Saturday, October 5, 2013

“SIH’s Think On These Things: Proverbs 9:18”

He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous (Prov 2:7)

A Grand Comparison: The Companions Of Foolishness: Prov 9:18

18) But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.

In this set of Proverbs we find the 2nd part of a split comparison that was begun in verse 10. In vs 10, it was taught that Wisdom has three companions…
1. Fear of the Lord
2. Knowledge of the Holy
3. Understanding

Now the comparison continues by looking at the two companions of foolishness: the dead and foolishness’ guests that will reside in hell…


18) But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
Those who accept the invitation of foolishness do not understand that the students of foolishness are:
1.  the dead – those who are spiritually dead (separated from God) and soon to enter eternal death (eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire)
2. her guests that are in the depths of hell – those who have already died physically who are facing eternal damnation. 

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.   (2 Peter 3:5-7)

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.  I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High.  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.   (Psalms 82:5-8)

What a difference can be seen between the companions of wisdom and those of foolishness!   Wisdom’s companions lead us to Christ, salvation, eternal life and faithful service to Him.  While foolishness’ companions lead us to separation from God, a life of wasted living, and eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.  If all men could only come to understand these companions, they would go racing to Wisdom and the Lord Jesus, while turning their backs on foolishness and the eternal damnation that awaits. 
By God’s grace, let us all study these proverbs diligently, giving them the value that they deserve.

May the Lord bless us as we receive this sound wisdom and then “Think On These Things”.

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