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1 Grace Fellowship Church Pastor/Teacher Jim Rickard Thursday, May 2, 2013

2 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

3 Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.— Amen.

4 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 6 “Four Areas of Avoidance”

5 I. Introduction: Vs. 1-5, “Avoid Being Surety.” Vs. 6-11, “Avoid Laziness.” Vs. 12-19, “Avoid the Seven Sins hated by the Lord.” Vs. 20-35, “Avoid Adultery.”

6 IV. Avoid the Seven Sins hated by the Lord. Vs. 12-19

7 The Pattern of Vs. 12-15: 1) The General Indictment, vs. 12a and 16. 2) The Description, vs. 12b-14, and 17ff. 3) The Lord’s Assessment and Judgment, vs. 15-16.

8 Vs. 12, “Worthless and wicked” aim to describe the evil person who has several if not all of these censured behaviors.

9 “Is one who walks” These worthless and wicked individuals keep on going about life with all kinds of verbal sins, “with a perverse mouth.”

10 “Perverse” – IQQESHUT עִקְּשׁוּת A mouth that speaks without integrity, that does not speak truth but rather deception and immorality; a mark of an evil, worthless person, cf. Prov 4:24

11 Prov 6:13, Three devious gestures: Winking with the eyes, Signaling with the feet, and Pointing with the finger.

12 Some think they are related to the casting of curses or black magic, (Cf. McKane, Proverbs, pg. 325), but it is better to take them as simple nonverbal communication with fellow conspirators.

13 Examples of this type of wickedness: The depraved men of Gibeah, Judges 20:13, those who mock justice, Prov 19:28, and those who undermine the king’s authority, 1 Sam 10:27; 2 Sam 20:1; 2 Chron 13:7.

14 “Winks with his eyes” QARATS, קָרַץ AYIN, עַיִן Denotes insidious, malicious, and antisocial behavior in this context.

15 Psa 35:19, “Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.”

16 Prov 16:30, “He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; he who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.”

17 Prov 10:10, “He who winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will be ruined.”

18 “Signals with his feet.” MALAL, מָלַל, “To proclaim or announce.” and “to rub, scrape or circle.”

19 It is implying the communication of evil intent using foot signals. It is signaling from the wicked to his co-conspirators that something is about to begin.

20 “Points with his fingers.” YARAH, יָרָה, “To shoot, throw, or pour.” Sometimes used for the wicked that shoot arrows at the righteous. Psa 11:2; 64:4

21 Psa 11:2, “For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string.”

22 Eph 6:16, “In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

23 Secondary meaning, “To instruct or teach, causing to learn.” Instructing others to take action to carry out his evil plan.

24 Isa 58:9, “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke (sin) from your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness.”

25 Prov 6:14, “Perversity” TAHPUKAH, תַּהְפֻּכָה. It is the opposite of righteousness and righteous behavior or actions, which is “perverse.”

26 Wisdom can save you from perverse words and from those who rejoice in the perversity of evil, Prov 2:12, 14. It hates perverse speech, Prov 8:13.

27 The mouths of wicked men only know perversity, Prov 10:32, and the Lord proclaims demise for the perverse and faithless generation, Deut 32:20.

28 “Devising evil” CHARASH, חָרַשׁ, and RA, “evil” KJV = “mischief.”

29 CHARASH: “To engrave, to cut or to plow (cutting the ground).” In a metaphorical sense, “To prepare or devise.”

30 Samson accused the young men who pressured his wife into telling them the meaning of Samson’s riddle as “plowing” with his heifer, Judges 14:18.

31 Prov 3:9 - those who “devise evil and good.” Prov 14:22; cf. 6:14, 18; 12:20 - those who devise evil. In 1 Sam 23:9, Saul “devised evil” against David.

32 “Spreads”, SHALACH, שָׁלַח – “to send out.” “Strife”, MADON, מָדוֹן, “strife, dispute, plead or contend with.” Cf. Prov 6:19; 16:28; 10:12; 15:18; 28:25; 29:22.

33 Contention is caused by hatred, Prov 10:12, and uncontrolled temper, Prov 15:18, perversity, Prov 16:28, greed, Prov 28:25, and anger, Prov 29:22, which are all stirred up and cast forward by the wicked and worthless person.

34 Grace Fellowship Church Thursday May 2, 2013 Tape # 13-047 Proverbs Chapter 6 Avoid The Seven Sins Hated By God, Pt 5 Three Evil Gestures Of The Wicked Man Prov 6:12-19; 10:10; 16:30; Psa 35:19; 64:1-10 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013

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