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Thank you for continuing with me this evening for more morsels in 'Proverbs Chapter 17' before we lay down for 'sweet dreams'. Amen. Amen. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
I pray that you are developing a 'habit' to continually stop and thank the Lord all the day long, and then, a prayer before bedtime, for such pleasant dreams, with such gracious and peaceful rest, in the Precious Name of Jesus. This, by the way is known as 'praying without ceasing', 'rejoicing ever more. Amen. Amen.
[Romans 12:12 - 'Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;' 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - 'Rejoice evermore.' Read more: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html ]
Chapter 17 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Part 3 of 3.
w/Notes from the Commentary of Matthew Henry for further insight. 
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Chapter 17, 'Verbatim', Post 18-AM, October 27, 2020
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Chapter 17, 'Verbatim', Post 18-Mid/day, October 27, 2020
16 'Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.'
16.'Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd.
17. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment.
18. Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.
19. If we would keep a clear conscience and a quiet mind, we must shun all excitements to anger. And a man who affects a style of living above his means, goes the way to ruin.
20. There is nothing got by ill designs. And many have paid dear for an unbridled tongue.
21. This speaks very plainly what many wise and good men feel very strongly, how grievous it is to have a foolish, wicked child.
22. It is great mercy that God gives us leave to be cheerful, and cause to be cheerful, if by his grace he gives us hearts to be cheerful.
23. The wicked are ready to part with their money, though loved, that they may not suffer for their crimes.
24. The prudent man keeps the word of God continually in view. But the foolish man cannot fix his thoughts, nor pursue any purpose with steadiness.
25. Wicked children despise the authority of their father, and the tenderness of their mother.
26. It is very wrong to find fault for doing what is duty.
27,28. A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does speak, to speak to the purpose. God knows his heart, and the folly that is bound there; therefore he cannot be deceived in his judgment as men may be.' Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
My friend, as I read and study the Proverbs, I am 'examining my heart', [2 Corinthians 13:5], seeing if I am living or learning to live with - what we all need during all of our lives - 'biblical wisdom'. I pray that you are doing likewise, for a more prosperous, healthy and happy life on this side of 'Glory'. After all, 'Proverbs' is in the Holy Scriptures, all of which is - 'God's Word to Man'. [2 Timothy 3:16-17 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
Blessings, as you say your prayers and enter into a peaceful and restful sleep this evening, in the most powerful Name of Jesus Christ, Our God, Our Lord, Our Savior. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Amen. Amen.
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