Proverbs 10:29 - There Is Strength And A Stronghold In Walking With God.

Proverbs 10:29: There Is Strength And A Stronghold In Walking 
With God. 

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? [23] And then 
will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that 
work iniquity.  

Philip. 4:13 (KJV)  I can do all things through Christ which 
strengtheneth me.  

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]