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Grace Fellowship Church Pastor/Teacher - Jim Rickard Sunday, October 27, 2013
Prov 3:5, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 11 Outline Business dealings related to: Vs. 1-8, Integrity. Vs. 9-14, Speech. Vs , Wisdom. Vs , Giving. Vs , Motivation. Proverbs 11 Outline Business dealings related to: Vs. 1-8, Integrity. Vs. 9-14, Speech. Vs , Wisdom. Vs , Giving. Vs , Motivation.
Blessings vs. Divine discipline by association related to speech in business. Pt. 5
Prov 11:12 This section reminds us to have insight regarding all situations and to hold our tongue when necessary.
“Despises” - BUZ, בּוּז, “To despise, hold in contempt, or hold as insignificant.”
“Despises” - BUZ, בּוּז, “To despise, hold in contempt, or hold as insignificant.” The fool despises his neighbor by running his mouth when he should keep it shut.
Prov 14:21, “He who despises his neighbor sins.”
The contempt of those who lack heart is rooted in their arrogance, Psa 31:18; 123:4.
Psa 31:18, “Let the lying lips be mute, which speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.”
This arrogant believer does not look upon his neighbors as equally created by the Creator, cf. Acts 17:26; Mal 2:10, which leads him to feel just in taking malicious advantage of them.
Mal 2:10, “Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?”
The Contrast! The man with God’s Word in his soul recognizes his neighbors are created as equals by the Creator and does not use his words to hatch schemes of treachery against them.
Instead they “keep silent” - CHARASH, חָרַשׁ, that has the connotation of concealing information they may be aware of.
The righteous believer will not gossip, malign, slander or lie about others to gain an advantage in business with information they may have about others.
A primary mark of wisdom is knowing when to be silent, cf. Prov 17:27f; 26:4f, and having the discretion not to blurt out your thoughts and feelings, cf. Prov 12:23; 13:3; 17:14, 27.
The wise man holds himself in check because he loves his neighbor, Prov 10:12, 18, and does not respond in kind to the evil perpetrated against him, cf. Prov 26:4; Gal 6:1.
Prov 26:4, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him.” Cf. Prov 20:22; 1 Peter 2:23.
Prov 11:13 “Talebearer” - RAKIYL, רָכִיל, “slanderer or informer.”
Slander, “The utterance of defamatory statements injurious to the reputation or well-being of a person, a malicious statement or report, or to utter damaging reports about someone.”
Prov 20:19, “He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip.”
The Law, Lev 19:16-18, and the N.T., Eph 4:31; Col 3:8-9; 1 Peter 2:1, are quite clear about this type of sin and forbid gossiping and talebearing.
Eph 4:31, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” Cf. Jer 6:28; 9:3; Ezek 22:9.
“Reveals secrets”, GALATH - גָּלָה, SOD - סוֹד The wicked believer is one who goes around telling everyone other people’s business. The busybody or gossip queen!
Prov 25:9, “Argue your case with your neighbor, and do not reveal the secret of another.”
The malicious slanderer out of his disloyalty divulges a confidence, assists the enemy, sows dissension, and disrupts and destroys the community, including his closest friends, cf. Prov 16:28; 17:9.
The Contrast! The righteous believer is “trustworthy”, AMAN – אָמַן, RUACH – רוּחַ, a “faithful spirit.”
It signifies his moral state, his mode of operation: he is a faithful, reliable and trustworthy person.
This faithful person “conceals”, KASAH, כָּסָה, (to cover, hide or conceal), “a matter”, DABAR.
This form of Impersonal and Unconditional love is used when you find out or know something about someone else that is damaging to them or could be used to cause damage to them, but you do not use it.
Ex 37:17-24 is an interesting parallel to our study.
Exodus 37:23-24 Golden Utensils Snuffers Wick Trimmers
Cf. Prov 25:23; Mat 18:15; John 13:14, 17; Gal 6:1-2. Golden Snuff Tray
Grace Offering Prov 3:9-10, “Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine.”
Grace Fellowship Church Sunday October 27, 2013 Tape # Proverbs Chapter 11 Contrasting Speech Related to Business Conduct, Pt. 5 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013 Grace Fellowship Church Sunday October 27, 2013 Tape # Proverbs Chapter 11 Contrasting Speech Related to Business Conduct, Pt. 5 Prov 11:9-14; 14:21; Pro 20:19; Psa 31:18; Ex 37:17-24 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013