- Proverbs 10:27-32
- Prov 10:27 (KJB)
- The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked
shall be shortened.
- Prolongeth - Add or continue
- Shortened - Harvested
- Here is a verse which has eternal life in view. Those who fear the Lord
are those who are saved because the unsaved do not fear God.
(Psa 36:1 KJV) The transgression of the wicked
saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Notice that Psalm 36:1 states there is no fear of God in
the heart of the wicked. This is because they are still spiritually dead and
have no idea what lies ahead of them if they do not become saved. The saved
know what is ahead for the wicked and they try to warn them but the main
response is that they do not believe in or believe there is a God. The fear
of the Lord prolongeth days means that the saved will go from this life
right into eternal life with Christ and that is how the days are prolonged.
This life is not in view because many Christians have died at young ages, so
the prolonged days in view are those into eternity. The days of the wicked
shall be shortened, that is, this life is all they have and there will be a
sudden end, especially when the last day of recorded history comes and they
will be no more, but the righteous go into eternal life.
- Prov 10:28 (KJB)
- The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the
expectation of the wicked shall perish.
- Gladness - Rejoicing
- Expectation - Hope or something longed for
- In this world the righteous ones, the saved, are in a state of heaviness
because of the sinfulness of the world surrounding them. They look forward
to the day when the Lord returns and remakes the earth and only
righteousness will dwell I it. There will be eternal gladness and bliss for
the believer and this is what the believer hopes in as they wait for the
Lordís return. The unbeliever is the one who seeks to have as much of the
worlds goods as he can because he finds security in them. His hope is in
this world and like this world on the last day, his hope will perish along
with this world, except for one major difference. The world is going to be
remade in righteousness but the unsaved will perish in hell for eternity and
therefore their hope is finished and they will know it.
- Prov 10:29 (KJB)
- The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction
shall be to the workers of iniquity.
- What is the way of the Lord? (Acts
16:17 KJV) The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are
the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
It is the way of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ
and that salvation strengthens the believer to go through this world with
all its temptations. It under girds us with strength for our entire lives
and safely brings us into Heaven. On the other hand, the only thing which
awaits the workers of iniquity, that is, the unbelievers is eternal
destruction. (Psa 5:5 KJV) The foolish
shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Psalm 5:5 needs to be read and understood by those who
make the false claim that God loves the sinner but hates the sin. The
reality is that God hates the sinner and the sin and Psalm 5:5 teaches this.
The workers of iniquity are not just those who kill or steal, it is all
those who are unregenerate, even the ones who seem nice to the world. God
sets the standards, not the world.
- Prov 10:30 (KJB)
- The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall
not inhabit the earth.
- Shall never be removed - Totter, swagger as if to fall or to
- The saved of God will not so much as even totter. As bad as this world
gets, the believers will be held up by the power of God and He will not
allow them to fall. (1 Pet 1:5 KJV) Who
are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time. This is part of the
eternal security of the believer. Some teach that a true believer can lose
their salvation but here God states that the believer will not even falter,
because it is God who upholds us. On the contrary, the wicked will be
removed from the earth on the last day to judgment and will never be seen
again by the believer who will inhabit the New Heaven and the New Earth.
(2 Pet 3:13 KJV) Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein
- Prov 10:31 (KJB)
- The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward
tongue shall be cut out.
- Froward - Perverse
- This is another comparison between the saved and the unsaved. The mouth
of the saved speaks for the wisdom of God according to the Scriptures. He
sends forth words of eternal life and forgiveness. The unsaved with their
perverse tongue will have an end, and an abrupt one at that. There will also
be times before the last day when those who teach perverse things will be
cut off, that is, they will die suddenly and then the next thing they know
it will be judgment day. Sometimes the ones with the perverse tongue are
forced to stop teaching what they do because they have been caught and no
one will pay attention to them anymore, in essence, they have been cut off.
- Prov 10:32 (KJB)
- The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth
of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
- Acceptable - Favor or pleasure
- The righteous know that when they speak of the things of God, it is an
acceptable thing. This verse does not have in view a flattering tongue by
the righteous which is used to gain advantage. It speaks of the righteous
bringing the whole counsel of God which is acceptable. The righteous not
only warn but speak of the love of the Father for His children and how they
will live with Him for eternity. They speak of the sacrifice of the Lord
Jesus Christ and how He is the Good Shepherd who will never leave His sheep.
On the contrary, the mouth of the wicked will continue to speak its
perversities until they die or until the last day or until they become
saved, then they speak with new tongues.
(Mark 16:17 KJV) And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak
with new tongues;