Proverbs Chapter 28

Proverbs Chapter 28 #Relationships #Behavior #Attitude #Wisdom #Integrity

 RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships With People

  • 24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, it is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. 1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV “Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Stealing is a sin. Exodus 20:15 (KJV)Thou shalt not steal. To steal from your parents is even worse. Jesus talks to the religious leaders of the day about the very same thing. Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: BUT THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS SAID But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, [They are saying that it is a gift to God to avoid being responsible for their elderly parents.]

But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me; he shall be free.

It is Corban. Rather, ‘Let it be a corban,’ a formula common among the Jews on such occasions; by which the Pharisees released a child from supporting his parents; and even deemed it sacrilege if he afterwards gave anything for their use.  by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.  And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. 

  • 25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. With pride comes conceit. With conceit comes strife. Think about a conceited person. Now, look at the drama that constantly surrounds them. Or think of a person who thinks that they and only they have the solution to all problem. So much so that they will destroy the name of anyone who led before they took that same leadership position, just to make themselves look better than their predecessors. This is not a political statement. I have seen it happen in many corporations and even school districts. Never destroy someone’s name just to make yourself look good. It will always come back to you tenfold. 

Our Relationship with God:

Please use the links below to access scriptures that give you live examples of the verse.

 

  • The righteous children of God will always stand firm. And they stand firm in God’s name. David and Goliath. David and the Philistines. David and Saul. (These links take you to the stories in the Bible about David and how he fled from the wicked of Saul.1The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. 7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.  David did not shame his father. Saul shamed Samuel so much so that Samuel was furious.  God told him not to worry. He had a replacement for Saul. Even Samuel look at the human features of what he thought would make a great king. But God looked at the heart and chose a kid who was already keeping His law. A young man who already relied on Him to protect Him. A young man who stayed away from riotous men = even though his brother accused him of that very thing. It could be that they were accusing him because they were NOT chosen to be the next king of Israel and their little brother was chosen.
  • 2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: [After David Israel had many kings and they led the people into sin. The majority of the people were always in support of these evil kings [Kings of Israel] who gave the people their hearts’ desire. Kings of Judah after Rehoboam’s mistake!!but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. 
  • 4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked:  but such as keep the law contend with them. This is happening right now in many nations. Pulpit CommentaryVerse 4. – They that forsake the Law praise the wicked. This they do because they love iniquity, and like to see it extend its influence, and arm itself against the good, who is a standing reproach to them. St. Paul notes it as a mark of extreme wickedness that gross sinners “not only do the same iniquities but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:32). Such as keeping the law contend with them; are angry with them. They are filled with righteous indignation; they cannot hold their peace when they see God’s Law outraged, and must have the offenders punished (comp. 1 Kings 19:14Psalm 74:11. etc.; Psalms 119:136, 139; 139:21). The LXX. connects this verse with the latter part of the preceding, thus: “As an impetuous and profitless rain, thus those who forsake the Law praise ungodliness; but they who love the Law raise a wall around themselves.”

  • 5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all thingsEvil men do not understand that there is no absolute judgment and the effect of the justice or judgments made until after they the decisions are made. Just because some people are very vocal about isolating a specific social problem and bringing down the arm of justice on that perceived problem that does not mean that now is the time, nor the place to resolve the problem. If it will bankrupt the city, county, or state then maybe that is not the proper judgment to make at the current time. Find another solution. Seek counsel from financial advisors before many any decisions that impact a large group within any community.
  • 9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. When we turn our backs on God our prayers are just a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. WHY because we are no operating out of an attitude of love. Love for God and love for our fellow-man.
  • 10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. We live in an age where there are huge grandiose churches that are based on “positivity.” Many times some of these institutions are moving away from the trunk of the tree of the true Gospel. Paul warned the Galatians about running to and from the variations on a theme of the Gospel that was being presented to them.  Remain in the liberty that Christ has given to you. Look at Galatians 5. Ascertain whether or not the teacher demonstrates the gifts of the fruit of the spirit or the fruit of the flesh. 12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
  • 13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsakeththem shall have mercy.  This is a very important verse. So I am adding the Treasury of Scripture commentary on this verse.
Treasury of Scripture

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

gave.

that.

purify.

unto.

peculiar.

zealous.

 14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. [See previous scriptures.]

28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase. When a ruler creates nothing but confusion and mayhem men eventually hide. No one wants to serve. They don’t want to take the chance that their lives will be ripped apart. A person with a hard heart and a lack of wisdom will not even notice that they are surrounded by mischief!

“The Fool, Foolishness, Ignoring Correction”

  • 26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

 The Poor: The following verses address how we should take care of the poor; how the poor should treat each other. How the poor seek wisdom because their ego is not attached to their poverty. Finally, the blessings that come from taking care of the poor.

 

  • 3A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
  • 6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
  • 8He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
  • 11The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
  • 15As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
  • 27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Treasury of Scripture

Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

 

INTEGRITY/ACTIONS:

We have discussed each of the following actions in previous lessons.

 

  • 16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
  • 17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
  • 19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
  • 20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
  • 21 To have respect of persons is not good: for a piece of bread that man will transgress. Favoritism
  • 22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
  • 23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. 

 

 

 

 

 

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