We are not finished with Proverbs Chapter 28. There is far too much information here to let it go with a single posting in the writing yesterday. Today we are going to pull understanding from the first five scriptures of Proverbs 28, and we are going to do this daily until we finish the entire chapter. There are 28 scriptures in Proverbs 28, so there will be six consecutive writings over six consecutive days.
Because these scriptures are very important for you. The wisdom in Proverbs 28 is more vital for your own life than you know, so let’s get right to it.
Pro 28:1 THE wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
The wicked flee when no man pursues. They are afraid, living in fear of being assaulted by the satan. The wicked think wicked thoughts continually. They hate people. They hate themselves. They cannot love, and they live in perpetual fear. This is true whether the wicked is rich or poor, male of female. They are driven by hatred of all things holy, and by hatred of the wicked themselves. No truth is found in them and they live in near continual desperation because demons haunt them. They believe that they live in a world of hate, and that anyone who comes to them in love comes deceitfully, fully intending on doing harm. The wicked will always lie to you, always try to gain advantage over you, and always attack your faith. They are always running, desperate to escape the evil that is everywhere, even within themselves.
The Righteous are as bold as lions. Have you noticed that about yourself? If you are Righteous, then you necessarily follow the commands of Yahuah. You study His Words and you abide in His teachings. Your obedience to His teachings does in fact make you strong. In fact, Torah, which is the deep well of Yahuah’s Words, contains the instructions for living that will make all who follow their Truth into lions. We are filled with His strength and can never let liars blaspheme the Holy One. We fear only Yahuah and although we are patient and harmless, we step boldly forth to defend the Faith from the wicked.
Pro 28:2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
“Transgression” – violation of the commands of Yahuah. Transgression of the commands is the absolute norm for leaders of nations. Liars, deceivers, scoundrels, deviants and perverts. Even the vaunted Donald J. Trump has gone over to the pharma/Gates/Fauci “get the injections” side. He is no defender of freedom, nor of righteousness. He does not eat clean, he disregards the Sabbath, he was a personal friend of Epstein the child sex slaver. He never “locked her up”. He let Soros continue to install Attorney Generals all over the United States. He allowed the voter fraud to happen when he could have demanded safeguards, and more. Many leaders of dying America serve the satan. And of those, many covertly worship the one called Lucifer.
Only men of understanding can prolong the stability of a nation. Understanding comes after wisdom. Consider Solomon, the “wisest man who ever lived”. He was indeed wise, but he lacked understanding and planted the seeds for Israel’s destruction by building shrines for the foreign gods of his many foreign pagan wives, the very wives he was warned against marrying. He built hundreds of those pagan shrines in the hills around Jerusalem, which concomitantly surrounded Jerusalem with demons. After Soloman, the wisest man who ever lived, died worshiping demons, Israel was divided into North and South, governed by two kings and both nations were destroyed, scattered and gone within about 320 strife-filled years. Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel in 160 years. No monarch of the Northern Kingdom Israel was ever a Torah adherent nor even a believer in Yahuah. Babylonians conquered the Kingdom of Judea about 160 years after the Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria.
Soloman had wisdom, but no understanding, and laid the foundation for Israel’s decline and destruction by openly inviting satan into the land. He did this by building pagan altars throughout the land for his many foreign wives. Foolish Soloman.
What will Yahuah do to America for the thousands of bloody altars to child sacrifice we have in our land?
Pro 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
Imagine this: you see some street vagabond going around barking orders to other street people. He is harsh and greedy and a thief, but the other street people respond to him, primarily because he is a bully and never shuts up. Ask yourself how likely it is that these poor people will prosper under the whip of this barking dog of a man? There is no prosperity because to oppress one must in some fashion lead, and while oppressor is obviously in a position of authority, there can be no prosperity because the people have no happiness or freedom. Every day is a cringing, bitter rebuke where there are torrents of words among the people but nothing gained by it.
Pro 28:4 They that forsake the Torah praise the wicked: but such as guard the Torah contend with them.
This one is so obvious even a child can do it. Consider the pastors of churches who defend and make allowances for homosexualism. They do so even though Torah specifically commands to stone the homosexual to death. And in defiance of the Words of Yahuah, the anti-christ pastors and preachers and priests forsake Torah, bringing out the righteous anger of those who obey the commands of Yahuah. It is Natsarim who contend with the anti-christs because we stand firmly on and with the Words. We guard the Truth, which is the single defining characteristic of the Natsarim. We guard the Truth by aggressively contending with the false teachers and anti-christs.
Additionally, this scripture states as fact that “they that forsake Torah praise the wicked.” That is all-inclusive. All who forsake Torah necessarily praise and promote the wicked. There is no middle ground. To forsake Torah is to actively promote the rise of Satan. Understand that. Torah teaches us what is right in the eyes of Yahuah, and what is wrong. We are either worship Him or we worship Satan. Again, there is no middle. We who worship Yahuah do often fail. We sometimes sin. We miss the mark, and in our sin we abandon Yahuah and do that which He forbids, thereby promoting the very thing the satan advocates – rebellion, disobedience, dishonor. Every time. The gate is strait and the Way is narrow, and few there are who find it.
Pro 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek Yahuah understand all things.
We who seek Yahuah necessarily find Him in Torah. Torah is generally the entirety of the primary document, some call it the “old Testement”. It was first for a reason, and is better referred to as “The Creator Speaks” with the second section “Salvation”. Understanding comes after wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to see and properly evaluate conditions. The wise see a thing, perhaps a conflict or a new crypto coin, and evaluate the details to arrive at a starting place for understanding. Understanding incorporates the details of the observation into the larger data set of connected values from other similar and dissimilar sources. Nothing operates in a vacuum or completely disconnected from all other things. So there are other considerations, always, and the primary consideration is whether or not something is allowed or forbidden by Yahuah. If He forbids it, don’t do it. Then you will have a beautiful life because what is not allowed is by default allowed. Truth brings freedom, not enslavement, and freedom means wholesome and clean and peaceful and loving and generous and forgiving and grateful and so much more.
Evil men lack good judgement. Their solitary intent is to take whatever they can, motivated solely by their own greed and lust. No consideration is given to the lives of any other person, as evil men do not care about themselves, much less others. Evil exists to take, to rob, to control, to fight. Evil exists for its own purpose, and everyone exhibits evil traits from time to time. Yahusha even called His own disciples evil, but with the ability to care for our own children. Others are often evil for the sake of hating. It is this lust for destruction that drives the wicked, as there is absolutely zero gain in wickedness. Only sorrow and loss and regret.
This concludes the first five of Proverbs 28. Please do comment. The conversation is always satisfying, and iron sharpens iron.
Please feel free to read the following scriptures and think on these things. Tomorrow, we unpack the next five scriptures.
Pro 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Pro 28:7 Whoso keeps the Torah is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father.
Pro 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Pro 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Pro 28:10 Whoso causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the yashariym shall have good things in possession.
Pro 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.
Pro 28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Pro 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
Pro 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.
Pro 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
Pro 28:16 The prince that lacks understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.
Pro 28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
Pro 28:18 Whoso walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Pro 28:19 He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Pro 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Pro 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
Pro 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.
Pro 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.
Pro 28:24 Whoso robs his father or his mother, and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Pro 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in Yahuah shall be made fat.
Pro 28:26 He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
Pro 28:27 He that gives unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
Pro 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.