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August 26, 2018

Proverbs – start date 8.26.2018

Filed under: Old and New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 7:52 pm


AUTHOR: Solomon

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, 2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. 4 Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; 5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6:6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. 7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, 8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. 9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Rev. Mark Dooley, 8.12.18

1. The outline of the slacker
a. He loves to sleep.
b. He is more a nuisance than a help.
c. He has a know it all attitude.
d. He often makes excuses.
i. Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
2. The outcome for a slacker
a. He lives in poverty and hunger.
b. He loses his freedom, becoming a slave.
c. He loses opportunities.

Proverbs 6:12 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,13 winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, 14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; 15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. 16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Warnings Against Adultery

20 My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, 24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. 25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; 26 for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life. 27 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? 28 Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? 29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. 30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, Proverbs 6:31 but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. 32 He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. 33 He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. 34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. 35 He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

PROV 19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

PROV 21: 11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

THE WAY OF THE MOCKER – Proverbs 19:25 and Proverbs 21:11
Rev Mark Dooley, 8/19/18
Leonardtown Baptist Church

PROV 19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge. PROV 21: 11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

1. Those who love correction. The discerning, wise. Open to correction, all it takes is a word from a wise person. Hebrews 12 says God corrects/disciplines the ones he loves. Correction isn’t a bad thing if we are going in the wrong direction.

2. Those who learn correction. Inexperienced person. When they see what happens to the mocker, they learn a lesson, they become wiser. Proverbs 22:3 A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

3. Those who loaths correction
a. He has a drought of conviction. There is nothing that correct his ways. He remains in draught condition. Proverbs 14:15 The inexperienced one believes anything, but the sensible one watches his steps. The mocker lives with a lack of convictions. Here are a few convictions that are not negotiable for the Christian:
i. The scripture is the word of God. It doesn’t just contain the words of God, it IS the word of God.
ii. Jesus died on the cross and rose again three days later. Not just an Easter truth, it is a core belief of Christianity.
iii. Jesus will come again in the future. Maranatha which means comes quickly Lord. And when he does come, all people will stand before him in judgment to give an account of your life.
b. He is devoted to complacency. Proverbsverbs 1:22 How long, inexperienced ones, will you love ignorance? How long will you mockers enjoy mocking and you fools hate knowledge?
c. He defies change. The mocker can’t be taught anything because he thinks he already knows everything. Proverbsverbs 21:24 Proverbsverbs 15:12 Proverbsverbs 13:1 . Do you defy change in your life? If you do, then maybe you are walking the way of the mocker. Do you give consideration to what other people are saying? God might be trying to speak to your heart through a friend.
d. He desires contention. Proverbsverbs 29:8 Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger. Some people flame contention in the church. Instead of trying to help, they fan the flames of contention. The mocker can’t see what they are doing, they are blind. The mocker is TOXIC and spreads INFECTION. Proverbsverbs 22:10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Proverbs 26:1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Proverbs 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Proverbs 26:6 Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Proverbs 26:7 Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:8 Like one who binds the stone in the sling is one who gives honor to a fool.
Proverbs 26:9 Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:10 Like an archer who wounds everyone is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.
Proverbs 26:11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.
Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 26:13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!”
Proverbs 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.
Proverbs 26:15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.
Proverbs 26:17 Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Proverbs 26:18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death
Proverbs 26:19 is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”
Proverbs 26:20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
Proverbs 26:21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Proverbs 26:22 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Proverbs 26:23 Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart.
Proverbs 26:24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;
Proverbs 26:25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;
Proverbs 26:26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

The Way of the Fool
Proverbs 26:1-12
Rev Mark Dooley, Leonardtown Baptist Church

1. Three TYPES of foolishness (3 Hebrew words representing foolishness)
a. Kesyl = stubbornness
b. Ewil = perversion
i. Proverbs 19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
ii. Proverbs 7:21-22 With much seductive speech she persuades him, with her smooth talk she persuades him.
c. Nabal = bully
i. 1 Samuel 25:10-11 And Nabal answered David’s servants, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse. There are many servants these day who are breaking away from their masters. 11 Shall I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers and give it to men who come from where I do not know where?”
ii. 1 Samuel 25-25 Let not my Lord regard this worthless fellow Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and folly is with him. But I your servant did not see the young men of my lord, whom you sent
2. Five traits of foolishness
a. Fools are unrighteous
i. Proverbs 10:23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
ii. Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.
b. Fools are unwise
i. Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words
ii. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
c. Fools are unrealistic
i. Proverbs 17:24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
d. Fools are undisciplined
i. With their money. Proverbs 21:20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
ii. With their mouth. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
iii. In their moods. Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
e. Fools are Unteachable
i. Proverbs 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
3. Two truths of foolishness
a. Foolishness is inseparately bound to sin.
i. Proverbs 24:9 The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.
ii. Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.
b. Foolishness is ineffectively dealt with other than by grace.
i. Proverbs 27:22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.

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