Pastels of the
Book of Proverbs

 

"An Understanding Heart"
Proverb 1:1-2 a 1 Kings 3:5, 7-9 & 12

The Wisdom of King Solomon
("An Understanding Heart" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac)

Proverb 1
1 The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

1 Kings 3
5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

7 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was not like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.



 

"Ornaments of Grace"
Proverb 1:8-9

Ornaments of Grace

"Ornaments of Grace" Original pastel on 11"x14" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac

 

Proverb 1
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
"Hidden Treasure"
Proverb 2:4-6

Hidden Treasure
("Hidden Treasure" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac)

Proverb 2
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Psalm 12
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.

 

 


 

"Transgressors Rooted Out of the Earth"
(Wheat and Tares)
Proverb 2:21-22 and Matthew 13:24-30

Wheat and Tares

"Transgressors Rooted Out of the Earth" (Wheat and Tares) Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2011Slavujac

 

 


Proverb 2
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Matthew 13
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.



"Withhold Not Good"
Proverb 3:27-28, Proverbs 28:27 and Matthew 5:42

Withhold Not Good

"Withhold Not Good" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac

 

Proverb 3
27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

Proverbs 28
27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Matthew 5
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

"Ponder the Path of Thy Feet"
Proverb 4:14-27

Path of Feet

"Ponder the Path of Thy Feet" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper.
Copyright 2010 Slavujac

 

Proverb 4
14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

"The Folly of Adultery - (and thou mourn at the last)"
Proverb 5:1-23
The Folly of Adultery

"The Folly of Adultery - (and thou mourn at the last)" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac



Proverb 5
1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed.
12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13 And have not obeyed the advice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Matthew 5
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time,
Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


"Sluggard"
Proverb 6:6-11

Sluggard
"Sluggard" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac

 


Proverb 6
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
"The House of the Strange Woman - the Way to Hell"
Proverb 7

The House of the Strange Woman

("The House of the Strange Woman" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper.
Copyright 2010 Slavujac)

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April 22, 2012 Sermon


 

Proverb 7
1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement.
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding.
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
11 (She is loud and stubborn, her feet abide not in her house:
12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey.
20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea many strong men have been slain by her.
27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

"Jewel in a Swine's Snout"
Proverb 11:22

Jewel in  a Swine's Snout
("Jewel in a Swine's Snout" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper.
Copyright 2010 Slavujac
)


Proverb 11:22
22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
"The Glutton"
Proverb 13:25

The Glutton
("The Glutton" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac)

Proverb 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

 

 

"The Ways of Death"
Proverb 14:12 and Revelation 14:9-11

 

The Way of Death
("The Ways of Death" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac)

Proverb 14
12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Revelation 14
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their tortment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.




"The Lord Shall Lift Up The Sorrowful"
Proverb 14:13 and James 4:8-10

The Lord Shall Lift Up the Sorrowful
("The Lord Shall Lift Up the Sorrowful" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 14
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness

James 4
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

 

 

"Instruction That Causeth to Err"
Proverbs 15:2 & 19:27

Instruction That Causeth to Err

("Instruction That Causeth to Err" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper.
Copyright 2011 Slavujac
)

Proverb 15
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Proverb 19
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Habakkuk 1
13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things that have no ruler over them?
15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

 

 

"The Border of the Widow"
Proverb 15:25, Proverbs 49:16-20, Exodus 22:22-24, Psalm 146:9, Isaiah 26:4-6 and Malachi 3:5

The Border of the Widow
"The Border of the Widow" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac


Proverb 15
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Proverb 49
16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.


Exodus 22
22 Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you, with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Psalm 146
9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Isaiah 26
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JE-HO'-VAH is everlasting strength:
5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

"Stephen Before the Council"
(subtitle"Ye Stiffnecked")
Proverb 16:1, Luke 21:12-15 and Acts 6:12 - 7:60
Stephen Before the Council

("Stephen Before the Council," subtitle, "Ye Stiffnecked")
Original Pastel on 18"x24" Paper. Copyright 2012 Slavujac)

Proverb 16
1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Luke 21
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer.

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 6
9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council.
13 And set up false witnesses which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

(Read the entire chapter of Acts 7:1-60 of the bold response of Stephen relating a synopsis of history from the Patriarchs to Jesus Christ's crucifixion, and ending in the stoning of Stephen for his preaching. Below,the narrative picks up with the final words preached by Stephen.)

Acts 7
51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murders:
53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord.
58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

"Belshazzar and the Hand Writing on the Wall"
Proverb 16:18 and Daniel 5:1-6,13-15,18-28&30-31

Belshazzar the Handwriting on the Wall
("Belshazzar and the Hand Writing on the Wall" Original Pastel on 18"x24" Paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 16
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Daniel 5
1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father (footnote: or forefather) Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king and his princes, his wives, and his conbines, drank in them,
4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

13 Then
was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father (footnote: forefather) brought out of Jewry?
14 I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
15 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:

18 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father (footnote: forefather) a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: and they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;
23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven
; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
25 And this is the writing that was written, ME'-NE, ME'-NE, TE'-KEL, U-PHAR'-SIN.
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: ME'-NE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
27 TE'-KEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
28 PE'-RES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom,
being about threescore and two years old.




"In Plain View"
Proverb 17:24

In Plain View
("In Plain View" Original Pastel on 18"x20" Paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 17

24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

 


"Isaac and Rebekah"
Proverb 18:22 and Genesis 24:63-67

Isaac and Rebecca

("Isaac and Rebekah" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2010 Slavujac)


Proverb 18
22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Genesis 24
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master; therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.


"There Are Many Devices in a Man's Heart"
Proverbs 19:3, 20 & 21, Proverb 25:3, Gen 1:1, Psalms 33:6 and 115:16 &
Ecclesiastes 8:17

There Are Many Devices in a Man's Heart
(Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 19:
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

20 Hear Counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Proverb 25:
3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.


Genesis 1
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


Psalms 33
6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, and all the host of them, by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 115
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Ecclesiastes 8
17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Click on the links below to watch
"Terrafirma - Geocentric Paradigm Shift"

"Heliocentrism - False Science"


"Wine is a Mocker"

Proverbs 20:1 and 23:29-35

Wine is a Mocker

("Wine is a Mocker" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 20
1 Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverb 23
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.


 

 

"The Great White Throne of Judgment"
Proverb 20:8, Psalm 12:1-4, Revelation 20:11-15 & Revelation 22:17-21

Great White Throne of Judgment
("The Great White Throne of Judgment" Original Pastel on 18"x24" Paper. Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

Proverb 20
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Psalm 12
1 Help, LORD, for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Revelation 20
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 22
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.


 

"Peace in a Corner of the Housetop"
Proverb 21:9

Peace In a Corner of the Housetop

("Peace In a Corner of the Housetop" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper.
Copyright 2011 Slavujac)

 

Proverb 21
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
"Falling Away"

Proverb 21:16, Psalm 12:1&8, Jeremiah 17:5 & 13 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Falling Away

("Falling Away" Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2012 Slavujac)

Proverb 21
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

Psalm 12
1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
8
The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted.

Jeremiah 17
5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

2 Thessalonians 2
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


 

"Naboth's Vineyard - Remove Not the Ancient Landmark "
Proverbs 22:28, 24:15-16, Leviticus 25:1&23, Numbers 33:54, Deuteronomy 19:14 and 1 Kings 21:1-7

Naboth's Vineyard
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Proverb 22
28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Proverb 24
15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Leviticus 25
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine: for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.


Numbers 33
54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

Deuteronomy 19
14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

1 Kings 21
1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth, the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house, and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?
6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me the vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give it thee my vineyard.
7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

Then, Jezebel had Naboth murdered and King Ahab stole his vineyard. (Read 1 Kings Chapter 21 for the full account of Jezebel's wickedness.)

Both King Ahab and Jezebel will die in great dishonor according to the LORD's justice. In two separate events, dogs would lick Ahab's blood after his defeat and death in battle, and later, dogs would eat Jezebel. (1 Kings 22:37-40 and 2 Kings 9:30-37)


 

"The Danger of Empty Meditation"
Proverb 25:28, Matthew 12:43-45 & Philippians 4:4-9

The Peril of an Empty Mind
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Proverb 25
28
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Jesus Christ said:
Matthew 12
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Think on these things:
Philippians 4
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

 

"As A Dog Returneth to His Vomit"
Proverb 26:11

As A Dog Returneth to His Vomit
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Proverb 26
11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

 

"Talebearer"
Proverb 26:20

Talebearer

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Proverb 26
20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.


"Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow"
Proverb 27:1 and Luke 12:15-21

Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow

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Proverb 27
1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Also, Proverb 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Luke 12
15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.

17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou has provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasures for himself, and is not rich toward God.


"Life for Life -
The Value of the Person in the Womb"

Proverb 28:17, Exodus 21:22-23
Genesis 9:5-6, Jeremiah 1:5
Psalm 94:16-17 and Psalm 139:13-19

Life for Life - the Value of the Child in the Womb

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Proverb 28
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay (help) him.

Genesis 9
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Exodus 20
13 Thou shalt not kill.

Exodus 21
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life.

Psalm 139
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

Jeremiah 1
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

 

 

"Romans 13"
Subtitle: "Never Again"
Context: Spiritual government not civil government

Proverbs 29:25, Romans 13:1-7, 1 Corinthians 14:33 and 2 Peter 1:20 and 2 Peter 3:15-18

Romans 13 - Never Again

"Romans 13 - Context - Spiritual Government not Civil Government"
subtitle "Never Again"

Original pastel on 18"x24" paper. Copyright 2012 Slavujac

Here's just one example dispelling the notion
that this scripture pertains to civil government:

Matthew 2:13-16

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

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Proverb 29
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Romans 13
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

1 Corinthians 14
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

2 Peter 1
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 3
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.


"Cut Down - The Pride of Nebuchadnezzar"
Proverb 29:23 and Daniel 4:28-37

Cut Down The Pride of Nebuchadnezzar
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The Lord's prophet, Daniel, interpreted the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon wherein a great tree was cut down, leaving only a stump with a band of iron and brass. The tree represented the king who would be driven out of his kingdom and into a field with the beasts to eat grass for seven years.

Proverb 29
23
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Daniel 4
28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
30 The king spake, and said, Is this not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.
34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and hounour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Job 12
24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

 

 

"Add Thou Not Unto His Words"
Proverb 30:5-6, Psalm 12:1 & 6-7 and Revelation 22:18-21
Add Not Unto His Words
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Proverb 30
5
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.


Psalm 12
1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times,
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.


Revelation 22
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.


"The Lukewarm Church - Blind and Naked"
Proverbs 16:2 and 30:12-13 and Revelation 3:14-22

Lukewarm

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Proverb 16
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Proverb 30
12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.


Revelation 3
14 And unto the angel of the church of the La-od-i-ce'-ans write; These things saith the Amen', the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.


"The Mocking Child"
Proverb 30:17
The Mocking Eye
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Proverb 30
17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
"I Have Done No Wickedness (The Adulterous Woman)"
Proverb 30:20, Deuteronomy 23:17-18 and Ezekiel 23:36-39
I Have Done No Wickedness
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Proverb 30
20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

Deuteronomy 23
17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel; nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.


Ezekiel 23
36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah: yea, declare unto them their abominations;
37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.