Summary: To show in a negative sense that scoffers will only earn judgement in this life and fools will get a beating.
Is the HOLY SPIRIT Your Teacher? Is JESUS Your Teacher?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show in a negative sense that scoffers will only earn judgement in this life and fools will get a beating.
Proverbs 19:29 (Amplified Bible)
19:29 Judgements are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for the HOLY SPIRIT's anointing remains in me that teaches me concerning everything, I abide in the HOLY SPIRIT. I abide in You as well for You correct and discipline me through Your WORDS.
Scorners and fools
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.
B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give moral instruction
D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Judgements are for scoffers
"Judgements are prepared for scoffers,"
Judgements or "shephet" in Hebrew which means:
2. infliction - the act of laying on or applying; as the infliction of torment or of punishment.
As for us believers, it will no longer be the case because CHRIST personally took our infliction that was meant for us.
1 Peter 2:24 (Amplified Bible)
2:24 He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.
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].
Isaiah 53:5 (Amplified Bible)
53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
Prepared or "kun" in Hebrew which means:
1. to be erect
2. to set up
3. establish, fix, prepare, apply
4. figuratively: appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous
Scoffers, scorners or "luts" in Hebrew which means:
1. to make mouths
2. scoff - to treat with insolent ridicule, mockery or contumelious language; to manifest contempt by derision; with at.
3. make a mock, mocker, scorn, teacher
4. scorn - extreme contempt; that disdain which springs from a person's opinion of the meanness of an object, and a consciousness or belief of his own superiority or worth.
5. mock - properly, to imitate; to mimick; hence, to imitate in contempt or derision; to mimick for the sake of derision; to deride by mimicry.
Illustration: To scoff at religion and sacred things is evidence of extreme weakness and folly, as well as of wickedness.
Proverbs 3:34 (Amplified Bible)
3:34 Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.