“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/More Proverbs of Solomon, XXIX (29)

 

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“More Than Enough”, Vickie Winans. 

A Key Verse:  14) Happy is the man that feareth always:  but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.             

“More Proverbs of Solomon”, XXIX (29), Proverbs 28:1) The wicked flee when no man pursueth:  but the righteous are bold as a lion.  2) For the transgression (rebellious) of a land many are the princes (rulers) thereof:  but by a man of understanding and knowledge (maintains order) the state thereof shall be prolonged.  3) A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.  4) They that forsake the law praise the wicked:  but such as keep the law contend (resist) with them.  5) Evil men understand not judgment:  but they that seek the Lord understand all things.  6) Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.  7) Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son:  but he that is a companion of riotous (or feedeth glutinous) men shameth his father.  8) He that by usury and unjust gain (exorbitant interest) increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.  9) He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination (loathsome).  10) Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit:  but the upright shall have good things in possession.  11) The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out (sees through him).  12) When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory:  but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden (men go into hiding).  13) He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:  but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.  *14) Happy is the man that feareth always:  but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Quest Study Bible – v2, How do many rulers show that country is rebellious?  Various factions of individuals grasp for power.  The rebellious northern kingdom of Israel had nine different ruling families in just over two centuries.  Each one came into power through an assassination and none of them obeyed God (Hosea 7:7).  For more than three centuries, by contrast, Judah  had only one ruling family.  v13, What’s the best way to confess sins?  God’s people should honestly and openly tell Him when they sin.  Though He knows when they sin, He wants them to admit it so He can help.  David’s prayers in Psalm 32 and Psalm 51 provide a model for confessing to God.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – V14, We should always fear offending God and fear sinning against Him.

More to come and God Bless You.   

 

 

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