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

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

<p<strong>&gt;”More Proverbs of Solomon,” XXIV, Proverbs 25:16) Hast thou found honey?  eat so much as is sufficient for thee; lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.  17) Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.  18) A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul (club), and a sword, and a sharp arrow.  Psalm 140:3.  19) Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.  Job 6:14-20; 2Timothy 4:16.  20) As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre (soda), so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.  21) If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:  Matthew 5:44.  22) For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.  23) The north wind driveth away rain:  so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.  24) It is better to dwell in the corner of the house top, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.  25) As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.  26) A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.  Micah 7:8.  27) It is not good to eat much honey:  so for men to search their own glory is not glory.  Luke 14:11.  28) He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Quest Study Bible – v16, Too much of any good thing will bring negative side-effects.  v17, We can hinder relationships when we visit too frequently or for too long a time.  Even our best friends need space and privacy to care for their own affairs and families.  v20, People who are discouraged may benefit more if we weep with them (Romans 12:15).  v21-22, Jesus stressed the principle of this proverb and the Apostle Paul quoted it directly.  Both emphasized the need to love one’s enemy and to overcome evil with good (Matthew 5:44; Romans 12:20).  v26, A city with broken-down walls is defenseless against attacks by the enemy.  Likewise, a person with no self-control has no defenses against the attacks of temptation.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v19, Confidence in an unfaithful man Is painful and vexing (annoying), he not only fails *but disappoints (paraphrased).  v23, Sin, if it receives any check, becomes cowardly.   

More to come and God Bless You.             


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