Summary: To compare the wrong and right interpretation of this verse Proverbs 14:11 with proofs from the Bible.
Do you have bodies like the man of steel?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To compare the wrong and right interpretation of this verse Proverbs 14:11 with proofs from the Bible.
Proverbs 14:11 (Amplified Bible)
14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.
Declare with faith: "Thank You FATHER GOD, I am as stronger than house of stone of the wicked, and I will make it that way because the HOLY SPIRIT uses this body as His Temple. Your Holy Presence made it stronger."
Strong Body Of The Upright
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall.
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:
Wrong interpretation: It has been said before by those who believe in the poverty mentality that the truly righteous or impenitent will not be rich after all the rich can't enter the kingdom of heaven, it's as easy as a camel can enter the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter heaven itself. So the truly righteous can only experience poverty in this life while here on earth, so we need to settle for a tent and the truly wicked can enjoy the houses of stone. If this is true, then it will conflict these verses in the bible.
Righteous will build good houses not just one house:
Deuteronomy 8:12 (Amplified Bible)
8:12 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them,
Our father in the faith Abraham is not only rich but very rich:
Genesis 13:2 (Amplified Bible)
13:2 Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.
The LORD is the Only One who can give us the power to get wealth:
Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)
8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Every perfect gift came from the FATHER:
James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
We have both peace and wealth unlike the wicked can only have physical wealth but no peace:
1 Samuel 25:6 (Amplified Bible)
25:6 And salute him thus: Peace be to you and to your house and to all that you have.
I could go on and on just to prove to you that it's biblical for us to be wealthy and still have CHRIST in our lives. As a matter of fact, if we have the LORD's blessings, we have both riches with no sorrow, therefore giving us peace.
Proverbs 10:22 (Amplified Bible)
10:22 The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].
If the LORD truly blesses us, then we have all, it's a package deal: wisdom, wealth and long life. Count the people who does not have the LORD who have all these?
2 Chronicles 1:11 (Amplified Bible)
1:11 God replied to Solomon, Because this was in your heart and you have not asked for riches, possessions, honor, and glory, or the life of your foes, or even for long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may rule and judge My people over whom I have made you king,
Correct interpretation: tent or tabernacle is also used loosely in the Bible to refer to our body.
John 1:14 (Amplified Bible)
1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
Acts 2:26 (Amplified Bible)
2:26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].
2 Corinthians 5:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
5:1 FOR WE know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed (dissolved), we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
5:2 Here indeed, in this [present abode, body], we sigh and groan inwardly, because we yearn to be clothed over [we yearn to put on our celestial body like a garment, to be fitted out] with our heavenly dwelling,