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

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, Dutchforward.  Chorus:  “Great is Thy Faithfulness, great is Thy Faithfulness, morning by morning, new mercies I see.  All I have needed, Thy Hand hath provided.  Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.”  Hallelujah!

“Further Sayings of the Wise,” Proverbs 24:23) These things also belong to the wise.  It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.  24) He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:  25) But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.  26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.  27) Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.   28) Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.  29) Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me:  I will render to the man according to his work.  Matthew 5;39.  30) I went by the field of the slothful (lazy), and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;  31) And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.  Matthew 13:7, 22; Hebrews 6:8.  32) Then I saw, and considered it well (set my heart):  I looked upon it, and received instruction.  33) Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  34) So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth (in labor); and thy want as an armed man. 

Quest Study Bible – v26, How does an honest answer resemble a kiss on the lips?  Like a kiss an honest answer demonstrates affection and love, the marks of genuine friendship.  v27, Why plow your field before building a house?  The principle is to get your financial and vocational life in order before you undertake a project like building a house.  Many believe that building a house is a figure of speech for marriage.  Thus, make sure you’re able to provide for a family before you begin one.  v30-34, When are rest and sleep okay?  Some people tend to be lazy, but others are workaholics.  Both greed and the desire to escape work are wrong.  Yet rest has been a part of God’s design for work from the beginning.  After God worked on creation for six days, He stopped work on the seventh.  God designed the world with the cycle for work and rest.  He intended that the Sabbath would provide rest and refreshment for the workers (Exodus 23:12).

More to come and God Bless You. 


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