5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain sound counsels;
6 To understand a proverb and its hidden meaning; and the words of the wise with their obscure riddles. [These proverbs have hidden meanings; and to understand, you must hear, (verse 5 above)! Hear what?—hear the the wisdom and power of God, the Lord Jesus Christ speak to us. From the word of the Lord within: "He speaks to each of us mind-to-mind with words tailored to our exact understanding. Listen to and obey my voice; listen to my sweet words of wisdom." Not read his words, not hear someone else read his words or talk about Him, but hear for yourself the Lord speaking to you; Christ speaks. In humble silence, sit, wait, watch, and listen for Him to teach you and command you; but not to get specific teachings that you desire. Let wisdom instruct you according to His plan and agenda. In the end, you will know all things; but each man's journey with the Teacher is different because every man's life has been different.]
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and [then] you will find rest for your souls.3 [Learn from Him directly speaking to you, not reading about Him, or listening to other people talk about Him. The rest is to cease from your own dead works to then be completely directed by the Lord in what to do and what to say. But Christianity is at rest from guilt of their continued sinning, licensed by their false, so-called grace; so, "Arise and depart, for this is not the rest. Because it is defiled, it shall destroy you, even with a grievous destruction." Mic 2:10.]
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." [His yoke is to follow His commands to deny ungodliness and wordily lusts; to obey His teachings on how to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; and eventually to think, speak, and act under His guidance in union with Him, which is to rest from your own works and thoughts, in peace doing His works with His provided energy to do them — the rest.]
14 For the thoughts of mortals are fearful, and our counsels uncertain.2
15 For the corruptible body is a load upon the soul, and the earthly habitation presses down the mind that muses upon many things.
16 And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth; and with labour do we find the things that are before us. But the things that are in heaven, who shall search out?
17 And who shall know your thought, unless you give wisdom, and send your Holy Spirit from above?
18 And so the ways of those who are upon earth may be corrected, and people may learn the things that please you.
19 For by wisdom they were healed, whoever has pleased you, O Lord, from the beginning.
|4 Esdras 9:11-13|
11 And those who have loathed my law, while they yet had liberty, and when as yet the opportunity of repentance was open to them, understood not, but despised it; [The law includes the law that is on every man's heart.]
12 The same must learn it after death by pain.2
13 And therefore do not be curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when; but inquire how the righteous shall be saved, whose the world is, and for whom the world is created."3 [The world was created to produce righteous sons of God, whose creation requires men to take up the cross and crucify their carnal minds and evil imaginations to receive a new heart, new mind, and new Spirit; so that they are pure enough to be God's servant on earth and forever, hearing from God the words to pray before praying, hearing from God the words to speak before speaking, and seeing from God what is to be done before doing it, thus to bring pleasure, honor, and glory to God.]
|Proverbs 16:23 |
23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.3