10 Proverbs 2:20-22 – No Middle Ground

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Proverbs 2:20-22 So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.

This final passage in Proverbs 2 closes the chapter with a clear call to action. There are only two paths one can choose, the path of righteousness or the path of wickedness. The way of good leads to life and blessing. The way of evil leads to judgment and darkness. Which path will you choose? There is no middle ground. The path you are on leads to eternal life or eternal damnation.

 

 

The Study of ProverbsShow Notes:

  • There is no middle ground and Solomon calls his son and us all to walk in one of two paths [01:08]
  • Parallel from Pilgrim’s Progress with Mr. By-Ends and his companions Mr. Facing-both-Ways and Mr. Hold-the-World [01:31]
  • It is an impossibility to walk in both paths, you are in one or the other [01:51]
  • The importance of “land” as seen in verses 21 and 22 [02:32]
  • Deuteronomy 28:63 And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it. [02:50]
  • Which path are you walking in? [05:34]

Significant quote:

“You are either in Christ or outside of Christ, children. You either love Jesus Christ with all your heart or your in love with yourself, in love with the world, in love with the things of the world. There are only two ways one can live.” [04:54]

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