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Examples of the Scorner, Fool, Simple and Wise

Scorners mock at God’s wisdom.  The primitive root in Hebrew means to make mouth or scoff. Jerusalem and the Pharisee’s in particular come to mind when looking for an example of a scorner.  Jesus wept for Jerusalem when they didn’t receive Him as their Messiah when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to fulfil prophecy.  Furthermore, He rode into Jerusalem on the very day that Gabriel told Daniel the Messiah would present Himself. Luke 19:42 (KJV) 42  Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they

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Jesus is Wisdom Personified

According to the dictionary, wisdom is “accumulated knowledge or insight”, “the trait of using knowledge and experience with common sense and insight”. This would back up Solomon’s purpose for Proverbs where wisdom is first mentioned by Solomon in Proverbs 1:2 “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding”. Despite writing the book of Proverbs and a pursuit of wisdom, Solomon is not “wisdom personified”. By the end of his life, Solomon didn’t follow his own advice given at the start of his life. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines which he allowed to worship their

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Dealing With Conflict

Matthew 18:15-17 (KJV) 15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. First you

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4 levels of Biblical Hermeneutics

There are 4 levels of Biblical Hermeneutics which simply means the study of the interpretation of scripture. With hermeneutics, we have to take into account the genre; whether it’s written as history such as Genesis or poetry such as the Psalms. The first application is the literal application. To the Hebrew, this is the Peshat. The second is the Remez which means the allegorical application or “hint of something deeper”. The third is the practical application or Derash. This is how the text can apply to you directly. The fourth is the Sod, which is the mystical or hidden