Proverbs is supposed to be a list of instructions to remain moral, but thus far it’s basically a book about hating women and blaming women for every problem a man has. Let’s see what “advice” today’s chapter has for us.
“My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” – Proverbs 6:1-2
So…don’t help your neighbor?
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” – Proverbs 6:16-19
God hates those haughty eyes. LOL! God hates these things, but murder, rape, incest, etc. are all okay in the eyes of God as long as he commands them first.
“…keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.” – Proverbs 6:24
Apparently there wasn’t enough woman hating in the last chapter. There’s a return in this chapter to blaming women for men’s lustful thoughts.
“For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life.” – Proverbs 6:26
“Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?” – Proverbs 6:28
The Bible wants you to answer no, but the answer here is actually yes. You can walk on hot coals without being burned. It’s difficult and there’s a trick to it, but it is possible.
“For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.” – Proverbs 6:34
More misogyny. There are many valid reasons why a wife would sleep with another man. A wife is not her husband’s property. Here the Bible is the opposite of moral. It’s a woman’s choice who she sleeps with. Not the Bible.
That concludes this chapter. Lots of “advice” thrown around, but not the type of advice you want to listen to. You are far more moral than the Bible and the god worshipped by Christians.
Coming Soon: Proverbs – Chapter 7: Warning Against the Adulterous Woman