Proverbs 20a walking the walk


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Proverbs 20a walking the walk

  1. 1. 1 Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. July 16, 2014
  2. 2. 2 Proverbs 20 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. It seems hard to believe that men of the greatest abilities, as well as the ignorant, should render themselves fools and madmen, merely for the taste or excitement produced by strong liquors. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
  3. 3. 3 Alcohol acts as a sedative on the central nervous system, which explains the impaired speech, vision, coordination, and concentration. But the part of the brain it affects the most is the part responsible for behavior and emotion. Your sense of judgment is weakened, and suddenly speaking your mind doesn't seem so bad. You feel braver since your socially conditioned safety stops or filters are circumvented. This is why drunken people sometimes think they're OK to drive.
  4. 4. 4 Alcohol lowers our inhibitions, and people will do things when drinking they would not do sober. No one knows before they begin to drink whether they will become an alcoholic. It is a sin to get drunk. The wiser course is to never drink. I know this is building fences, but good fences can be an asset to living a blessed life.
  5. 5. 5 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. You don’t want to make people mad; they may get even; you surely don’t want to make powerful people mad; they can harm you. Breaking his laws makes a king mad. God’s people should not be outlaws; It’s a poor representation of our Lord.
  6. 6. 6 3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Some people enjoy the emotion of anger; strife stirs up that emotion. They will not overlook an insult, and in fact they will get angry about imagined insults. Let us not be angry people.
  7. 7. 7 Be careful not to be overly sensitive. Hurt feelings are a form of anger. Love is not easily angered; Love does not hold grudges. 1 Cor 13:5 Let us love one another with pure hearts, fervently. 1 Peter 1:22
  8. 8. 8 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Some people have many excuses not to work. They will not reap the payday.
  9. 9. 9 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. It is often hard to know and understand the thoughts and intentions of a person’s heart. But we can often help them as well as ourselves, if we take the time to pull those hidden thoughts out. That’s what a good counselor does.
  10. 10. 10 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? The first half of this verse is made clear by the second half. Faithfulness is the root of goodness. An unfaithful person is not a blessing, no matter how good they may be at times. Let’s be dependable in all things.
  11. 11. 11 7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Our behavior reveals our true character. It is a blessing to have a righteous daddy, because children learn from the example of their parents. We must walk the walk, and not just talk the talk.