Summary: To show what wickedness can do for you if you don't heed and obey GOD's WORDS.
Are you a wise righteous man?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show what wickedness can do for you if you don't heed and obey GOD's WORDS.
Proverbs 21:12 (Amplified Bible)
21:12 The [uncompromisingly] righteous man considers well the house of the wicked—how the wicked are cast down to ruin.
Proverbs 21:12 (King James Version)
21:12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You always teaches me to deal wisely and be protected from wickedness of the wicked.
The righteous man deals wisely
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. The righteous man considers well the house of the wicked.
"The [uncompromisingly] righteous man considers well the house of the wicked"
Righteous or "tsaddyq" in Hebrew which means: just and lawful.
Considereth or "sakal" in Hebrew which means:
1. expert, instruct, prosper, prudently, skillful
2. teach, understand, wise guide
3. behave self, consider, make
Wicked or "rasha" in Hebrew which means: bad or evil
House or "bayith" in Hebrew which means: especially family.
Illustration: Beggars requesting money or food in the streets, we know that it is not lawful for us to give them money for their safety and it's not allowed by the government, but still in your mercy and compassion or in reality, hypocrisy you still give them money, then later you will suffer for it, because these beggars are not poor people but members of syndicates, they are children or family of wicked people.
Message of GOD for the wicked people:
Psalms 52:5 (Amplified Bible)
52:5 God will likewise break you down and destroy you forever; He will lay hold of you and pluck you out of your tent and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalms 107:43 (Amplified Bible)
107:43 Whoso is wise [if there be any truly wise] will observe and heed these things; and they will diligently consider the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord.
Illustration: When you loan to a person, it's a wise thing to do is to study and know first his financial status and family background, if you know and it's obvious that he/she can't pay you, then deal with him/her wisely, if he/she asks U.S.$100 as loan, then give him/her U.S.$10 and say, sorry for now I have already budgeted my money, and this is the only amount I can loan you, if you have money, please remember to pay it back, if he/she will not pay this back, remember you've already sowed it to the LORD, but if he/she pays, and you can afford then give it back to him/her.
Banks and loan institutions are applying this truth in their businesses of lending money, they study your financial status and family background in the form of CI. They don't know it came from the WORD of GOD.