Considering Proverbs 8:10-13

10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:10-13”

Considering Proverbs 8:4-9

4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. 5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. 6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickednessContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:4-9”

Considering Proverbs 8:1-3

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. One of the first things that comes to mind isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:1-3”

Considering Proverbs 7:24-27

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 downContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:24-27”

Considering Proverbs 7:6-23

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 darkContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:6-23”

Proverbs Study Clarification 2: Judgment

I appreciate people who can observe without making judgments, but that is not me. God created me to have a very judgmental nature. I have been highly judgmental from childhood. I’m always evaluating. I’m always deciding what I think about things, and I want to do what is right. My judgments have changed as myContinue reading “Proverbs Study Clarification 2: Judgment”

Considering Proverbs 7:1-5

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 keepContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 7:1-5”

Considering Proverbs 6:27-35

27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soulContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:27-35”

Considering Proverbs 6:23-26

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26 For byContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:23-26”

Considering Proverbs 6:20-22

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. This idea is found in earlierContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 6:20-22”