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Welcome back this afternoon, my friends for a 'spot of tea' and to conclude with some 'tasty morsels' as we continue from Studies in 'the Proverbs' Chapter 27, 'Verbatim', Post 28-AM, November 18, 2020
finishing Chapter 27 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Part 2 of 2.
w/Notes from the Commentary of Matthew Henry for further insight. 
11 'My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.'
Notes: 11-14 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
11. 'An affectionate parent urges his son to prudent conduct that should gladden his heart. The good conduct of Christians is the best answer to all who find fault with the gospel.
12. Where there is temptation, if we thrust ourselves into it, there will be sin, and punishment will follow.
13. An honest man may be made a beggar, but he is not honest that makes himself one.
14. It is folly to be fond of being praised; it is a temptation to pride.'
15 'A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.'
17 'Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.'
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.'
Notes: 15-22 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
15,16. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. [No comment, just grateful to have been, forgiven.]
17. We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better.
18. Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. [Amen. Amen.]
19. One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. [Daily, sometimes, minute by minute.]
20. Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. [Grow in this 'discipline', my friends.]
21. Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him.
22. Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change.
23 'Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.'
Notes: 23-27 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
23-27. We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.' Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710
My friends, as you 'munch on these morsels', do as I do, acknowledge the application, and where needful, confess the 'faults', 'repent', and 'ask and receive', 'with gratitude', 'His forgiveness'. Then, 'move on'.
When the Holy Spirit is so working, it is a 'cleansing work', no matter when the event occurred. This will keep you from having 'mental issues'. And, oh my, those 'records of memories' are erased!! Egads!!
Try this and and be 'blessed'. Amen. Amen.
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