Seven Perverted Types of Humanity in Proverbs

Hi all! Alan started the month of May with a message about some of the sevens of Proverbs, going in a bit more depth about the seven perverted types of humanity that are described in chapters 25 & 26. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. I’ve also included Alan’s outline with some notes and links to referenced Scriptures at Bible Gateway. God bless!

Seven Perverted Types of Humanity

Proverbs 25:28-26:28

Big Truth: There are all types of wickedness and perversions that God hates. Proverbs looks at their destructive force.

The Number Seven in Proverbs

  1. Seven Deadly Sins – no actual list in the Bible, but found throughout the book of Proverbs
    • Pride
    • Greed
    • Envy
    • Wrath
    • Sloth
    • Gluttony
    • Lust
  2. Seven Things God Hates (Proverbs 6:16-19)
    • Haughty Eyes
      • haughty = high or lofty; high-handed; acting in rebellion to God
      • pride
      • arrogance
    • Lying Tongue
      • intent on doing harm toward others
    • Hands that Shed Innocent Blood
      • not talking about warfare or the death penalty
    • A Heart that Plans Malevolent Action
      • In the center of the list, because all things flow from the heart.
      • wishes to do evil to others
    • Feet that Run to Evil
      • looking to do evil
    • A Lying Witness
      • perjury against another person so they can be harmed
    • One Who Unleashes Conflict
      • spreads conflict/discord, especially among family members

Seven Types of Perverted Humanity

  1. The Undisciplined Person (Proverbs 25:28)
    • Lack of self-control
    • Lets their guard down; become vulnerable to attack
  2. The Fool (Proverbs 26:1-12)
    • Psalm 14:1
    • doesn’t receive wisdom or instruction
    • let pride rule themselves
    • Don’t honor the fool!
      • If a person/country continues to honor fools, rot will set in.
  3. The Sluggard (Slothful) (Proverbs 26:13-16)
    • There is a progression they follow:
      • can’t/won’t leave the house
      • can’t/won’t get out of bed
      • can’t/won’t even bother to eat
    • It’s just too much work to bother with.
  4. The Busybody (Proverbs 26:17)
    • Always involving themselves in others’ affairs
    • It will come back to bite them
  5. The Mischief-Maker (Proverbs 26:18-19)
    • one who does/says something harmful, but then claims they were only joking
    • damage happens whether it was a joke or not
  6. The Slanderer (Proverbs 26:20-22)
    • always looking for/passing along that tasty bit of gossip
    • kindles strife
  7. The Enemy Who Hates the Wise (Proverbs 26:23-28)
    • their key characteristic = deception
    • evil hates good

Conclusion: We need to be aware of the constant pervasiveness of the deadly deception that surrounds us and be careful who we trust.

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