Category: Books of Poetry and Wisdom

Q & A on Song of Solomon 0

Song of Solomon Questions and Answers

Song of Solomon Questions and Answers The Song of Solomon is a very romantic and sweet book written by Solomon. It is about a young couple very much in love and a good reminder to any married couple. This lovely book very candidly shows the picture of the physical joys of marriage. Symbolically, the application of the love of God toward Israel and/or the love of Christ for His Bride. Although this book was inspired by God, this is one of the books of the Bible where the name of God is not mentioned. The other book is the book...

Questions and Answers on Ecclesiastes 9-12 0

Ecclesiastes 9-12 Questions and Answers

Ecclesiastes 9-12 The book of Ecclesiastes continues with chapters 9-12. The book of Ecclesiastes is about a man who is out of fellowship with God. Although depressing, Solomon imparts much wisdom in this serious book. If Solomon had more than one wife, why is he saying to live with one wife in Ecclesiastes 9:9? Yes, Solomon had at least 1,000 wives, some of these wives were concubines which are lesser wives, but with all of these women, perhaps he had one favorite? Solomon realized that multiple wives did not bring happiness and that it was ideal  to do what God...

Q and A on Ecclesiastes 1-8 0

Ecclesiastes 1-8 Questions and Answers

Ecclesiastes 1-8 Ecclesiastes 1-8 introduces the odd rather depressing book of Ecclesiastes. This book was written by King Solomon, the richest and wisest man that ever was. He had everything yet according to Ecclesiastes 2:10, he was miserable. This book is about an old man who has left God. Although he had everything yet this book is a depressing monologue looking back over his life of abundance and ending with a poetic metaphors of death in chapter 12. Who is “The Preacher” in Ecclesiastes 1? King Solomon What does he mean in Ecclesiastes 1:9?   “The thing that hath been, it...

Text reads Questions and answers on Proverbs chapters 23-30 0

Proverbs 23-31 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 23-31 – Questions and Answers Proverbs 23-31 ends the book of Proverbs. The last chapter of Proverbs, Proverbs 31 describes the ideal wife which is a standard for all Christian women. In Proverbs 23 you should not do bad things to the poor? Yes, you need to be kind to the poor. You have what you do by the grace of God. What does it mean to “put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite” in Proverbs 23:2? Do whatever it takes even to the point of cutting your throat (figuratively speaking) to...

Questions and Answers on PRoverbs 18-22 0

Proverbs 18-22 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 18-22 Proverbs 18-22 continues with the loving instruction of a father to a son including some advice about wine and women and even a warning against pride. What does “harder” mean in Proverbs 18:19? This means “very difficult”. What does “entreated” mean in Proverbs 18:22? To make an earnest petition or request. A son that does not honor his father and mother is a very bad person. If someone cannot be polite to their own parents they will not be good to anyone else. Is it saying that you should not drink wine in Chapter 20:1 in Proverbs? Not...

Questions and Answers on Proverbs 10-17 0

Proverbs 10 -17 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 10-17 Proverbs 10-17 continue a father’s instruction to his son. As the book of Proverbs progresses, the content is directed to an older son. What does “causeth” mean in Proverbs 10:5? This means “continually causes”. What does “prating” mean in Proverbs 10:8? Prating – to talk excessively and pointlessly; to babble. This is characteristic of foolish people. What do then mean “love covers all sins” in Proverbs 10:12? Love seeks to overlook offenses and to cover sins instead of making them public. Everyone sins against someone and it is truly a sign of love to forgive and forget others’...

Questions and Answers on Proverbs 1-9 0

Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers

Proverbs 1-9 Questions and Answers Proverbs 1-9 introduces the book of Proverbs written by King Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba. Solomon who was the wisest man wrote instructions to his son to instruct him in everyday day human relationships. The book of Proverbs, like the entire Bible, is divinely inspired, points to God Who is the source of all wisdom. In Proverbs 1 – If you don’t fear God you will not get knowledge. Yes, fearing God will give you great knowledge about many things, not fearing God is stupid in many ways. In Proverbs 1:8 what do...

Questions and Answers on Psalm 119 0

Psalm 119 Questions and Answers

Psalm 119 Questions and Answers Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses. The author is unknown but many Bible scholars think it is a psalm of David. It seems that this psalm was written over a period of time because there is not  a definite flow of thought. The Psalm is a type of acrostic based on the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of Psalm 119 contains 8 verses. Each  section corresponds to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Scripture is mentions in every verse in some context except for verse 122....

Questions and Answers on Psalms 120-150 0

Psalm 120-150 Questions and Answers

Psalms 120-150 Questions and Answers Psalms 120-150 finish the book of Psalms. The last five chapters of Psalms are songs of praise to the LORD – Jehovah. In Psalm 120 is the person not doing what God wants them to do? No, I think that this psalm refers to a righteous person suffering persecution. In Psalm 121 people are doing want right with God. This is a song of degrees that simply praising that He was their protection and help. Was David in Psalm 122 thanking God? Yes, he was. This was a psalm written especially for eager travelers who...

Questions and Answers on Psalms 96-118 0

Psalms 96-118 Questions and Answers

Psalms 96-118 Questions and Answers Psalms 96-118 include some of the psalms of David and the others by unknown author(s) which are both prayers and praises to God. Psalm 98 is almost the same as Psalm 97. Yes, they are similar but still different. Perhaps they are by the same writer, written at similar times. According to Psalm 100 is it wrong NOT to sing in church? We are commanded to sing to God. In the New Testament we are commanded in Ephesians 5: 9 and Colossians 3:16 to sing to the Lord. Who was praying in Psalm 102? I...