Proverbs Chapter 6
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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
Cautions against rash suretiship. (1-5) A rebuke to slothfulness. (6-11) Seven things hateful to God. (12-19) Exhortations to walk according to God's commandments. (20-35)1-5 If we live as directed by the word of God, we shall find it profitable even in this present world. We are stewards of our worldly substance, and have to answer to the Lord for our disposal of it; to waste it in rash schemes, or such plans as may entangle us in difficulties and temptations, is wrong. A man ought never to be surety for more than he is able and willing to pay, and can afford to pay, without wronging his family; he ought to look upon every sum he is engaged for, as his own debt. If we must take all this care to get our debts to men forgiven, much more to obtain forgiveness with God. Humble thyself to him, make sure of Christ as thy Friend, to plead for thee; pray earnestly that thy sins may be pardoned, and that thou mayest be kept from going down to the pit.
6-11 Diligence in business is every man's wisdom and duty; not so much that he may attain worldly wealth, as that he may not be a burden to others, or a scandal to the church. The ants are more diligent than slothful men. We may learn wisdom from the meanest insects, and be shamed by them. Habits of indolence and indulgence grow upon people. Thus life runs to waste; and poverty, though at first at a distance, gradually draws near, like a traveller; and when it arrives, is like an armed man, too strong to be resisted. All this may be applied to the concerns of our souls. How many love their sleep of sin, and their dreams of worldly happiness! Shall we not seek to awaken such? Shall we not give diligence to secure our own salvation?
12-19 If the slothful are to be condemned, who do nothing, much more those that do all the ill they can. Observe how such a man is described. He says and does every thing artfully, and with design. His ruin shall come without warning, and without relief. Here is a list of things hateful to God. Those sins are in a special manner provoking to God, which are hurtful to the comfort of human life. These things which God hates, we must hate in ourselves; it is nothing to hate them in others. Let us shun all such practices, and watch and pray against them; and avoid, with marked disapproval, all who are guilty of them, whatever may be their rank.
20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.
David's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment on 12/06/2013, 12:04pm...
Verse 17 is not talking about killing of animals as being the innocent blood, otherwise, God would not have ordained for the animals to be used in the sacrifices. This was also not talking about not killing at all, as God had ordered the children of Israel to wipe out whole towns and regions of every living thing. This statement "hands that shed innocent blood" is referring to killing of people that have not done a wrong guilty of death (except before God, as sin makes us all guilty of death). This would include abortion and infanticide, as well as euthanasia, as these individuals have not done anything that is worthy of human enforced death. This verse is also not talking about not having capital punishment, as those that experience this are not "innocent," but in fact have shed "innocent blood."
Canoaguilar tribe of Dan's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment on 12/06/2013, 10:28am...
I think God tells us as children to obey your honest to God parents. As adults both men and women need to becareful of being slack/caught sleeping on-the-job. Scammers / rip off artist. Hookers and liars/ cheaters. Who will leave us lying on the bed... ooh goodGod. Have mercy. the bible warns us like a fire alarm of disaster. So to keep his commandments. Hallelujah help us father and keep us close to you in prayer. Amen
Joshua's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment on 12/02/2013, 10:41am...
its funny how it says here in Proverbs 6:16-17 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and HANDS that SHED INNOCENT BLOOD" because most people that own slaughterhouses and people that support them claim to be followers of LORD CHRIST the most compassionate and merciful! When he himself says to love thy neighbor! Even thy enemy! Is it so hard to refrain from killing these innocent animals and shedding INNOCENT BLOOD when our LORD and SAVIOR says to love thy neighbor? Why dont we consider trees our neighbors? Or Cows? or ants? or anything that lives around us in this UNI-verse? please tell me? because King Solomon who is one of Jesus Christ's relatives says that GOD hates hands (not claws) that SHED INNOCENT BLOOD. Please share the wonderful news for peace on Earth. LOrd Jesus says "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in EArth." Their is no killing in the kingdom of Heaven, so please don't eat any more meat or support any innocent animal killing industries.
Sherry's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment about verse 20 on 9/05/2013, 10:10pm...
keep the word of thy parents
Mimi's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment about verse 2 on 8/12/2013, 2:44am...
This is my problem, I see that now.
Chukwu Israel fc's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment about verse 26 on 7/20/2013, 5:12am...
It is talking about all women that got or display seducively i.e womans nature that is created by God is to attract,charm or seduce by his actions,words,looks etc all centers on the enticement,feelings or aro*****t of mens thoughts,capturedness,mind,soul etc.Infact man in its nature is to sin(fornication and adultery);i came to understand in christian life as it is writen"flee".God knew our weaknesses because we possess flesh and blood; but God said about agape love, that is to say we should be carefull as we are interacting with each other we should do it in the public place i.e you and woman should not be in a private place to avoid reflex action because u like yourselves.It is writen"A man cannot put fire in his bossom and expect that he wont be burn't".If a man is not carefull of it he is deceiving himself to be spiritual.And as you live you pray the holy spirit to 1engrace,2fear God,3know the word by studing it everytime,4you to be focus.John10:10 said the mission of satan is to steal,kill and destroy but in these situation it's destruction because you will be a begger and things will not go well for you etc. e.gLike the prodigal son instead of you to be an inherited king of abraham.
Frank's Proverbs Chapter 6 comment on 6/22/2013, 5:44am...
The chapter is telling me to Obey my parents.
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