Proverbs 29 Bible Commentary - The Beginning of Knowledge
Summary of Proverbs 29. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. The bloodthirsty hate the upright. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. Where there is no vision, the people perish. A man's pride shall bring him low, but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. Many seek the ruler's favor, but every man's judgment cometh from the Lord. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Proverbs 29.
Proverbs 29 Scriptures
1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Proverbs 29 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Pro 29:10: Our Hatred Of God Is Rooted In Our Sin Nature. From God's perspective we either love Him or hate Him. When we put things above God and do things that displease Him, our sin nature is telling God we hate Him and hate anything that is of His righteous. Proverbs 29:10 advises us that the bloodthirsty hate the upright.
The Bloodthirsty Hate the Upright
Pro 29:12: Liking Lies More Than the Truth. Many of us like lies more than truth. I call this the “free money” syndrome. Many of us chase after free money at the casinos, playing the lottery, pyramid schemes, or “get rich” schemes. We place our hope in empty promises, “yes men” and just plain lies more than seeking God's will for our lives. Proverbs 29:12 advises us not to like lies more than the truth ...
Pro 29:15: A Mother’s Love is Sometimes a Hard Love. It is natural for a mother’s love to be forgiving and not judging. At the same time a mother’s love should not just accept anything that a son or daughter does as OK. Proverbs 29:15 advises mothers to instill wisdom in their children by punishment if necessary ...
Pro 29:18: Best Type of Government Has a Christian Vision Reflected in Its Laws. From a Christian perspective, a human Government should have laws that promote a vision based on the teachings of Christ. Proverbs 29:18 advises us of the importance of Governments having vision and promote God's commandments for the betterment of the people.