Proverbs 8:36 (Mini Sermon)


36. Pro 8:36 - "But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." A. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: i. Wisdom is speaking (Pro 8:1, 12). ii. This verse opens with the word but which is a conjunction that contrasts it with the previous verse. a. Whoever finds wisdom finds life and obtains favour from the LORD (Pro 8:35). b. Those who find wisdom are those who keep her ways, hear her instruction, don't refuse it, and watch and wait for her (Pro 8:32-35). c. Therefore, in the context, he that sins against wisdom doesn't keep her ways, refuses to hear her instruction, and pays no attention to her. iii. Sin is the transgression of God's law (1Jo 3:4). a. Wisdom is found in God's word (Pro 2:6). b. Therefore, he who transgresses God's law sins against wisdom. iv. He that sins against wisdom not only wrongs her, but he also wrongeth his own soul. a. God's commandments are for our good (Deut 10:13; Deut 6:24). b. He who gets wisdom loves his own soul (Pro 19:8), but he that hates instruction despises his own soul (Pro 15:32). c. If we break God's commandments and sin against wisdom, we only harm ourselves. d. The way of transgressors is hard (Pro 13:15). e. Here are some examples of men who sin against wisdom and wrong their own souls. (i) The man who disregards wisdom's warning about adultery will destroy his own soul (Pro 6:32). (ii) The man who partners with a thief hates his own soul (Pro 29:24). f. Those who provoke a king to anger sin against their own soul (Pro 20:2); how much more so those who provoke God to anger (Jer 25:7). B. all they that hate me love death. i. We show God we love Him by keeping His commandments (Joh 14:15). ii. We hate God when we don't keep His word. a. Those who are ungodly and keep not God's commandments hate God (2Ch 19:2). b. Those who are perverse in their ways despise God (Pro 14:2). c. Those who speak against God and His word hate Him (Psa 139:20-21). d. Those who are friends of the world are enemies of God (Jam 4:4). iii. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). a. Sin is the transgression of God's law (1Jo 3:4) in which wisdom is found (Pro 2:6). b. When men hate God by rebelling against wisdom they have a death wish. c. Here are some examples. (i) Those who get treasures by lying seek death (Pro 21:6). (ii) Those who refuse wisdom's instruction and commit adultery or fornication with strange women are flirting with death (Pro 5:23; Pro 7:23, 26-27).
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