SIH’s Think On These Things: Proverbs 11:15

29 04 2013

Settled In Heaven Blog

SIH TOTT ICONHe layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous (Prov 2:7)

Wisdom’s Great Gain: Conscientious Indebtedness: Proverbs 11:15

15) He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

EXPOSITION:

15) He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
1.  A person who gives security for a stranger shall be badly scarred as a result.
2.  A person who is an enemy of giving security for another can be trusted.

Several points need to be mentioned in the context of the above restrictions:

First of all, we see the need to avoid becoming surety for “a stranger”.  Keep in mind, previously, in Proverbs 6:1-5, we saw that suretyship should be avoided in the case of friends and acquaintances as well.  This helps us to understand that in ALL situations…

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29 04 2013
Rob Barkman

Thank you for the reblog. May the Lord bless your efforts here at “Collective Thoughts”!

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