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

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A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus      

“The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” Metropolitan Baptist Church

I recently saw the movie, “The Good Earth”.  I had read the book by Pearl S. Buck, a wonderful author.  And I cried through the movie, it was beautiful. 

“Sayings of the Wise”, IV, Proverbs 24:1) Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.  2) For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief (doing harm).  3) Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:  4) And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.  5) A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.  6) For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war:  and in multitude of counselors there is safety.  7) Wisdom is too high for a fool:  he openeth not his mouth in the gate (assembly).  8) He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.  9) The thought of foolishness is sin:  and the scorner (mocker) is an abomination to men.  10) If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.  11) If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;  Isaiah 58:6; 7; 1John 3:16.  12) If thou sayest, Behold we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it?  and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it?  and shall not He render to every man according to his works?  Revelation 2:23.  13) My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:  14) So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul:  when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.  15) Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:  16) For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:  but the wicked shall fall into mischief (evil).  Psalm 34:19; Micah 7:8.  17) Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:  18) Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.  19) Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;  20) For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.  21) My son, fear thou the Lord and the king:  and meddle not with them that are given to change (rebellion):  Romans 13:7.  22) For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-2, Envy not sinners.  And let not a desire (for their company) ever come into thy mind.  v4-5, Piety (Reverence for God) and prudence (foresight, discretion) in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man.  By knowledge the soul is filled by those precious and pleasant riches.  The spirit is strengthened by true wisdom.   v11-12, If a man knows that his neighbor is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. 

Quest Study Bible – v13, Like honey, wisdom is desirable because of its life-giving properties and its sweetness. Just as honey satisfies a person’s taste, wisdom satisfies a person’s life.

 

 

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