Thank you for returning with me and Jesus through the Holy Spirit this afternoon, continuing with Proverbs Chapter 23 from this morning. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Studies in 'the Proverbs' Chapter 23, 'Verbatim', Post 24-AM, November 6, 2020
How do you take your 'spot of tea' this afternoon? Amen. Amen.
Chapter 23 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Part 2 of 2.
w/Notes from the Commentary of Matthew Henry for further insight. 
Remember, God wants us all to know what is - 'the TRUTH'. Then, He allows us to either accept it, and act upon it, or, not. Amen. Amen.
19 'Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.'
19-28 'The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.'
29 'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.'
29-35 'Solomon warns against drunkenness. Those that would be kept from sin, must keep from all the beginnings of it, and fear coming within reach of its allurements. Foresee the punishment, what it will at last end in, if repentance prevent not. It makes men quarrel. Drunkards willfully make woe and sorrow for themselves. It makes men impure and insolent. The tongue grows unruly; the heart utters things contrary to reason, religion, and common civility. It stupifies and besots men. They are in danger of death, of damnation; as much exposed as if they slept upon the top of a mast, yet feel secure. They fear no peril when the terrors of the Lord are before them; they feel no pain when the judgments of God are actually upon them. So lost is a drunkard to virtue and honour, so wretchedly is his conscience seared, that he is not ashamed to say, I will seek it again. With good reason we were bid to stop before the beginning. Who that has common sense would contract a habit, or sell himself to a sin, which tends to such guilt and misery, and exposes a man every day to the danger of dying insensible, and awaking in hell?
Wisdom seems in these chapters to take up the discourse as at the beginning of the book. They must be considered as the words of Christ to the sinner.' Amen. Amen. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Thank you for returning on Saturday, November 7, 2020 as we conclude this 'section' of Proverbs Chapters 12-24, with Chapter 24. 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 ]
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