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SIH HALTAL ICONHe layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous (Prov 2:7)

 

Wisdom’s Great Gain: The Gift Of Righteousness (Part #2): Proverbs 11:7-8

7) When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.
8) The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

This is part 2 of the section on “Wisdom’s Great Gain: The Gift Of Righteousness”  Previously we saw that

1.  “righteousness” is the state of being cleansed from sin (disobedience), making a person right (just) in the sight of God.
2.  We are clearly told in Scripture that this gift of righteous only comes through the application of God’s Word to our life.
3.  those who have been cleansed and justified by God can understand His will and desire to obey Him.  They are removed from the condemnation of their sin and the eternal judgment reserved for the guilty.
4.  those who are guilty of sin and condemned in God’s sight, have chosen the path of sin upon which they have traveled.  They have eternal judgment awaiting them of which there will be no excuse.

The study continues in vs 7-8…  

EXPOSITION:

7) When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.

Solomon now begins to describe the end of those who have never received the righteousness of God in Christ:
1. they are described as:  “wicked”  – guilty and condemned in God’s sight;  and “unjust” – false, no lasting value
2. following death, they will have all they longed for totally brought to ruin.  The lost has no eternal blessings awaiting him, nor does he have any lasting earthly blessings to take into eternity with him.  At his death, he loses everything with no hope of future benefits.

So [are] the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite’s hope shall perish:  Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust [shall be] a spider’s web.”   (Job 8:13-14)

 

8) The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead
1.  the righteous at the end of his life, is removed from any devastation and brought into a blessed eternity
2.  the wicked end is that which they deserve, judgment reserved for them based upon their wicked acts.

The wicked [shall be] a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.”   (Proverbs 21:18)

 

SUMMARY:

In these proverbs we have seen that:
1. those who have been cleansed and justified by God can understand His will and desire to obey Him.  They are removed from the condemnation of their sin and the eternal judgment reserved for the guilty.
2. those who are guilty of sin and condemned in God’s sight, have chosen the path of sin upon which they have traveled.  They have eternal judgment awaiting them of which there will be no excuse.

May we all choose to speak words of wisdom, knowing that they will result in blessings to both the speaker and the hearers.

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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