Thurs 8/11/18

Proverbs 6:12-19 … SOLOMON WARNS HIS SON TO AVOID WICKED AND WORTHLESS PEOPLE.

Q.1. What are the characteristics of a wicked and worthless person? How are we to understand these descriptions? What will happen to such a wicked person? – (Prov.6:12-15) =

Q.2. What attitudes of the heart does God despise? How are we to understand Solomon’s wisdom in these matters? How is he trying to protect his children? – (Prov.6:16-19) =

A worthless person, a wicked man,
    goes about with crooked speech,
13 winks with his eyes, signals[a] with his feet,
    points with his finger,
14 with perverted heart devises evil,
    continually sowing discord;
15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;
    in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,
    seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
    and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
    feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
    and one who sows discord among brothers.

Suggested Answers:

Q.1. What are the characteristics of a wicked and worthless person? How are we to understand these descriptions? What will happen to such a wicked person? – (Prov.6:12-15) = Solomon describes a wicked and worthless person as one who speaks double-talk with ‘a forked tongue’;  one who winks with his eyes and uses signals to deceive. The wicked are not straight-forward or true to their words; they plan evil, and spread private information that causes strife. But Solomon had seen it all and declares about wicked men that – his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no remedy (Prov.6:15).

Q.2. What attitudes of the heart does God despise? How are we to understand Solomon’s wisdom in these matters? How is he trying to protect his children? – (Prov.6:16-19) = We should take note of what the Lord hates and avoid it like a plague – 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers (Prov.6:17-19). He hates pride, lies, ruthlessness, evil plans, false witnesses, and those that spread strife among brothers. He desires for His children to be true to others in their thought life, their conversations, and their actions.


(Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV), copyright 2001 by Crossway. Used by permission. All rights reserved)

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©PaulHoogenraad2009

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