Proverbs 10:6-10
Prov 10:6 (KJB)
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Covereth - Conceal
Those who are saved will be blessed beyond what they can fathom. This is because they have helped their neighbors and sought out their spiritual wellbeing. (Luke 16:9 KJV) And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. We make friends of the unrighteous mammon by using it in the work of the Lord and not hoarding it. Notice that those who have become saved by our involvement in the Lord’s work, welcomes us into Heaven. It is not that we have saved them but we used the unrighteous mammon for righteous things. There is no greater method of money laundering than taking the unrighteous mammon and using it for righteousness. The wicked, or unsaved, are covered with violence and because they are covered with violence, not only are their words violent, but their acts and the results of those acts are total evil. The wicked never makes friends unless they believe it will prosper them in some manner and then when they get what they want, they dissolve the friendships. The unsaved care nothing for spiritual things.
Prov 10:7 (KJB)
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Memory - Remembrance
Those who have became saved in their lifetime and were involved in the lives of others as one who looked on the things of others. (Phil 2:4 KJV) Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. The Christian who became a neighbor to others and became a friend to others will be remembered and blessed in remembrance when the Lord takes them home. People will remember the good deeds and their ministry to them and will bless their memory. (Acts 9:36 KJV) Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. Dorcas was such a person as she did many things for the good of others and when she died, she was well remembered by others, in fact, the people even showed Peter the things that she had done. On the other hand, the name of the wicked will be forgotten and it will rot, just like food left on a counter will rot unless refrigerated. The people will rejoice when a wicked person dies, especially if they were oppressors. If their name is remembered, it will be remembered in an evil way and not in a way where they would be missed.
Prov 10:8 (KJB)
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Receive - Grasp or seize
Prating - Loud talker or vain talker
Fall - Ruined
Here we read that a wise person will seize on the commandments of God so they will become wiser. This is speaking of a true believer because it speaks about the “wise in heart.” The wiser a person becomes the less chance of walking opposite the way of the Lord. In contrast to the wise in heart is the prating fool. This person is always boasting and talking but they never accomplish anything. In the aggregate they will be found out to be of no value to anyone and this will cause their ruination. Beware of the person who believes they know everything or those who never seem to stop talking. Words will never replace actions although the prating fool is one who tries to cover his inactivity with them.
Prov 10:9 (KJB)
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Surely - Safely or securely
Those who walk in the Lord will be walking securely since the Lord will never lose any of His. When we walk in the ways of the Lord, we may walk in confidence because we know that the Lord’s ways are above all the other ways of the world. Walking in the ways of the Lord is also a security for the believer because their walk is one evidence of their salvation. The unbeliever does not walk in the ways of the Lord. He may walk in religion or he may assume a pious nature but eventually their real demeanor will eventually become known and they will be known as fakes. We can see this with the religious fakes on TV who speak the words of Scripture but hold on to the greed of the world. The two do not go together and soon it is known these religious fakes are just that.
Prov 10:10 (KJB)
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Winketh - Squint or narrow
Prating - Loud talker or vain talker
Fall - Ruined
(Psa 35:19 KJV) Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. David stated that those who hated him, winked at him (same word), that is, they narrowed their eyes at him as a sign of derision. This is why Solomon states that those who do this will cause sorrow, not only to those they are targeting, but eventually their own actions will affect them and someone else will wink at them. Normally winking is a sign that a person thinks that they are better than someone else. Today we can say that someone rolls their eyes and it would be the same meaning. Again the Scriptures teach that a loudmouth fool will soon come to ruin since they are only words and not actions. Loud or vain people need to be avoided because the vain talking is just a symptom of the real problem, and that is, they are unsaved and will bring others down to their level of foolishness. (1 Cor 15:33 KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. If we associate with these kinds of people, we can expect our testimony to be ruined and we will pick up their pernicious ways.