Proverbs 10:6 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
6. Pro 10:6 – "Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked." A. Blessings are upon the head of the just: i. Blessing n. – 1. a. Hallowing, consecration. Obs. 3. a. The bestowal of divine favour and prospering influence; favour and prospering influence of God. 4. a. A beneficent gift of God, nature, etc.; anything that makes happy or prosperous; a boon. ii. Just adj. - 1. That does what is morally right, righteous. just before (with) God or, simply, just: Righteous in the sight of God; justified. Now chiefly as a Biblical archaism. iii. There are blessings (plural) upon the just. iv. In other words, God bestows divine favor on, prospers, and makes happy those who are righteous in His sight in a number of ways. a. A faithful man will abound with blessings (Pro 28:20). b. Abound v. – To be present in overflowing measure; to be plentiful; to prevail widely. v. Those who were chosen in Christ to be made holy and without blame (just) are blessed by God with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3). These spiritual blessings include: a. Election (Eph 1:4). b. Sonship (Eph 1:5). c. Divine acceptance (Eph 1:6). d. Forgiveness of sins (Eph 1:7). e. Knowledge of God's will (Eph 1:9). f. A heavenly inheritance on the new earth (Eph 1:11). g. The Holy Spirit through regeneration (Gal 3:14; Gal 4:6) and through faith (Eph 1:13). h. Resurrected, glorified bodies like Christ's (Eph 1:14; Php 3:21; 1Co 15:44, 49). vi. The just are also blessed with physical and temporal blessings by God, such as: a. Sunshine and rain from heaven (Mat 5:45). b. A happy home (Pro 3:33). c. Godly children (Pro 20:7; Gen 49:25). d. Food and provision (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:4-5). e. Safety and security (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:6-7). f. Productive work and savings (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:8, 12). g. Being God's holy people on this earth (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:9). h. Recognition and respect from others (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:10). i. Wealth (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:11). j. Having many children (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:11; Psa 127:3-5). k. Social status and power (Deut 28:1-2 c/w Deut 28:13). vii. The blessings are upon the head of the just. a. The head of man is where most of his sensory organs are which perceive and enjoy the physical blessings from God. (i) Head n. – 1. The anterior part of the body of an animal, when separated by a neck, or otherwise distinguished, from the rest of the body; it contains the mouth and special sense-organs, and the brain. (ii) The blessings of food, drink, sunlight, art, beautiful scenery, music, comforting words, savory smells, fond memories, etc. all come upon and through the head of the just. b. The head of man is also representative of his mind through which he perceives and enjoys spiritual blessings. (i) Head n. – 2. As the seat of mind, thought, intellect, memory, or imagination; cf. BRAIN sb. 3. Often contrasted with heart, as the seat of the emotions: see HEART 9. (ii) The blessings of the knowledge of God, understanding the word of God, being able to imagine our heavenly inheritance, and being able to spiritually recognize the church as the kingdom of God all come upon and through the head of the just. c. Blessings of God are often associated with a man's head (Pro 11:26). (i) Kings were anointed with oil which was poured on their heads (1Sa 10:1). (ii) God will give him who greatly rejoices in His salvation blessings of goodness which are as a crown of pure gold on his head (Psa 21:1-3). (iii) Jacob put his hands on the heads of Ephraim and Manasseh when he was blessing them (Gen 48:17, 20). (iv) The blessings of God were upon the head of Joseph (Gen 49:26). d. Conversely, judgments and punishments are said to fall upon the head of the wicked (Jer 23:19; 1Ki 8:32). B. but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. i. Whereas the just have blessings covering their heads, 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; Pro 12:18; Psa 64:3). 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. iii. Violence covers the mouth of the wicked like food does a glutton's. a. The souls of sinners eat violence (Pro 13:2). b. They can't get enough of it. c. The mouth of the wicked devours iniquity (Pro 19:28). d. 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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