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Posts Tagged ‘Proverbs

Proverbs – “a friend”

August 5, 2014

The book of Proverbs has more to say about friendship that any other book.  One reason we like having friends is the counsel they give (27:7).  “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (27:17).  While sometimes a friend’s words hurt and are difficult to accept, “Faithful are the wounds […]

Proverbs – “the foolishness of fools”

July 29, 2014

To be a book of wisdom, Proverbs has a lot to say about being a fool.  In it we learn that fools and anger go together (12:16; 14:17; 27:3; 29:11), but not fools and instruction.  “Fools despise wisdom and instruction. …and fools hate knowledge” (1:7, 22).  The problem is that “the way of a fool […]

Proverbs – “a man’s pride”

July 22, 2014

There is no sin that God hates any more than pride.  The Proverbs repeatedly tell how much He abhors it.  In the list of seven things He hates, that are an abomination to Him, “haughty eyes” top the list (6:16-17).  Pride makes a person feel high, but “a man’s pride will bring him low” (29:23).  […]

Proverbs – “a man’s heart”

July 8, 2014

Proverbs has much to say about the heart.  It can be full of bitterness, sadness, and pain (14:10; 14:13; 15:13; etc.), or it can be full of cheer, joy, gladness, and tranquility (14:30; 15:13, 15; 23:15; etc.).  “A man’s heart plans his way” (16:9a), which is why it is so important to “keep your heart […]

Proverbs – “He who finds a wife”

June 24, 2014

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22).  Most husbands would agree with this statement.  Those who would not may have found a contentious one (19:13).  “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband” and is worth far more than jewels (12:4; 31:10) – and […]

Proverbs – “the lazy man”

June 17, 2014

The book of Proverbs has much to say about the lazy man, none of it good.  The excellent wife “does not eat the bread of idleness” but instead “works with her hands in delight” (31:24, 13).  Not those who are lazy – they always have an excuse for not working (20:4; 22:13).  While we need […]

Proverbs – “the power of the tongue”

June 10, 2014

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,…” (18:21a).  How true this is in so many ways.  You can be “snared with the words of your mouth” (6:2) when you say things without thinking through them.  “Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for […]

Proverbs – “the rod of discipline”

May 27, 2014

  Children can do some pretty foolish things.  How do we keep them from becoming foolish adults?  “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from him.” (Proverbs 22:15).  Do you want your child to be wise?  “The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child […]

Prov – “wine is a mocker”

May 20, 2014

Do you want to be wise?  Then stay away from alcoholic beverages.  That’s the message from the book of wisdom.  “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.” (Proverbs 20:1).  Would you like to prevent unnecessary woe, sorrow, contentions, complaining, wounds without cause, and redness of eyes?  […]

Prov – “slow to anger”

May 13, 2014

Everyone becomes angry.  The key is how we deal with it.  “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” (Proverbs 29:11).  As Proverbs repeatedly says, we must be “slow to anger” (14:29; 15:18; 16:32; 19:11).  We also must realize the effect we have on anger in others.  […]