That which has come down to man as fables usually has some basis of truth—perhaps 95 percent fable (or error) and 5 percent truth. Accordingly, we will present some lessons that parallel, to a slight degree, the lessons of true Christmas, that is, the spirit of Christmas as planned by the Heavenly Father.
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Nearly all Bible scholars speak of the proverbs as being natural wisdom, but they are both natural and spiritual. The spiritual wisdom is usually overlooked. In fact, the proverbs are so meaty and pithy that the theme is often not discerned. Therefore, in approaching this subject, we must be careful of semantics. For instance, in the first seven verses, “knowledge” is described in various ways: wisdom, instruction, understanding, subtlety, counsel—many of these are synonyms of wisdom. It is helpful to know the distinctions between these words according to the dictionary and in the Hebrew. The King James Version is a good translation for these verses.
The main theme of the Book of Proverbs is wisdom. The Gospels, on the other hand, are about love and mercy. When Jesus came, he brought the gospel of love. When Moses was on the scene, he brought statutes, ie, God’s justice. The power of God is shown in the accounts of the Flood, the opening of the Red Sea, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Judgment was rendered against evildoers in these events.
In reading the New Testament, Christians often say, “God is love.” And the Apostle John did say this, for love is the desired plateau of development for the Christian. The Apostle Paul mentioned three progressive steps: faith, hope, and love. In 2 Peter 1:5–7 the Apostle Peter listed eight steps or qualities to be added to faith, the last one being love. Although the Book of Proverbs cannot be equated with 1 Corinthians 13 or the Sermon on the Mount, it is interesting to note that in the Tabernacle, which illustrates the four attributes in the Most Holy, the Shekinah light, picturing wisdom, represents God. And light is wisdom, intelligence.
Is Proverbs 1:1–7 sequential? in ascending order of importance? in descending order? Just seven principal ingredients? It is both sequential and an ascending order of importance.
This very deep booklet covers the “Foundation” doctrine of Christianity. All other doctrines stand or fall when build upon this basic truth! Are you sure you understand the Doctrine of the Ransom? Study this on line to make sure!
Christ our Ransom, the Son of The Man-Adam. As by one man sin and death entered the world, so by one man, Jesus our Ransom was sin canceled out and life restored to this dying race. Jesus truly was the “corresponding price (ransom)” for Father Adam. Each year at the anniversary of his death he asks us to remember him. This discourse is a remembrance of the agony and shame that our Lord and Savoiur born on our behalf to rescue us from sin and death. Halleluiah What a Savoiur!
Jesus as the great “corresponding price” the Ransom, had to take the sinners place. He had to experience what Father Adam experienced. Just as Adam felt shame and hid behind the tree, our Lord had to feel that shame and was disgracefully exposed in front of the tree. Adam was born the King of humanity, but lost that crown and was cursed with thorns and thistles. Likewise Jesus who is our king and was the King of the Jews was robed in kingly apparel in his last moments and crowned with the cursed thorns. Both betrayals took place in a garden and Satan was behind both. All these instances and more come to mind when we take time to consider the price the Lord paid at Calvary.