Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
Proverbs 18 1a Through desire (lust; selfish desire)
a man, having separated himself (walked away), …
A selfish and self-centered man will always
walk away from God and go his own way,
contrary to any Wisdom.
He also may walk away from his parents, who
tried to teach him right.
He often walks away from his wife and
Proverbs 18 1b … seeketh and intermeddleth with
Intermeddleth = to be
obstinate Strong’s Hebrew
He is stubbornly determined
to be wrong.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that
his heart may discover itself.
(NIV) 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.
May we delight in learning and living
the Word of God.
Therein lies abundant life.
3 When the wicked ( wickedness) cometh, then
cometh also contempt (disrespect), and with
ignominy (disgraceful or dishonorable conduct)
reproach (rebuke; shame).
Sin leads to contempt,
leads to more vile sin,
leads to rebuke and
One who chooses wicked-
ness gets no respect,
even from himself.
4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters,
and the wellspring of Wisdom as a flowing brook.
When we speak our own thoughts they are
often dark and dangerous, as deep waters.
Words of Wisdom are
like a flowing brook,
fresh, bubbling, and
Proverbs 16:24 (KJV) Pleasant words are as an
honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the
Talking isn’t bad; what kind of talk?
What kind of talk happens in your home?
5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked,
to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
To be partial to the
wicked -- perhaps for
their money, or
excitement, or popularity
Leads to sin.
6-7 A fool's lips enter into
strife), and his mouth
calleth for strokes. A fool's
mouth is his destruction,
and his lips are the snare of
What mischief bad men do to themselves by their
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
8 The words of a talebearer (whisperer; slanderer)
are as wounds, and they go down into the
innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 26:20 (NIV) Without wood a fire goes
out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Proverbs 16:28 (NIV) A perverse man stirs up
dissension (contentious quarreling), and a gossip
separates close friends.
We must use our words to bless;
not to distress.
Proverbs 25:11 (KJV) A word fitly spoken is
like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to
him that is a great waster.
Laziness and wastefulness are close kin and
have the same end result: