Our world’s current status has opened the door to two distinct definitions of those who walk in this realm. There are those who Solomon describes as being Belial and Matthew Henry describes as believers in their commentaries.
The first identified is a Belial person described by Solomon. a proud individual, one who esteems themselves better than others; by a humble man, we say one who counts others better than himself. The proud man is so convinced of his intrinsic superiority that if appearances are against him if others obtain more recognition, honour, wealth than he, the fault seems to him to lie in the evil constitution of the world, which cannot recognize merit; for his own intrinsic superiority is the axiom which is always to be taken for granted; “his neighbours, therefore, find no favour in his eyes, and he even desires their calamity and ruin,” in order, as he would put it, that everyone may be set in his due place [Proverbs 21:10]
A man of Belial is forthwith defined, because it is a term often used in scripture, and this is the explanation of it.
Solomon relates how a man of Belial is here described.
He is a wicked man, that makes a trade of doing evil, especially with his tongue, for he walks and works his designs with a froward mouth (Psalms 6:12), by lying and perverseness, and direct opposition to God and man. He says and does everything,
(1) Very artfully and with design. He has the subtlety of the serpent and carries on his projects with a great deal of craft and management (Psalms 6:13). With his eyes, with his feet, with his fingers.
He expresses his malice when he dares not speak out (so some), or, rather, thus he carries on his plot those about him, whom he makes use of as the tools of his wickedness, understand the ill-meaning of a wink of his eye, a stamp of his feet, the least motion of his fingers. He gives orders for evil-doing, and yet would not be thought to do so, but has ways of concealing what he does, so that he may not be suspected. He is a close individual, and upon the reserve, those only shall be let into the secret that would do anything he would have them to do. They are cunning, and upon the trick, they have a language for themselves, which honest people are not acquainted with, nor desires to be
(2) Very spitefully and with ill design. It is not so much ambition or covetousness that is in their heart, as downright frowardness, malice, and ill-nature.
Their aims are not so much to enrich and advance themselves as to do an ill turn to those about him. They are continually devising one mischief or other, purely for mischief-sake–a person of Belial indeed, of the devil, resembling him not only in subtlety but in malice.
Those that devise mischief contrive, for the accomplishing of it, how to impose upon others; but it will prove, in the end, that they deceive themselves.
Those that imagine evil, under colour of friendship, have their hearts full of this and the other advantage and satisfaction which they shall gain by it, but it is all a cheat. Let them imagine it ever so artfully, deceivers will be deceived
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
Those that consult the good of their neighbours, that study the things which make for peace and give peaceable advice, promote healing attempts and contrive healing methods, and, according to as their sphere is, further the public welfare, will have not only the credit but the comfort of it. They will have joy and success, perhaps beyond their expectations. Blessed are the peace-makers.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.