A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Emmanuel,” Norman Hutchins
“More Proverbs of Solomon,” XXXIV, Proverbs 28:24) 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. 1 Timothy 6:6.
John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible – v24, Whoso robbeth his father or his mother As Micah did of eleven hundred shekels of silver, ( Judges 17:2 ) ; and saith, [it is] no transgression; what is his father’s or his mother’s is his own, or as good as his own, it will come to him at their death; and if he wants it before, he thinks he ought to have it; and if they are not willing to give it him, it is with him no sin to rob them of it; and this he says within himself, to quiet his conscience when he has done it; or to others who may charge him with it: but, whatever such a man thinks, sins against parents are greater than against others; as parricide is a greater sin than any other kind of murder, so robbing of parents is greater than any other kind of theft; it is more aggravated, especially when parents are aged, and cannot work for themselves, but depend on what they have for their livelihood; whereas a young man can, and ought, and should rather give to his parents than rob them of what they have; the same [is] the companion of a destroyer; of a murderer; either he has got into such company which have put him upon such wicked practices; or he will soon get into such a society, and, from a robber of his father and mother, become a robber on the highway, and a murderer; and he has wickedness enough to be a destroyer of the lives of his parents, as well as of their substance; and sometimes the one sin leads to the other. v25, He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife Or, of a “large heart” F3, or has an enlarged one; 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, who enlarges its desire as hell, and is never satisfied with what he has, and so is continually contending with his neighbours, engaging in lawsuits for their property, or unwilling to pay his lawful debts; 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 ) ; but he that putteth his Trust In THE LORD shall be made fat; that TRUSTS IN THE LORD, both for things temporal and Spiritual; does not covet his neighbour’s goods, nor disturbs his peace, nor injures his person or property to increase his own, but depends upon THE LORD for a supply of necessary good things; such an one shall be fat and flourishing, both in his temporal and Spiritual estate; all he does shall prosper; he shall want no good thing, ( Psalms 84:11 Psalms 84:12 ) ( Jeremiah 17:7 Jeremiah 17:8)