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This Proverb personifies wisdom as a woman who has built a solid house and has prepared a meal. She then invites the naive, those who lack understanding, to come and partake of her meal. She says, “Whoever is naive let him turn in here.” To him who lacks understanding she says, “Come and eat of my food and drink from the wine that I have mixed. Forsake your folly and live, and proceed in the way of understanding.”

This Proverb paints a picture much like the picture Jesus painted when He said, “I am the living bread that comes down from Heaven; If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever.” the Bible characterizes Jesus as the living Word of God. Therefore, we eat of the bread of Jesus when we read the Bible, which is God’s Word. The Word of God is real spiritual food, and it nourishes us spiritually.

When we read the Bible we are given understanding of the world around us. We will gain understanding of the right way to live our lives. We will also gain understanding about the pathway in our life that will lead to Heaven after we die. I believe the Bible is essential if we want to follow the pathway to life and avoid the many pitfalls that may lead to spiritual death and Hell.