As one travels through the collection of Proverbs, we could be excused for thinking - Some of these instructions are repeated a lot! And that is true. You find a number of good proverbs come up again and again. Take these three from Proverbs 19 as an example:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – v.21
"The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.” – v.23
“A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!” – V.24
Don't they sound vaguely familiar?
Yes, they do and it is because Solomon (and the other authors of Proverbs) want us to understand the importance of these key truths. In their opinion, once people grasped these principles and follow God with integrity, life will be very different.
Sometimes we just need to hear things more than once in order to allow them to sink into our minds and hearts. What do you think?
"Righteousness means right living. It means treating people right. It means living with personal integrity." - R.C. Sproul
“When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”―
Living in Grace