10. a. 1. Proverbs chapters 7 to 9. 17:9 . The mouth of the righteous is a well of life: A righteous man speaks life-giving words, most often to others and sometimes to himself. a. The rich man’s rejection of Christ was the source of present and everlasting sorrow (Luke 18:23-25).” (Bridges). 10. You can check these in your browser security settings. A slothful servant is to his master as uneasy and troublesome as. It adds to the comfort of young people that are pious and discreet that thereby they do something towards recompensing their parents for all the care and pains they have taken with them, and occasion pleasure to them in the evil days of old age, when they most need it; and it is the duty of parents to rejoice in their children’s wisdom and well-doing, yea, though it arrive at such an eminency as to eclipse them. Let him fear God, and that will secure him from many things that would prejudice his life, and secure to him life enough in this world and eternal life in the other; the fear of the Lord will add days more than was expected, will add them endlessly, will prolong them to the days of eternity. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. 12. Why parents should be careful to give their children a good education, and to train them up in the ways of religion, which, if it obtain the desired effect, they themselves will have the comfort of it, or, if not, they will have for their support under their heaviness that they have done their duty, have done their endeavour. Verse 10 Mischief is here said to attend, 1. a. The wicked make a great noise, hurry themselves and others, like a whirlwind, which threatens to bear down all before it; but, like a whirlwind, they are presently gone, and they pass irrecoverably; they are no more; all about them are quiet and glad when the storm is over, Ps. It adds to the guilt of those that conduct themselves ill that thereby they grieve those whom they ought to be a joy to, and are a heaviness particularly to their poor mothers who bore them with sorrow, but with greater sorrow see them wicked and vile. Or, rather, 2. We are here told, and we may depend upon it, 1. The wages of the wicked to sin. But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. As is thy fear, so is thy wrath, Ps. Their godly desire will be granted (Psalm 37:4). The heart of the wicked is worth little: There are great hearts and small hearts, and a wicked heart is certainly small. 12. Blessings are on the head of the righteous, That men’s integrity will be their security: He that walks uprightly towards God and man, that is faithful to both, that designs as he ought and means as he says, walks surely; he is safe under a divine protection and easy in a holy security. Verse 5 Here is, 1. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The elders by faith obtained a good report (Heb. The wise in heart will receive commands, But the perverse tongue will be cut out. How industrious a good man is, by communicating his goodness, to do good with it: His mouth, the outlet of his mind, is a well of life; it is a constant spring, whence issues good discourse for the edification of others, like streams that water the ground and make it fruitful, and for their consolation, like streams that quench the thirst of the weary traveller. They have gladness in their destiny, if not now then in eternity. According to their faith, not according to their fear, it shall be unto them, Ps. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. Wise Sayings of Solomon - The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother. Thus lying lips covered the malevolence of a wicked heart.” (Clarke). It is a wholesome corrective to much nonsense talked today about the blessings of poverty. That those are in the right that do not only receive instruction, but retain it, that do not let it slip through carelessness, as most do, nor let it go to those that would rob them of it, that keep instruction safely, keep it pure and entire, keep it for their own use, that they may govern themselves by it, keep it for the benefit of others, that they may instruct them; those that do so are in the way of life, the way that has true comfort in it and eternal life at the end of it.