Aug 10, 2021

Proverbs as Promises

Jim Davis has an interesting take on viewing Proverbs as promises here. He suggests that proverbs, "set the bare minimum for what the Christian can expect." But I am not sure the dichotomy that Davis sets between "probabilities" and "promises" are the only options. I would prefer the idea of principles rather than promises. That is, if one follows a line of true wisdom, then the aspect of life covered by that wisdom is more skillfully navigated. Wisdom as a genre does not typically operate with mathematical precision.

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