Question 344

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Would you sir explain Proverbs 20:17?

Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.


King Solomon USED this imagery to DESCRIBE the “Bread of Deceit” as, if a person thinks that to expect sin to be not punished (gotten away with) is delusion. He or she who lives ONLY for pleasure and temoral enjoyment WILL FIND themselves at last with only a “Mouth full of Gravel” (guilt, shame, & regret).

The Bible states…

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

And also in…

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

In Conclusion:

Shady practices and questionable methods MAY pay off at the time BUT afterward they bring heartache and a TARNISHED reputation.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23