Proverbs 30:21-23 Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: 22 a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, 23 and unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.

Posted: November 22, 2020 in Proverbs 30, Proverbs 30:21-23, Seeking Wisdom, Wisdom, Wisdom for the Soul
Tags: , ,

Like earthquakes, society is greatly agitated when normal roles are overturned, servants reigning, fools made rich, hated women married and maidservants becoming wives. 

These four things make living very uncomfortable. They really are things which should not be. These four causes much pain to all parties involved. 

A servant is really not suited to be a ruler, and sudden power many times turns the head of the person elevated. 

This fool, who suddenly has more than he needs, over-indulges, and makes himself even more of a fool. This “odious woman” is an undesirable woman, perhaps because she is not attractive or has unattractive ways. If she does get married, she is ill-tempered and possibly will drive her mate away.

 This handmaid, who obtains the wealth of her mistress, whether by death of the mistress or some trickery, would certainly cause her to be arrogant and difficult to get along with.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s