A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
Reproof – Criticism
“Proverbs of Solomon” IX, Proverbs 15:1) A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2) The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. 3) The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Jeremiah 16: 17. 4) A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5) A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. 6) In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7) The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so. 8) The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Jeremiah 6:20; Amos 5:22. 9) The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but He loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 1Timothy 6:11. 10) Correction (Instruction) is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. 11) Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? John 2:24. 12) A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. 13) A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14) The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 15) All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. 16) Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Ecclesiastes 4:6. 17) Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v3, Secret sins, services, and sorrows, are under God’s eye. v11, There is nothing that can be hid from the eyes of God, not even man’s thoughts. v16-17, Believers often have enough; the Lord is with them.
More to come and God Bless You.