Monday, March 24, 2014

Proverbs 24


Proverbs-24-3-4-web Proverbs 24:1-2 "Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them." "For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief."
Proverbs 24:3-4 "Through wisdom is a house builded; and by understanding it is established:" "And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches."
Proverbs 24:5-6 "A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength." "For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety."
We see that we are not to want the way or the rewards of the evil man.  A family or home is built upon faith in God. A family with God as its center is established and is not easily shaken.   Wisdom and wise counsel are associated with strength.
Proverbs24_14   Proverbs 24:15-16 "Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:" "For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." 
This is just saying that men of God fall into problems many times, as well as the sinner. It rains on the just and the unjust.
Proverbs-24.26-940x705  Proverbs 24:23-24 "These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect of persons in judgment."  "He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:"
Proverbs 24:25-26 "But to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them."      "[Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer."
Proverbs 24:27-28 "Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house."   "Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive [not] with thy lips."
There is nothing worse than an unjust judge. The people can tell when someone is playing favorites, and they don't like it.   The people want the guilty punished and the innocent to go free. The judge that does just that, without playing favorites, is respected and loved by the people and by the Lord, as well.  This is saying that a just and righteous response is as desirable as this most intimate expression of friendship.   This is just saying for a man to build up whatever he is doing for a living, before he takes on a family, and before he builds a house to live in. It is saying, get your living established first and then go and build a house.  Deceiving with the lips, perhaps, means stretching the truth to harm someone.

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