PROVERB PRACTICALS  

 

Proverbs 5:9-11,  Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

No doubt in what departure from the fatherís words will lead to.

The picture is painted clearly by the father.

Departure from the path of life, from my words will lead to loss of honor, your wealth will be consumed by those who are cruel, your strength will be used to enhance the house of strangers, and you will grieve at the end, for a life that was wasted and that waste will be revealed in your body.

Jesus told of a son who left his fatherís words when he told of the son who said to his father:

Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my fatherís have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. 29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

So clearly we must paint that picture that develops when we depart from the words of the father.

First departure from that which is taught at home and also departure from that which is taught from Godís word.

The results are always predictable.

That is what comes from faith in God and Godís word.

The ability to know what comes later from actions taken today.

Those who walk in the light see down the road.

Those who walk in darkness stumble at every turn.

Those that walk in darkness will mourn at the last, when their flesh and their body is consumed.