Thank you for returning this evening as we complete our post of Proverbs Chapter 10, and some notes on verses from Proverbs Chapter 10, from the 'Commentary from Matthew Henry', 1710.
18 'He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.'
Through the whole of the Proverbs, we are to look for somewhat beyond the first sense the passage may imply, and this we shall find to be Christ. He is the Wisdom so often spoken of in this book.
Some observations by verse, from Matthew Henry's Commentary of 1710 may give the Holy Spirit more to draw you to more understanding from this Chapter 10 of the Proverbs.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
'He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. verse 19.
Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. verses 20,21. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought. verse 22.
That wealth which is truly desirable, has no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment; no grief for the loss; no guilt by the abuse of it. What comes from the love of God, has the grace of God for its companion. verse 23.
Only foolish and wicked men divert themselves with doing harm to others, or tempting to sin. verse 24.
The largest desire of eternal blessings the righteous can form, will be granted. verse 25.
The course of prosperous sinners is like a whirlwind, which soon spends itself, and is gone. verse 26.
As vinegar sets the teeth on edge, and as the smoke causes the eyes to smart, so the sluggard vexes his employer. verses 27,28.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
What man is he that loves life? Let him fear God, and that will secure to him life enough in this world, and eternal life in the other. verses 29.
The believer grows stronger in faith, and obeys with increased delight. verse 30.
The wicked would be glad to have this earth their home for ever, but it cannot be so. They must die and leave all their idols behind. verses 31,32. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
A good man discourses wisely for the benefit of others. But it is the sin, and will be the ruin of a wicked man, that he speaks what is displeasing to God, and provoking to those he converses with. The righteous is kept by the power of God; and nothing shall be able to separate him from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.'
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
As I am posting this today, I am joyously rejoicing in thanks and praise for Our President's 'miraculous' progress through his bout with Covid-19, and knowing that he has been, 'like a guinea pig' for all of us. What 'true encouragement' to all of us - to continue to go forward!! Amen. Amen.
Yes, even if we get a disease, by the grace and mercy of Our Lord, we can gain the 'immunity' and be able to say - 'by the Grace of God', this too shall pass'! None of us will die, no matter what, unless and until it is our 'God ordained' 'time'. Many may have 'hoped for him to die', showing their 'murderous hearts', but, it is more than apparent that God is not yet through using Mr. Trump. His service for the Lord is not over!
'Well done, thou good and faithful servant', Mr. Trump! Mrs. Trump! May any of us, if so afflicted 'make our own three-day journey' with equal success, as the Lord wills, if our life's work for His glory is not over. And, Mr. Trump, God is NOT THROUGH WITH YOU YET!! Hallelujah! NOVEMBER 3, 2020 - 'SLAM-DUNK'!!!
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