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Just as a teacher who deviates from truth doesn’t “ring true” to us, so also a copy which deviates from the words God gave won’t “ring true”. Why? The Spirit is not confirming the Word in our hearts, because it isn’t the truth of the Word that is being taught by the erring teacher or recorded on the inaccurate copy. Continue reading
Proverbs, for all its work of conviction of sin, as a schoolmaster, is also a book of hope. If our case was hopeless, if there were no way for God to be pleased with us, the entire book would be wasted words spoken to wasted hearts. Proverbs, after knocking us into the pit of despair by revealing our desperate conviction, says to us, “God gives wisdom. Do not despair. God can and will be pleased with you, if you follow wisdom and the fear of the Lord. He will make a way.” Continue reading