The first chapter of the Book of Proverbs, in conjunction with other New Testament verses, are instrumental to understanding a vision shown a few weeks ago. In this particular vision, long thin dangling strands of objects were shown hovering in the air in a straight row. Upon closer examination, I noticed that they were multiple, beautiful silver neck chains with small silver pendants. All were of the same length.
In Proverbs Chapter 1:1-8, Solomon writes about the importance of receiving instruction relating to wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity and of perceiving understanding in words. He also writes about the importance of giving prudence to the simple including discretion and knowledge to the young men. To shun evil counsel and to hear the instructions of one’s father and the law of one’s mother. He finishes this scriptural thread by writing:
“For they will be a graceful ornament on your head. And chains about your neck.” (Proverbs. 1:9)
Silver biblically refers to the Word. (Ps.12:6) It follows that the silver neck chains were indicative of words of wisdom as revealed in the Book of Proverbs:
“My son, if you receive my words. And treasure my command within you. So that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding. Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding: He stores up sound wisdom for the upright: He is a shield to those wo wallk uprightly: He guards the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.” (Prov. 2:1-9)
In the first chapter, King Solomon calls attention to obeying one’s father. Subsequent to the New Covenant; that is to say Jesus’ finished works, it is understood that it also refers to our heavenly FATHER. And though Solomon also calls attention to obeying the laws of one’s mother, it is further understood that it pertains to the Holy Spirit through whom GOD writes HIS laws in the Believer’s heart and mind (Heb. 10:16) Altogether, the vision conveys that the Lord continues – through space and time – to open our understanding of the Word through the sacrosanct operations of the most Holy Trinity (Lk.24:45)
The fine dangling chains symbolize the Word destined to be invisibly worn about the hearts and minds of New Covenant Believers to live a godly life in an ungodly world. And it is the type of inner jewelry that also befits a heavenly-bound bride; the redeemed church that is growing in the beauty (I am hearing the word: “Splendor“) of spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Splendor: Great Brightness or Luster – Brilliance – Magnificence (Merriam Webster Dictionary)
It is written that King Solomon – the author of the Book of Proverbs – reigned with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Israel, under his rule, experienced abundant blessings and prosperity. His Name which means peaceful also conveyed that he reigned peacefully and with the least violence during the entire kingdom age. The likes of which had garnered the admiration and attention of the queen of Sheba and other kings. (1 King 10:4-9) Leaders are called, during these distressing days, to seek scriptural wisdom with the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit so that their nations can live peacefully and be blessed with godly prosperity. With GOD all things are possible.
Recommended Reading: The Book of Proverbs!
This vision is yet another latter-day sign of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. (Joel 2:28)
“…Surely I will pour out my spirit on you and I will make my words known to you.” (King Solomon in Prov. 1:23)
Keep the Faith, Suzanne