10/29/2020 0 Comments
Welcome back this afternoon my friends.
Let's sit down with a 'spot of tea', and 'taste and see that the Lord is so very good', [Psalm 34:8] with more 'words of wisdom' from Proverbs Chapter 18. Thank you for returning. Amen. Amen.
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Studies in 'the Proverbs' Chapter 18, 'Verbatim', Post 19-AM, October 29, 2020
Proverbs Chapter 18, Part 2 of 2. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
10 'The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.'
Notes: 10-18 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
10,11. 'The Divine power, made known in and through our Lord Jesus Christ, forms a strong tower for the believer, who relies on the Lord. How deceitful the defence of the rich man, who has his portion and treasure in this world! It is a strong city and a high wall only in his own conceit; for it will fail when most in need. They will be exposed to the just wrath of that Judge whom they despised as a Saviour.
12. After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility.
13. Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame.
14. Firmness of mind supports under many pains and trials. But when the conscience is tortured with remorse, no human fortitude can bear the misery; what then will hell be?
15. We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts.
16. Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls.
17. It is well to listen to our enemies, that we may form a better judgment of ourselves.
18. It was customary sometimes to refer matters to God, by casting lots, with solemn prayer. The profaning the lot, by using it in matters of diversion, or coveting what belongs to others, forms an objection to this now.'
19 'A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.'
Notes: 19-24. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
19. 'Great care must be taken to prevent quarrels among relations and those under obligations to each other. Wisdom and grace make it easy to forgive; but corruption makes it difficult.
20. The belly is here put for the heart, as elsewhere; and what that is filled with, our satisfaction will be accordingly, and our inward peace.
21. Many a one has caused his own death, or the death of others, by a false or injurious tongue.
22. A good wife is a great blessing to a man, and it is a token of Divine favour.
23. Poverty tells men they must not order or demand. And at the throne of God's grace we are all poor, and must use entreaties.
24. Christ Jesus never will forsake those who trust in and love him. May we be such friends to others, for our Master's sake. Having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto the end; and we are his friends if we do whatever he commands us, [John 15:14].' Amen. Amen. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Choice tidbits, indeed. Thank you for returning during the week of November 2-4-6, 2020, when, as the Lord wills, we will continue with Proverbs Chapters 19-20-21.
I do pray that the 'eyes of your understanding is being opened wider and wider in these perilous times, through all our studies in all my rooms in my house in and with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Amen. Amen.
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