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


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A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“More Proverbs of Solomon,” XXVII, Proverbs 27:1) Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.  Luke 12:19.  2) Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.  3) A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.  4) Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy (or jealousy)?  5) Open rebuke is better than secret love.  Galatians 2:14.  6) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.  7) The full soul (or stomach) loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.  8) As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.  9) Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:  so doeth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel (from the counsel of the soul).  10) Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of calamity:  for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.  11) My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me (treats me with contempt).  12) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.  Isaiah 32:2.  13) Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.  14) He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.  Psalm 12:2. 

Quest Study Bible – v1, The Apostle James warned about the same problem:  arrogant presumption about the future with no regard for God.  What we need is to humbly acknowledge the shortness and uncertainty of life (James 4:13-16).  v2, If you deserve praise, someone else will notice and will praise you!  v6, These are rebukes or criticism intended to correct (25:12).  Even though they are painful, they are of more use than the flattery or insincerity of an enemy.  v10, This proverb speaks about the value of maintaining friendships.  Develop a network of friendships and you’ll have a base of support.  v13, This is equivalent to giving someone a secured loan–demanding security because he or she is a risk. 

John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible – v3, but a fool’s wrath [is] heavier than them both;  it cannot be removed, it rests in his bosom; he sinks and dies under the weight of it. ( Job 5:2 ).   v10, neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity; poverty and distress, to tell him thy case, expecting sympathy relief, and succour from him; but rather go to thy friend and father’s friend, who sticks closer than a brother; see ( Proverbs 18:24 ); v13, Because of the profuse praises bestowed upon him;  sometimes God himself curses such a man, who listen to the flatteries of wicked men. ( Acts 12:22 Acts 12:23 ) .

More to come and God Bless You.  




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