- 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
- Prov 14:9 (KJB)
- Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there
- 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