balance. ”Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me.” Truth and poise open the consciousness to the abundant life.
Is great material wealth a temptation to worldliness? Yes, because the thoughts and feelings may be allowed to become centered in it, instead of in Truth.
Is extreme poverty also a temptation to dishonesty? Poverty opens the door to temptation only for those whose honesty is not well established as a matter of principle. “Lest I be poor, and steal.”
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013