Proverbs (Part 113) - Pro 9:18Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
18. Pro 9:18 - "But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell." A. But he knoweth not i. "He" is a simple man who was enticed by the foolish woman (Satan and his ministers) to come into her house (Satan's churches) (Pro 9:13-17). (See notes on Pro 9:13-17.) ii. Such a man is ignorant because he knoweth not what he has gotten himself into. iii. Ignorant adj. - 1. a. Destitute of knowledge, either in general or with respect to a particular fact or subject; unknowing, uninformed, unlearned. iv. To be without knowledge is not good (Pro 19:2). v. God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hos 4:6; Isa 5:13). a. Contrary to the claims of Big Brother, ignorance is not strength. b. Contrary to conventional wisdom, ignorance is not bliss. vi. Ignorance is foolish and beastly (Psa 73:22). vii. God's children are repeatedly exhorted to be not ignorant (Rom 11:25; 1Co 10:1; 1Co 12:1; 1Th 4:13; 2Pe 3:8). a. The worst kind of ignorance, which must diligently be avoided, is willing ignorance (2Pe 3:5). b. If we are ignorant of Satan's devices he will get an advantage over us (2Co 2:11). B. that the dead are there; i. "There" is the foolish woman's house which represents Satan's churches (Pro 9:13-14). (See notes on Pro 9:13-17.) ii. Satan's church is the congregation of the dead (Pro 21:16). iii. The man who is wanders out of the way of understanding will turn in to it and remain there (Pro 21:16 c/w Pro 9:16). iv. There are different types of dead people in Satan's churches. a. There are unregenerate, spiritually dead people who fill their pews (Eph 2:1-3; Jud 1:12). b. There are children of God who are dead to fellowship with the LORD because they have forsaken God, His church, and His truth (Luk 15:11-13 c/w Luk 15:24; Joh 15:2, 6; Rom 11:15). c. There are children of God who are dead to wisdom and who are living like fools (Eph 5:14-17). d. There are people who are living in pleasure and are dead to the things of God while they live (1Ti 5:6). v. God's churches who are not zealous for the LORD and His truth can become dead churches (Rev 3:1-2) full of lukewarm, spiritually lifeless people (Rev 3:15-16). C. and that her guests are in the depths of hell. i. "Her" is the foolish woman who represents Satan and his ministers (Pro 9:13). (See notes on Pro 9:13-17.) ii. Those who enter the strange woman's house (whether a literal whore, or a false religion) are on their way to hell (Pro 2:18; Pro 5:5; Pro 7:27). a. Those of them who are not God's elect are on their way to hell literally (Luk 16:22-23). b. Those of them who are God's elect are on their way to hell on earth (Psa 18:5; Psa 116:3; Jon 2:2).
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