“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Proverbs of Solomon, XX

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

When evil comes, those who have God’s Understanding and Wisdom will not fear; because they will Understand that evil thoughts and or actions have consequences and Wisdom, in that, we trust our Lord and Saviour to protect and keep us for the Day of Judgment, when we will live Eternally with Christ Jesus.  “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation (trouble):  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33.  Amen.

“No Cross, No Crown”, Vickie Winans.

“Proverbs of Solomon,”  XX, Proverbs 21:1) The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water:  He turneth it whithersoever He will.  2) Every way of a man is right in his own eyes:  but the Lord  pondereth the hearts.  John 2:24.   3) To do justice and judgment (what is right) is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.  Hosea 6:6.   4) An high look; and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.  5) The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;  but of every one that is hasty only to want.  6) The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.  7) The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment (right).  8) The way of man is froward (evil) and strange:  but as for the pure, his work is right.  9) It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.  10) The soul of the wicked desireth evil:  his neighbor findeth no favour in his eyes.  James 4:5.  11) When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise:  and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.  12) The righteous man wisely considereth (takes note of) the house of the wicked:  but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.   13) Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.  Zechariah 7:11; Matthew 7:2.  14) A gift in secret pacifieth anger:  and a reward in the bosom (concealed) strong wrath.   15) It is joy to the just to do judgment:  but destruction shalt be to the workers of iniquity (sin).  16) The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. 

Quest Study Bible – v4, Lamp of the wicked.  The wicked by contrast, look to their own pride for guidance.  v5, Don’t diligent people work quickly?  The issue hear is not how long it takes a person to do a job, but how long he or she takes to prepare and plan for it.  This proverb, though, warns against hurrying into agreements or projects without adequate preparation.  v9, Why pick on wives?  Proverbs, directing its wisdom to the young man.  (19:13; 21:19; 25:24; 27:15).  A young man needs to exercise great care in his choice of a marriage partner.  v12, Why aren’t more wicked people ruined?  God brings wicked people to ruin according to His timetable, not ours.  God tells us not to fret over people who do evil.  Instead, we are to wait patiently until He deals with them.  Psalm 37:1, 7.  v14, Does this proverb condone bribes?  There is a fine line separating a gift from a bribe:  though a gift may pacify someone’s anger.  *Possibly, when there is a misunderstanding.  

*)This person’s opinion.   


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