Proverbs 28 – Moral Rot

It is the 28th day of the month and time to look at chapter 28 of Proverbs.

The foundation for today’s review will be verse 2 which is what the image below is based on.

moral_rot

Theme:  Two aspects of this chapter, moral rot, and wise and knowledgeable leaders.

Lesson #1: Aspects of moral rot found in this chapter:
  • The wicked running away when no one is chasing them (v.1)
  • The poor person who oppresses the poor (v.3)
  • Praise the wicked by rejecting the law (v.4)
  • Evil people who don’t understand justice (v.5)
  • Be dishonest and rich, some poor are just as dishonest (v.6)
  • Young people who have wild friends (v.7)
  • Income gain from charging high interest rates (v.8)
  • Persons who ignores the law (v.9)
  • Those who lead good people alone an evil path (v.10)
  • Rich people who think they are wise (v.11)
  • The wicked who take charge (v.12)
  • People who conceal their sins (v.13)
  • The stubborn who do not fear to do wrong (v.14)
  • The wicked ruler is dangerous to the poor (v.15)
  • A ruler with no understanding who oppresses his people (v.16)
  • Murderers who have tormented consciences that are protected (v.17)
  • The crooked who are not blameless (v.18)
  • People who chase fantasies (v.19)
  • Showing partiality
  • Greedy people who want quick riches (v.20, 22)
  • People who show partiality (v.21)
  • Doing wrong for a mere piece of bread (v.21)
  • People who love flattery (v.23)
  • Those who steal from their father and mother, and say,  “What’s wrong with that?” (v.24)
  • Those who trust their own insight (v.26)
  • Those who close their eyes to poverty (v.27)
  • When the wicked take charge (v.28)
Lesson #2: Aspects of knowledgeable leaders found in this chapter:
  • The godly who are as bold as loins (v.1)
  • The wise and knowledgeable leaders who bring stability (v.2)
  • Those who obey the law, and fight against the wicked (v.4)
  • Those who follow the LORD understand justice completely (v.5)
  • Those who understand that it is better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich (v.6)
  • Young people who obey the law (v.7)
  • Those who are kind to the poor (v.8)
  • Those who are honest, and they will inherit good things (v.10)
  • Those with discernment who can see right through rich people who think they are wise (see post on discernment(v.11)
  • When the godly succeed, everyone is glad (v.12)
  • Those who confess their sins, and turn from them (v.13)
  • Those who fear to do wrong and are blessed (v.14)
  • A ruler who hates corruption (v.16)
  • The blameless who are rescued from harm (v.18)
  • Those who are hard workers (v.19)
  • The trustworthy person who gets a rich reward (v.20)
  • Those who appreciate honest criticism (v.23)
  • Those who walk in wisdom (v.26)
  • Those who give to the poor (v.27)

Lesson #3: Lack nothing vs. being cursed!

If you really want to lack nothing then give to the poor, and if you want to be cursed then close your eyes to poverty (v.27)

As for me I choose to be a wise and knowledgeable leaders, because I have had a taste of the moral rot group and it was nasty.  Anytime you have the word rot associated with anything you can almost smell the awful odor it emits.  Can you even imagine swallowing this stinky object?  Every day we are presented with stinky situations caused by moral rot.

I for one am tired of the odor that is emitted by the decay that is happening in our city, states, country, and the world.

There is only one way to deal with this odor, we need lots of GLADEGods, Love, Anointing, Defense, and Encouragement.

Are you ready to do your part as a Child of God? application

What does that mean, you may ask?  It means that with God’s help you need to:

  • Allow the LORD to create in you a godly spirit
  • Ask the LORD for wisdom
  • Ask the LORD to help you obey his law
  • Follow the LORD
  • Be kind to the poor
  • Be honest in your dealings
  • Ask God for discernment
  • Confess your sins and turn from them
  • Choose not to do wrong
  • Be blameless
  • Work hard at what you do
  • Be trustworthy
  • Accept honest criticism
  • Walk in wisdom
  • Give to the poor

Do these things and you will stop the moral decay in your area at least, so get out that GLADE and join me in Prayer.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It is Prayer Time!

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One thought on “Proverbs 28 – Moral Rot”

  1. Hello Bruce,
    One might want to take the idea of Glade and expand it a little bit in that rational people because they tend to smell something that is disagreeable with their olfactory senses the first thing they generally do is check their breath and under their arms. So one might decide that if they are immune to the situation around them in that they’re not the cause of the arridness, it is a good possibility that what they see in the mirror needs a little soap and water itself. None of us are too proud or immune to sin.
    Just a thought.
    Ben and Jenny Brown

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