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Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10

All scripture is for the instruction of mankind and is dual, the physical aspects being object lessons for spiritual righteousness.  We must learn God’s righteousness and internalize that godly righteousness within ourselves, through diligent study and KEEPING of the will of God, as defined in the scriptures.

As fathers and mothers, we all want righteous and successful children that we can be proud of;  God the Father is no different and wants faithful, zealous, successful children who follow his instructions and are full of love for HIM:  Which pleases HIM!

What parent is not heart broken by a foolish and wicked child?

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

The gain of evil doing is transitory and profits nothing in the long term, ultimately bringing only destruction and death.  Who can take his physical treasures with him when he dies?   The righteousness that comes from obedience to God, last’s forever and brings eternal life.

10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

The righteous who are diligent to learn and obey every Word of their heavenly Father will be raised up out of the dust of the earth; but the life of the unrepentant wicked shall be forfeit.

10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

Do you want to be wealthy in this life? Then work very hard toward your goal!  Do you want to gather much spiritual wealth and eternal life in the spirit?  Then work very hard towards that noble goal!

10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

The spiritually lazy who are content to sit idle and leave their salvation to others will lose it.

Matthew 25:28   Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

The just man who lives by the Word of God shall be blessed of God; but God will destroy the wicked who lean to their own ways.

10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.   10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Those who truly love God the father and Jesus Christ will be zealous to live by every Word of God to please God always.  Those who rebel against the source of life eternal are foolish and will perish because of their departure from the way of life eternal.

10:8 The wise in heart will receive [accept and obey God’s Word] commandments: but a prating fool [rejects God’s Word for his own ways] shall fall.

God can discern between the godly and the disobedient.  The faithful will have a sure place with God, while the rebellious are known and will be rejected. 

10:9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely [is secure]: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Those who take God’s Word lightly and those who foolishly compromise with righteousness shall be destroyed.

10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

The righteous teach the truth; that the Word and  law of God is truth, justice and righteousness, which is eternal life; but the teacher who is not zealous to live by every Word of God leads people to perdition and goes to destruction.

10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

To bear grudges and be unforgiving is hatred, but to love is to forgive.

10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Those who are sinful and unrepentant will receive many strokes of correction; those who examine and correct themselves have a wise heart and need little correction from God.

10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Those who teach people to compromise with or neglect the Word of God, are foolishly running to their own destruction; but the wise run to acquire knowledge and quickly turn from every false way.

10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

The physically rich have some strength in their wealth; and the spiritually rich may rely on the Eternal.

Physical poverty is a crushing burden; while spiritual poverty brings one to spiritual destruction.

10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

The labor of the godly, is to become like God, which leads to life eternal.  The end of the wicked, who turn away from spiritual knowledge to decide right and wrong for themselves is to be cut off from God and his salvation.

10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Those who obey God the Father and Jesus Christ have life eternal; but he who exalts men, organizations and false traditions as idols above the Word of God errs greatly from the way to salvation. 

10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth [God’s] instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

The one who says pleasant things to hide his animosity and then slanders behind someones back; is a false, sneaking, lying, hypocrite.

10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Let us think before we speak and be prudent in our words.

10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

The godly are just and teach the truth; the wicked teach to follow others in place of God and encourage compromise with God’s Word.

10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

The teachings of the godly bring many to repentance; those who teach sinful compromise, rebellion and toleration of sin, will perish along with their followers.

10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

To live by every Word of God brings eternal rewards without sorrow.  God shall give eternal life and wipe away every sorrows of his faithful.

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Brethren compromising, winking at and tolerating sin, as is done today; is NOT overcoming!  It is BEING OVERCOME!

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

A fool delights to sin, not understanding that he is rushing to his own destruction.  God’s Word reveals the end of the righteous and the end of the wicked, and makes one wise to gain life eternal.

10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

The wicked who reject zeal to live by every Word of God think God’s Word is unimportant until they fall into tribulation and correction.  

Those diligent and zealous to live by every Word of God; shall have a good reward of wisdom and life eternal!

10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.  10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

The unrepentant who compromise and rebel against God, shall perish as a wisp of wind, here a moment and then gone forevermore!  The zealous for all the ways and will of God shall inherit eternal life.

10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

A lazy man is a vexation to his employer; a lazy man in spiritual things is a vexation to God the Father and will be rejected by Christ for his lack of zeal. (Rev 3:16, Mat 25)

10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Those who are zealous for the things of God shall inherit eternal life, but the spiritually complacent, indolent and lukewarm shall perish unless they repent wholeheartedly.

Those who teach that Christ is love and will overlook unrepented sin: will NOT be in the resurrection to eternal life! 

Those who understand that Christ is love and will therefore correct sin because sin leads us to our destruction, will know that God does NOT overlook any willful sin. 

Only the zealous to live by every Word of God, shall surely live forever!

10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

The KEEPING of the ways, teachings and commandments of the Word of God, places us under the protection of the Mighty One who ravaged Egypt and brought down Jericho: The Great Deliverer who shall open the graves of the zealous to the resurrection of eternal life!

10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

The zealous for God shall inherit eternal life and all things; while the unrepentant evil doer shall inherit destruction.

The godly man teaches justice and the law of God, leading men into the wisdom of God! 

The wicked man who teaches compromise with and attempts to justify disobedience of and rejects zeal for the Word of God, shall perish.

10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

The repentant and humble before God

10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable [to God the Father]: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh forwardness [stubborn self-justification instead of sincere repentance].

 

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