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Proverbs Day 28
Posted on January 31st, 2013

A Common End

Prov 24:8 One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer. 9 The devising of folly is sin, 
And the scoffer is an abomination to men. 

Prov 24:19 Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out. 

Prov 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding. 

Prov 10:23 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, and so is wisdom to a man of understanding. 

Prov 19:15 Laziness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger. 
This is the last day of January and therefore our last day of looking at the book of Proverbs. I hope you noticed that there are multiple proverbs for the same singular topic. Therefore, it is a book full of recurring themes. There is much more to Proverbs than can be talked about in a daily blog in one month, but I have tried to show some common themes of the book. 

Some would argue that there aren’t many spiritual things in the book of Proverbs. My contention is that this is a very unspiritual statement. Proverbs deals with the spirit of the mind. If the spirit of our minds is not a reflection of God’s word, it will no doubt be resistant to the Holy Spirit. This is why it must be renewed (Ephesians 4:23).

I really feel it is very important to conclude this month with three of the most common themes in the book of Proverbs. In particular, I’d like to point out that these three themes all convey a common end. The lazy, the foolish and the wicked all have the same end. No one would argue that the wicked will have a catastrophic end. It is to be expected. In our minds, it is deserved. But in the philosophy of this age, the lazy and the foolish are not in the same category of the wicked. The surprising thing is the bible disagrees with us. Even though our morals tell us that wicked are more immoral than the foolish and the lazy, God is not subject to our morals.

There are three fools that are spoken of in the book of Proverbs:

1.    The thickheaded, closed minded and stubborn person.
2.    One who lacks spiritual perception.
3.    An  arrogant and flippant person who is mentally dull. 

These don’t seem criminal, but they are spoken about in scripture and are worthy of comment and study. What is the end of these? It is the same as the wicked. There is no future for them. They die. Their lamp is snuffed out. The bible equates the fool and the wicked (10:23). Even further, the lazy falls into the same category. The lazy go hungry.

The common end to all three of these common themes is tragedy and hardship. In the extreme it is death.

Posted in Bible 2013, Proverbs    Tagged with lazy, wicked, foolish, character


Sis. Mae - July 28th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
How sobering the plight of wicked, lazy fools.
How great the reward for the righteous, wise and resourceful.
God gives gifts; then rewards receivers.
God imputes and imparts righteousness. (II Cor 5:19-21; Gal. 3:6; Rom. 3:21,22)
He generously gives wisdom to those that ask. (James 1:5-8)
And He exchanges heavy labor for an easy yoke and a light burden. (Matt. 11:28-30)

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