My son, keep my words
and treasure up my commandments with you;
keep my commandments and live;
keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;
bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call insight your intimate friend,
to keep you from the forbidden woman,
from the adulteress with her smooth words.
Thus reads Proverbs 7. So does this passage prove a Covenant of works. Is Solomon demanding perfect and perpetual obedience as a condition for salvation?
Or should we re-think the meaning of “Do this and live”?