A Room With a Southern View

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A Proverb is a Proverb, Not a Promise

on May 16, 2016

Inspirational Christian Blogs

Adrian Rogers

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

Some parents have almost put themselves in an early grave because they’ve had a wayward child. Someone has taken this proverb and beaten them over the head with it.

Friend, this verse is a proverb. If you read the book of Proverbs and try to turn proverbs into promises, you’ll lose your faith. A proverb is a proverb. A promise is a promise. A precept is a precept. A parable is a parable. A prophecy is a prophecy. You have to be careful.

There are proverbs that tell you the way to be wealthy. Does that mean everyone who follows one of these proverbs is automatically going to be wealthy? A proverb is a general principle that when generally applied will bring a general result.

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