Proverbs 01:09

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Proverbs 1:9

Frivolous Spiritual Attention


9 For they shall be an ornament [livyah] of grace [chen] unto thy head [ro’sh], and chains [`anaq] about thy neck [gargarowth].   KJV-Interlinear


9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.  ESV

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One of the greatest failures results because people do not have the drive or the desire to pursue and accurately learn the word of God. People treat the spiritual life with frivolous superficiality and great pretense.

Two of the greatest symbols or badges of wisdom and honor, are the wreath or crown that’s placed on your head, symbolizing promotion, rank and status.

And the chain or necklace of gold placed around your neck, symbolizing great wealth, prosperity, and blessing. Both of which come directly from God.

Bible doctrine is the foundation of all wisdom, and the fundamental text of all learning.

Obedience to its instruction, is the process by which we learn and grow.

To learn the principles of truth, and follow their application to ones daily life, which we studied in the previous verse, develops ones own virtue, and embellishes one’s own moral character.

The garland, symbolizes the wreath of wisdom placed as an ornament of grace on the head. It signifies an ornament that is twisted as a wreath is twisted and can be referred to as a crown of grace, producing grace, and resulting in peace.

The chains, refer to a collar or necklace of gold. The gold chain around the neck was seen as a mark of distinction and rank and power and wealth and authority.

And so Bible doctrine that is pursued, and learned, and inculcated into the soul of the individual, not only becomes incorporated into the very essence of the individual, but produces an intrinsic status and rank that only God can award.

And anyone who lacks the desire to pursue that recognition, insults God directly because they do not see it as worthy of their effort.

And that kind of attitude takes phenomenal arrogance, not to mention stupidity.


Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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