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5. Proverbs: The Blessings of the Righteous

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  • January 22, 2015
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will symbolize an introduction to cover to stop beating him any five year by the messaging explanation five blessings of the righteous blessings on the head of the righteous but violence covers the mouth of the wicked Proverbs ten number six needs and James version the Hebrew word is a Dick for the word righteous is the key word in this expiration is that it also translated justice from which it is derived appears in the introduction of the whole book of Proverbs excerpted from verses one through three the Proverbs of Solomon to receive the instruction of wisdom Justice David Proverbs one two three what the book of Proverbs is telling us that wisdom is righteousness and righteousness means to walk according to God 's commands to walk in faith and obedience to what the Lord has called us to be and to do it against when it comes to God the opposite is folly in unfaithfulness wisdom is justice or righteousness fully assent and wickedness and universities we will explore the contrast between them stock or a righteousness is soliciting an story about a man in the boat began to drill a hole under his feet when he sat when people in the vote demanded that he stopped he responded this is none of your business this is my place this absurd response is often the excuse we used to justify our behavior this is my life it has nothing to do with you of course anything we do or don't do have an impact on others especially on those nearest to ask who haven't felt in a big way the results of other people 's actions either good or bad him very principles about life and faith that are revealed in Proverbs ten versus twenty seven Wednesday the problems of Solomon a wise son in the glad father but a foolish sons the heaviness of his mother treasures of wickedness profit nothing but righteousness delivers from death the Lord will not suffer the sold the rights to finish a casting away the substance of the licking he becomes poor that Gareth with a slack hand in hand of the diligent maketh rich he gathers in summer is a wise son but he just think that in harvest is a son that causes team blessings are upon the head of the test that violence correct amount of the wicked the memory of the justice blessed the name of the wicked show rocked did you hear how the principles of unity between spiritual life and moral life and his physical life and material life was dealt with in verses three to five the Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to damage the cast of the way the substance of the wicked he become a sporting dealer for the slack hand but the head of the diligent maketh rich he that gathers in summer is a wise son in a sleep in harvest is a son who causes shame the main idea is that wickedness or moral deficiency does not pay even if one is rich and second that righteousness is always rewarding in one way or another even if the person is poor was the verses six and seven how do they can next to what Jesus said about hatred being just as bad as murder blessings are upon the head of the just but violence covers the mouth of the wicked the memory of the just is blessed but the name of the wicked shall rock hiding her hatred behind our words doesn't always work wicked thoughts are often betraying our body language and the tone of our voice the best possible starting point for good relations with others is you shall love your neighbor as you're so nineteen verse eighteen meeting James version with hat teaching with Matthew nineteen percent which says on your father and your mother and you shall love your neighbor as yourself Matthew nineteen percent as the texts also suggest the impression you make for good can have a lasting influence of others in the end were dealing with a certain amount of common sense isn't it better to have a good name a good reputation and about one or her a house of the righteous the mouth with its components the lips and the time is the most important organ in the book of Proverbs in Eugene James version of the book the word mouse is used a few times let's occurs forty one times eight nineteen ten the city 's Oregon speech is a particularly important theme in Proverbs ten versus ten to twenty nine which say he who winks at the eye causes trouble but accounting for fall the mouth of the righteous is a well of life but violence covers enough of the wicked hatred stirs up strife but love covers all sins wisdom is found on the lips of him was understanding but a rod into the back of him who is devoid of understanding why people store up knowledge but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction the rich man's wealth is his strong city the destruction of the poor is their poverty the league of the righteous leads to life the wages of the wicked to send he keeps instruction is in the way of life but he who refuses correction goes astray clever hides hatred has lying lips and whoever spreads slander is a four in the multitude of words sin is not lacking but he who restrains his lips is wise to the right this is true sober abilities with little collapse of the righteous feed many but her laughter was the blessing of the Lord makes one rich and he asked his sorrow with it to do evil is like sport to a fault but a man of understanding has wisdom the fear of the wicked will come upon him and the desire of the righteous will be granted when the whirlwind passes by the wicked is no more but the righteous has an everlasting foundation as vinegar to the teeth and smoke two packs so is a leading into those who send him to fear the Lord prolongs days of the years of the wicked will be shortened the hope of the righteous will be gladness but expectation of the wicked will perish the way of the Lord is strength for the upright but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity the basic premise is crucial always are very powerful either for good or for evil the time can be the best or the worst gift that we been given this ambivalence about the tons one of the most important lessons in the book of Proverbs the mouth generates light but it also may bring death in revisiting Proverbs ten versus eleven to fourteen new King James version detect the contrast between how the righteous person speaks and how the full debts the mouth of the righteous is a well of life but violence covers the mouth of the wicked did you hear the expression the well of fountain of life it symbolically refers to qualities of wisdom it is used in reference to the Lord in Psalm thirty six first nine of the source of life the same image is used in relation to the sanctuary from which the stream of water springs as it symbolized in the Ezekiel forty seven verses one and two and Jesus uses this metaphor to illustrate the the Spirit in John four verse fourteen so the comparison of the mouth of the righteous to a well of life master relating it to guide himself what characterizes this now is a positive gift of life this quality child is with the proper function of the mouth should be it should be a force for good not evil a force of life not debt what is being said here is seen also in James three verse two through twelve for in many things we offend all if any man offend not in word is same as a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole body behold we put bits in the horse 's mouth at any of the acts we turn about the whole body behold also the ships which though they be so great and are driven a fierce winds yet are they turned about with very small home but as ever the governor listed even subatomic and little member and boasted great things behold how great a matter of the fire can anytime is a fire a world of iniquity so is the time among the members identified the whole body and set on fire the course of nature and it is set on fire of hell for every kind of beasts and birds in a statement and if things in the sea is tamed and has been tamed of mankind but the time came no maintain it is an unruly evil full of deadly poison there with a bless we God even the father and therewith curse we men which are made after the similitude of God out of the same mouth proceeded blessing and cursing my brother and these things ought not said to be the fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter chemistry migrating their olive berries either a fine face so can know found in both yields sought water and fresh remember that it was to speech to the word of his power as Hebrews chapter one verse three says that God created the heavens and the air for that reason speech should serve only creative purposes have you thought about how incredibly powerful your words are with you where you can fill people with confidence cheer and hope all you can break them down and damage them as surely as if you attack him physically so be careful as you wield the power of your time her turn in her and her sound like Commons eleven verse three says the integrity of the light show guide but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them what evidence can you recall as an example of the truth of this verse now let's consider Proverbs eleven as you listen you'll notice it touches on many topics news the blessings what are some of the great blessings that come to the faithful as opposed to what happens with you Proverbs eleven says a false balance is abomination to the Lord but a just weight is his delight when Pratt then commencing with the loadings was the integrity of the upright shall guide them but the perverseness of the transgressors of the strength riches profit not in the day of wrath but righteousness delivers from death the righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way but the wicked shall fall by his own the righteousness of the upright shall deliver them the transgressors shall be to him him will him he expectations our parish in the hook of the just man perish the righteous is delivered out of trouble and the wicked coming instead and hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor but through knowledge shall the just be delivered when it goes well with the righteous the city rejoices and when the wicked perish dairy sour by the blessing of the upright the city is exalted but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked he that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor but a man of understanding holds up his peace until their bigger secrets and he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter where no counsel is the people fall in the multitude of counselors there is safety surety for a stranger shall smart for a unit hated suretyship ensure you that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it and he hated suretyship ensure a gracious woman retaining honor and strongmen retain riches the merciful man doing good to his own soul but he that is cool trouble of his own flesh the wicked work if interested for work but to him that sought righteousness shall be a sure reward as righteousness tended to life so he that pursuit evil pursuit it to his own death data of a forward heart are abomination to the Lord such as our upright anyway are his delight though hand join in hand the wicked shall not be unpunished the sea of the righteous shall be delivered as a jewel of gold snapped so is a fair woman which is without discretion it is all the righteous is only good at expectation of the ligands rat there is that standard and increasing him holding morning to poverty the liberal soul shall be need facts need no water should be watered also himself he was holding court people shall curse that blessings of the economy headed in that seller even diligently seeking good procuring favor and usage of mischief it's a comfort to him he got trusted in his riches shall fall but the righteous shall score as a branch to that trouble of his own house shall inherit the wind and the full should be serving to the White Hart the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life even with souls is wise you'll the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth much more the wicked and the sooner the sense of the future value of what is not help motivate the righteous to live rightly because I do hope in the future the righteous behaviors honesty and compassion Paul encourages us in second Corinthians four eighteen saying wow they look not at the things which are seen at the things which are not seen the things which are seen are temporal and the things which are not seen are eternal on the other hand we get people with only the present they are concerned only what they see in the report they think of themselves before others will resort to deception and abuse for instance the sales people who deceive their customers might perhaps getting the reward with a higher price but they ultimately could lose their customers and their business might fail this is what province eleven versus three in each an effort to burst they said the integrity of the upright shall guide but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them in verse eighteen says the wicked wicked and deceitful work with your righteousness shall be sure reward to some of the decisions you have to make and how you go about making how does your hopefully turning factor into situations in a very and a picture of the righteous the mouth of the righteous is a wildlife that violence covers the mouth licking streets stirs up strife but love covers all sins wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding Wise people store up knowledge but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction did you hear the expression the well or fountain of life it symbolically refers to qualities of wisdom is used in reference to the Lord and some thirty six verse nine as the source of life the same image is used in relation to the sanctuary from which the stream of water screens and symbolized the musical forty seven versus when to Angie's uses this metaphor to illustrate the gift of the Spirit in John former sports and comparison of the mouth of the righteous to allow life amounts to relating to God himself what characterizes this map is a positive gift of life this quality tells us with the proper function of the mouth should be it should be a force for good not evil a source of life and not death but is being said here is she also engines three versus two three twelve Olympics year that it was to speak the word of his power that God created the heavens and the earth Hebrews chapter one verse three nineteen James version for that reason speech should serve only created purposes and thought about how incredibly powerful your words are with your words you can fill people 's self-confidence cheer and hope or you can break them down and damage them as surely as if you attacked them physically so be careful as you wield the power of your time Proverbs eleven verse three says the integrity of the upright shall guide them but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them what evidence can you recall as an example of the truth of this verse now let's consider Proverbs eleven as you listen you'll notice it touches on many topics news the blessings what are some of the great blessings that come to the faithful as opposed to what happens to the wicked Proverbs eleven says a false balance is abomination to the Lord but a just weight is the Lord in fact come and come exchange but with the Louise wisdom the integrity of that right should guide them but the perverseness of the transgressors shall destroy riches profit not in the day of wrath but righteousness delivers from death the righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness the righteousness of the upright shall deliver them but transgressors shall be taken in their own nothingness when a wicked man died his expectations shall perish in the hope of the unjust man perish the righteous is delivered out of trouble and the wicked cometh in his day and hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor but through knowledge shall the just be delivered when it goes well with the righteous the city rejoices and when the wicked perish there is shouting by the blessing of the upright the city okay as overthrown by the mouth of the wicked he that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor but a man of understanding holds that his PE et al. their radio secrets but he that is of a faithful spirit consider the matter where no counsel is the people fall but in the multitude of counselors very safety even as surety for a stranger shall smart for a unit hated suretyship issuer a gracious woman retaining honor and strongman retain riches the merciful man doing good to his own soul but he that is cool trouble of his own flesh the wicked work in a deceitful work but to him that self-righteousness shall be a sure reward as righteousness tended to life so he that pursuit evil pursuit into his own death they now have a forward heart are abomination to the Lord but such as are upright in their way are his delight though hand join in hand the wicked shall not be unpunished but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered as a jewel of gold snapped so is a fair woman which is without discretion the desire of the righteous is only good but the expectation of the wicked is rat there is that scanner and yet increasing and there is that withholding more than is meet but it tended to poverty the liberal soul shall be made fact that water shall be watered also himself he was holding court the people shall curse him but blessings shall be upon the head in the seller 's even diligently seeking good procuring favor that he seek admission it's a come unto him he got trusted in his riches shall fall but the righteous shall flourish as a branch to that trouble of his own house shall inherit the wind and the fool should be serving to the White Hart the fruit of the righteous is a tree of so why behold the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth much more the wicked and sooner this is the future and the value of what is not yet seen cup motivate the righteous to live rightly because I do hope in the future the righteous behavior and senility honesty and compassion Paul encourages us in second Corinthians four verse eighteen saying wow they look not at the things which are seen at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal and the things which are not seen are eternal on the other hand which people live only in the present they are concerned only with what they see with the unique report they think of themselves before others and will resort to deception and abuse for instance the salespeople who deceived their customers might perhaps get me meet reward with a higher price but they ultimately could lose their customers and their business might fail this is what Proverbs eleven versus three in each an effort to verse three says the integrity of the upright shall guide them but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them in verse eighteen says no one can work if a deceitful work but to him that so with righteousness shall be a sure reward think about some of the decisions you have to make and how you go about making them how does your hope for eternity factored into the trunk or her and are to continue exploring philosopher 's talk on page nineteen of the book more choice in public and private life nineteen seventy eight Pantheon books have convincingly demonstrated how lying can be harmful for society to write a society whose members were unable to distinguish truthful messages from the second parties would collapse likewise Augustine as quoted in the introduction of box book narrated her forward vaccine book that they regard for truth has been broken down or even slightly weakened all things will remain doubtful Ellen G White wrote on page three thirty one public my life today maps are an abomination to him he declares that into the holy city they shall in no wise enter it anything that defiling it whatsoever look at abomination or make it so my truth telling beheld with no loose hand or uncertain grasp let it become a part of the life playing fast and loose with truth and do something to suit one's own selfish plans means shipwreck of faith he who utters untruths sells his soul into a cheap market his falsehoods may seem to serve in emergencies he may does seem to make business advancement that he could not gain by figuring out how powerful words are we must think about lying as well because most lies are told with words how you felt the sting the trail is that the defilement when you are lied to it's hard to imagine a society falling into total chaos when lying is more rather than an aberration from the norm there's another angle to the effective line on the one who likes some people are so used to the practice of lying that is involved in many people though do feel a sense of guilt of shame when they last him him him there is still some recent techniques to the Holy Spirit imagine now the danger for the one who lies but doesn't even think twice about as we have seen the book of Proverbs so much of instruction and teaching given has been presented by contrasting two types of people the wise person does this the focus back the goblin to fix the wicked and the facts of course in reality is often a bit of wisdom and foolishness in all of us but the exception of Jesus we all are sinners we all fall short of the glory of God Romans three verse twenty three fortunately we have a wonderful promise that comes the next verse that we are sinners I think we can be justified freely by his grace to the redemption that is in Christ Jesus Romans three verse twenty four in the end all humanity is going to be either one of two kicks people who are going to get saved on last the John three sixteen what two options does all of humanity face John three sixteen says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life we can choose to perish to die forever or we can choose to have a life that last throughout eternity what is your choice as he read Proverbs thirteen how does this chapter contrasting experience in fake of the righteous with that in the week Proverbs chapter thirteen cents a wise censuring his father 's instruction they squander here if not rebuke a man shall eat the good benefit of his mouth but this all the transgressors shall eat violence he exited his mouth keep in his life but he got opened why destruction the soul of the sluggard desiring nothing but the soul of the diligent shall be made of righteous men hate but in which it means lyrics to sing righteousness he picked him as a private in the way that we can overthrow the sooner there is that maketh himself rich that has nothing that maketh himself poor it has great riches the ransom of a man's life are his riches but apply here not rebuke the light of the righteous rejoice in the land of the wicked shall be put out only by pride cometh contention but with the well advised is wisdom wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished his daughter I labor shall increase hope deferred maketh the heart sick but when the desire coming is a tree of life who so despises the word shall be destroyed the fear of the Commandments shall be rewarded the law of the wise is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death good understanding giveth favor but the way of transgressors is hard every prudent man dealing with knowledge but a fool lays open his folly a wicked messenger followed into this but a faithful ambassador is health poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction is that regarded the proof shall be honored the desire accomplished is sweet to the soul but is an abomination to fool 's to depart from evil he walk it with wise men shall be wise but in a fools shall be destroyed evil pursuing sinners but to the righteous courage of your pain a good man leaving an inheritance to his children's children welcome this is just much food is intelligent and poor but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment even spare his rod hates his son the lovely cheese include the time the righteous edict dissatisfying and peaceful but the belly of the wicked shall want the lines are compared to a lasting lamp while the wicked are compared to a land that will be put Proverbs thirteen the wise precedent will enjoy the good fruit of his or her work while the center will be evil versus two and twenty five verse twenty two tell respect to their children the wife in the future even beyond themselves but the wicked instead will leave their wealth to strangers even to the righteous the plaintiff will of faith and obedience to the Lord is better than a wife and disobedience and folly putting aside the issue of the promise of eternal life what are some of the immediate day-to-day advantage is that you have experienced to living a life of faith in Christ it is not enough to make a profession of faith in Christ and have our names registered on the Churchwell whatever profession announced to nothing unless Christ is revealed in works of righteousness that was one of the many words of wisdom written by Ellen G White on pages three twelve and three thirteen every book entitled Christ's object lessons she also wrote these words on pages three oh nine three ten and her life-changing classic the desire of ages the greatest deception of the human mind in Christ state was living near a sense to the truth constitutes righteousness in all human experience in theoretical knowledge of the truth has been proved to be insufficient for the saving of the soul what is the history are burdened with a record of crimes committed I'd be getting there is the same danger still exists many take it for granted that they are Christians simply because they subscribe to certain theological tenants but they have not brought the truth into practical life namely profess faith in the truth but if it does not make them sincere kind patient forbearing heavenly minded it is a curse to its possessors and to their influence it is a curse to the world the righteousness which Christ talked in conformity of heart and life to the revealed will of God here's a set of introspective questions we are noticing that the book of Proverbs makes a sharp distinction between the righteous and for we are learning what is right and wrong life illness would be very careful who gently schools on the other hand has it happened that you were deceived by the very people we went righteous DA decisions impact of these for good or for evil are you ever tempted to try to measure the amount of good or bad your decisions might bring we often don't know the impact congratulations let's decide to choose to do with right regardless of what we fear the consequences might be her ambassador group overarching by a decision is are you spreading God 's word through reading sermon audio and much more in you would like to know more about hothouse this is more so 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