Bible 105 Essay 3

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Hebrew poetry is used to express various things in the Bible. Hebrew poetry is used to “express emotion, facilitate worship, and to instruct in wisdom” (Hindson, 2012). God uses Hebrew poetry to teach us how we can better live our lives. Within Hebrews the terms laziness, diligence, folly and wisdom are utilized. God’s plan for us to apply some of these terms and to give terminology to the way we should be living against. The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey is very clear about laziness, “Lazy behavior results in poverty while diligence results in wealth” (Hindson, 2012). Hindson (2012) describes laziness as being produced by talking and not working toward earning wealth. This description is also described as having lazy people…show more content…
Folly compared to laziness seems to be more of a synonym. Laziness in itself is a folly. “He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray” (Proverbs 5:23, ESV). People who choose laziness are also committing a folly by failing to be diligent in their life. So, these terms are more easily compared. If folly’s definition is making poor decisions than wisdom is making good decisions. “Hebrew wisdom tends to be practical and was meant to be applied to the many aspects of everyday secular life” (Hindson, 2012). This can be applied when a person is utilizing diligence in their lives. Good decisions, or wisdom, can help create a successful life. “Hebrew wisdom teaches the reader not only how to live a good life, but also how to live a godly life” (Hindson, 2012). “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight” (Proverbs 4:7, ESV). God has many words of wisdom for us. He guides us through Jesus and the Bible. Utilizing the Hebrew wisdom scriptures can help make decisions easier. If we use wisdom and not folly. If we use diligence and not laziness then we are fulfilling God’s plan for us. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
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