Proverbs 9:5

5 I've prepared a wonderful spread - fresh-baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines.

Proverbs 9:5 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 9:5

Come, eat of my bread
Which stands for all the provisions of Christ's house; it designs the Gospel, which to a believer is more than his necessary food; and the ordinance of the supper, one of the symbols of which is bread; and more especially Christ himself, the bread of God, the living bread that came down from heaven, which is to be eaten by faith; and this only, for everything else is that which is not bread; and this daily, as the Israelites ate their manna; this is the believer's daily bread; and largely and freely, to which they are welcome by Christ; and with gladness and singleness of heart, joyfully and with sincerity; and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled;
of the love of Christ; or of the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit, which meet and mingle together: to "drink" of this is to partake of it by faith, and be persuaded of interest in it; this may be drank largely of, for there is enough, a river of it; and without danger, it is not intoxicating as wine, wherein is excess; and it may be had freely, without money and without price, ( Song of Solomon 1:2 Song of Solomon 1:4 ) ( 5:1 ) ( Isaiah 55:1 ) .

Proverbs 9:5 In-Context

3 Having dismissed her serving maids, Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands in a prominent place, and invites everyone within sound of her voice:
4 "Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me!
5 I've prepared a wonderful spread - fresh-baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines.
6 Leave your impoverished confusion and live! Walk up the street to a life with meaning."
7 If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you'll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins.
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