Wisdom of Solomon #13

September 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Proverbs 13:13 (AMP) 

Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded.


  • The word despise has the meaning of contempt, scorn or disrespect for a person.
  • It is said in Proverbs 1:7 and 23:9 that fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  • Anyone who scorn at sound wisdom and instruction brings destruction upon himself!
  • If we have a NT viewpoint of this verse, the perspective changes.
  • (We are not suppose to interpret the NT from an OT perspective, but rather approach the OT from a NT angle. (See Colossians 2:16-17 and Hebrews 8:4-5)


Christ is the Word of God.


John 1:1, 14 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


1John 1:1-3 (NIV) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 


  • The Jews made the mistake to scorn at and despise the Word of God. (Matthew 27:41, Luke 16:14, 23:35)
  • Destruction followed in 70AD, when the Roman Empire totally crushed them.
  • And for the last 2000 years they suffered the consequences of their words and actions against the Word of God.


May we be very careful not to despise God’s word in our lives.

May we take heed of his guidance, correction and instruction.

May we reverently fear God’s Word of Life  


2Timothy 3:16-17 (DARBY)

Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.



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About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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