Proverbs Chapter 20
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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 20 Bible commentary...
1 It seems hard to believe that men of the greatest abilities, as well as the ignorant, should render themselves fools and madmen, merely for the taste or excitement produced by strong liquors. #2|. How formidable kings are to those who provoke them! how much more foolish then is it to provoke the King of kings! #3|. To engage in quarrels is the greatest folly that can be. Yield, and even give up just demands, for peace' sake. #4|. He who labours and endures hardship in his seed-time for eternity, will be properly diligent as to his earthly business. 5|. Though many capable of giving wise counsel are silent, yet something may be drawn from them, which will reward those who obtain it. #6|. It is hard to find those that have done, and will do more good than they speak, or care to hear spoken of. 7|. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. #8|. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. #9|. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. #10|. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. #11|. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. #12|. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. #13|. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. #14|. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. #15|. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. #16|. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. #17|. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. #18|. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. #19|. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. #20|. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. #21|. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. #22|. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee. 23|. A bargain made by fraud will prove a losing bargain in the end. #24|. How can we form plans, and conduct business, independently of the Lord? #25|. The evasions men often use with their own consciences show how false and deceitful man is. #26|. Justice should crush the wicked, and separate them from the virtuous. #27|. The rational soul and conscience are as a lamp within us, which should be used in examining our dispositions and motives with the revealed will of God. #28|. Mercy and truth are the glories of God's throne. #29|. Both young and old have their advantages; and let neither despise or envy the other. 30|. Severe rebukes sometimes do a great deal of good. But such is the corruption of nature, that men are loth to be rebuked for their sins. If God uses severe afflictions, to purify our hearts and fit us for his service, we have cause to be very thankful.
One's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment on 11/03/2013, 11:14am...
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. (proverbs 20:28) It is important that we focus on Mercy and Honesty; For we must forgive........And I say again "WE MUST FORGIVE!" For if we don't forgive; not only do we not get forgiven by God, but we go on through life in death: Death meaning a loss of anything productive like: Peace, Joy, Wealth, Health, Time; Just in general a loss in the abundance of everything good in your life. Cause Peace, Love, Joy, is true life, and very good, but grudges stops and destroys the consistency of true life; witch makes grudges one of the most dangerous possessions' in are life,
LD Johnson's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment about verse 27 on 9/24/2013, 7:56am...
The spirit of man is the living part of man
James said the body without the spirit is dead
Jesus freed all men from sin from Adam to the last man to be born on earth 1rst. Cor; 15.22
The spirit of man goes back to the father who gave it At the return of christ the spirit will be
given a new immortal body Ever to be with the LORD
William Woode's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment about verse 1 on 9/01/2013, 4:52am...
Personally over te week l took 2 bottles of beer at 2 different places and at night l sleep off l could not pray b/4 sleeping and l again could not pray at dawn. So any thing that can deprive me not to pray equally deprive me to get into the Kingdom of Heaven .So in simple any person that aim of Heaven should abstain from strong drink and beer
Shouri's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment about verse 1 on 7/21/2013, 8:33am...
Drink makes the man mad one.
In India thousands of people die due to this bad habit.
Timothy Wayne George's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment about verse 1 on 5/19/2013, 2:32pm...
Wine is a mocker, and strong drink intoxicating. Who ever is deceived by it is not wise. We are at liberty in Christ, yet we must not use our liberty as a stumbling stone for those who are recovering alcoholics. No one will become a alcoholic, if he or she does not take that first drink. It is better to refuse a drink, if it causes someone to stumble. As we celebrate life time accomplishments, let us remember the weaker brother or sister who looks to us to set an example how to live soberly, and righteously in this present world.
Salom„o's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment about verse 11 on 2/15/2013, 10:41pm...
Now we sons of God should let our light shine before men so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father that is in heaven Matthew 5:16, we must try hard to yield pure works; most of the time it will demand all our diligence.
One's Proverbs Chapter 20 comment on 1/26/2013, 5:54am...
My view of Proverbs 20 is that; Righteousness belongs to Kings; and as Kings and Queens, we must remember that God is the source of all fruitful Spiritual abilities that we posses. So we must always check ourselves daily for any kind of pride or self value; that we may be more aware that all we have is only God's glory, that we are supposed to give back to him with interest; So that we don't fall into vengeance and wrath, and evil speaking of one another and all uncleanness that could keep us from passing down righteousness and to walk as children, and hold us back from being in line with God's word. Because all of the instructions that are in Proverbs 20, it is impossible for us to follow faithfully if we don't first HUMBLE ourselves, seek God's presence every day, and trust and rely on him to cause us to keep us from being unfaithful, and stop us from being deceitful, and free us from being lazy, and keep our minds open, to take advantage of every moment that becomes available for us to give him his glory. For we only live to glorify God almighty, that we may heed to every instruction in his word, and live error free. And all those who Love God, strongly desire to live error free: and believe they can through Godís assistances; because without faith it is impossible to please God, and without humility we cannot be with him, now and forevermore. God bless you saints.
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