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

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus 

“We Shall Behold Him,”  Vickie Winan.

“Proverbs of Solomon”, XVI, Proverbs 19:1) Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.  2) Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.  John 16:3; Romans 10:2.   3) The foolishness of man perverteth his way:  and his heart fretteth against the Lord.  Psalm 37:7.  4) Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.  5) A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.  Exodus 23:1.   6) Many will intreat the favour of the prince:  and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.  7) All the brethren of the poor do hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him?  he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.  8) He that getteth wisdom (an heart) loveth his own soul:  he that keepeth understanding shall find good.  9) A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.  Daniel 6:24.  10) Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.  Ecclesiastes 10:6.  11) The discretion (prudence) of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.  Ephesians 4:32.  12) The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass.   13) A foolish son is the calamity of his father and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.  14) House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the Lord.  15) Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and a idle soul shall suffer hunger.  16) He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.  Luke 10:28; Romans 2:7.   17) He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he hath given will He pay him again.  Amen.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v2,…..And he sins who will not take time to ponder the path of his feet.  v7, Christ was left by all the Disciples; but the Father was with Him.  It encourages our faith that He had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. 

Quest Study Bible – v17, Why does God so closely identify with the poor?  One reason is God’s passion for justice; so often the poor are victims of injustice and oppression.  Since the poor do not have access to the luxuries of the world, many consider them unlovable.  But they still bear the image of God.  The poor also often exhibit the values God is looking for:  a spirit of brokenness, trust and complete dependence upon Him.  Amen.     




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