“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Proverbs of Solomon

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Proverbs of Solomon”, Proverbs 10:1) The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father:  but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.  2) Treasures of wickedness profit nothing:  but righteousness delivereth from death.  Luke 12:19.  3) The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish:  but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.  Psalm 10:14.  4) He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand:  but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  5) He that gathereth in summer is a wise son:  but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.  6) Blessings are upon the head of the just:  but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.  7) The memory of the just is blessed:  but the name of the wicked shall rot.  Psalm 9:5, 6; Ecclesiastes 8:10.  8) The wise in heart will receive commandments:  but a prating fool (a fool of lips) shall fall.  9) He that walketh uprightly walketh surely:  but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.  10) He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow:  but a prating fool shall fall.  11) The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life:  but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.  Psalm 37:30; Psalm 107:42.  12) Hatred stirreth up strifes:  but love covereth all sins.  13) In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found:  but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding (heart).   Luke 4:22.  14) Wise men lay up knowledge:  but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.  15) The rich man’s wealth is his strong city:  the destruction of the poor is their poverty.  16) The labour of the righteous tendeth to life:  the fruit of the wicked to sin. 

Quest Study Bible – v1, How are these proverbs of Solomon different from the first nine chapters?  The first nine chapters are extended lessons on the value of wisdom.  The book then shifts gears and begins to apply that wisdom to everyday life.  Chapters 10-22 offer straightforward advice, warnings and principles to live by.  v3, Does this verse promise that the righteous will never starve?  No.  Godly people throughout history have suffered severe deprivation and death because of war, famine and oppression. (3:1-4).  v6, Overwhelms, or covereth the mouth:  Probably refers to the way evil betrays itself.  We might say that their guilt was “written all over their faces.”  Just as the righteous are plain to see, so are the deeds of the wicked.  v16, Do we earn our salvation?  This verse is not referring to salvation and eternal life.  Elsewhere the Bible clearly teaches that our salvation is a gift from God, unearned and undeserved.  Rather, this verse points to the blessings we can expect in this life from godly conduct and actions.  

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – *v9, All will be exposed.  *10, Trickery and deception cause sorrow to all.  *12, Where there is hatred there is no peace.  *13, A rod is the righteous judgments of God.  *14, Wisdom is gained by reading, hearing meditating and praying by faith in Christ.  *15, Wealth leads to many dangers, while the poor keeps a good conscience and lives by faith. 

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