Proverbs 10:11 (Mini Sermon)


11. Pro 10:11 – "The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked." A. The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: i. A righteous man has eternal life which was given to him through the grace of God and the regeneration of the Holy Ghost (Tit 3:5-7). a. Through regeneration he has the Holy Spirit dwelling in Him which is his source of spiritual life (Rom 8:9-10). b. Through faith the Holy Spirit dwells in him and is a source of rivers of living waters which spring from deep within him (Joh 7:37-39). c. He is filled with the Spirit which is evident because the word of Christ dwells richly in him in all wisdom (Eph 5:18-19 c/w Col 3:16). (i) Because the word of God dwells in him, he talks of God's righteousness often (Psa 71:24). (ii) He remembers God's works from the scriptures, mediates on them, and talks of God's doings (Psa 77:10-12). (iii) He asks God for understanding so that he can talk of God's wondrous works (Psa 119:27). (iv) He talks of God's kingdom and power and makes known His mighty acts to others (Psa 145:10-12). d. The words of Christ are spirit and life (Joh 6:63). e. Because he has the word of God dwelling in him, he is full of wisdom (Pro 2:6; Pro 4:5). ii. Out of the abundance of the word of God in his heart his mouth speaks (Mat 12:34-35). iii. A righteous man therefore has a wellspring of wisdom within him which issues from his mouth (Pro 18:4). iv. His wise counsel is like deep waters within him which must be drawn out by a man of understanding (Pro 20:5) who himself is wise enough to know to attain unto wise counsels (Pro 1:5). v. The righteous man's lips will feed many if they have a desire to be fed (Pro 10:21). vi. His words which are based in the word of God are a fountain of life which will teach men to depart from the snares of death (Pro 13:14). B. but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. i. Whereas the mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, the wicked have violence covering their mouths. a. Violence n. – 1. The exercise of physical force so as to inflict injury on, or cause damage to, persons or property; action or conduct characterized by this; treatment or usage tending to cause bodily injury or forcibly interfering with personal freedom. b. Violent and injurious words come out of their mouths like swords (Psa 59:7; Psa 64:3; Pro 12:18). c. Their tongue is like a scourge (Job 5:21). ii. Violence covers the wicked, including his mouth, as a garment (Psa 73:6). a. Cover v. – 1. trans. To put or lay something over (an object), with the effect of hiding from view, protecting, or enclosing; to overlay, overspread with. b. In other words, the wicked are enclosed by violence. c. When one looks at them, they see violent acts, intents, and tendencies. d. Violent tendencies in children should be stopped immediately before they become habit and part of their character. iii. Violence covers the mouth of the wicked like food does a glutton's. a. The souls of sinners eat violence (Pro 13:2). (i) They live on it. (ii) They can't get enough of it. (iii) They watch it in movies and portray it in video games. (iv) They will live by it and die by it (Mat 26:52; Rev 13:10). b. The mouth of the wicked devours iniquity (Pro 19:28). c. The wicked devour other men by violence (Hab 1:13). iv. The mouth of the righteous brings forth things which foster life and flourishing, while the mouth of the wicked brings forth violence (Pro 10:11). a. The wicked overthrow cities with the violence coming out of their mouth (Pro 11:11). b. The words of the wicked are to lie in for blood (Pro 12:6). c. They move their lips to bring evil to pass (Pro 16:30).
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