The Hebrew word for proverb is "mashal" which has its root meaning in "to rule, have dominion, governor, have power, maxim, simile, byword, parable, proverb."
Proverbs are words that have power to change a person's perception and his actions as well. The words that have the power to bring you into peace, safety, prosperity and well-being of all that the Hebrew word "Shalom" encompasses, come from the King of all those who make Him King and Lord of everything that concerns them. As they heed and obey His words to them, they are becoming His Sons in whom the words as Holy Seeds are bringing forth His life, His likeness, and His increase. Only by obeying His instruction and yielding to His correction, discipline, and rebuke will we ever be able to see and understand the work that God is doing in and through us.
We will have to face and accept as our portion the verdict of the Lord that is brought forth as we submit to God's words and His right to judge and correct us with perfect equity to all (without fear and without favor). God's words, spoken with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, bring forth a stratagem which will catch the one who is easily deceived (because his heart is not right toward God), and will give direction and awareness to the true servant of the Lord.
A wise person (the one who knows God's way is best), will hear, heed and obey, and will be increased in his ability to know and heed god's word to him. As he acts on what God is saying to him, he is better able to discern what is and what is not of God, and is able to raise up a standard of wise and skillful guidance for others who are sincerely seeking to follow the Lord. Only those who are true Sons of God can separate and distinguish what is and what is not a true proverb from the Lord. They will see the interpretation and the true meaning only after they have obeyed and then waited with faith for God to do what only He an in the situation. Many times they will find that something hidden and dark will be exposed during the process, and has to be acknowledged.
The first fruit of obedience to God's word to you is a proper fear and reverence for God's authority over you and yours. Those who are seduced by religion into thinking they are following the Lord will despise good counsel and rebel against Godï¿½s chastisement and rebuke and discipline. The true Son of God will hear and heed the instructions of his spiritual father (the one whose words brought him to the Lord). He will not be able to cast off the law of God (God's right to rule over him) which is the mother of his new life in Christ.
His submission to God's word, as it is given to him through God's chosen servant, will bind him permanently to the graciousness and favor of our head (Jesus Christ), and bring him into the position of willingly wearing the chain of God's authority over him for all to see. God's true Son (child of the Holy Seed) will not be able to consent when the offender tries to entice him to do wrong. When the one who is doing wrong says, "Come and follow me and join me in plotting and secretly scheming to take away something that belongs to one who is doing right," he will have to refuse and tell why. The one who is willing to use people like merchandise to get ahead will offer to make you rich if you will just help him destroy the name, reputation, or effectiveness of the one he envies. The man who will not stoop to such things is his target. He will use the good person's goodness and kindness to manipulate and rob him. To join such an enterprise is certain spiritual death. God says that He doesn't have to put someone down or rob him to bless and provide for you. This is the world's way of getting ahead, but is the opposite of God's way.
God's true Son cannot continue to agree and walk in the way of the deceiver and manipulator. He will have to choose God's way, and be separated from the wrongdoer. As God's Son chooses to do right and refuses to agree with wrongdoing, he is a part of the trap that God is setting to catch the wrongdoer and bring him to repentance. If you refuse to go along, the manipulator will turn on you and try to destroy your desire to do right. But his efforts to pull you down will become an ambush for his own entrapment. He will reap what he sows; his schemes will not produce what he wants, but will bring judgment upon him from God Himself. No weapon formed against God's Son shall prosper. The road of trying to get what rightfully belongs to another will lead you to the point of wrongdoing, and trying to destroy the one you are robbing to justify your own evil acts. This is the well trodden road which God's true son must refuse to walk on, no matter what the threat.
The Bride of Christ (those prepared for carrying the Holy Seed) will shout aloud for joy when they find themselves outside the realm of all who have to manipulate and plot and scheme to get ahead. The words that the Lord gives her to proclaim to others will enlarge and bring forth her own further deliverance. She will be in an uproar and great commotion about what is not right before she pronounces God's verdict on it. She will have to warn those that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb that they must be made ready for the feast by their hearing and obeying what the Lord is saying to them. The entrance to the Holy City is available to all who will come and hear and obey the Father's instructions. Her word will challenge those who think they have already entered in. If they do not have the first fruits (the fear of displeasing and disobeying the Lord) they are not qualified to be called the children of God. If they do not heed the words, "Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, you have done it unto Me," they cannot see the city, much less enter in. The gate to this city is being rightly related to the Lord, and by His grace, to each member of His Body. If we come short in either one, we have not yet become citizens of that Holy City which God has created for His people.
Can't you see that God is calling you to turn away from your desire to please Him with religious sacrifices and service; go back to the starting point, back to your First Love, when you heard and obeyed His leading you by His Spirit within you. Confess that your attempts to follow Him your own way have cut you off from the small inner voice you once knew so well. If you will heed the warning that you are serving another god, (your religion), and you want to come back to Jehovah, He will pour out His Spirit to you once more, and you will see and understand how your zeal for God's house has eaten you up and led you astray.
Pay attention to God's servant that has accosted you on your way to destruction, and cried out this warning. God has stretched out His concern for you and His power, means and direction for your deliverance by sending His servant to you. If you refuse to heed and obey the warning, and to disregard My servant and My words to you, and will not be corrected and disciplined by My hand, then you are not Sons, but those who are trying to come up some other way. The only door to the Kingdom is to hear and obey the one I sent who is My Son. You must acknowledge Me in My Body or you cannot enter into the Sheepfold.
If you refuse My Son and My words, and continue to try to build your own tower to heaven, then I will have to laugh at the oppression you have chosen (the results of trying to enter the Kingdom by your own plans and devices). Since you did not hear Me when I called to you, I will not hear you when you cry out in distress after all your plans have brought spiritual destruction to you. All your seeking, searching, and praying to Me will be in vain. There is only one door, My Son whom I have sent to you with My words. But your refused to receive him or to heed My words and My way for your deliverance. Consequently, you will die in your sins. You refused my authority over you when you rejected My law which says, "Love the Lord thy God with all they heart, mind and strength, and they neighbor as thyself." Your heart is not right with Me because you have not received the One I sent you as you would Me.
The apostasy (bowing down to other gods) will destroy the faith of those who love to be deceived, and the self-satisfaction and self-righteousness of the fundamentalists (they look so spiritual in their own eyes) will cut them off from the true path to the Kingdom. But whosoever will be able to see his poverty and nakedness and blindness, and will hear the message of God's Kingdom, as given by His servant, can come into the refuge of God's City, knowing that no tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, or peril or sword can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Our God is the One who raises the dead, clothes the naked, opens the eyes of the blind, and makes the lame to walk.