Pastor Ron Roddey
"The University We All Must Attend"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, November 17, 2019
Proverbs Chapter 18 & 2nd Timothy Chapter 2
18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and
intermeddleth with all wisdom.
18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may
18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with
18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring
of wisdom as a flowing brook.
18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the
righteous in judgment.
18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for
18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of
18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the
innermost parts of the belly.
18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a
18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into
it, and is safe.
18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in
his own conceit.
18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour
18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and
shame unto him.
18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded
spirit who can bear?
18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the
wise seeketh knowledge.
18:16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great
18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour
cometh and searcheth him.
18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the
18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and
their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and
with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love
it shall eat the fruit thereof.
18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of
18:23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a
friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the
grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the
same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others
2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this
life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all
2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the
dead according to my gospel:
2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the
word of God is not bound.
2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may
also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also
live with him:
2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also
will deny us:
2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the
Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the
subverting of the hearers.
2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto
2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and
2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection
is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the
name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of
silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to
2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel
unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared
unto every good work.
2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity,
peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do
2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all
men, apt to teach, patient,
2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil,
who are taken captive by him at his will.