9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Proverbs 1:9 What gives you true status and wealth?
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One of the greatest failures results because people do not have the drive or the desire to pursue and accurately learn the word of God. People treat the spiritual life with frivolous superficiality and great pretense.
Two of the greatest symbols or badges of wisdom and honor, are the wreath or crown that’s placed on your head, symbolizing promotion, rank and status.
And the chain or necklace of gold placed around your neck, symbolizing great wealth, prosperity, and blessing. Both of which come directly from God.
Bible doctrine is the foundation of all wisdom, and the fundamental text of all learning.
Obedience to its instruction, is the process by which we learn and grow.
To learn the principles of truth, and follow their application to ones daily life, which we studied in the previous verse, develops ones own virtue, and embellishes one’s own moral character.
The garland, symbolizes the wreath of wisdom placed as an ornament of grace on the head. It signifies an ornament that is twisted as a wreath is twisted and can be referred to as a crown of grace, producing grace, and resulting in peace.
The chains, refer to a collar or necklace of gold. The gold chain around the neck was seen as a mark of distinction and rank and power and wealth and authority.
And so Bible doctrine that is pursued, and learned, and inculcated into the soul of the individual, not only becomes incorporated into the very essence of the individual, but produces an intrinsic status and rank that only God can award.
And anyone who lacks the desire to pursue that recognition, insults God directly because they do not see it as worthy of their effort.
And that kind of attitude takes phenomenal arrogance, not to mention stupidity.