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An Invitation to Study
Lesson 9 February 21–27
Words of Truth
Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you? (Proverbs 22:20-21, NKJV).
Some of this week’s proverbs show parallels with Egyptian texts. Under inspiration, Solomon might have shaped these texts according to a specifically Hebrew perspective. Here, the words of the Egyptians meet the Spirit of Israel’s God, and thus they became divine revelation.
This observation is important, for it reminds us of the universal character of
truth. What is true for the Israelite should also be true for the Egyptian; otherwise it would not be the truth. Some truths apply universally, to everyone.
The domain of these admonitions is common to both communities. That is, whoever you are, whether a believer or not, and wherever you live, there are some things that you should not do.
*Go to http://ssnet.org/lessons/15a/less09.html to study this week’s lesson.