Proverbs 19:26-29
Prov 19:26 (KJB)
He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
He that wasteth his father - One who acts violently toward a father
This verse is so up to date. It speaks about a child who does not have any respect for his parents and actually does a violent act toward his father and that act is so violent, that it causes his mother to flee from him, most likely in fear that the same may happen to her. This type of son always brings shame and reproach on himself and also the family is pointed out as a shameful one. This is what Solomon counseled in previous verses to discipline a child while there is still hope. If a son can do a violent act against his father, then it is too late for any discipline because very soon he will commit a crime and be sent to jail or worse. He will not listen to reason, the time for talking to him has passed and only the law can stop his lifestyle of evil.
Prov 19:27 (KJB)
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
Hear Solomon is counseling his son to cease paying attention to any type of counsel which can lead you astray. There is much of that going on today. Every person has an opinion on something and we must be very discerning as to what we hear and follow. This is especially found in the Christian world where there are many false teachers with false systems of belief that can cause a Christian to stray from the pure teachings of the Bible. We must compare their teachings to the Scriptures. There are many false teachers who are always saying, “check me out in the Bible.” Well guess what, if you have a King James Bible and they use a King James Bible, then they will say the same thing. The real test is not comparing the Scriptures but comparing what the teacher says the Scripture says. Many people approach the Bible with the commentary of someone and when they see that particular Scripture, then with the commentary that has brainwashed them, they will agree with that false teacher. One must scour the entire Bible to gain all they can about what is being taught and then make a comparison.
Prov 19:28 (KJB)
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
Ungodly - Corruption
Scorneth - Scoff or mock
Judgment - Laws or instructions
Devoureth Iniquity - Swallow iniquity
One of the most telling properties of a vile man is the fact that he has a mocking hatred for the law. In fact, the text calls this man corrupt, meaning that he is an unbeliever with a hate filled attitude for authority. He not only mocks at the law, he thinks that he is above the law and that he can do evil things and never get caught. This is the great snare because corrupt people always thought they could outmaneuver the law and they normally snare themselves. The wicked devour iniquity as a lion devours its prey. They swallow iniquity like water. Swallowing water is natural for the human being and swallowing iniquity is normal for the wicked person. The counsel for us is to stay far away from these people and their methods and we must never imitate them. In Psalm 78, just as Asaph wondered why the wicked prospered on earth so much, he then went into the house of God and realized their end. The future of the wicked is not bright but it is for the Christian and we must never do anything which can tarnish our testimony.
Prov 19:29 (KJB)
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Judgments - God’s Judgments
Here are two consequences prepared for those who scorn the law. First, their hatred of the law signifies that they are unsaved. The word behind “Judgments” signifies “God’s Judgments” as that is how the word is used in the Old Testament sixteen times. Those who do not become saved will face the final Judgment of God. The second part of this verse may refer to the punishment received by the authorities. In ancient times a person was given a certain amount of lashes according to their crime. It was designed not to kill them but to punish them for what they did and to hopefully drill some sense in to them. However, the stripes also have an eternal consequence. (Luke 12:47 KJV) And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. The Lord had stated that the servant who didn’t do His Master’s will, which are the unsaved, will be beaten with many stripes. This means that it is pointing to the fact of different punishment levels in Hell. It seems that those who have done more horrific deeds, will be punished more severely. This does not mean that there are any good sections of Hell, it is all eternal damnation.