Proverbs – Chapter 10: Proverbs of Solomon

The last two chapters in Proverbs focused on ‘wisdom’, but this chapter moves on to Proverbs of Solomon.  Shall we say, good luck to us? 🙂

“A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.” – Proverbs 10:1

A wise son doesn’t bring joy to a mother and a foolish son doesn’t bring grief to a father?  Why is this gender-roled?

“The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,  but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.” – Proverbs 10:3

So not a single hungry person, including hungry children, in the word is righteous?  The no-true Scotsman’s fallacy.

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” – Proverbs 10:4

Horrible advice that completely ignores the situation in which one is born into.  Plenty of hard working people end up in poverty and many wealthy people were lazy from the day of their birth.

“The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” – Proverbs 10:8

Since when is it wise to accept without thinking first?

“The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.” – Proverbs 10:15

Again, a disgusting verse that completely ignores the situation one was born into.  God has no room for the poor. He created them poor but blames them for their poverty.  Fuck you, God.

“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” – Proverbs 10:22

This contradicts earlier verses that state the lazy will live in poverty.

“The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.” – Proverbs 10:27

Living your life in fear will shorten your life, not extend it.  That type of fear will affect one’s mental and physical health.

This chapter is one big pile of steamy horse shit.  This is advice? This is wisdom? Seriously? Christians, please read your Bible.  I know most of you don’t believe this crap.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 11:  Untitled

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