Summary: To show that even at childhoood you will be known if you're righteous or not.
Can you differentiate a wicked from a righteous child?
Yes. A righteous child wants to praise the LORD.
Matthew 21:16 (Amplified Bible)
21:16 And they said to Him, Do You hear what these are saying? And Jesus replied to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have made (provided) perfect praise?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that even at childhoood you will be known if you're righteous or not.
Proverbs 20:11 (Amplified Bible)
20:11 Even a child is known by his acts, whether [or not] what he does is pure and right.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have separated us from this world even before the foundation of the world.
1 Peter 1:20 (Amplified Bible)
1:20 It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.
A child is known by his doings
A. Author: Solomon
B. Chief Purpose: to give moral instruction
C. Key text: Proverbs 1:4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
D. Key thought: fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. A child is known by his acts or doings
"Even a child is known by his acts,"
Child or "naar" in Hebrew means:
1. a boy
2. from the age of infancy to adolescence
3. by implication a servant
4. a girl
5. babe, boy, child, damsel [from the margin], lad, servant, young (man)
Doings, acts or "maalal" in Hebrew which means:
1. an act (good or bad)
2. doing, endeavour, invention, work
Proverbs 22:15 (Amplified Bible)
22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
Proverbs 21:8 (Amplified Bible)
21:8 The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight.
Psalms 51:5 (Amplified Bible)
51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].
Ephesians 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
2:3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.
As believers we know we are taught by GOD in His WORDS to be doers and not hearers only. We now obey the righteousness of GOD.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].