Proverbs 15:6-10
 
Prov 15:6 (KJV)
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
 
In the revenues - Gain, profits, or yield
 
The house of the saved will yield much treasure, sometimes God blesses His children with abundant goods. One of the treasures of the righteous house is harmony and peace because God is the one who is worshipped there and He watches over the house of His children. The house of the wicked will have many troubles, not only in the gaining of profits, but also in family issues and troubles for others, as sinís effects, affects others. The wicked may gain much but their attitude toward those riches will cause much trouble as they try to cling to them as their security. The spiritual picture here is that in the house of the redeemed there is much treasure of the Gospel but in the house of the wicked, where the gospel is absent, is nothing but trouble and eternal damnation at the end of that trouble. So the wicked have nothing but trouble in this life and the next one.
 
Prov 15:7 (KJB)
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
 
Disperse - To scatter or to winnow
 
This is a very interesting verse. The word ďdisperseí carries with it the meaning of not only widely scattered knowledge, which is the word of God, but their words winnow. Winnowing is the process by which the wheat and the chaff are separated. You can see this done by throwing the wheat into the air and the air current carries away the chaff, so all you have left is the wheat. (Luke 3:17 KJV) Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. The fan was used to separate the wheat from the tares. When the wise, the saved, preach the true Gospel, the word of God separates the wheat (the saved) from the chaff (the unsaved). (John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: We hear the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word of God and those who are elect of God, will hear and understand and become saved, making them the wheat. The heart of the foolish does not bring the true Gospel, instead, they create their own belief systems along with works and since people normally do not follow them in droves, they have a very small following and will not scatter their word because they see that their followers are wheat and would be afraid to compare their teachings to the true teachings of Scripture. False teachings never stand under the scrutiny of the Bible.
 
Prov 15:8 (KJB)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
 
Abomination - Detestable thing
Delight - Favor or pleasure
 
Under the Mosaic law, those who came to the temple with the right heart to offer a sacrifice to the Lord for whatever offense they committed, was accepted by the Lord. Those who came to sacrifice just because it was an appointed time, without the right heart toward God, was considered an abomination or detestable thing by God. This principle may also be applied to all those who attempt to work their way to Heaven. This would also be an abomination to God because they would be saying that they could do a better job pleasing God by their works than the work on the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is why no work will ever supplant the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the verse goes on to say that even the prayers of the redeemed are a pleasure to God. That is because they have come to Him through the Lord Jesus Christ and He accepts their prayers through the intercessory ministry of Christ. Those who are the redeemed in Christ are delightful to God because they have no spot of sin upon their soul.
 
Prov 15:9 (KJB)
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
 
Way - Manner
 
(Psa 5:5 KJV) The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.  Psalm 5:5 unequivocally teaches that God hates all workers of iniquity. This means He does not love the sinner and hate the sin. Since all of the unredeemed are enemies of God, He hates the manner in which they conduct their life as they conduct it in sinful ways and do what they can to avoid God. The way of the wicked is trying to be independent of God and that independence leads to a life of continual sin which is in total opposition to the righteous ways of God. This is why on the last day God will judge these unbelievers and sentence them to hell. Then on the other hand, those whom God has redeemed through the Lord Jesus Christ are loved by Him. (1 John 3:1 KJV) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. This shows the great separation of the wheat and tares. God loves the wheat, the saved, and hates the tares, the unsaved. This is why the word of God is preached because when the Elect hear the Word of God, they have been qualified to hear the word of God and be saved by it. The unbeliever was not given spiritual ears and therefore the teaching of Godís word is just babble to them.
 
Prov 15:10 (KJB)
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
 
Correction - Chastisement or discipline
Forsaketh - Abandons
Grievous - Bad or evil
 
Let us look at this verse in two ways. First, the believer who has abandoned the ways of God and has walked in their own counsel. We can see such an incident in the life of David when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and then had Uriah, her husband murdered. He lived this lie for about a year until Nathan came to him with the Word of God and his unconfessed sin cost the people of Israel many lives and caused the sword to never depart from his family. Godís method of bringing David back to the ways of God may have seemed very harsh to him and can be considered grievous. God will have to match, in correction, the seriousness of our departure from Him and His method may be very strong but it will be designed to bring us back to repentance. Secondly, the unbeliever who forsakes the law of God and walks in his own way may be brought back to obedience of the law by means of a very harsh correction. Sometimes it has to be as strong as prison or loss of everything. It does not mean they have become saved but it means they are being corrected according to the laws of society, to make them useful citizens once again. Those who hate correction and avoid it at all costs will find that death is the only way they can be reconciled to society. The chastisement of God may be the last act of kindness of God before He takes the offender off the scene. This is why we do not refuse chastisement because it is basically a buffer between life and death.

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