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Our Responsibility to God

Proverbs 1:23 (KJB) Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

The last article that I wrote we called “Just Say No!” is a fantastic precept for all of us regardless of age or maturity to learn. Let’s briefly look at some of the thoughts towards the end of that article that had to do with “Our Responsibility.”

Proverbs 1:15 (KJB) My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

  1. Avoid their deeds – Proverbs 1:15 (KJB) “My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path.”  The word way here means customs.  This means don’t get close to sinner’s patterns of behavior or their custom of sinning.  let’s be honest if you’re not walking with them then how are they going to tempt you? You can’t get in trouble if you’re not there.
  2. Avoid their direction – Proverbs 1:15 (KJB) “My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path.”  The reason there is a path is that someone has been traveling that way for a long time.  I have been a part of making many trails but figuratively and physically. The only way a path remains a clear path is if it’s used constantly otherwise nature reclaims it quickly. In this context, this means somebody has some bad habits, and we should avoid that path.  We need to watch their direction.  Anybody can avoid one sin, but the person who keeps going back and doing the same sin has a path. 
  3. Avoid their desires – Proverbs 1:16 (KJB) “For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.”  It used to be when a person is confronted with a temptation they hesitated weighing out the pros and cons.  Once a path is developed, you will find that the sinner is going to run to their sin. 
  4. Avoid their danger – Proverbs 1:18 (KJB) “And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.”  An interesting point is a sinner is running as fast as they can to sin, but this verse says it will be their blood that is going to be shed.  It’s their life they are going to lose.  Sin becomes so pleasurable that we lose sight of the one the hammer is going to drop on is the sinner.

Let’s examine the remainder of what this great Proverb has to say one we learn and start practicing what is taught in verse 10:

Proverbs 1:10
Just Say No!!

Let’s check out where Just Say No left off and learn some additional precepts that we can use in our lives to keep out of trouble.

Proverbs 1:22-23 (KJB) How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Three categories of sinners are noted:

  1. Simple Ones
  2. Scorners
  3. Fools

Simple ones refer to those who are ignorant, especially to biblical principles.

Scorners are those who attack righteousness and the things of God.

Fools are those who rebel against biblical instruction. Wisdom cries out asking how long will they reject her godly counsel? The answer is apparent. The ungodly to this day ignore godly wisdom.

Proverbs 1:23 (KJB) Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

In verse twenty three two valuable weapons that are found. First, the Holy Spirit and second the Bible. Jesus can help us to know the will of God for our life, avoiding temptations, our family, and all other needs if we rely on the Holy Spirit, and we will rely on His Word.

The Enemy of the Wise

Solomon has been talking to the wise up until this point. Now he is going to talk about some people that need to desperately hear him. He cannot speak to them because they won’t listen.

The Enemies of God are Laughed At

Proverbs 1:26 (KJB) I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

God is going to have the last laugh. Today many are mocking and laughing at God. One day they will stand in front of the Great White Throne. The last thing they will hear is God laughing at them.

The enemies of God will be abandoned by God

Proverbs 1:28 (KJB) Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

They are Allowed to Ruin Their Lives

Proverbs 1:31 (KJB) Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

When God steps out of a person’s life notice what He takes with Him. God will remove the conviction, the Holy Spirit, and God takes his hedge of protection away from the person. God doesn’t want us to ruin our life, but He won’t stand in the way either. God will let us eat the fruit of our way and be filled with our own devices but when we step out of His Will God will take our hedge of protection, and we will be on our own.

Proverbs 14:12

Proverbs 14:12 (KJB) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Two Types of People

The whole world can be broken down into two types of people. You’re either a wise person or an absolute fool. A person is either trying to find out how to please the Lord, or they are trying to find out how to please themselves. The tears of wisdom are Jesus Christ crying out trying to help us to find out how to find wisdom.

Proverbs 1:29-30 (KJB) For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

What I pray we learn from this article is that finding Wisdom is seeking Jesus Christ. Finding Jesus is a lifetime pursuit and learning about Jesus Christ is what makes us wise. The key is the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of knowledge. The fear of the Lord is living without God and Jesus Christ. Proverbs has many lessons that we can all learn from.

Proverbs 1:32-33 (KJB) For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

The backsliding or turning away from the things of God by the ignorant will have horrible consequences. It is true both for living foolishly now as well as the eventual consequence when men stand before God someday. Also, the prosperity of fools usually deceives them into thinking they can get away with their sin. Yet, sin always comes back to roost on those guilty of it.

Those who listen to wisdom in this life will live a quiet life without fear of trouble. And, those who listen to Christ, who is wisdom, will live safely for all eternity and not fear the wrath of God in hell.

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