Proverbs (Part 086) - Pro 8:7-8


7. Pro 8:7 - "For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips." A. For my mouth shall speak truth; i. God is a God of truth (Psa 31:5; Joh 14:6). ii. Therefore, wisdom's mouth speaks truth. a. Truth n. - II. 5. a. Conformity with fact; agreement with reality; accuracy, correctness, verity (of statement or thought). b. God's word is truth (Joh 17:17; Psa 119:142, 151). c. There is nothing in the word of God which does not perfectly conform to fact and reality. d. God's word is true when it speaks of all things including history, science, geology, astronomy, meteorology, biology, philosophy, economics, politics, human nature, psychology, sociology, and theology. iii. The truth of God's word will free us from lies and bondage (Joh 8:31-32) and preserve us (Psa 40:11). B. and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. i. Wickedness n. - 1. The quality of being wicked; wicked character or disposition; depravity, iniquity, immorality. a. Since wickedness is set in contrast to truth in this verse, it is evident that whatever is opposed to the truth is wicked. b. Lies, false doctrine, and heresy are as much wickedness as are murder, adultery, and fornication (Gal 5:19-21). ii. The thought of wickedness coming out of wisdom's lips is an abomination. a. Abomination n. - 1. The feeling or state of mind of combined disgust and hatred; abhorrence, detestation, loathing. b. The idea of speaking lies is hateful and disgusting in the mind of wisdom. c. A lying tongue and a false witness who speaks lies are an abomination to God (Pro 6:16-19; Pro 12:22). d. Wickedness coming out of our mouths should be an abomination to us as well (Psa 119:163). 8. Pro 8:8 - "All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them." A. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; i. All n. - 1. With n. sing. The entire or unabated amount or quantity of; the whole extent, substance, or compass of; the whole. 2. With n. pl. The entire number of; the individual components of, without exception. a. Every single one of God's words is pure (Pro 30:5). b. This means that the inspiration and preservation of the scripture extend down to the individual words themselves, not merely the ideas or concepts being conveyed. c. Jesus made an argument from the two-letter word "am" in Mat 22:32. d. Paul made an argument from the letter "s" in Gal 3:16. e. Jesus said that until heaven and earth pass not even a jot (smallest Hebrew letter) or a tittle (a small point on a Hebrew letter which distinguishes it from another letter) would pass from the law until all is fulfilled (Mat 5:18). ii. Righteousness n. - 1. Justice, uprightness, rectitude; conformity of life to the requirements of the divine or moral law; virtue, integrity. a. All of God's words are just, upright, virtuous, and honest. b. All of God's commandments are righteousness (Psa 119:172). c. The scriptures are called "the word of righteousness" (Heb 5:13). d. Every word in the scriptures concerning all things is right and is in conformity with God's moral law. B. there is nothing froward or perverse in them. i. Froward adj. - 1. Disposed to go counter to what is demanded or what is reasonable; perverse, difficult to deal with, hard to please; refractory, ungovernable; also, in a wider sense, bad, evilly-disposed, ‘naughty’. ii. Perverse adj. - 1. Turned away from the right way or from what is right or good; perverted; wicked. b. Not in accordance with the accepted standard or practice; incorrect; wrong. iii. There is nothing perverse, bad, evil, wicked, incorrect, or wrong in the word of God. iv. The scriptures are very pure (Psa 119:140). a. Pure adj. - III. Free from corruption or defilement. 4. Free from admixture of anything debasing or deteriorating; unadulterated, uncorrupted, uncontaminated; conforming accurately to a standard of quality or style; faultless, correct. 5. a. Free from moral defilement or corruption; of unblemished character or nature; unstained or untainted with evil; guiltless, innocent; guileless, sincere. b. God's words are free from any corruption or evil. v. If a man ever concludes that the scriptures teach or condone evil, he has misunderstood or misinterpreted them.
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