A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Proverbs of Solomon”, XIV, Proverbs 17:18) A man void of understanding (heart) striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. 19) He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. 20) He that hath a froward (disobedient) heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. 21) He that begetteth (father’s) a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. 22) A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. 23) A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Exodus 23:8. 24) Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. Ecclesiastes 2:14. 25) A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. 26) Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity (justice). 27) He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. James 1:19; 28) Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v18, Making a pledge for another person is not wrong but the one making the loan may lose his independence. v19-21, The foolish child is one of the hardest realities to face (10:1), obdurate (stubborn, refusing to change) to God and useless in life. v24, Wisdom produces a satisfied life. The fool continues searching without finding any satisfaction. v25-28, Only a perverse nation would punish the righteous.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v26, It is wrong to find fault for doing what is duty or what is done as part of the job.
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