Considering Proverbs 3:31-32

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. 32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous. If you are concerned about corrupt leaders and abuse of power commonly seen in the world of business, government, and religion, then this writing is for you. If you areContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:31-32”

Considering Proverbs 3:29-30

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but that first verse seems to say that we should not plan evil against our neighbor who is living securely. ThisContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:29-30”

Considering Proverbs 3:27-28

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. This seems like a simple enough thing to do. If we knowContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:27-28”

Considering Proverbs 3:21-26

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. 24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:21-26”

Considering Proverbs 3:19-20

19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. The purpose of the creation is to “bring many sons of God to glory.” When God created the heavens and the earth, He had us in mind.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:19-20”

Considering Proverbs 3:13-18

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of daysContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:13-18”

Considering Proverbs 3:11-12

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. The blood of Jesus forgives our sins when we put our faith in Him. Why then should we need correcting?   There is an aspect ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:11-12”

Considering Proverbs 3:9-10

9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. What are these verses saying? In literal terms, a person is instructed to give the best of his labor to the Lord. If he does, thenContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:9-10”

Considering Proverbs 3:7-8

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. There are many ways we might become wise in our own eyes. We become wise in our own eyes when we listen to the notable men and women of thisContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:7-8”

Considering Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. There are a lot of scriptures about the importance of trusting in the Lord. For a Christian, faith and trust go hand in hand, but we don’t always trust inContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:5-6”