Proverbs Notes 14:18

Proverbs 14:18 Notes

by Kevin Poston

18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

The simple here is born into a family of fools. When a child becomes old enough to learn foolishness, he inherits it all. He knows no different! This is a sad depiction of the moral decay of the family. How many millions of children are born amidst absolute fools. That is all these children will ever know. Born into a house full of Godlessness, drugs, drunks or abuse. Since this foolishness will be their first learning experience. More than likely, this is all they will ever be themselves. The prudent think much of actions before involving themselves in them. This brings wisdom and knowledge. After all their thinking, they are crowned with knowledge.

Reference: Proverbs 3:35, Proverbs 11:29-30, Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 16:21, Proverbs 18:15,


It is both sad and very troubling when a man that avoids simplicitysees most all souls are hell bound. The truly troubling and sad of all, is most souls totally reject any form of correction for their evil. This in itself is absolute evil!

Proverbs Notes 14:17

Proverbs 14:17 Notes

by Kevin Poston

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Those who are easily aroused to anger are dangerous. The dangers of these people are innumerable. They are fools Ecclesiastes 7:9. Promote folly Proverbs 14:29. Stir up strife Proverbs 15:18. Stir up dissension and abounds in transgression Proverbs 29:22. They that are soon angry and prone to these dangers indeed deal foolishly. Those prone to anger should be avoided by the wise man, if they cherish wisdom. Also, when others see that this person is full of anger, he is hated.

Reference: Ephesians 4:26, Psalm 37:8, Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 27:4, Colossians 3:8

Proverbs Notes 14:16

Proverbs 14:16 Notes

by Kevin Poston

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

The wise fear God and his judgement for sin.They turn away from evil since the end thereof is death. But, the fool who has no sense of right and wrong will go straight into wicked things. He recognizes no difference because this man has chosen foolishness and refuses God's wisdom and commands. Even being confident when pursuing evil. He in fact believes evil is profitable and honorable. They are like the man who pursues the immoral women. Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. This regards all evil!

Reference: Job 28:28, Psalm 34:14, Proverbs 3:7, 
Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 16:6, Proverbs 22:3

Ecclesiastes Notes 7:9-14

Ecclesiastes 7:9-14 Notes

by Kevin Poston

Verse 9 Do not be hasty or quickly aroused to anger. This shows you are a great fool. It shows what sets upon your heart. This shows you have no patience, understanding, wisdom, knowledge, or love. Also, that you have no concern in obtaining either. Therefore, wisdom will never rest in the heart of an angry fool.

Verse 10 In all past generations there has noticeably been good and evil. This is recognizable by studying any sort of history. You do not inquire wisely, for you know not without a doubt it is so. Less, you speak and be made a liar and a fool.

Verses 11-12 Notice “wisdom is good with an inheritance”. When suddenly acquired and not slaved over. For slaving to obtain money will be a hindrance, on a path to search for wisdom. It is profitable to seek wisdom. Wisdom and money are both defenses. Therefore, together are a double defense against foolishness. Of course, if the money is used wisely. But always, wisdom is still more excellent. Obtaining it with or without money. For, the wise man follows God’s laws. Which give him a better life on earth and the possibility of reaching heaven after death.

Verses 13-14 Consider God’s work. Though, it seems crooked and disfigured to us humans. It is very foolish to quarrel with the most mighty. Also, impossible for man to change. It would be like chasing the wind. Be joyful and satisfied with what God gives you. Whether joyous or adverse. For, after any amount of rebellion. God’s will, can only be accepted. It is your choice alone if your acceptance will be painful or easily submissive. For, who can contend with he who is mightier than you? (Eccl 6:10)

Ecclesiastes Notes 7:5-8

Ecclesiastes 7:5-8 Notes

by Kevin Poston

Verse 5 Surely, it is better to be close to the painful rebuke, or constructive criticism of the wise. The fool only praises you, never correcting your errors. Wise words are painful but helpful.

Verse 6 Burning thorns burn very quickly and are very noisy and annoying while burning. Then the remains vanish and are gone forever. So is the laughter and words of fools. Their words come quickly. A fool’s laughter is loud and annoying. Then their words are gone forever, they are vain and quickly forgotten.

Verse 7 A wise man who is in authority to help others. Yet, chooses to oppress them instead. Is truly an absolute madman. Giving up good for evil and he receives bribes. His heart is destroyed. His heart becomes ruthless and selfish. Perhaps an old Solomon speaks of himself here, and of course, all others who do this. “He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow.”(Proverbs 10:10)

Verse 8 Better is the end of thing truly. Especially burdensome events. Especially for the patient man who waits diligently for its end. But, even the end of a good thing is bittersweet. The patient is joyful at its end. The proud have no patience. Therefore, waiting for the end is impossible. Instead, they lead themselves to many other burdensome events. Then the prideful are always full of burden. Even death is better for the patient in spirit if their heart is truly righteous.

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Ecclesiastes Notes 7:1-4

Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 Notes

by Kevin Poston

Verse 1 The beginning of this proverb is self-explanatory. Precious ointment, though pricey. Is still of less worth than a good name. The second sentence speaks of death being better for those with a good name. Since all but God is meaningless, then death would be better for the upright. Seeing on earth all they experience is meaningless.

Verse 2 Here we see that going to funerals is better than going to parties. Funerals are better because we will all be there in the grave. Soon considering the brevity of life. The wise man will take this to his heart or seriously. For his soul is sent back to God who made it. Judgment will then soon commence. The condition then will be unchangeable. So truly the wise man would think much about death. Considering the consequences of it very well. Where better to consider the state of your soul, while you’re still among the living. All the fool considers is having a good time (hence the house of feasting).

Verse 3 Sorrow is better than laughter. Sadness humbles a man. The heart seems to care more, understand more, forgive more, and have more love when humbled by sorrow. Most of all he humbles himself before God.

Verse 4 This proverb is similar to Verse 2. Yet it has confirmed which prefers the house of mourning (funerals) or the house of mirth (parties). The wise prefer the house of mourning. Further, putting emphasis on sorrow is better than laughter in Verse 3. The fool only cares about having a good time, his heart is in the house of mirth.

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Proverbs Notes 14:15

Proverbs 14:15 Notes

by Kevin Poston

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

The simpleton will fall into beliefs that are absolute non-sense. Since the simple has no lasting foundation in any truth. They believe any words spoken. We can clearly witness this in society when words of leadersevangelists, and media are clung to as complete truth. They also never challenge these people to see if what they speak is true. The prudent test these so called truths. The prudent should be properly prepared with the truth to know non-sense when it is spoken. Pray constantly for wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. Study the truth well and do not forget it. Unless you wish to remain a simpleton who follows the masses over the cliff. A simpleton who follows madmen to drink poisoned cool aid. 

Reference: Ephesians 5:17, 1 John 4:1, Ephesians 4:14, Proverbs 14:8, Proverbs 4:26, Romans 16:18-19

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Proverbs Notes 14:14

Proverbs 14:14 Notes

by Kevin Poston

14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

A backslider (falls away from Christianitycommits apostasy). They are filled with the sins they return to. In heartsurely means this person knows in his mind the day of his conversion to Christianity he will commit apostasy. He is a deceiver, liar, and a hypocrite. His own ways are evil, and he will be filled with his ways of evil. This does not speak of a brother or sister in Christ who makes a mistake and falls into sin. At one point we all fall into it, but this person wishes to continue sinning. The good will be satisfied since he is God fearing, honest and trustworthy. Since he truly wishes to be, his fruits satisfy him.

Reference: Proverbs 12:14, Proverbs 1:31-32 , Jeremiah 2:19, Hebrews 3:12, 2 Peter 2:20-22, Proverbs 12:2, Proverbs 12:14, Proverbs 13:2, Proverbs 20:6

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Proverbs Notes 14:13

Proverbs 14:13 Notes

by Kevin Poston

13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

We see in Ecclesiastes 7:4 that the heart of the fool is in the house of mirth. In Ecclesiastes 2:2 laughter is mad and pleasure is of no worth. Hence, the simpletons laughter is sorrowful knowing he is a fool. He remains a vain person and using his life for vanity. In the end of all his worthless laughter, his heart is sorrowful. Sad for wasting his life. Heart-broken for living life as a fool. Fear God now before you are to old to properly serve him Ecclesiastes 12. Fear God now before you grow old, and your heart is heavy for living life as a fool.

Reference: James 4:9, Luke 16:25, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Ecclesiastes 11:5-6, Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

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