Proverbs 3:29 (Mini Sermon)


29. Pro 3:29 - "Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee." A. The neighbor that dwells securely is living free of worry and care. i. Securely adv. - In a secure manner (in various senses). 1. In a manner free from care or apprehension; carelessly; confidently; without care or misgiving. ii. Secure adj. - I. Feeling no care or apprehension. 1. Without care, careless; free from care, apprehension or anxiety, or alarm; over-confident. B. He is therefore not on his guard and not prepared for trouble. C. A wicked man would have a temptation to plan evil against such a neighbor because he would be an easy target (Pro 24:15). D. Solomon is warning us to not take advantage of careless people. E. Let this also be a warning to us to not dwell securely (carelessly) because we will be easy targets for robbery, violence, or fraud (Jdg 18:7 c/w 27-28). F. We should instead be wise and circumspect, paying attention to our surroundings (Eph 5:14-15).