Proverbs – Chapter 3: Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

Guess what?  Today’s chapter in Proverbs is supposed to bring more wisdom and well-being.  Why then am I doubtful of this claim?

“Do not be wise in your own eyes…” – Proverbs 3:7

In other words, don’t think for yourself.  Don’t seek knowledge. Don’t seek wisdom. Wisdom in the Bible is listening to God and believing everything he supposedly says.  And fearing him. The biblical definition of wisdom is not the definition in your mind.

“…because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” – Proverbs 3:12

Seriously?  The Lord murders, rapes, starves, and makes lives miserable for adults and children.  This is the Lord’s love? Fuck you God!

“By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;” – Proverbs 3:19

Go back and read the first chapter of Genesis.  God gets basic astronomical facts wrong. Again, wisdom in the Bible is not what we normally think of when we think of wisdom.  

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” – Proverbs 3:27

Okay, I can buy this one.  

Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.” – Proverbs 3:29

Another good verse.  

“He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.” – Proverbs 3:34

The revenge of mocking those who mocked you might feel good at first, but is this the action of an all-knowing, perfect god?  Doesn’t sound like it. A perfect god should be better than mocking. Therefore the god of the Bible is not perfect and guess what, doesn’t exist.

This chapter had a few good verses that make sense.  Unfortunately there were many other verses that were just plain ridiculously stupid.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 4:  Get Wisdom at any Cost

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