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Proverbs 3:29 (Mini Sermon)



29. Pro 3:29 - "Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee."
A. The neighbor that dwells securely is living free of worry and care.
i. Securely adv. - In a secure manner (in various senses). 1. In a manner free from care or apprehension; carelessly; confidently; without care or misgiving.
ii. Secure adj. - I. Feeling no care or apprehension. 1. Without care, careless; free from care, apprehension or anxiety, or alarm; over-confident.
B. He is therefore not on his guard and not prepared for trouble.
C. A wicked man would have a temptation to plan evil against such a neighbor because he would be an easy target (Pro 24:15).
D. Solomon is warning us to not take advantage of careless people.
E. Let this also be a warning to us to not dwell securely (carelessly) because we will be easy targets for robbery, violence, or fraud (Jdg 18:7 c/w 27-28).
F. We should instead be wise and circumspect, paying attention to our surroundings (Eph 5:14-15).