Proverbs 10:29 - There Is Strength And A Stronghold In Walking With God.
Proverbs 10:29: There Is Strength And A Stronghold In Walking
CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word
Proverbs 10:29 (KJV) The way of the LORD is strength to the
upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 10:29 (AMP) The way of the Lord is strength and a
stronghold to the upright, but it is destruction to the workers of
Proverbs 10:29 (CWR) The ways of the Lord give strength to the
righteous, but those who do evil will lose His protection.
Strength: "a place of refuge," or "a means of refuge." [SDA
Way of the LORD: The way he prescribes, the life of wisdom. [NIV
CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:
10:1-22:16 The discourses concerning wisdom and folly (chaps.
1-9) constitute a preface to the central portion of the book, which
contains 375 of Solomon's proverbs. These proverbs are general principles
and guidelines that may have exceptions. Any exception is not a
problem of inerrancy, but a matter of the nature of proverbs. They are
true as general rules. [Ryrie SB]
Here Solomon presents 375 of the over 3,000 proverbs he wrote (1
Kings 4:32). Proverbs are short sayings taken from everyday life that
are intended to serve as practical guidelines for successful living.
These proverbs are general principles that may have exceptions. They
are not intended as personal promises or meant to apply in unusual
or exceptional situations. This is not a problem with their
inerrancy, but a matter of understanding the nature of proverbs and the
contexts in which they do apply. [New Bible Companion]
This major section of Proverbs consists of sentences of wisdom,
phrased as parallel statements in which there are comparisons or
contrasts between two aspects of the subject under consideration in each
proverb. [Cambridge Annotated SB]
This major collection of Solomon's proverbs stresses two ways of
life or two value systems, wisdom (righteousness) and folly (sin).
The comparisons normally come in parallel verses. [Disciple SB]
The Proverbs of Solomon (10:1-22:16)
Wise Sayings of Solomon
Righteous People Contrasted to Wicked People
CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew
their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall
run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Zech. 10:12 (KJV) And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and
they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.
Matthew 7:22-23 (KJV) Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast
out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then
will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that
Philip. 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ which
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?
Remember that prayer is the source of your strength. A worker
cannot gain success while he hurries through his prayers and rushes
away to look after something that he fears may be neglected or
forgotten. He gives only a few hurried thoughts to God; he does not take
time to think, to pray, to wait upon the Lord for a renewal of
physical and spiritual strength. He soon becomes weary. He does not feel
the uplifting, inspiring influence of God's Spirit. He is not
quickened by fresh life. His jaded frame and tired brain are not soothed
by personal contact with Christ. 7T243
Dear Child, I watch you laboring and fretting and anxiously
striving to achieve things for me and my kingdom. Hear me. Your work is
not my primary concern. Your work is now, has always been, and
always will be secondary to your relationship with me. What you do will
flow out of your relationship with me as irrigation streams flow out
of a deep, clear, powerful river. The river (the relationship)
will set your motives and supply your strength. Then your work will
flow forth to honor me. Any time you allow your work to come ahead
of your relationship with me, you risk working against me and my
purposes. Draw near to me and rest. Seek my will at every small turn.
Listen for my voice. Be filled with my Spirit. Then work with joy and
abandon! The Source of your power, God [PostCards from Heaven by Claire
Cloninger re Isa.40:31]