“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Sayings of the Wise

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

Sayings of the Wise”, Proverbs 22:17) Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.  18) For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.  19) That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.  20) Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,  21) That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightiest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?  22) Rob not the poor, because he is poor:  neither oppress the afflicted in the gate (court):  Malachi 3:5.  23) For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.  24) Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:  25) Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.  26) Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.  27) If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee (your very bed could be snatched from you)?  28) Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.  Deuteronomy 19:14.  29) Seest thou a man diligent in his business?  he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.  

Quest Study Bible – v26, Is it wrong to put up security for a debt?  While this proverb does not make an absolute prohibition, it issues a strong warning against casual co-signing (6:1-5).  v28, How were property lines established?  The land was considered a gift from God to His people (Deuteronomy 19:14).  The tribes of Israel were allotted land according to boundaries God established though Moses (Numbers 34:1-35:8).  The specific portions were assigned by lot (Numbers 33:54).    

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v26-27, Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have.   

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v29, People must feel a certain sense of public trust and fairness for society to function.    

More to come and God Bless You.

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