Better Choice – Hermit
20 September 2020 PM – Proverbs 21:9 – BC20 – Scott Childs
Introduction: Our text this evening is not alone in the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 25:24 is identical except for an added word “and”. Also, Proverbs 21:19 is very similar. Thus, we will consider all three of these verses together.
Richard Wardlaw states, “God said, when he had created Adam, “It is not good that the man should be alone.” In the first of these verses, Solomon affirms that there are cases in which it is good for the man to be alone. These are cases in which the gracious design of a kind and benevolent God is counteracted by the evil passions which, through sin, became the heritage of our fallen nature.”
As we look at these verses, I want to assure you that wives are not the only ones who cause strife in a home. Husbands can also be argumentative. However, since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, God ordained that the husband is to lead the home and the wife is to be his submissive completer. Many wives do not like submitting to and completing their husbands. It is of these wives that our texts speak.
Transition: As we have done before, I want us to look at the definitions, the admonitions and some applications in these verses.
First, look at the Definitions