Proverbs 6 The Christian life is a battleground, not a playground.

The Seven Abominations / Warnings Against Idleness

Chapter 06 The book of Proverbs

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Beware of signing a friend’s note. And never become a partner with a stranger.

sure·ty Pronunciation: \’shu̇r(-ə)-tē\ Function: noun 2 a: a formal engagement (as a pledge) given for the fulfillment of an undertaking : guarantee b: a basis of confidence or security 3: One who has become legally liable for the debt, default, or failure in duty of another. surety: 6148 br[ `arab (aw-rab'); Verb, Strong #: 6148

1. to pledge, exchange, mortgage, engage, occupy, undertake for, give pledges, be or become surety, take on pledge, give in pledge a. (Qal) 1. to take on pledge, go surety for 2. to give in pledge

3. to exchange 4. to pledge b. (Hithpael) 1. to exchange pledges 2. to have fellowship with, share
A man should never to be surety for more than he is able and willing to pay, and can afford to pay, without putting stress on his family; he ought to look upon every sum he is surety for, as his own debt. Many times, pride may play a part in one making such promises and sometimes a hope of a favor in return could play a part. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. Proverbs 22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

bed: 4904

bkXm Mishkab (mish-kawb'); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 4904
1. a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying a. couch, bed b. act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom c. lying down (for sexual contact) The word bed in Proverbs 22:27 actually could mean sleep or a literal bed. So weather we are talking about loosing sleep or foreclosure on your home, we should make financial decisions rashly, and not hastily without considering how the debt will be paid. We are expected to bring our pledge to our creditor when it is due. Deuteronomy When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. 24:10 Deuteronomy Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 24:11

Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

sure: 7292 bhr Rahab (raw-hab'); Verb, Strong #: 7292

1. to behave proudly, act stormily or boisterously or arrogantly a. (Qal) to act insolently, storm against, beset, importune b. (Hiphil) to disturb, alarm, awe, confuse, make bold or proud KJV Word Usage and Count make sure behave proudly

1 1

overcome strengthen
- Strengthen your friend and offer him encouragement.

1 1

Proverbs 6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Proverbs 6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Humble yourself. Ask humbly to be released from the obligation of being a co-signer. Do not threaten or use foul language, you’ll just make matters worse. But do it swiftly because delays also can make matters worse. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids, unless you are willing to take full responsibility for all charges like Paul did for Onesimus. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Philemon 1:10 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to Philemon me: 1:11 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own Philemon bowels: 1:12 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have Philemon ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 1:13 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it Philemon were of necessity, but willingly. 1:14 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive Philemon him for ever; 1:15 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, Philemon but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 1:16 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. Philemon 1:17 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; Philemon 1:18 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say Philemon to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 1:19 - Onesimus has robbed his master, Philemon, and is headed for Rome while fleeing from Philemon in Colosse. - While on the run, Paul took in Onesimus as if he were his own son, and taught him all about Jesus Christ. - The name Onesimus means profitable;

Onesimus: 3682 ÅOnhvsimoß Onesimos (on-ay'-sim-os); Word Origin: Greek, Noun Masculine, Strong #: 3682 Onesimus = "profitable or useful" 1. a Christian slave of Philemon

- Onesimus was at one time unprofitable and a sluggard, but after Paul helped him find Jesus Christ, Onesimus was very profitable and lived up to his name. - Paul asked Philemon to receive Onesimus as he would receive his own son. - The law in Rome said that you were allowed to kill rebellious slaves. - As a slave owner, Philemon was in a position to where if he didn’t punish Onesimus, he would be looked at as being soft. - As a Christian, Philemon was in a position to where if he did punish or kill Onesimus, he would now be killing his Christian brother, - Paul’s surety for Onesimus, both saved honor for Philemon, and saved Onesimus’ life. - The name Philemon means, loving kindness.

Philemon: Greek 5371 Filhvmwn Philemon (fil-ay'-mone); Word Origin: Greek, Noun Masculine, Strong #: 5371 Philemon = "one who kisses"
- While offering to become surety for Onesimus, Paul was also using humorous word play on both of their names. Since Onesimus has now lived up to his name, Philemon was now expected to live up to his name which means loving kindness. - Just like Joseph told his brothers that he forgave them after they left him for dead, because God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, Paul told Philemon that Onesimus running away was in God’s plan because now Philemon gained him back as a Christian brother. - For Philemon not to accept Onesimus as a Christian brother would be to deny the very bond that Christians have with each other. - As Paul offers surety for Onesimus, he reminds Philemon of his debt to him, which is probably greater. - I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. - All believers are members of the body of Christ. - This is the same thing that Christ has done for all his believers. He paid the price for all of our sins. - Paul offered surety for Onesimus, even though Onesimus had no way of paying his debt. - All of our sins were put on Christ account. - We are all Onesimuses. We can try to run away, but we can’t. - Jesus was not only surety for us. He paid the debt in full by laying down his life. - Let us as Christians now live up to the name Onesimus, and ask ourselves, “how can we become more profitable”?

Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

sluggard: 6102 lc[ `atsel (aw-tsale'); Adjective, Strong #: 6102

1. sluggish, lazy a. sluggard (subst)

Proverbs 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Proverbs 6:8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Biblical example concerning the nature of ants: Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; Biblical example of gathering food in harvest in order to be prepared: Genesis And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 41:35 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, Genesis which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. 41:36 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his Genesis servants. 41:37 Prepare: Proverbs A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. 27:12 But what happens when sudden disaster strikes and we are not able to benefit from our savings? Matthew Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 24:16 Matthew Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 24:17 Matthew Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 24:18 Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or Matthre what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life 6:25 more than meat, and the body than raiment? Matthew Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than 6:26 they?

Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Proverbs 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

If you fail to prepare, there will be consequences. Take ye heed, watch and pray: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in Mark heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 13:32 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave Mark authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter 13:34

Mark 13:35 Mark 13:36 Mark 13:37

to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Proverbs 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
A wicked man: For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the Titus circumcision: 1:10 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things Titus which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 1:11

Proverbs 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
This is speaking of people who abuse their power: Micah Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2:1

Proverbs 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

Scripture tells us not to fear evil men or be envious of them:
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; Proverbs 24:19 Proverbs 24:20 Proverbs 24:21 Proverbs 24:22 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Abomination - abom·i·na·tion

Pronunciation: \ə-,bä-mə-‘nā-shən\ Function: noun 1 : something abominable 2 : extreme disgust and hatred : loathing

abomination: 8441 hb[wt Tow`ebah (to-ay-baw'); Noun Feminine, Strong #: 8441

1. a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable a. in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages) b. in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Discord - dis·cord Pronunciation: \’dis-,kȯrd\ Function: noun 1 a: lack of agreement or harmony (as between persons, things, or ideas) b: active quarreling or conflict resulting from discord among persons or factions : synonyms discord strife conflict contention dissension variance discord: 4090

!dm M@dan (med-awn'); Noun Masculine, Strong #: 4090
1. strife, contention These are the carnal tools of devils: 1. A proud look The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, Proverbs and the froward mouth, do I hate. 8:13 Pride is first on the list because it leads to the rest: Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. 2. A lying tongue Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. 3. Hands that shed innocent blood Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all Deuteronomy the people shall say, Amen. 27:25 4. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations I Chronicles And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve


him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

5. Feet that be swift in running to mischief – Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, Matthew 26:14 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? Matthew And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 26:15 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. Matthew 26:16 6. A false witness that speaketh lies Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 23:1


Matthew 26:59 Matthew 26:60 Matthew 26:61

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

7. He that soweth discord among brethren He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; Proverbs 26:24 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in Proverbs his heart. 26:25 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before Proverbs the whole congregation. 26:26 Evil men attempted to sow discord among Daniel and the brethren in the kingdom under King Darius in order to have Daniel thrown in the lions den: Daniel Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch 6:4 as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Daniel Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. 6:5 The Pharisees tried to sow discord in order to have Jesus killed: Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they Matthew might destroy him. 12:14 These seven abominations are tools of carnal minded people who obey the flesh. There are seven things that are an abomination to God, but through His grace and mercy, God has provided us seven tools to combat the wiles of the devil: Ephesians Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

6:10 Ephesians 6:11 Ephesians 6:12 Ephesians 6:13 Ephesians 6:14 Ephesians 6:15 Ephesians 6:16 Ephesians 6:17 Ephesians 6:18 Ephesians 6:19 Ephesians 6:20

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

-Having your loins girt about with TRUTH -The Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS -Feet shod with preparation on the Gospel of PEACE -The Shield of FAITH -The Helmet of SALVATION -The sword of the Spirit, which is THE WORD OF GOD - Praying always with all PRAYER and SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT , and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and supplication for all saints In this battlefield of life, we as Christian are suppose to keep on our armour at all times, and not make the mistake of using one of the abominations as a tool: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a I Peter busybody in other men's matters. 4:15 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify I Peter God on this behalf. 4:16 In these demonically charged times, carnal minded people of the flesh are going to use the fleshly tools of the seven abominations against us, but we are not fighting flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. II Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Perilous = demonically charged Greek 5467

calepovß Chalepos (khal-ep-os');
Word Origin: Greek, Adjective, Strong #: 5467

1. hard to do, to take, to approach 2. hard to bear, troublesome, dangerous a. harsh, fierce, savage

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

The first commandment with promise; Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; Ephesians 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth The commandment with a promise: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land Exodus which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 20:12 Remember also, there is a commandment with a curse: Exodus Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing 20:4 that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Exodus Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto 20:5 the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Exodus And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 20:6

Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

- The word “lamp” is used three times in the book of Proverbs. - The word “judge” is used three times in the book of Proverbs. - The word “plead” is used three times in the book of Proverbs. This is interesting, because the same One who gives us the lamp (the commandments), is our high priest, pleading our cause. One day he will come back to judge us. God’s commandments are the lamps that we are to follow, and the lamps are the Spirits of God: Revelation And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven 4:5 Spirits of God. The law is the light. Matthew 5:17 tells us that Jesus came to fulfill the law.

Matthew 5:16 Matthew 5:17 Matthew 5:18

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus is the light: And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are Revelation the temple of it. 21:22 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for Revelation the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 21:23 Reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto John the Father, but by me. 14:6

Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Words of Jesus:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath Matthew committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:28 Our most important stewardship is our heart: Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

I Corinthians refers to Matthew 19:5 when it tells us that two shall be one flesh: I Corinthians Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then
6:15 take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

I Corinthians

I Corinthians

Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Proverbs 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

When it was time for Jacob to bestow blessings upon his sons, he did not forget how Reuben lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine: Genesis Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength,


the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Proverbs 6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

The bible shows that there are various ways that people who steal, then regret it, repay their debt to the people who they have stolen from: Luke And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, 19:8 I restore him fourfold.

If you steal because you are hungry, you owe what you stole, plus retribution. But, if you sleep with a man’s wife, what can you repay? The woman that he loves, the woman who he left his father and mother in order to cling to has been defiled.

Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Adulterers are in danger of being delivered unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh. Disease and evil spirit oppression or possession are possible once in the hand of Satan: I Corinthians It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one 5:1 should have his father's wife. I Corinthians And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 5:2 I Corinthians For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 5:3 I Corinthians In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5:4 I Corinthians To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 5:5

Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

reproach -

Function: transitive verb 1 : to express disappointment in or displeasure with (a person) for conduct that is blameworthy or in need of amendment 2 : to make (something) a matter of reproach 3 a: a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace b: discredit disgrace Synonyms: reprove reproach: 2781

hprx Cherpah (kher-paw'); Noun Feminine, Strong #: 2781
1. reproach, scorn a. taunt, scorn (upon enemy) b. reproach (resting upon condition of shame, disgrace) c. a reproach (an object)

Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Ransom cannot deliver thee: Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a Job great ransom cannot deliver thee. 36:18 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength. Job 36:19 The church is the bride of Christ. So be warned against defiling the church with abominable heresies and diver’s doctrines.

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