Proverbs 25 – Conceals things vs. Discover things

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Today let us look at verse 2 of chapter 25 which states, “It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.”  Let’s focus on the words concealed things , and discover them.

Theme:  Discover the things that were concealed by the LORD in His Word

Lesson #1: Define what it means to have privilege

First we must define privilege – prerogative, an exclusive or special right, power, or privilege: as (1) :  one belonging to an office or an official body (2) :  one belonging to a person, group, or class of individuals (3) :  one possessed by a nation as an attribute of sovereignty

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So having defined the word privilege you should note that you belong to a exclusive group if you have accepted the Lord Jesus as Lord.  This group is call king’s kids (children of God) and you have the prerogative to discover things that God has concealed in His Word just for us.

Lesson #2: Concealed bits of wisdom within the Bible (v.2)

  • the height of heaven, the depth of the earth, or all that goes on in the King’s mind (v.3)
  • what it means to remove the wicked from the king’s court, and how justice will secure his reign (v.5)
  • demanding an audience with the king or pushing for a place among the great (v.6)
  • how it is better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace (v.7)
  • why you shouldn’t rush off to court just because you’ve seen something (v.7, 8)
  • how impossible it is to regain your good reputation when someone accuses you of being a gossip, because you betrayed another’s secret (v.9, 10)
  • how timely advice is lovely, just like golden apples in a silver basket (v.11)
  • how listening to valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry (v.12)original
  • how the spirit of the an employer is revive by a trustworthy messenger (v.13)
  • how a person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain (v.14)
  • how patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones (v.15)
  • how eating too much honey can make you sick (v.16)
  • how you can wear out your welcome by visiting your neighbors too often (v.17)
  • how telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, or wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow (v.18)
  • how putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot (v.19)
  • what singing a cheerful song to a person with a heavy heart is like (v.20)
  • how the LORD will reward you for giving your enemies food to eat when they are hungry and giving them water to drink when they are thirsty (v.21)
  • how a gossiping tongue causes anger as surely as a north wind brings rain (v.23)
  • how it is better for a man to live alone in the corner of an attic than it is to live with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home (v.24)
  • How good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty (v.25)
  • How a godly person who gives in to the wicked is like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring (v.26)
  • how seeking honors for yourself, is just like eating too much honey (v.27)
  • How a person without self-control is like a city with broken down walls (v.28) (see self-control post)

on-privilege-2Consider this  list with much prayer please.  As I consider it myself I can see where there is room for improvement for this soul (me).

Let us pray for guidance as we step into our privilege as children of God, and as we discover and act on the conceal things of God within this chapter.

Blessings on you all, it’s Discovery time and that starts with   Prayer! 

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