Proverbs 14:6-10
 
Prov 14:6 (KJB)
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
 
Scorner - Mocker
 
An unsaved person may attempt to desire the true wisdom of God but they will not find it. This is because they look in all the wrong places such as the ancient philosophers or in the modern sciences. What they neglect is that the true wisdom is found in the scriptures. They also are unaware that for a person to understand true wisdom they must be born again. If they are to gain true wisdom, then they must seek the Lord and if they be the Lordís Elect, then they will become saved and with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, they will receive wisdom. The one who understands wisdom is the one who is saved and since they are already regenerated, when they hear the true teachings from Scripture, they will find the knowledge easy to understand because the Holy Spirit will help them understand.
 
Prov 14:7 (KJB)
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
 
Here is a straightforward command that as Christians we are to depart or go from the presence of a foolish man. We are commanded to separate and not keep company with this type of person simply because their ways may and will rub off on us and we may find ourselves acting in the same manner as the foolish man. This does not only apply to unbelievers but if we see a believer acting foolish then we are to go from their presence also. (2 Th 3:6 KJV) Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 makes this abundantly clear. It may be hard to separate from another Christian, but for our own spiritual growth and testimony, we must separate. Separation is a major topic in the Bible between the believer and the unbeliever. We have no business walking in the camp of the unbeliever. (Ezek 22:26 KJV) Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. This was one of the major sins of Israel and Judah, they did not set up boundaries for their lives, instead they compromised with the surrounding nations and that caused their downfall. It is also the major sin of the modern church and many Christians.
 
Prov 14:8 (KJB)
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
 
Prudent - Clever, crafty, or shrewd
Understand - Discern or perceive
 
The wise man makes proper decisions by taking into account all the possibilities which could result from the decisions he makes. He ponders and studies the best decision to make. He will not go into anything without doing an assessment of procedure and result. He knows that there could be serious ramifications if he makes the wrong decision. This is why he prays about making decisions so he will not allow himself to go down a wrong path. The fool thinks he knows everything and that no matter what he does, he feels he can straighten out any situation without the assistance of anyone. The great tenet of deception is deception, believing you can handle any and all situations. This is pride which gets a person into trouble from the very outset.
 
Prov 14:9 (KJB)
Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
 
Mock - Boast or speak arrogantly
Sin - Guilt Offering
 
A fool will mock or speak arrogantly against sin. Here the word sin in the Hebrew refers to the Guilt Offering found in Leviticus 5-7. A person can be guilty of a sin and under the Mosaic law they were to offer a sacrifice for that sin. Now the Christianís guilt offering was the Lord Jesus Christ and He took all our sins and guilt to the cross. When the Lord Jesus Christ is spoken of and is preached, the fool hears the message and rails against it because he believes that he has no guilt in anything since religion is used just to control people. In the day we live in, the conscience has been seared toward any guilt feelings. Psychology continually shifts the blame of oneís guilt to others. This is why people do not feel guilt for any reason because they feel justified in sinning. The problem is that the sinner does not realize that he will be responsible for every sin which he has committed and if he does not have the guilt offering of Christ, then he will pay for all his sins which he has committed. There is much arrogant speech and writings against Christianity today. The righteous receive favor from God because they have been redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that they are saved, they are transferred from the kingdom of Satan to the Kingdom of God. God sees them as redeemed sons waiting for the final adoption on the last day when the word favor will be fulfilled to its utmost.
 
Prov 14:10 (KJB)
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
 
Knoweth - Understands
 
Intermeddle - Associate or intermix
Here we have a Proverb which concerns the emotional make up of a person. First, the heart understand its own bitterness. Another person cannot really understand what is going on inside a person who is suffering in a bitter state or even a state of downward emotion. Secondly, when a personís heart is in a state of joy, another cannot really involve itself in that joy because it is that personís joy and it cannot be transferred to another. Joy has to be implanted in a person and there is only one way to gain that joy and that is through salvation in Christ. A stranger, who is another person, not necessarily a foreigner, but one who cannot share in the joys of another because it cannot be transferred. When a person becomes saved, they are then implanted with joy as a fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit. The heart understands the bitterness but because the intellect denies it, the heart remains in bitterness and understands that something is wrong. The heart of man needs to be regenerated and when that happens, the heart will then rejoice.

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