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

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A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

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“More Proverbs of Solomon,” XXX, Proverbs 28:15) As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.  Matthew 2:16.  16) The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor:  but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.  17) A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.  18) Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved:  but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.  19) He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread:  but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.  20) A faithful man shall abound with blessings:  but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.  21) To have respect of persons is not good:  for for a piece of bread that man will transgress (sin).  22) He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.  23) He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.  24) Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression:  the same is the companion of a destroyer.  25) He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife:  but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.  1Timothy 6:6.  26) He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool:  but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.   27) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack:  but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.  28) When the wicked rise, men hide themselves:  but when they perish, the righteous increase. 

 John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible – v16, The prince that wanteth understanding, is a foolish prince that uses them with rigour  “abounds, in oppressions”; in laying heavy burdens and taxes on his people, in an arbitrary manner; “shall shorten, and not prolong his days”.   v17, shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him;  support or help him. When such a murderer flees, and is pursued, and unawares falls into a pit, let no man warn him of it, let no man yield him any support or sustenance.  v25, He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, not with useful knowledge and understanding, as Solomon had; nor a heart enlarged with love and affection to the souls of men, as the Apostle Paul had; but either has a covetous one, and is never satisfied with what he has, and so is continually contending with his neighbours, or of a proud spirit, and despises all around him, and cannot bear opposition and contradiction; and is of a wrathful and revengeful spirit, and always at variance with his neighbours and quarrelling with them; see ( Proverbs 18:15

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v20, The true way to be happy is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong.  v21, Judgment is perverted, when anything but pure right is considered.  v22, He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty.  v23, Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.    

More to come and God Bless You.   

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