Pastor/Teacher - Jim Rickard Grace Fellowship Church www.GraceDoctrine.org Thursday, September 19, 2013
Prov 28:13, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.”
DoxologyPraise God, from whom all blessings flow;Praise Him, all creatures here below;Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.—Amen.
The Book of ProverbsChapter 10Vs. 17-21,The Contrasting Deeds of the Tongue
Prov 3:5,“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Section II, 6 Units:Unit 1, The Introduction, vs. 17; Unit 2, The Contrasting Deeds of the Tongue, vs. 18-21,Unit 3, A Summary of the Genesis and Results of Blessings, vs. 22;
Unit 4, Contrasting Mental Fortitude, vs. 23-26; Unit 5, Contrasting Fear, vs. 27-30; Unit 6, Conclusion, vs. 31-32.
Unit 1, Vs. 17 IntroductionThis expands the son’s influence from the home to the community at large.
We are exhorted to the importance of self discipline in the intake and application of Bible Doctrine. The Balance of Residency!(MBD/S R4A + FGHS)
The Contrast!Prov 7:25, “Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways (Satan’s Cosmic System), do not stray into her paths (sin and evil).
Those who are hard headed, refusing to listen to God’s Word, will find themselves wandering lost inside of sin and Satan’s Cosmic System.
Those who respond in obedience to God’s Word will find themselves back on the path of righteousness that they had left.
Prov 10:18“Operation Cover Up”, the ultimate in hypocrisy, where the wicked will say one thing to your face and another behind your back to others, Cf. Prov 26:24-26.
Hatred often underlies hypocrisy, “lying lips”, and those who hate often invent or pass on bad news in order to destroy someone’s reputation, opportunities, or both.
“Slander”, DIBBAHדִּבָּה“The utterance of defamatory statements injurious to the reputation or well being of a person.”
Hatred inspires slander informed by innuendoes, half-truths, and facts distorted and exaggerated beyond recognition, cf. Prov 6:17, 19
Once slander, etc. is released it can not easily be negated and causes all kinds of problems for the object of the slander and the slanderer himself.
Prov 25:10,“Or he who hears it will reproach you, and the evil report about you will not pass away.”
The 9th of the 10 Commandments of Ex 20:16, prohibits false testimony since the people of God are to demonstrate His truthfulness in their dealings with others.
The fool of Proverbs is cunning and morally wicked, not mentally deficient, who destroys reputations and the community, doing no one any good.
Prov 10:19“Unavoidable” LO CHADAL,חָדַלWhen there is a lot of gossiping in our lives it is very difficult to stop sinning in that way.It is the habitual nature of sin.
Prov 29:20,“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
The contrast of the righteous!Restraining your speech and keeping your mouth shut is wise, Job 7:11; Prov 17:27. The exercise of self-control over you mouth.
Job 7:11, “Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.”
“Restraining lips” means not wandering into error both physically and spiritually by keeping our mouth in check, sparing ourselves from performing the evil actions of the sins of the tongue.
“Wise” SAKAL, שָׂכַלTo be prudent, having the know-how to succeed in an endeavor and to obtain a desired result.
The desired result is to glorify God by operating in His righteousness, thereby not committing sins of the tongue.
Prov 17:27-28, “He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.”
The more words a person says the less able he is to weigh each word, and the greater the probability that he will offend someone.
Grace Fellowship ChurchThursday September 19, 2013Tape # 13-102Proverbs Chapter 10 The Contrasting Deeds of the Tongues Prov 10:17-19; 12:18: 18:21; 26:24-26; Job 7:11; Eccl 5:1 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013