“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Proverbs of Solomon IV

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

Froward – Disobedient.

Proverbs of Solomon IV”, Proverbs 11:18) The wicked worketh a deceitful work:  but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.   Galatians 6:8, 9.  19) As righteousness tendeth to life:  so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.  20) They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord:  but such as are upright in their way are His delight.  21) Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:  but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.  22) As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which Is without discretion.  23) The desire of the righteous is only good:  but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.  Romans 2:8.  24) There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth;  and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.  25) The liberal soul shall be made fat:  and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.  26) He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him:  but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.  Amos 8:5.  27) He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour:  but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.  Esther 7:10.  28) He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:  but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.  29) He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind:  and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.  Ecclesiastes 5:16.  30) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth (taketh) souls is wise.  31) Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth:  much more the wicked and the sinner.  Jeremiah 25:29;  1Peter 4:17. 

Quest Study Bible – v22, Why such a strong figure of speech?  The writer uses hyperbole, or overstatement, to emphasize how wrong it is to put beauty together with indiscretion.  The Old Testament ceremonial law considered a pig to be an unclean animal.  The absurdity of linking outward beauty with inward indiscretion is obvious.  v25-28, How can I achieve financial security?  One of the deceptions of wealth is its false sense of security.  If the stock market crashes, millionaires can become paupers in one day.  Also, there will come a time when we will have to account for our lives before God; on that day our money will be utterly useless (v4).  A person whose hope is in riches is headed for a fall (v28).  Yet the Book of Proverbs offers principles that apply to our finances.  First, we should recognize that whatever we have is not ours and is the result of God’s blessing.  That means we should hold our money with an open hand and give generously.  Second, we should work hard, earning our money honestly and spending it frugally (13:11).  v30, He who wins souls:  Refers to the person who persuades others with godly wisdom, convincing them of the value of righteous and wise living. 

More to come and God Bless You.




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