Proverbs 1-15

 

Proverbs 1 

God’s Word is Wisdom and to turn from living by EVERY Word of God to decide for ourselves, is rejecting the Wisdom of God.

Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Solomon is trying to teach us the wisdom of God which is to respect  God and do his will. 

Man has existed on the earth for only a few thousand years but God has existed forever. Those who tolerate the evil of false doctrine or overlook and fail to rebuke sin are ignorant, foolish and wicked and certainly separated from God.  Wisdom is to be at one with God in words, thoughts and deeds.

The whole book of Proverbs is God’s inspired instructions in how to be ONE with Christ and God the Father.

Proverbs is the instructions of Christ to those called to become a part of his bride! 

The wisdom, understanding and love of God is contained in his Word, teachings and commandments.

God through Solomon is teaching us:

1:2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

1:4 To give subtilty [depth of wisdom] to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

The godly will hear instruction and accept correction from God’s Word.  In doing that he will grow greatly in grace [repentance] and knowledge; and in living by the Word of God will develop godly wisdom and  internalize the nature of God, becoming ONE with God.

1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

1:6 To [the humble before God will learn by exalting God’s Word] understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

To respect and hold Christ and God the Father in great awe and esteem, exalting them above all others and KEEPING their words as precious jewels of wisdom: is the beginning of ONENESS with God the Father as Christ is ONE with the Father.

Anyone who rejects any part of the scriptures, as many folks do in rejecting Nehemiah on the Sabbath; are NOT at ONE with Christ or with God the Father and need to repent quickly.  Anyone who says that Christ will overlook unrepentant sin [repentance means to STOP and turn away form sin:]  Is ignorant of the things of Christ and of God the Father and a fool before God.

1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction [which is correction of error].

Our ultimate Father is in heaven and KEEPING his instructions and law in wholehearted repentance, brings forgiveness and much honour .

1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains [of authority, rulership] about thy neck.

We are to reject those who teach tolerance for sin and who compromise with the commandments of God.  Quite honestly that means we are to reject those who teach us to buy in restaurants on Sabbath, to reject God’s calendar and hold our festivals on days other than God’s commanded Festival dates, or to commit any other sin including tolerating false doctrines. 

We shall be condemned for tolerating false doctrines

1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Do not sin in anything

1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

1:14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

Physical death is a symbol of spiritual death and those who teach people to compromise with the word’s of life and wisdom, are greater destroyers than those who merely kill the flesh.

1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed [destroy the spirit] blood.

The traps of the wicked are well hidden and the evil one’s cloak themselves in an appearance of righteousness.  With clever arguments they deceive, saying that evil is good and they entice into sin and destruction teaching:  “God would not want your to lose your job over a few minutes work on Sabbath,” or “it is our good pleasure to eat in restaurants on Sabbath.”  They make evil seem good and stand on the false traditions of men: Lying and saying that they are God’s servants and must be obeyed;  when it is God who is to be obeyed and not the false servant!  Those do these things do not obey or serve God, but are the servants of their own vices. 

Such wicked men who teach people to sin or to tolerate heresy, truly work to their own destruction, and those who follow these blind souls instead of living by every Word of God will reap their just reward.

1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

Hear the wisdom of God. 

Greedily demanding more than is your godly just due is stealing the life and livelihood of the brethren; the beloved children of God!  God will NOT hold you guiltless. for burdening his children and teaching the brethren to exalt men as idols above the Word of God.

1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

1:22 How long, ye simple [willfully ignorant] ones, will ye love simplicity [how long will we love ignorance and reject knowledge]? and the scorners delight in their scorning [against truth], and fools hate knowledge?

Turn and repent at the reproof of the Words of God.  Christ will then pour out his spirit of wisdom and understanding upon us!

1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Dear brethren, this is no light thing, for by rejecting zeal for the teachings and commandments of Christ; WE HAVE REJECTED JESUS CHRIST!  Those who lack zeal for the commandments and teachings of Holy Scripture will be rejected by Jesus Christ!

Being hot for an organization or some human leader; IS NOT the same thing as being hot and zealous for Jesus Christ and the Word of God!

Revelation 3:16   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Thinking and saying that we are spiritually rich when we are compromising with the teachings and commandments of Christ is self deception!

3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

The compromisers and sinful who may be zealous for idols of men, organizations and false traditions, and are not zealous to live by every Word of God; are about to be rejected by Christ into great tribulation for their correction and their good.

Be assured that God will not be mocked; what we HAVE SOWN we SHALL REAP; therefore there will be no deliverance except physical death, out of tribulation.

Galatians 6:7   Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap 

Today God has kept his promise of a latter day increase in knowledge and has been warning the brethren of their laxity; but they have rejected the truth to cleave to error and falsehood, and have closed their eyes to the warnings; In doing so they have rejected the wisdom of God’s Word to follow the foolishness of their own false ways.  Therefore we shall surely be sternly corrected.

Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

1:25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

1:27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Those who repent now will be forgiven and kept from the hour of trial.  Those who sincerely repent in tribulation shall not be delivered out  of the tribulation, but shall be required to PROVE their REPENTANCE by suffering for God’s commandments that they had previously compromised with.

1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Those who reject the warning message being delivered now [and for the past eight years]; will reap the consequences of their rejection of the truth of God for the false traditions of men; and for their idolizing of men and institutions above the Word of God. 

1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

For teaching the spiritually simple to compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ, many an elder shall be slain; and for their pride in their positions and presumed spiritual wealth [which is a fantasy in their own minds] many a leader, elder and brother shall be destroyed.

1:32 For the turning away [leading astray of the spiritually shallow] of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools [who think that they are righteous] shall destroy them.

Those who truly love Christ and listen to him; KEEPING his teachings and commandments shall be physically preserved in the place God has prepared and shall be spiritually saved if they endure to the end.

1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Yet for the vast majority of the Ekklesia which is Laodicea today; there is HOPE! 

Even though they will be forced to admit their sins when they have their false teachings made manifest by falling into great tribulation; even though they must then PROVE their wholehearted repentance by suffering and many dying for their new found zeal, they will be forgiven IF they sincerely repent.

Revelation 3:17   Because thou sayest, I am [spiritually]  rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually] wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Many of Laodicea shall repent in the fire of affliction and acquire the true the gold of the Word of God; that they might become spiritually rich. 

They should repent of their lack of zeal for the KEEPING of all the teachings and commandments of Christ, that they might be adorned with the white robes of righteousness that the shame of their spiritual nakedness and uncleanness not be revealed.

They need to  seek out the Holy Spirit to open their eyes, that they may see the themselves as God sees them and correct themselves, and that they might see the truth of God.

3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Have HOPE;  Laodicea is being rebuked and corrected because Jesus loves them and is not willing that any should perish.

3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Jesus Christ is standing at the door and knocking;  If any will repent and turn to him:  He will share the spiritual food of God’s Word with the repentant. 

3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

If we repent and are steadfast unto death; we will have a reward in the Kingdom; being admitted into the government of God.

3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Warning; ONLY the REPENTANT who overcome; will be in the resurrection to eternal life.

 

Proverbs 2

If we diligently seek out the wisdom contained in the Word of God; to LEARN IT and to DO IT then we shall find the knowledge of God and true spiritual wisdom and eternal life of happiness and fulfillment.  To willfully compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ is to play the fool.

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

The Word of God is TRUTH and eternal WISDOM.  Whoever turns aside from the teachings and commandments of Christ and God the Father is a fool rushing to his own destruction.

Wisdom comes by diligent study, rejecting all error and the KEEPING of all the things of God as we learn them!

Acts 5:32   And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Brethren today’s church organizations have quenched God’s spirit of wisdom;  because they will not obey Christ and instead exalt men, corporations and false traditions above the Word of God.

Proverbs  2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous [the commandment KEEPER]: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly [in obedience to Christ and the Father].

2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his [faithful zealous] saints.

If we prayerfully study seeking understanding from God the Father; if we diligently think and meditate on the things of God, day and night; if we then apply to our lives and KEEP all of the Word of God:  Then we shall: 

2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

When we love the wisdom of the Word of God and it becomes our most pleasant desire; the we shall learn the path to eternal life and become UNITED with Christ and with God the Father.

2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

When we learn and apply the wisdom of God’s Word; obeying God without compromise; we will be delivered from bondage to sin and the darkness of death.

2:12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

In scripture women can be symbols of religions, and loose women are symbolic of spiritual disloyalty to God. 

The wisdom of God’s Word fills us with knowledge of truth and delivers us from all false doctrines and false religions.  Those who take a stand on the Word of God and all the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ are delivered from all false doctrines and the cunningly devised fables of false teachers.

2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman [false religions] , even from the stranger [false teacher who leads astray with clever enticing words] which flattereth with her words;

2:17 Which forsaketh [apostatizes from] the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant [of obedience to her Lord] of her God.

Those who compromise with the wisdom of keeping all of God’s Word, follow the path to destruction.

2:18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life [As those enticed by loose women do so to their own hurt, those who are enticed by alluring words to follow false doctrines and idols of men do so to their own destruction, unless they quickly and sincerely  repent].

Be diligent to LEARN and KEEP:  TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD!

Only God is righteous and we must become like God; Believing, Thinking and Doing as God does; in full UNITY and  ONENESS with Christ and the Father; through internalizing their very nature by fulfilling all of the Word of God.

2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good [of the Godly] men, and keep the paths of the righteous [of God].

Those who love the Word, teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ shall be chosen to be a part of the bride of Christ and to inherit the earth.

2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Those who willfully compromise with the Word of God; who think that Christ will overlook unrepentant sin and the tolerance of false doctrines [teachings] diverse from those of Scripture; shall inherit strong correction, and if they will not sincerely repent will see destruction.

We are to enthusiastically and to fully internalize Jesus Christ and God the Father; retaining no trace of past false traditions, worldliness, nor the teachings of the Adversary.

2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

 

Proverbs 3

Brethren, Proverbs is our heavenly Father speaking to us; teaching us the way to life eternal, peace and all that is good.

Proverbs is Jesus Christ instructing us trough Solomon in what is required of us to be chosen as a part of HIS bride; in all that is required for the bride to be a good wife for all eternity. 

Our Father in heaven tells not to forget to KEEP his law and his commandments!  Why?  Because they are the way to peace and eternal life! 

Anyone who is NOT zealous for God’s law and commandments is not zealous for his own life and rushing down the path to his own destruction.

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Be merciful to the honestly repentant and forgive them, as Jesus Christ is merciful and forgiving of the sincerely repentant.  We should never bear grudges against anyone, including the unrepentant, but rather pray that all involved will learn from the experience, and then leave the matter in the hands of God.

3:3 Let not mercy and truth [for the repentant who turn away from sin] forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Do what GOD says is right; Do NOT do what you think is right, or what some other person thinks is right!  Stand on the Word of God at all times.  If an elder [or anyone else] says something:  Study it and PROVE IT OUT!

1 Thessalonians 5:21   Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing.

5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Today many in the scattered organizations calling themselves the Church of God are full of pride and wise in their eyes [Laodicean].  They stand on their own opinions and openly reject much of the Word of God to maintain their own false traditions.  This is the road to destruction; rather let us humble ourselves and repent before our espoused Husband and  embrace his teachings and commandments; that we may become spiritually healthy and right before God.

EXALT THE TEACHINGS AND COMMANDMENTS OF CHRIST ABOVE ALL ELSE!

3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 

3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Thinking that Christ will not mind if we sin by going to buy on Sabbath because that gives us physical pleasure; is the attitude of Esau who also sold his birthright for a bit of physical pleasure.

Give to God what is his and you oxen who tread out the grain, do not eat more than you tread being greedy of personal gain of wealth or the chief seats.

3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Always accept correction;  always be willing to admit error; in so doing you will GROW in UNITY with Christ and God the Father.

This who reject the truth to stand on false traditions, are foolishly rejecting the knowledge that brings them into UNITY with Christ and the Father.

3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

To have a UNITY with Christ and God the Father and to have their wisdom, through internalizing their teachings and commandments brings great spiritual assurance in the promises of God; thereby bringing faith, peace, happiness, contentment and the certainty of the resurrection to eternal life.  

3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

The value of zealous faithful internalizing and KEEPING of the wisdom of God [which is God’s teachings and commandments] is far greater than any physical wealth:  True godliness abides for eternity!

3:14 For the merchandise of it [Godly Wisdom] is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

The faithful seeking of understanding and  dedicated obedience to God, brings eternal life and a rich reward.

3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

By his wisdom, God has fashioned the universe and all that is in it; what is man that he would stand on his own thoughts like Eve in the garden?

3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Our Father in heaven admonishes us to KEEP all the teachings and commandments of his  and to carefully weigh all our actions according to God’s law.

3:21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

3:22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

By diligently studying to learn and live by every Word of God; we are kept from stumbling over sin.  When we are zealous for God, we can know that God will take care of us; and our faith brings us peace of mind.

3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

The zealous and faithful KEEPERS of the teachings and commandments need have no fear when desolation and tribulation falls on the wicked; for they are HIS precious jewels,

Malachi 3:16   Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

Proverbs 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Do not fear to do good to God and man, setting an example of godliness for all people.

3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

3:28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

Do not bear grudges or imagine evil of others.  God HATES dominating, bullying, oppression and the abusing of others; [yes that includes husbands, parents and elders]

3:29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

Do not seek out strife.

3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Do not envy to be like an abusive elder, or husband, or parent, or any bully!  Do not seek to be like them.

3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Let us be honest here; Nicolaitane bullies who try to exalt themselves cannot understand the Word of God; which is given to the godly.

3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just [the law of God is JUSTICE].

3:34 Surely he [God] scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace [mercy] unto the lowly [humbly obedient to God].

The enthusiastically zealous in searching out the hidden things of God’s Word and who KEEP all the teachings and commandments of God shall inherit eternal life and glory. 

The bully and he who compromises with the Word of God is a spiritual fool; for God is love and bullying for personal dominance and control is antithetical to Jesus Christ and God the Father.

Husbands are to love their wives, and wives are to love their husbands tenderly; elders are to love God the Father and Christ and are to strive to be like them at all times; rebuking sin which leads to death, and encouraging all peoples in the sound doctrine of scriptural truth and zeal for our Lord.

Jesus Christ loathes Nicolaitane bullying; and he will correct the wicked because he loves them and wants to save them from their wickedness. 

See Nicolaitanes and The Primacy of Peter

3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

 

Proverbs 4

This is not just the words of Solomon, it is Holy Scripture inspired by our Father in heaven. 

Every person should take this as a personal instruction from God our Father in heaven; because that is exactly what it is.  When it says “hear your father;” consider that our heavenly Father is speaking to and instructing us personally.

Let us hear and KEEP the teachings of our Father in heaven and seek understanding from him.

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a [God our Father in heaven] father, and attend to know understanding.

The Almighty Eternal Father is the fountainhead of the Sound Doctrine of Holy Scripture and the Law of Life Eternal.

4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Romans 7:12   Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Proverbs 4:3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Attend to the words of the Father of light; for his teachings are good and his law is life eternal.

4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Seek out a good understanding of the teachings and commandments of God’s Word; to KEEP them and DO them.  Turn neither to the right nor to the left in seeking understanding of the word of God with all your might and diligent zeal.

Yes, seek God and never compromise in zeal for his ways.

NEVER exalt any man, organization or tradition over what you learn from God’s Word!  If we obey him; God’s Spirit will continually lead us into more truth; and we shall become more and more like our Father in heaven!

4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of [Our heavenly Father’s mouth] my mouth.

Love the Word of God, the teachings and commandments of Christ and God the Father; which is the whole of the Holy Scriptures; and KEEP them diligently without any hint of turning or compromise!

If you truly loved Christ and the Father; you would do what they say!

To compromise with God’s Word is to turn away from Christ and  quenches the Spirit of Truth.

4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Wisdom is a good understanding and a faithful doing of the teachings and commandments of Christ and God the Father.

Wisdom is learned through the practical application of the teachings and commandments of Christ and God the Father.  We can read and hear forever, but if we do not apply and do, what we see and hear in the Word of God; we shall never learn spiritual wisdom.

The wisdom of God; comes from KEEPING the commandments of God.  Our heavenly Father tells us to get wisdom; and wisdom is gotten through the zealous KEEPING of all of the teachings and commandments of God’s Word.

Those who do not rebuke departures from God’s law [which is sin], and who think that keeping a way that leads to many sorrows and death; are spiritually ignorant and foolish.  

Today all the major Church of God Groups are cut off from God, because of their compromising and idolatry.

4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

God the Father on heaven says:  hear the words of eternal life and do them; that thy life may be forever.

4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

The Holy Scriptures are the right paths to internalize the wisdom of the King of the Universe and the way to eternal life.

4:11 I [God the Father has] have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I [God the Father has] have led thee in right paths.

If we diligently study to learn the ways of God and then zealously KEEP them; we shall become fit to be chosen as a part of the bride and enter eternal life.  Anyone who says “buy food in restaurants on Sabbath” or tolerates any other sin without rebuke and instruction in righteousness; is working against Christ, and is stealing your crown of life!

4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

KEEP the teachings and commandments of God and you shall be delivered into his bride at the resurrection of the faithful.  Eternal life abides in the instructions of the Father and Christ!

4:13 Take fast hold of [God the Father’s] instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

NEVER compromise with the ways of God; no matter what ANY man says.  Prove men by the Word of God; do not twist scripture to follow men away from our zeal for God.

4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Keep the commandments of God with righteous zeal and turn not aside for ANY false teacher who refuses to rebuke sin, tolerates false doctrine and tries to exalt  himself above the Word of God.

It is the delight of these wicked deceivers to lead many astray so that they are not alone in their evil deeds.

4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

The acceptable to God learn more and more and KEEP more and more each day, until they come t the fullness of complete UNITY with God the Father and Christ!  And as they learn, and DO they grow and become a beacon of godliness, as an example to others, of the wonder of God and his awesome magnificent wisdom and commandments. 

4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Those who compromise or reject the commandments of God are in deep spiritual darkness; knowing not the way to life and salvation.  The willful breaking of the teachings and commandments of God is the way to sorrows, death and final destruction.

4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Our Beloved Father in heaven has given us the way to peace, fulfillment and eternal life; follow the Father’s words and ways with enthusiastic zeal that we may be like him forever. 

Let the sayings of Christ and God the Father NEVER depart from our minds and our deeds forever!

4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

The Word of God, the sayings of Christ and the Father are life eternal to those who KEEP them.

4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Keep our hearts and minds pure from all sin and rebellion against our Father; for obedience to God is life eternal; and compromise and rebellion is death eternal.

Oh, how far we have fallen from life towards death; because of their idolatry and rebellion against our Righteous Father.

4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Do not teach false doctrine, or the perversity of compromise with God’s commandments!

Do not speak against the righteous commandments and teachings of Christ and God the Father, as many elders do today in promoting the sin of organizational idolatry!

4:24 Put away from thee a forward [stubborn, rebellious, contrary] mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Keep our eyes fixed on the truth of God’s Word.

4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Think on the Word of God and choose wisely our words and actions, that we may be established in God’s sight.  Do what is right in the eyes of the Father always, and refrain from all evil, so shall we be established in his sight!

4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

 

Proverbs  5

Our heavenly Father advises us to hear his Word and learn to carefully consider the words of our own lips.  We must learn to be careful and discreet in what we say.

Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

5:2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Strange women are symbolic in scripture of false doctrines and false religions.  The Babylonian Mysteries is referred to as a great whore who rides upon the nations.

As the whore entices by appealing to our physical and emotional needs; so does false religion.  False religion appeals to our desire for God, by substituting a false God and a false Christ and false doctrine and false prophecy, to distract us and lead us away from the real Father in heaven and the real Jesus Christ.

As the strange woman leads a men to poverty and sorrows; the false doctrine of false religion leads people to sorrows and destruction.

The false prophecies and doctrines of false religion appeal to the carnal nature of man and sounds very good as it leas us into the easy path to destruction.

5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

To follow false religion is to travel the path to personal destruction, just as surely as exhausting ourselves and our treasure on the false affections of whores. 

5:5 Her [false religious leadership] feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell [the end of false religion, no matter how good it seems to us, leads to destruction].

The false religion of the great whore of Babylon has many different doctrines to keep people in confusion lest they should find the truth.

5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable [ever changing], that thou canst not know them.

NEVER depart from the Word of God the Father!  NEVER even come close to the door of the house of falsity and enticement into  error and sin.

5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Stay FAR AWAY from every false way and from all false doctrine and false teachings.

NEVER compromise with the Word of God, because some man tells you its alright to do a thing that the scripture condemns!

5:8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Stay away from false teachings lest you are brought into bondage to serve sin and wicked men; instead of your loving Father and your beloved espoused Husband; for your spiritual wealth will be dissipated, like physical wealth flies from your pocket into the hands of a harlot; and your inheritance of eternal life and honour is lost.

5:9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

In the end those who allow themselves to be deceived because they did not have zeal for the truth, shall mourn at their foolish rejection of the instructions, teachings and commandments of God’s Word.

As the wealth and the flesh are consumed by whoring; so is our spiritual understanding and eternal life destroyed by following after false religions instead of cleaving to our Deliverer, his teachings and his commandments.

5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Enjoy fully your own spouse and do not seek adulteries with others in the physical sense; and do the same in the spiritual sense, by being ever faithful to our espoused Husband and NEVER following after any other.

This speaks of partaking of what is ours and not to take what is another’s; the waters also speak of God’s Spirit and how we are to drink deeply of the Spirit and follow it into all truth, through diligent learning and obedience..

5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Let our righteous example of physical and spiritual loyalty be known far and wide; through our faithful  obedience to God and the pouring through us of the Holy Spirit of God.

5:16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Be absolutely loyal to Christ and God the Father and do not pollute your gift of Waters of the Spirit, with unfaithfulness.

5:17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.

Rejoice in your calling and espousal in the faith; which is to sound doctrine and Jesus Christ.  Bring forth much spiritual fruit by being faithful to true religion and not going a whoring after false religions.

Let the faithful to their physical spouses be blessed with much fruit; and let the spiritually faithful be blessed with much spiritual fruit, growth and eternal life and happiness with their Husband Jesus Christ.

5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

Speaking as a father to a young son;  the heavenly Father admonishes us to be always faithful to true religion and sound doctrine; loving the spiritual things of God, as a young man loves and should be faithful to his bride.

We should regard the sound doctrine of the Spirit, as something beautiful to be cherished and sought out; to be valued above the most pleasant things of physical life; and should reject any error [once discovered] as if being burned by a hot iron.

Always cherish truth and sound doctrine above our own ways and traditions, being ready to change and grow continually.

5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Why would a loving husband desire any other except his beloved?  Let the husband cherish his wife and not another!  Let the spiritually espoused to Christ, love and cleave to him and follow no other.

5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Christ and God the Father know when we go astray from them!  And Christ is a jealous Husband who will not hold spiritual adulterers against him guiltless!

To compromise with the will of Christ because someone said it was alright, is idolatry and spiritual adultery; it is valuing the words of another more than the words of our Lord and is allowing that person to turn us AWAY from doing the will of our Lord!

5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

Those who follow men contrary to scripture, into any sin have become idolaters and are following men in wicked rebellion against our espoused Husband. They shall will reap the reward of their rebellion.

5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray

 

Proverbs  6

When you pledge yourself to stand behind and guarantee another, you have made yourself vulnerable.  This does not mean that parents should not help their children and children should not help their parents; it refers to foolishly guaranteeing those who may be conning you.

In spiritual terms this refers to putting your crown of eternal life in the hands of others; instead of taking personal responsibility for our own salvation, and diligently praying, studying, thinking and doing the will of God.

No man can be surety for another’s salvation, and no man can have his salvation guaranteed by another.

We must not let others con us out of our salvation by following them instead of our Master.

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken [shaken hands in agreement] thy hand with a stranger,

6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

If you have fallen under obligation, either physically or spiritually; deliver yourself immediately.  And if we have wrongly allowed others to take responsibility for our salvation and have blindly followed them; we must quickly repent and turn back to Christ and God the Father immediately.   

6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

Deliver yourself with haste from the hand of the spiritual predator; who wants you to follow him instead of Christ.

6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Consider the diligence of the ant and be diligent in your physical affairs; and then be far more diligent in those spiritual things that last forever. 

Do not leave your salvation to another.  Work tirelessly to become ONE with Christ, and gain that pearl of great price, eternal life; through a zealous internalizing of the nature of Christ, by diligently LEARNING and faithfully KEEPING; every Word of God.

6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

6:8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

As laziness brings poverty; so spiritual laziness brings spiritual poverty and desolation.

6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

The proud and self willed man shall come to calamity; and shall not be saved out of destruction.

6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

He is stubborn, haughty and vain, and is full of himself never admitting any fault.  He seeks to lead and to influence, bully and dominate others. 

6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

6:14 Frowardness [arrogance] is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

Many today claim to be working for organizational unity, as they sow division from God.

6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

The Seven Abomination That God Hates

6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

God hates a proud, arrogant and unrepentant attitude before him; he hates the attitude of being  full of ourselves and always right in our own eyes, even contrary to the truth of his Word.

God hates lies and that includes partial truths used to deceive about the whole truth.

God hates the shedding of innocent blood and that includes spiritually leading the flock to destruction by teaching them heresies and false doctrines, including absolute obedience to themselves which makes idols of men. 

God hates the devising of evil plans and running to carry them out.

God hates the teaching of heresies and falsehoods that lead the flock into sin and separate the sheep from their Master; and the sowing of discord among brethren, by turning them away from the Word into falsehood and confusion.

6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

God the Father teaches us to KEEP all of his commandments and teachings, and the commandments and teachings of Christ.  Men who teach us not to be zealous for the commandments and teachings of Christ; are NOT of God and are FALSE teachers separated from Christ by their sin.

6:20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

6:21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman [the seduction of false ways], from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman [the clever arguments of cunning men].

Do not desire the apparent beauty of false teachings, which may appear superficially good; for they are like cotton candy with a pleasant appearance and no substance only producing rottenness.  False religions teach an EASY WAY of compromise, situation ethics and complacency towards the LAW of GOD!  A way that leads to many sorrows and ultimate spiritual DEATH!

Watch out for evil men who teach a false way and reject godly zeal for the way to life eternal!

Any man who says that it is alright to pay others to serve us in restaurants or any other place on the Sabbath or High Days, is in rebellion against the Word of God, as we shall plainly see when we study the Major Prophets.

We have strayed so very far from zeal for our God and the commandments and teachings of Christ that we are in danger of being rejected by Christ into great tribulation (Rev 3;16) for the afflicting of our flesh and the humbling of our spirit; that we may be spiritually brought to repentance and saved

6:25 Lust not after her beauty [do not desire the EASY WAY of falsehood] in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids [Enticements].

By means of false teachings to lust after the lawlessness of physical and spiritual adultery, many are brought to physical and spiritual destruction.

6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.

Can we take false teachings of false religion into our minds and not be polluted and burned by them?

6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

Physical adultery destroys life and happiness; spiritual adultery destroys spiritual life.

6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 

6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Those who are enticed by false doctrines and follow others in spiritual adultery away from the Husband of their baptismal commitment shall not go unpunished.

6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 

6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

Our espoused spiritual Husband is a jealous Husband; he will NOT hold an adulterous wife guiltless. 

6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

We are to utterly destroy idolatry, false teachings and false doctrines out from among us!  We are not to cleave to idols of men, corporate organizations of false traditions above the Word and Law of our God!

Exodus 34:13    But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Our espoused Husband will not accept any excuse for our adulteries with false religions; he demands that  we  repentant, STOP sinning and return to him.

Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

 

Proverbs 7 

Our Father in heaven commands us:

Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

We are to clothe ourselves with the righteousness of God’s Word and completely internalize the commandments and teachings of God our Father and our espoused Husband with enthusiastic zeal for EVERY WORD of God.  

Wisdom is the result of diligent LEARNING and zealous KEEPING of the Word of God.  The teachings and commandments of Scripture will keep us from the insidious enticements and temptations of false teachings and from every false way.

7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

The enticements of false doctrine, false prophecy and the Easy Button approach;, are as the enticements of a whore!

Today many follow the bestial form of church government of the Nicolaitanes; and have set up layers of authorities between the brethren and God.  Then we obey these men and not God; polluting God’s Sabbath and allowing many sins; but the principle sin is Idolizing men  and committing spiritual adultery against our espoused Husband by obeying men and false traditions instead of cleaving directly to God! 

We sin because “the church says its alright” and so turn away from the Word of Christ.  If we loved the Word of God and were zealous for our Lord; this would never have happened. 

But we are willing to idolize follow a man without question because that is the Easy Way;  we are not willing to take the difficult way of learning and living by every Word of God as Christ taught.  For many the pearl of great price is not worth the effort of zeal for godliness, as they think that all they have to do is what some man tells them; to have it made.

Matthew 7:13   Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 7:14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Proverbs  7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

We must be diligent to stand on the Word of God and resist the enticements of spiritual predators who teach to idolize and follow men above any zeal to keep the whole Word of God.

7:8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

As the whore is forward to present and sell herself, the spiritual predator is also loud and forward to exalt himself so as to deceive people to follow him in place of living by every Word of God. 

The deceiver says that people should believe him claiming that he is from God, as he leads people away from God to exalt himself.  He falsely offers enticements of eternal life and physical safety as he deceives and fleeces the flock.  He claims that he can preserve us from tribulation,  when following him is a guarantee of tribulation.  Know that all the promises of anyone who claims to have the right to bind and loose the Word of God, are the same LIES that Satan told Eve in teh Garden;  You need not obey God; Decide for yourself.  

7:11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

7:12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

7:13 So she caught [reached out and grabbed a hold of him] him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

The physical and the spiritual whore both entice to destruction with offers of pleasant delights, which quickly perish and bring destruction.

7:14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

To bed a whore is to become one flesh with her.  To take into ourselves the false teachings of deceivers and exalt their words above the Word of God, is to become of ONE spirit with false teachings; in idolatry and spiritual adultery against the ONENESS of spirit we are to be with Jesus Christ, through the internalizing of all his teachings and commandments.

7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

As many a woman plays in adultery when her husband is away; so many of the called out who think their Master delays his coming, turns to do what is right in their own eyes in place of what God has commanded; committing spiritual adultery with false teachings.

When the pope or ANY leader or elder says to tolerate differences from sound doctrine, claiming that all religions are but different paths to the same God; he is teaching to commit spiritual adultery against our Deliverer!

7:19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

The person so enticed by wicked deceivers and the supposed delay of their espoused husband, commits spiritual adultery to their own spiritual destruction.

7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Those who commit idolatry and spiritual adultery, exalting the word of any man above the Word of God and allowing and tolerating false doctrine; shall divide themselves so far from Christ; that they shall be rejected by Christ and fall into great tribulation.

The jealous Husband does not only punish the lovers but also corrects his wicked wife.

Matthew 24:48   But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 24:49 And shall begin to smite [dominate and abuse] his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the [worldly] drunken;

24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Proverbs 7:24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

7:25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

Our heavenly Father warns us to avoid both physical and spiritual adulteries.  Like the physical whorish woman; idolatry and the false teachings of deceivers,  has turned many astray and have destroyed many  

7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. 

7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death,

 

Proverbs 8

Godly wisdom comes from learning and the practical application of the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ; therefore it is anti-wisdom to compromise or turn aside from those teachings and commandments. 

All those who teach to compromise with, or teach  contrary to the commandments and teachings of Christ are ANTI-CHRIST and teachers of the foolishness that leads to damnation.

Wisdom which is the truth of God applied in our lives, cries out:  “Come to me, for I am the gift of God to you! Lay hold on me for I am eternal life to all those who love me!”

Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

8:3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

The application of the wisdom of our heavenly Father in our every thought and deed; is the way to peace, fulfillment, success and eternal life.

8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

Compromising with the truth of God’s Word and the commandments and teachings of Jesus Christ is an abomination before God. 

8:7 For my [our heavenly Father’s mouth] mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [commandment breaking] is an abomination to my [the Father and Christ] lips.

The teachings and commandments of God are truth and perfect godliness, devoid of wickedness and sin.

God’s commandments are perfect,

Psalm 119:7   The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

119:8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes

119:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

God’s wisdom is open to all those who keep his commandments.

8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Receive instruction from God’s Word and zealously seek out understanding; enthusiastically OBEY all of the teachings and commandments of Holy Scripture; for that is the wisdom that leads to eternal life.  Abhor all sin and compromise with the truth and commandments of Almighty God!

8:10 Receive my [the heavenly Father’s] instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

The wise are obedient to God and prudent in their actions;  they think and prove the spirits and all things by the scriptures, before they take decisions. 

8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions [the secret things of God].

The elect are to hate evil rebellion and compromise with the Word of God; they are to hate pride, and any teaching contrary or different from the Word of God.

8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

By learning the ways of God and applying the sound doctrine of God the Father in our lives; we become fit to become a part of the bride and to rule in the soon coming Kingdom of God!

8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

8:16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

The teachings, commandments and wisdom of God are very good for all who delight to KEEP them.  They bring eternal life and much honour exalting the humble man to kingship and the priesthood of Melchesidek forever.

8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

The fruit [results]  of seeking out the wisdom of God are the most valuable thing we can seek out.

8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

A diligent SEEKING OUT, LEARNING and KEEPING of the ways of God; makes us like our Father in Heaven, and fit to be chosen as part of the bride of Christ!  Those zealous for God the Father and Christ and all their ways shall inherit a glorious eternity; filled with all good things.

8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

Wisdom is of and from God; wisdom comes through the faithful enthusiastic LEARNING and KEEPING of all the teachings and commandments of God’s Word; Wisdom is the internalizing of the very nature of Christ and  God the Father. 

Those who teach compromise or tolerance of sin are foolish lacking the wisdom of God and will not see the reward of the wise.

Through his wisdom God the Father and Jesus Christ have made all things! 

I speak here of the Called Out who have access to the potential understanding of the wisdom of God:  Oh what foolishness it is to despise the wisdom of God by compromising with his Word.  God is great and his works show forth his wisdom! 

Who are you, oh man, to exalt your own words above the Word of God?  Who are you to decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong by binding and loosing [changing] the Word of God? 

To exchange the wisdom of God for the foolishness of man, to exchange the salvation of God for the destruction of idolatry, is most foolish indeed!

8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

8:24 When there were no depths [sea], I [wisdom] was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

The wisdom of the Word of God is from forever and is the foundation of life eternal and all truth, sound teachings and  knowledge. 

8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

LIVE by every Word of God; not turning to the left or to the right; Diligently SEEK OUT and LEARN the way to eternal life and success. 

Blessed are they that obey God the Father and Jesus Christ; and cursed are all those who depart from the way of our God.  As those who sought to return to Egypt; so are they who compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ.

8:32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Hear the Word of God and grow in God’s instructions;  repent of standing on the false traditions of men, no matter how impressive.

Those who claim that they are growing, by departing from God the Father and all the  teachings and commandments of Christ, are deceiving themselves into perdition.

8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Blessed is the one that seeketh and heareth; the Word, teachings and commandments of the Holy Scriptures and DOES them; for in them is life eternal with our Lord!

8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me [the wisdom of God], watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

The compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ is diverting the saints from eternal life to destruction and eternal death.  These wicked men appear righteous because of their false cloaks and deceitful affectations as they steal our crown of life.

8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

 

Proverbs  9

Wisdom calls us to the Wedding Feast of Jesus Christ.  By wisdom Jesus Christ is building the spiritual temple of God and preparing for the marriage of the Lamb.

Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

Wisdom calls out to us to come to God the Father and Jesus Christ; and to become ONE in full UNITY with them, by fully internalizing their Word, teachings and commandments!

9:3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Let us eat of the unleavened [sinless] Bread of Life, which is the Word of God; and drink of the wine [blood] of the sacrifice of Christ in full wholehearted repentance.

9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Repent and forsake all false ways without any compromise

9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

The wicked reject correction; but the wise are grateful for the opportunity to grow and overcome!

9:7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 

9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

To respect the Word of God is the beginning of learning wisdom.  To reject any part of the Word of God is to reject knowledge of the way to eternal life, and is the road to damnation.

9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Through diligence for all the teachings and commandments of Christ and their zealous application; true wisdom is learned and eternal life and much honour is achieved!

9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Each one of us will be judged by OUR OWN actions and not by the actions of others.

9:12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

The ignorant and foolish are insistent on the rightness of their own ways, knowing nothing spiritually.  Do not follow anyone away from zeal for the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ.  Give no heed to the foolish clamor of those who have no zeal to live by every Word of God.

9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

The deceivers speak pleasant things and offer sweet rewards which seem so sweet and fill us with much sorrow and bitterness in the end.  

Spiritual apostates and false religions offer the Easy Button approach which tolerates sin and says that Jesus is love and will overlook sin;  when Christ himself said “go and sin no more” .

Jesus Christ said:

Revelation 22:13    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

ONLY those who zealously KEEP God’s commandments and teachings, shall be changed to spirit and enter the Holy City!

22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

All compromisers and willfully sinful shall NOT enter the city but shall be judged and thrown into the lake of fire

22:15 For without are dogs [pack mentality man followers], and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Revelation  20:12   And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Whoever will not repent in his life and has lived contrary to the Word of God; compromising with God’s Word and rebelling against our ONLY intercessor:  Shall be cast into the fire of perdition.

20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Proverbs 9:14 For she [wickedness, idolatry and temptation] sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

9:15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:

9:16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

9:17 Stolen waters are are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

It is death to compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ, to rebel against the Word of God  or to try and justify our sins and refuse to repent!

9:18 But he [who turns aside from the Word of God] knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Brethren, compromise with the Word of God is rampant in the Ekklesia today.

Today, we are being judged as to our fitness to be among the chosen as a part of the bride; and we are failing dramatically to reach even the minimum standard to be accepted; and are about to be rejected into great tribulation. (Rev 3:16) 

Stop idolizing men, organizations and traditions.   Stop polluting God’s Sabbath by buying in restaurants, cooking and working, or paying others to work on the Sabbath. 

START being zealous in open minded study of the Word of God and in the zealous application of what you learn.

Do use the categories menu to study through all of the Gospels, Epistles, etc etc.  Learn what Paul really taught about the law and the commandments, and arm yourselves against the twisting of Paul’s words to attack the law, when Paul was a champion of the law.  

 

Proverbs 10

All scripture is for the instruction of the Called Out and is duel, 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, bringing only destruction and death in the long run.  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 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 shall lose it.

Also Read Mat 25:20-28

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 the wicked who lean to their own ways God shall destroy.

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 Christ will do what he teaches and commands and will be zealous to please him always.  Those who rebel against the source of life eternal are foolish and will perish because of their compromising with the way of life eternal.

10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

God can discern between the godly and the disobedient.  The faithful will have a sure place with God, while the rebellious and compromisers shall be made known and rejected by Christ. 

10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: 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 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 hate is to bear grudges and be unforgiving, but to love is to forgive.

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

Those who are sinful and unrepentant shall 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 to compromise or neglect the teachings and commandments of Christ 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.

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

As physical poverty is a crushing burden; 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 labour 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 for themselves is to be cut off from Christ and his salvation.

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

Those who obey Christ and God the Father 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 ones 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  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 perish along with their followers.

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

The teachings and commandments of Christ bring eternal rewards without sorrow.  Christ shall give eternal life and God the Father shall wipe away all sorrows.

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 life.

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

The wicked who reject zeal for the commandments and teachings of Christ think God’s Word is a big joke, until they fall into tribulation and correction.  

Those diligent and zealous for all the ways, will and commandments of Christ; shall have their reward of wisdom and life eternal with their Husband!

10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

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

10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

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

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

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 whole heartedly.

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

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.

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

10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

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 and 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 Christ and the Father]: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh forwardness [stubborn self justification instead of repentance].

 

 

Proverbs 11

God delights in fairness, justice and honesty.  We need to avoid all deceit and need to be just in all our doings as well as using just weights.

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

The proud are full of their own ways and in the end will be brought to shame for resisting the ways of God.

11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

God shall deliver the faithful who  cleave to all the things of God without compromise, in wholeness of heart; but those who depart from the teachings and commandments of Christ shall be destroyed.

Integrity:  DEFINITION:  

  • The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  • The state of being whole and undivided [in context: whole heartedly at one with Christ]

SYNONYMS:  adherence,  conformity,  consistency,  continuity,   indivisibility,  inseparability,                                                                                       integration, solidarity, union,  unity.

IN CONTEXT:  INTEGRITY is full unity with Christ and all of his teachings and commandments

11:3 The integrity [oneness with the teachings and commandments of Christ] of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors [transgressing the teachings and commandments of Christ] shall destroy them.

At the judgment physical wealth will mean nothing; our relationship and zeal for our God over our lifetime will mean everything.

11:4 Riches profit not in the day of [God’s] wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

11:5 The righteousness of the perfect [in zeal before God] shall direct his way: but the wicked [commandment breaker]  shall fall by his own wickedness.

It is through internalizing the nature of God by diligently learning and faithfully doing, that we shall inherit eternal life; while the unrepentant transgressors shall be destroyed.

11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness [wickedness; sin].

All the hopes of the unrepentant who compromise with the Word of God will perish at his death in the lake of fire.

11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

The person zealous for all the teachings, will and ways of God who lives by every Word of God shall be delivered to eternal life. 

11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Hypocrite:  Definition:

1.  a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

2.  a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

3.  a person who does not practice what he teaches; such as claiming to hold the  the Sabbath holy, and then polluting it.
 
Synonyms: deceiver, dissembler, pretender, Pharisee.

The people rejoice when a righteous man is made ruler; they also rejoice at the fall of a wicked ruler.  The wicked who compromise with the Word of God, will NOT receive eternal life or ruler-ship in the Kingdom of God.

11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

A Kingdom become great through the justice and righteousness of its Ruler; and it fails by the perversity of a ruler who forgets the law of God.

11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

The wicked speaks falsely of his neighbor, causing strife;  but a wise man seeks peace by calling all to righteousness [godliness] and concealing the sins of the repentant.

11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Much counsel is good for all physical endeavors; while much counsel in prayer and study and with those who are zealous and wise in the words of God is good for spiritual growth.

Yes, from time to time God provides men well founded on his Word to help his people.  How are we to know them?  By their fruits of focusing all people to a strong zeal to live by every Word of God!

11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Do not guarantee a stranger lest you suffer for it.  Do not bring into the Assembly the unconverted and do not tolerate false teachings and doctrinal division;  for a house divided against itself cannot stand!

An Assembly filled with tolerance for sin and false teachings will be perverted from Christ.

11:15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

The honor of men and women, is their zeal for the source of all honor and glory; the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ and God the Father in heaven!

11:16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

Quickly forgive the repentant, for God forgives us as we forgive others.  The cruel and unforgiving; God will in no wise forgive.

11:17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

The reward of all those who refuse to repent of a lack of intense zeal for all the commandments of God, is death forever!

The reward of those who preach the true gospel of warning, repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ; teaching all people to KEEP all the teachings and commandments of God; is SURE and sweet!  Inheriting all things with life eternal with our beloved Husband and his righteous Father.

11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

To compromise with the teachings and commandments of Christ is to foolishly sell the  eternal birthright of our calling for a temporary physical advantage, as Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of stew.

11:19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth [seeks, desires unlawfully] evil pursueth it to his own death.

The stubborn, self willed and unrepentant are an abomination to Christ, like the foul odor of decay and death; but those who are zealous for all of God’s commandments and teachings are a delightful perfume to him.

11:20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

The zealously faithful to Christ will have their good reward even if they must stand alone in this life; yet the wicked shall be destroyed even if they band together in huge armies;  For Christ is greater than all of his creation! 

11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

A physical woman who is extremely beautiful, is a great sorrow and vexation if she cannot be trusted and she is without loyalty to her husband.  

Jesus Christ wants a bride whose loyalties are NEVER in doubt, and her desire is always zealous for her Husband.  A bride who is trustworthy and faithfully loyal to all his will; who is at ONE in complete UNITY with HIM and God the Father!  A bride who’s eye does not wonder after others and their false ways.  A bride who’s chief desire is to please her Husband and is not selfishly bent on going her own ways and doing her own thing like Vashti, contrary to her Husband! 

To be chosen as a part of the bride we MUST learn to be completely at ONE with our espoused Husband, and we must become wholeheartedly zealously faithful to live by every Word of God.

11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Let us desire only the good of God and seek out his ways day and night.  Let us not meditate on wickedness, but continually think on the goodness of the law of God.

11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Reasonable generosity is a godly virtue.  He who shares with others will have his reward with God.  Yet first take care of your responsibilities for the families that God has blessed you with; the share out of your excess.  It is foolish to give away money when one has debts to pay.

This comes into the command of Christ in Mat 28 to teach all nations to keep all of the commandments and teachings of Christ; for God has given us a good thing and we are to share it with the whole world.

11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

11:26 He that withholdeth corn [holds back food from the hungry], the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

God  is good and his law is holy and just and good; seek out these things above all else, and you shall have favour with God.

1 John 3:22   And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him [Christ], and he [Christ dwells in the commandments keepers] in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Trust in God and not in physical wealth, or the numbers of attendees in your Assemblies.

11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Those who compromises with the commandments and teachings of God, troubles his own house and shall bring it to ruin.

11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

The ways of the righteousness of Christ and God the Father bring life eternal.

Daniel 12:3   And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

The righteous shall have their reward of eternal life; and the unrepentant sinner shall have his reward of eternal death.

11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

 

Proverbs 12

I hope that we are now seeing that all the scripture can be applied spiritually and that:

2 Timothy 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

In our studies we need to believe that every word of scripture was inspired by God the Father for each of us individually, and we also need to learn the physical application and then go on to see the spiritual application of the scriptures. 

When a man says that a scripture applies to someone else, he is really saying:  “I do not want to accept that scripture”.  A classic example is  rejecting Nehemiah on the Sabbath.

The person who despises the correction of God’s Word is like the ignorant beast. But godly love and true wisdom is found in the instruction and correction of our heavenly Father.

Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

God is pleased with the zealous and repentant who earnestly desire to learn of him; the wicked person that despises the wisdom of God and leans to his own false ways, God will condemn.

12:2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Zeal for KEEPING all the ways of God establishes a man forever.  Departing from zeal for KEEPING the Word of God is wickedness and ends in death.

12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

We are to become virtuous in the ways of our Lord; ever faithful, ever zealous for our spiritual espoused Husband and all his teachings, will and commandments. If we depart from him we are a shame to Christ; and by departing from him and his ways we shall not be chosen to have a part in his bride.

12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

The godly think and meditate on the Word of God day and night; while the wicked lay awake plotting evil.

12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

The false teachers lead men to follow themselves to destruction; while the man of God teaches all people to focus on God the Father and Christ.

12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

The false teachers shall be corrected, reproved and if unrepentant destroyed by Christ.  Those who focus on learning, obeying and teaching all the Words of God shall live forever.

12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Christ will reward people according to their zeal for HIM; while those who compromise and tolerate sin and false teachings will be despised by Christ.

Daniel 12:2   And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

The man repentant and humble before God, who has the Word of God in his heart, is greater than the man who exalts himself and loses his eternal life. 

12:9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

The godly man is kind to the innocent; but the wicked man is a cruel dominating bully.

12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

He who works hard to seek the salvation of Christ is far better off then those who give responsibility for their salvation to others and follow men to destruction.  Those who work in the Word of God; shall reap much bread of life eternal.

Follow men ONLY as they follow Christ; diligently study to show thyself approved of God; and TEST and prove both men and spirits by the Word of God.

12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

The wicked desire to ensnare men to follow them and enrich themselves; the godly man brings forth the fruit of godliness.

12:12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Those who compromise and depart from Christ are caught in their own deceptions; but those who prove all things by the scriptures and diligently KEEP all the teachings and commandments of Christ, are grounded in truth and  shall be delivered from deceptions.

12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Every man shall be judged and rewarded by his words and his deeds, for better or for worse.

12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

Those who insist that they are right and are not open to the Word of God shall remain ignorant; while the repentant and humble before the Word of God shall be made wise.

12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

A fool is quick to anger without thinking; but the wise carefully considers before jumping to conclusions. 

12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

The godly are truthful; and the false witness is a liar.

To make an honest mistake is not lying; it is simply making a mistake; which when it becomes known would be immediately corrected.  On the other hand, many lie by telling only a small part of a truth in order to deceive about the whole truth.

Example:  A man comes home from work and finds his apartment stinking of dirty diapers, he opens a window for a half hour to air the apt out and removes the diapers.  His wife says she is cold and he gives her a blanket to wrap up in for the short time the place is airing.  Later his wife then tells her mother that her husband is so mean because he opened a window and she was cold; without mentioning the other facts.  Obviously she told only a very small part of the truth to obscure the whole truth.

12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

A sharp bitter hateful tongue is destructive to all its victims; the tongue of the wise corrects truthfully and saves the repentant. 

12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Truth is eternal and those who love truth love God, for God is truth.  Lies pass away like a gust of wind.

12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Truth may hurt for a moment, but its end is eternal life and great joy.

12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

The just who KEEP the truth of God shall be delivered from the evil of the grave into an eternal life of all good things.

12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

Those who speak lies in the name of the Lord, telling the brethren that Christ will overlook willful sin and that they should tolerate false doctrine and sin; are an ABOMINATION to Jesus Christ!  We all know that this is done by all the major COG Groups.

Those who KEEP the Word, teachings and commandments of Christ  in sincerity and truth are the delight of God.

12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Prudence does not blurt out everything that is known, but carefully considers the consequences of his words before speaking. 

The fool rushes to tell tales without considering whether they are true or not; or considering the appropriateness of spreading the matter.

12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

The diligent in learning and applying the Word of God shall be given eternal life and king-ship on this earth;  the spiritually lazy [if they repent]  shall serve the spiritually diligent in the Kingdom of God.

12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Let the godly person encourage others in zealous godliness and encourage and help in overcoming. 

12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

The godly are wise, but must be careful of deceptions to evil ways.  Read especially Jude 

12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

Many of the spiritually lazy will not make any effort to work out their own salvation, but the zealous who KEEP the teachings and commandments of Christ gain much spiritual substance [inheritance] reserved in heaven for them.  

12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

The zealous learning and internalizing of the nature of Jesus Christ; through the passionate KEEPING of all his teachings and commandments brings eternal life. 

12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

 

Proverbs 13

Physical fathers are types of our Father in heaven.  Those who obey the commandment and honor, respect  and obey their Father in heaven will be greatly blessed and receive eternal life.

Exodus 20:12   Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Men shall reap what they do and speak; teachers of righteousness shall reap life and teachers of compromise and rebellion against their Father in heaven, will reap violence and destruction.

13:2 A man shall eat [may gain by good words or pay for evil words] good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

The Spirit of God is the spirit of power to control ones own words and actions.   To teach true godliness is to teach the way to eternal life; to teach to compromise with godliness and to permit sin is the way to damnation.

13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Many desire to be in the resurrection to eternal life and are too spiritually lazy to make a diligent effort and will not be among the chosen for the first resurrection to spirit.  It is the zealous and diligent who shall reap the reward of eternal life.

13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Liars are common, as they twist and misrepresent truth; as discussed in the previous chapter.

13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

The Word of God keeps one upright before Christ if we KEEP all of it zealously.

13:6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

Lusting after transitory physical wealth that will disappear like the wind, is a waste of effort;  the true wealth worth seeking diligently is the Word of God and all the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ, for they result in eternal life and the wealth that will remain forever.

13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

As physical riches may save a physical life temporarily, so spiritual riches of godliness save a man for eternity.

13:8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

God’s spirit is given to those that obey God, and through God’s spirit the light of God will shine brightly in us as an example to all others; if we are zealous to learn and keep the whole Word of God.  Those who tolerate sin and false teachings are in darkness of foolishness and spiritual ignorance, without any light at all.  They are blind without the light of God and fall into the ditch of destruction.

The light of the world is Jesus Christ and all of his teachings and commandments; to be at ONE with Christ by internalizing his nature through LEARNING and  KEEPING all of his teachings and commandments, is to be full of the spirit and light of Jesus Christ!

John 1:9   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Personal PRIDE is the source of contentions as each man seeks his own way and is not contrite and humble to follow their espoused Husband.  The well informed in the Word of God who KEEPS what he has learned will be filled with godly wisdom.

13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Easy come, easy go.  Wealth that comes easily without real effort quickly vanishes, but the one who works hard for his gain cherishes it!  Our Father is making us work hard, to become like him, so that we will always cherish and value what we learn and receive from him. 

God the Father is TESTING us to see how much true heart felt desire we have to become like HIM!  Do we love God the Father and Christ enough to make a real major league effort to overcome and internalize God’s nature; or are we going through the motions and doing the minimum we think we need to, to receive a reward.

13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity [ill gotten gains soon vanish] shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Now, the zealously godly are heartsick at the patience required until we can rejoice at the coming of our espoused Husband to deliver all his chosen! 

But the wicked who lean to their own ways, think that they would rather his coming be delayed, so they can indulge in worldliness and delight in their physical things. 

13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

The compromisers will be destroyed unless they repent.  Only the one who FEARS [highly respects and loves]  and KEEPS the law of God, shall be chosen as a part of the collective bride.

13:13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

The purpose of God’s law is to reveal to us the snares that lead to death so that we may gain eternal life.

13:14 The law of the wise [God] is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

By seeking understand and keeping the teachings and commandments of Christ we have much favour with God.   Those who are not filled with zeal for all the teachings and commandments of scripture will suffer rebuke and strong correction from Christ; and eternal death if they still refuse to repent.

13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

13:16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Those who pervert the gospel of warning, repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ and a zeal for all the teachings and commandments of Christ are wicked messengers who do not deliver the message that the Father has entrusted to them.  Churches may preach all they want, but if they are not preaching the truth that God the Father and Christ have commissioned; they are false messengers. 

A faithful ambassador preaches what he is commissioned to preach and does not substitute his own teachings for the message of his Master.

13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

The repentant shall be saved, but the obstinately rebellious shall remain destitute of godliness; and if they do not repent in the end they will be destroyed. 

13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

To accomplish internalizing Christ and God the Father and their wisdom is very sweet and has much good reward; but fools will not depart from their folly and will cling to their false traditions and evil compromising and rejecting of the instructions of the Word of God.

13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

We are to assemble with like minded folks who love and are zealous for all the things of God; who love correction and are quick to repent and embrace all the things of Christ as they are learned.  For they love learning of God and know that they can find much growth in interacting with others who also love to learn of and keep all the things of God.

To meet with spiritually false people just to meet with people, is an evil, for it is like mixing the clean things of God with the unclean things of those who have separated themselves from God.   Those who do so will become contaminated by the evil they are associating with and shall be destroyed.

13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

As the physical man is a blessing to his children:  The man who is spiritually diligent shall heap up a good reward in heaven and shall inherit a kingdom and be a blessing to his people when he returns a king

13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Hard work can produce much; but much of that production can be lost due to lack of good judgment.  It is often not how much you receive, but how you use what is provided to you.

The same is true spiritually, there are many who study endlessly and do not find the truth; because they study with preconceived notions and are not willing to obey and apply the Word to themselves.

2 Timothy 3:7   Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Proverbs 13:23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

If one teaches his children diligently and lovingly, quickly forgiving; little punishment will be needed.  It is a terrible sin to take out ones frustration on his child or to punish overmuch.  The following is referring to correction when it is needed for major offenses.

NEVER physically punish without always carefully explaining the error and if repented, forgive lovingly without punishing.  Physical punishment should be reserved for adamant rebellion only; and even then, after correction when there is repentance, there should be quick loving forgiveness.

Never hold grudges or be bitter against ones family, or allow such bitterness to take root in other family members.

Always teach patiently, love deeply, forgive fully; and never apply physical correction except for adamant rebellion.  Do not use the rod as a substitute for patient instruction.

13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Physically God cares for those zealous for all the things of God, therefore he will take the zealous to the place he has prepared for them, while the lukewarm are corrected; and all those who overcome at the end shall be raised to eternal life and given a good reward.

The correction of the tribulation is for the wicked who depart from full UNITY and ONENESS with their God to bring them to sincere repentance so that unity with God may come.

13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

 

Proverbs 14

A wise wife helps her husband build her house, for his success is her benefit; the same is true of those called to have a part in the collective bride of Christ.  We must be a HELP to our espoused Husband as the physical wife is to be a suitable HELP for her husband!

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Those who walk [live] the commandments and teachings of God are acceptable to HIM!  Those who pervert their ways away from the ways of God and who despise knowledge;  runs to his destruction.

14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Fools teach compromise and toleration of sin to their own destruction.  The wise keep and speak the truth of God.

14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Those who do nothing,may make few mistakes and will not grow in godliness, while those who work to practice the truth may make many mistakes, and if they persevere they will learn and grow greatly.

Where there is no zeal or strong effort, there can be no spiritual growth.  Strong effort often brings mistakes and a thinking man can learn much from his mistakes.

14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

The faithful servant of God will speak the truth even if it is unpopular.  The deceitful man will teach the smooth lies that people want to hear.  Therefore deceitful leaders will be popular.

14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Those who scorn knowledge are foolish, but knowledge comes to those who seek it out with zeal and respect to do what they learn.  As we grow a little, more knowledge will come to us through the doing of what we know.

14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy [comes much more easily to the humble] unto him that understandeth.

Do not keep company [for spiritual purposes] with the spiritually foolish, who follow idols of men and depart from any zeal to prove all things and  live by every Word of God.

14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

The prudent [thoughtful] person understands more than those who have no time for spiritual meditation or carefully thinking on the teachings and commandments of scripture.

14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

A foolish person makes a mockery of Christ’s sacrifice, by saying that we can sin and Christ will overlook our sin.

Galatians 6:7   Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Hebrews 10:26   For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

The zealously obedient are UNITED at ONE with their God, while the ignorant and foolish consider sin some kind of joke.

Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Those who fight the bitter struggle against sin and overcome it, shall have a joy that no one can take away; including eternal life in full spiritual UNITY with our Husband and God our Father forever!

14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

The greatest house of the wicked shall come to nothing, but the tents of all those passionate to please their Lord shall flourish forever.

14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Those who do what is right in their own eyes as Eve and Adam did in the garden, shall be thrust out of the body of Christ to be destroyed if they will not repent.

14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

The end of the temporary laughter and pleasures of the wicked is destruction.

14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Those who compromise with the law of God and go back into spiritual Egypt, are keen to do whatever they think is right and reject what God says is right!

The righteous before Christ are satisfied with Christ’s righteousness dwelling in themselves.

14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be [made satisfied by godliness] satisfied from himself.

It is foolish to believe everything one is told and not to prove and test all things by the Word of God.

1 Thessalonians  5:19   Quench not the Spirit. 5:20 Despise not prophesyings. 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 John 4   Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in [to dwell in his people trough the agency of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to live as Christ lived; with passionate zealot live by every Word of God] the flesh is of God: 

The foolish believe everything they are told, but the wise prove all things by the Word of God.

Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

The wise humble themselves in contrite repentance before God and KEEP the will of God.  The spiritually foolish stand on his false traditions and his own understanding, and rejects the truth of God’s Word.

14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident [in his own ways].

Keep control of our temper and think before speaking or acting.

14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Those who are spiritually simple through lack of study, meditation and obedience, shall fall into much sorrow, but the zealous for all the things of God shall gain much wisdom and a good reward.

Kings ought to be wise and just to rule well. 

If we want to rule in God’s Kingdom we must properly prepare by zealous hard work in learning  the wisdom of God. 

Those who desire everlasting life and a kingship and or a priesthood; must be properly trained by God our Father for such a responsibility.  That proper training involves not only study but the practical application of all the ways of God in our lives.

14:18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

In the Kingdom those who are wicked now and depart from the Word of God now, shall bow before those who they condemn for their zeal today.

14:19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

As the physically rich have many friends; the spiritually rich have God, all the holy angels and all like minded persons as his friends, and even if he has to stand alone for a time now; he will join many other passionate brethren in the Kingdom. 

Those who are poor in godliness will have few friends in the Kingdom; while those rich in godliness will be sought out by all.

14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Those who look down upon and seek to dominate and bully others, sin.  Christ HATES the deeds of the Nicolaitanes!

14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

The godly man warns and calls to repentance truthfully, and is merciful and forgiving to the sincerely repentant while the wicked man extracts more than is right, ruling with rigor like Pharaoh. 

14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Those who are all talk and no action get nowhere.   God’s commandments and ways are about our actions! 

14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

A spiritually diligent man is crowned with godly wisdom and the spiritual things of eternal life; in ONENESS and fullness of UNITY with Christ and God the Father.

14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

The true leader, elder or man of God, teaches the whole truth of God.  FALSE leaders, prophets, teachers, elders or professing men of God, teaches that it is allowed to wilfully sin and resist Christ.

The true man of God is a witness to the TRUTH and saves lives through his godly witness and warnings.  Those who speak smooth words to entice to be lax and lukewarm in zeal for the Word of God, are deceitful destroyers of our spiritual potential and eternal life.

14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Those who are strong and zealous for all the teachings and commandments of Christ, may boldly and confidently preach the truth of God.

14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

The commandments of God are the wisdom that brings eternal life;  To depart from the commandments of God, is to trade eternal life for death and the temporary pleasures of worldliness.

14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

The greatness of a king or church is not in its appearances, but in the godliness, happiness and prosperity of the people. 

This demanding and squeezing of the brethren for more and more, is the sign of a wicked leadership intent on its own advantage, caring nothing for the brethren.  They demand far more than is right and then fail to teach sound doctrine; instead teaching the compromising and lukewarmness that leads to death.

Let the church teach all people to be zealous for God the Father in Heaven and all his law and ways, so that the Father’s Kingdom shall be full of righteous people

14:28 In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Think carefully and prove all things by the scriptures before you speak or act.

14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

As a sound physical heart is life to the flesh; a spiritually sound heart filled with sound doctrine and the nature of God is life eternal in the spirit.

To envy God and want to come between the brethren and God, as the moral authority of the people in place of God is rottenness and death.

14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

People who oppress the poor by extorting more and more are a great evil to Christ and God the Father.

14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

The wicked die and if ultimately unrepentant will be no more.  The godly man who stands firmly on the teachings and commandments of Christ, has a great hope in the sure resurrection from the dead.

14:32 The wicked is driven away [from the presence of God] in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

He who zealously learns and KEEPS the commandments and teachings of God, gains an understanding of spiritual things.  Compared to godly wisdom, the wisdom of men is foolishness.

14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known [for the foolishness that it is].

Zeal for the teachings and commandments of God exalts a nation and a church; Lukewarmness for the law of God is a great reproach on any corporate church or people.

How long will the churches justify sin and tolerate false teachings?  Insisting on the false traditions of men above the truth of Almighty God?

14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Do we not know that the wrath of the King of kings is stored up for all those who cause shame by compromising and rebelling against God our Father; in insisting that we can do as we please and Christ will understand and overlook our wilful sin? 

God the Father, King of the universe is well pleased with those who are diligent to live by his every Word; and his wrath is stored up for those who, to their great shame, rebel against his Word.

14:35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

 

Proverbs 15

Respond to harsh words calmly and softly with reason and prudence.

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.  15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

God knows our thoughts and  words as well as our deeds.

15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Teaching zealous obedience to God and a gospel of warning, repentance and salvation through Christ, is wholesome and bring life to those who respond positively. To teach tolerance for willful sin is perversity that will not go unpunished.

15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Those who think they know better than God their Father in heaven and seek to avoid any zeal for his law, will and ways are spiritually fools.  He who regards the teachings of God and does them is a wise child.

15:5 A fool despiseth his father’s [God the Father’s] instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

The zealously godly heap up much treasure in heaven; eternal life and a good reward in the resurrection, but the physical riches of the lukewarm compromisers with the Father’s Word, will evaporate and mean nothing at the eternal judgment.  

15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

God’s wise, who are full of the knowledge of God, disperse the truth of God;  But the foolish teach error from God and all their preaching is an exercise in futility.

A good work is not measured in numbers reached, but in the quality and godliness of the message!  Physical numbers reached or income received, is a false standard;  the true godly standard is the quality of the message in terms of its scriptural accuracy.

Matthew 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

God  does not care about any hypocritical false repentance from a sinful and unrepentant person.   He hears those who are sincerely repentant and passionately zealous for him and all his teachings and commandments.

15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [unrepentant] is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after [follows God to zealously live by every Word of God]  righteousness.

The disobedient to God who are zealous for corporate churches, leaders or false traditions, will not accept correction and reproof; they will not repent; therefore they loathe the correction offered to them.

15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Christ has power to destroy and knows the nature and minds of men.

15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

The apostate will scorn correction and will not repent or seek the wisdom of God; for in his own heart he believes he is wise and has need of nothing spiritual.

15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

Pride is broken by many deep sorrows.  The proud shall suffer great tribulations for God loves them and means to break their pride to contrition and humble the proud for their good.

15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance [appearance]: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

The godly seek to grow in knowledge and will immediately repent of demonstrated error, but the spiritually foolish clings to his errors and runs to embrace more and more error. 

15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Though the righteous may also have many trials and sorrows, he has peace of mind and strength from God to endure;  while the wicked have neither peace of mind not consolation from God.

15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

It is far better to be spiritually rich and passionately obedient to God, than to compromise with the commandments to keep a job, please others or gain great physical wealth.

15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Physically, love and peace is better than wealth.  Spiritually, to have a passionately loving relation ship with God the Father and Christ is far better than to have physical plenty and be separated from our espoused Husband for our sins. 

15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs [only salad] where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

A quick temper leads to much sin and is a great sin in itself.  Learn to think carefully before you speak or act.

15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Be zealous in all that you do, both physically and spiritually.  Avoid the trap of being zealous for the wrong spirit, by always proving all things by the scriptures. 

Being zealous for any man, corporate groups or false traditions is not the same as zeal for God and his ways!  PROVE OUT what you are taught by God’s Word and follow men ONLY as they follow Christ.

The  spiritually lazy person who is content to blindly follow men, shall be deceived and led astray; but the man zealous for God will prove all things by God’s word and so save himself.

15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Our Father in heave is made glad by our zeal for his wisdom, but the spiritual fool despises instruction from God the Father’s Word.

15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

The wicked think it fun to sin and act foolishly; the wise man speaks and acts in faithful godliness and with the wisdom of the teachings and commandments of Christ.

15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

The Holy Bible is a book filled with the wise counsel of many authors, all inspired by Wisdom Incarnate. 

15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Teaching true godliness may bring much sorrow for a time, yet in the end when the fruits come, there will be much joy!

15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

The godly reach out and strive intensely for the way of life, which is the learning and keeping of all the things of God.   In so doing he escapes the reward of the wicked.

15:24 The way of life is above [godliness] to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

The proud will have their pride crushed to contrition, and the humble before God shall be exalted.

15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

To devise evil plans is an abomination to God, who loves the good and pure of heart.

15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Do not be tempted to turn from the truth for gain in numbers or wealth as an organization or as an individual.

15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

The foolish man blurts out his foolishness, but the godly man studies diligently to have a ready answer.  And in times of trial the Holy Sprit will bring to remembrance what has been learned.

Jesus did not mean that we need not study, only that we should not be anxious or afraid; if we have studied and kept his teachings and commandments diligently, God’s Spirit will bring that knowledge to remembrance when the need arises.

Luke 12:11   And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

12:12  For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

2 Timothy 2:15   Study [the Word of God] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Study God’s Word and avoid foolish arguments contrary to the Word of God.

2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 2:18  Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

The prayers of those who compromise with God’s law and tolerate sin will NOT be heard by God. 

1 John 3:22   And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

When we receive our reward and have a good report at the resurrection to spirit; all our troubles will disappear and vanish away before our great joy!

15:30 The light [seeing of the reward in our hand] of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

Hear the instruction of God the Father in heaven and Jesus Christ, and follow all that they say.

15:31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

He who refuses instruction and rejects repentance before God to cling to false traditions faces strong intense correction to afflict the flesh that God might somehow save the spirit.

15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

To enter the resurrection to spirit and eternal life one must be of one mind with God the Father and Christ and all of their teachings and commandments.  We must be humble before God and we must accept that our ways are nothing compared to God’s ways.

We must be contritely humble before God’s Word always, and be quick to repent of our own ways and quick to jump to learn and do the ways of God.

The proud who cannot and will not follow Christ, being convinced of their own ways; shall perish unless they sincerely repentant.

15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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