In the prosperity of a man enemies will be grieved; but in his adversity even a friend will depart" (Ecclesiastes 12:8, etc.). 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. This is what Abraham did, he walked before Him (Ge 17:1). Verses 1-28. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame. 2. (Proverbs 17:26.) Just as the sun becomes brighter and brighter as it rises to reach its zenith in the sky b. 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Jesus Christ—Unique Savior or Average Fraud? Equally effective is the use of metaphors: "The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life" ... 17:1,12; a modified form occurs in 22:1. - Curtis Dickinson, Do we have an immortal soul? - Hal Licino, Why Modern Liberalism is Contrary to Christianity, Matthew 24 The End of the Holy City - Morrison Lee, Scripture Charts As Relates to the Second Coming, The Beast of Revelation Revealed - Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity, The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul, All the N.T. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; i.e. Hereditary nobility, based on descent from some eminent progenitor, may be a source of not unseemly pride, and a spur to a life worthy of such excellent ancestry. Injunctions on this subject are frequent in the New Testament (see Matthew 5:39; Romans 12:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9). It urges the need of repentance, calls upon men to grieve for their sins, threatens the wrath of God against impenitence, and so brings up occasions for distress of soul; it also rebukes "the laughter of fools," the empty merriment of frivolity and the riot and revelry of dissipation (Ecclesiastes 7:6). England is renowned for her wealth; yet England is a haunt of hungry misery. The lost and fallen have hopes inspired within them when they are approached with hopes of better things. A wise servant will have rule over a child that causes shame, and will have part of the inheritance among the brethren. The mischief is enormous, and the course and extent of it cannot be measured beforehand. It is not our claim or attractiveness, but the love of Christ, that makes him our abiding, faithful Friend. Not betraying his ignorance and incapacity by words, a foolish man is credited with possessing sense (comp. Solomon observed that this way often seems right to a man. 1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. The first element of this is, as so often insisted upon, truthfulness in the inward parts. Those who idly and foolishly report what is true are, indeed, less guilty than they who enlarge and pervert. An evil man seeketh only rebellion. To pervert the ways of judgment. ", A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. His temper. The briber. When we see that we are accused, pride rises up to defend us. To speak the bad man fair, to justify or excuse his evil, and to censure or criticize or condemn the good, from prudence or other motive,—this shows a blindness to moral distinctions, a wilful insensibility which is incompatible with religion, and incurs the deep disapproval and judgment of Jehovah. Like mates with like. Proverbs 3:8; Psalms 22:15; Psalms 32:4). Proverbs 16:18.) Proverbs 10:19; James 1:19). These are the disciplinary experiences through which, in his holy providence and in his fatherly love, he causes us to pass. Help us to be this kind of friend. These are delivered over to "the tormentors" (Matthew 18:34), the angels that execute the wrath of God, as in Psalms 78:49 and Revelation 8:6, etc. But the positive reversal of gratitude in returning evil for good—for this there is no one word in our (nor probably in any) language. It is a wickedness indeed unutterable. He is the sympathizing Friend for all sorrow. But St. Gregory ('Moral.,' 5.13), commenting on the passage, interprets differently: "It is well said by Solomon, 'He that letteth out water is a head of strife.' Grab your coffee or tea, come study the Bible with me! (For the term "crown," comp. It is to our own cost that we receive this gracious Guest with resentful discourtesy. It is not a judge's sentence, but a friend's counsel, Its object is not condemnation, but salvation. Even after sin and repentance, when the sinner is pardoned, a sober, humble cheerfulness is healthier than perpetual lamentation. Septuagint, "A wise household servant shall rule over foolish masters." The Talmud says, "Do not throw a stone into the well whose waters you have drunk." On the tendency of a quarrel to grow to a dangerous extent, a Bengal proverb speaks of "going in a needle and coming out a ploughshare." Another rendering is, "to strike the noble is against right," which seems feeble and less suitable to the parallelism. We think he takes a pleasure in finding fault with us. Better (sweeter) is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith. The power of gold to corrupt; the saying of Philip of Macedon, that there was no fortress so strong but that it might be stormed if an ass laden with gold were driven to the gate;—all this is well known. than a house full of feasting with strife. God's process is the application of sorrow, sickness, temptation, that, duly meeting these, the soul may emerge from the trial as pure gold, fit for the Master's use (comp. Even the fool may gain some credit for wisdom which he does not possess by holding his tongue; and this is an index of the reality. 3. For the water is let out when the flowing of the tongue is let loose. Thus Leiodes complains to Ulysses ('Od.,' 22.319)—, ὡς οὐκ ἔστι χάρις μετόπισθ εὐεργέων, Two sayings of Publius Syrus are quoted: "Ingratus unus omnibus miseris nocet;" "Malignos fieri maxime ingrati docent.". There is no evidence that the Israelites were acquainted with the use of acids in the manipulation of impure or mixed metals; otherwise the "pot" and the "furnace" would represent the two usual modes of reduction; but it is most probable that both allude to the same method of smelting the ore in crucibles, for the purpose of separating the pure metal from the dross. In 1 Chronicles 2:34, etc; mention is made of a case where a master, having no son, gave his daughter in marriage to a slave, and adopted him into the family. MORAL INDIFFERENCE. To do so we must not merely admit our fault, but consent to mend our ways. For he heard and observed thee, and when time cometh he will hate thee. In a measure, yes, and that repeatedly. He gives us the note of true friendship in invariability of affection. There is something worse than even this, viz. Old Homer has the sentiment that he who speaks one thing and thinks another in his heart is hateful as the gates of hell. It is a peculiarly inhuman view, and is certain to be punished in the remorse of the conscience, in the closing up of the way to God's heart in the time of one's own need. 2. Their Worm Does Not Die: Annihilation and Mark 9:48, Evidence for the Resurrection - William Lane Craig -Text and Audio, The Evidence for Jesus - William Lane Craig - Text and Video. The wise man may shrink from it, but he will not reject it. (Verse 15.) Sour feelings lead to false estimates of the world. Thus St. Paul calls his converts his "joy and crown" (Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:19) In the East a large number of children is considered a great blessing, being a guarantee of the stability of the family. We are reminded in this Scripture that a merry heart does good like medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. Taur.,' 57)—, στύλοι γὰρ οἴκων παῖδες εἰσιν ἄρσενες, "Male children are the pillars of the house.". Friendship is possible. Thank you for coming to to study the Bible with us. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. Palestine was largely dependent upon its reservoirs for the storage of water, perennial springs being of rare occurrence. Wisdom is before those who have understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. ", Septuagint, "Have thou a friend forevery crisis, and let brethren be useful in adversities; for for this they are made." It is the greatest of all earthly heritages to have parents that can be esteemed and loved. Some find a climax in the two clauses, and translate the last as Revised Version margin, "And is born as a brother for adversity," the same person being meant in both members of the sentence. The LXX. Proverbs 17:1 (Comp, Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 15:17; Proverbs 16:8.) Have you ever known somebody who never seemed to be content? I. That which fire does for the metals, the Lord does for men's hearts; he purifies them from dross, brings forth the good that is in them, purged from earthly infirmities. There seems to be no reason for taking this only in the bad sense with reference to bribery. As we read this Scripture and reminded that a merry heart does good like medicine, help us to have a cheerful heart. The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries our hearts. The coldness between friends turns into the bitterness of enmity. Yet how difficult it is for poor men to be duly recognized! Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:8-14. II. Let a bear robbed of her whelps encounter a man, rather than a fool in his folly. Amen. Those who have the very fairest chance of attaining to wisdom and usefulness sometimes wantonly throw it away. 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. ", A man void of understanding (Hebrew, heart) striketh hands; clinches the bargain which makes him responsible (see on suretyship, Proverbs 6:1, etc. V. DISHONOUR. This is one of the very fairest and worthiest things under the sun. To say what we know would only be to speak the truth; it would gratify the curiosity of those present; it would be a pleasant exercise of power or the use of an advantage we happen to possess. The cynical pessimism that disbelieves in any generous, unselfish friendship is false to the nature of man, and false to the noble tale of good lives. Whether the dispute is not about. The gloomy saint cultivates his own sombre sanctity at the expense of his neighbours. However we read this passage (see Exposition), we have before us the subject of true and lasting friendship. The merry soul may be only superficially glad, or even sinfully delighted, when it should be humbled in repentance. : A Closer Look At A Popular Tradition, Audio of "Church Leaders and the Use of Honorific Titles", The Nativity Story - Download A 16min Edited Version for Christmas, Binding and Loosing (Matthew 16:19) - w/audio, What does "God blesses those who bless Israel really mean? It is the distress of our sin which makes us acquainted with him "that sticketh closer than a brother." High-quality Proverbs 17 17 Greeting Cards designed and sold by artists. 4. 1. Proverbs 1:17, along with v. 18, seems to imply the foolishness of criminals in conducting an activity which they know will bring destruction. In particular. The perverse, wilful man shall not prosper, shall win no blessing in his worldly matters, much less in spiritual things. 1 Better a dry crust with quiet. The transitoriness of the present, and the wisdom of laying up treasures in heaven. This book is great as a personal devotional or a group Bible Study. 5. # A “better than” saying, stating the circumstances when a dry crust is better than a banquet. The idea is that the intelligent man directs his look towards Wisdom, and therefore she beams upon him with all her light; as the Vulgate puts it, "In the face of the prudent wisdom shines." CHANGE OF VIEW AND OF OCCUPATION. Vulgate, Quid prodest stulto habere divitias, cum sapientiam emere non possit? On this the Fathers have frequently commented (see Corn. שְׂפַת יָתֶר; verba composita, Vulgate, i.e. The words for "fool" in the two clauses are different. 2. This relation is for the imitation of Christians, "followers of God as dear children." The statement of a distressing fact is no justification for it. Only the wise man will take it. Say nothing, you would not like God to … Proverbs 15:13; Proverbs 16:25). IX. Proverbs 14:12. Happy is the son who, as his judgment matures, can honour his father with an undiminishing or even a growing regard and deepening joy. Christian Music Video: “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” – Casting Crowns. The Great Lie: What about the Immortal soul? A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. We have the power of vision, not only bodily, but mental and spiritual. "Very friends," or "chief friends," points to intimate friendship. 3. Esther found her purpose for life. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, but sometimes we never seem to be satisfied. It is the generous freedom to give, not necessarily of silver and gold, but of "such things as we have," which is here commended and noted as one of the secrets of happiness. Proverbs 18:24). But if the ends are not seen, or, being seen, are not earnestly desired, of what avail the means? It is not afar off, that we should ask—Who will ascend to the height or travel across the sea to find and fetch it? Our deep need of Christ as the Lord whom we are to be faithfully serving and the Friend in whose fellowship we are to spend our days. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom? And frequently we read of God covering the sins of the penitent. Curt; 54.7, "Nobilis equus umbra quoque virgae regitur, ignavus ne calcari quidem concitari potest." Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 :25, "Unto the servant that is wise shall they that are free do service; and he that is wise will not grudge when he is reformed." But true friendship will endure that strain. Surely the portrait of the true friend must suggest to us One who alone perfectly answers to its noble features. NOBLENESS Of SPEECH. The heart which has been tried in the scales of Jehovah, assayed by the tests of an infallible truth. The verse then becomes a statement concerning the retribution inflicted by God on obstinate sinners, such as Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. Enter your email to receive free updates. 3. DECLENSION. Independent of the changes that occur in circumstances and conditions. 10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. - James P. Shelly, Genesis Week - Refuting Evolution - 100 Videos, The Enormity of the Error of Perverting the Gospel. Friendship usually beans in youth or in the earlier years of manhood; then will come, with maturity of mind and enlargement of knowledge and change of occupation, difference of view on things personal, political, literary, social. A simple faith is the best known source of cheerfulness. Ingratitude shall surely he punished. "Let every man," says St. James (James 1:19), "be swift to hear, slow to speak.". A whisperer, one that repeats a matter, does separate friends. Surely it is a mockery to the awful misery of the East End that the West End feasts and fetes itself with undisturbed complacency. studied, complicated, expressions; χείλη πιστά, "faithful lips," Septuagint. In private life he may be the man who revolts from the established usages of society, delights in singularity for its own sake, in defying opinion, showing disrespect to names of authority. He who does this "reproacheth his Maker." Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise. Jesus asks his disciples the question, “Who do men say that I am?” Then, through different metaphors, He describes who He is. of France, "it ought to be found in the breast of princes." πᾶς τις ἀπαίδευτος φρονιμώτατος ἐστὶ σιωπῶν. Neither are we to suppose that the affection must be always shown in the same way. So the classes above him put up their eyeglasses to inspect him, as though he were some strange, repulsive animal. Like the healing hand of Nature, which we see everywhere busy concealing unsightliness, veiling the old ruin with the beautiful ivy and other creeping plants. The writer had observed some such scene with the horror of a just man. OUR DUTY, OUR WISDOM, IS TO ARREST IT AT ITS BEGINNING. Nic.,' 2.6. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom? This joy rests on the love of God and fellowship with him. 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When this is no longer possible, because the first inciting word has been uttered and resented, then let there be an earnest and determined effort to quell all heat in your own heart, and to pacify the one whose anger has been aroused. JOYOUS EXPERIENCES. What does it mean to take the Lord's name in vain? 6. 5. Others translate, "arrogant," "pretentious." 2. Too much indulgence in sorrow induces a morbid condition. Give us the peace and joy that we need in our lives in order for our hearts to be merry. Can True Christians Commit Apostasy? (Proverbs 17:18.) The Dutch have appropriated this maxim, "Zweigen de dwazen zij waren wijs, …. It may happen that one to whom we have given our heart in tender and loyal affection, between whom and ourselves there has existed a long and intimate friendship, will yield to temptation in one or other of its seductive and powerful forms. Yet he fails to see that the moral of it comes home to himself till the prophet exclaims," Thou art the man!". He seeks rebellion. The judges had no appointed salaries; hence the unprincipled among them were open to bribery. It is nothing but selfish hypocrisy to justify this condition of affairs by quoting the words of our Lord, "The poor always ye have with you" (John 12:8). A real friend loves his friend in prosperity and adversity; yea, he is more than a friend in time of need—he is a brother, as affectionate and as trusty as one connected by the closest ties of relationship (comp. Quint. THE DISCOVERY OF THE TRUE FRIEND. Therefore the fatted calf is killed, etc. Proverbs 10:5; Proverbs 14:35.) Verse 4. 2. Aben Ezra connects this verse with the last two of ch. The portrait is ideal. The Vulgate seems to have quite mistaken the clause, translating, Antequam patiatur contumeliam, judicium deserit, which seems to mean that a patient, peace-loving man (in contrast with the irascible) avoids lawsuits before he is involved in a lasting quarrel. Why is the church losing its young people? Whoso mocketh the poor (see Proverbs 14:31, which is nearly identical). Terribly has the ingratitude of the Jews been visited. The Case for Conditional Immortality - J. W. Wenham, The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders, The Biological and Biblical Dangers of Problem-Centered Counseling, The Urgent Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry, Problems and Limitations II. The sorrow of thankless children. When their merits are ignored. 4. The "cruel messenger" (Proverbs 16:14) is the executioner of the king's wrath. Becometh surety in the presence of his friend; to his friend for some third party. Thus Abraham's servant, Eliezer of Damascus, was at one time considered the patriarch's heir (Genesis 15:2, Genesis 15:3); Ziba, Saul's servant, obtained the inheritance of his lord Mephibosheth ("the Shameful," 2 Samuel 16:4); Joseph was advanced to the highest post in Egypt. In this light Abraham looked upon Eliezer—that he might probably step into the place of a son in his house. 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It might have been dispensed with, and we might have received condign punishment. We are reminded in Nehemiah 8:10 that “The joy of the LORD is our strength.” Even if you don’t have joy and happiness in this life, you can have a merry heart by focusing on the LORD and His goodness to you. The flood pours down through the valley and over the plain, uprooting trees, devastating fields, deluging homesteads, drowning men and cattle. 1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. A reproof is a mild substitute for harder treatment. κρίνει φίλους ὁ καιρὸς ὥς χρυσὸν τὸ πῦρ. Delitzsch points out that the words are more properly taken of the person who receives the gift, so that they should be rendered, "Wheresoever he turneth himself he dealeth wisely." It might be arrested in its early stage. THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISCHIEF INCALCULABLE. (Proverbs 17:2.) The price of wisdom, and also of worth and of usefulness, is "in our hand." To have a true friendship you have to make sacrifices for each other. Theologian Paul on Life, Death, and Immortality - Froom, Gravity of Ascribing False Teachings to Christ - (refernce to Dives and Lazarus), The Old Testament Use of the Word Sheol (Hell), The Rich Man and Lazarus: An Intermediate State? "I have seen," says Ecclesiastes (Ecclesiastes 10:7), "servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." It is best to avoid the very beginning of it. Again, contentiousness and pride are in close connection; the latter is generally the spring of the former. The Greeks felt the sting of ingratitude. As there is no virtue so natural, so spontaneous, so pleasurable, as gratitude, so there is no mere negative vice so odious as ingratitude. II. II. Proverbs 17:1 “Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.” What makes a saltine taste better than a dinner of the best steak and lamb? It is not easy to confess our own humiliation. The most quoted section, verses 10–31, is a chiastic poem, that is, a poem that cycles through repeated thoughts in a particular order. Information of what is happening all over the world may now be had for a penny a day, and, what is far more precious, the knowledge of the will of God as revealed in the life and by the lips of Jesus Christ may be had for twopence; but, with "the price of wisdom" at these figures, there are those who know nothing of the hopes or struggles of mankind, and nothing of the way to eternal life. 2. In the Gospel Christ calls his disciples "fools and slow of heart to believe what the prophets had written, and himself opened their mind ( τὸν νοῦν), that they might understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:25, Luke 24:45). The true friend is one that "loves at all times," and he is a "brother born for adversity." The proverbs contained in this book are not to be interpreted as prophecies or their statements about effects and results as promises. Amen. The ward translated "medicine" (gehah) occurs nowhere else, and probably means "healing" "relief." EXPOSITION. II. "Let the righteous smite me, and it shall be a kindness" (Psalms 141:5). If our heart be set upon the right objects of life, opportunities will always present themselves. Such a joy can master adversity and rejoice in tribulation (2 Corinthians 6:10). He puts out his talents, however mean they may be. The true view of money is that of means to ends. The greatest gift of all is the gift of salvation. Septuagint, "than a house full of many good things and unrighteous victims with contention." where there is quietness. The gospel is goodness; it should be preached with a cheerful spirit; its "glad tidings of great joy" speak healing to the nations. The reproof is not so hard to bear as the "hundred stripes" that may follow if it is disregarded. Some explain the clause to mean, "procures love for himself;" but the second member certainly is not personal, therefore it is more natural to take the first in a general sense. What Is The Evidence For/Against The Existence Of God? We are often tempted, even strongly tempted, to say that which would come between two human hearts. It does occasionally happen to men that they fall into undeserved reproach. What happens to those who reward evil with good? Another pattern found in the book is the so-called numerical proverb. To recollect what is becoming in us is a great safeguard to morality and guide to conduct. Do you have someone who you would call your best friend? V. THE TRUE HEART AND THE GUILELESS TONGUE. We all want the kindly curtain of silence to be drawn over some sentences that pass our lips. The knowledge of the season of silence and reserve may be compared to the wisdom of the general who knows when to keep his forces back and when to launch them at the foe. over 5 an heir 6 who behaves shamefully, 7 . 2. "Silence," says the Sanskrit gnome, "is the ornament of the ignorant." All the Prayers in the Bible - Old and New Testaments. The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor by Deborah H. Bateman is a Daily Bible Reading study of the book of Esther from the Old Testament of the Bible. (Proverbs 17:27, Proverbs 17:28.) ", Talmud, "Silence becomes the wise, much more feels." Is My Church Really A New Testament Church? We may take Proverbs 17:10 as an introduction to what follows. One of the great friendships of the Bible is revealed in 1 Samuel 18:3, “Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.” They made sacrifices for one another. 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