A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“No Cross, No Crown”, Vickie Winans
Slothful – lazy, idle.
Iniquity – Wickedness
Proverbs of Solomon, XVII, Proverbs 19:18) Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 19) A man of great wrath (anger) shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him yet thou must do it again. 20) Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy later end. 21) There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. Genesis 37:19; 20; Isaiah 14:26; Hebrews 6:17. 22) The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 23) The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 1Timothy 4:8. 24) A slothful (lazy, idle) man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25) Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove (correct, criticize) one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26) He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach (disapproval). 27) Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth (thee) to err from the words of knowledge. 28) An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity (wickedness). 29) Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Quest Study Bible – v18, How should children be disciplined? Proverbs begins with the assumption that children are born in need of correction. They enter the world with a bent toward doing the wrong things. Fathers and mothers are expected to lovingly but firmly train children in the ways of wisdom, responsibility and righteousness.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v19, The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath (anger). v20, Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. v25, A gentle rebuke (tell someone they are wrong) goes farthest with a man of understanding. v28) Those are the worst of sinners, who are glad of an opprtuni9ty to sin.
More to come and God Bless You.