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 3:19-20

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 3:7-8

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 3:3-4

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Mercy and truth are important concepts for a Christian. Sometimes we can get so caught up in matters of thisContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:3-4”

Considering Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. From a Christian perspective, when we keep the commandments of Jesus, which are centered around love for God and others, we will have a more meaningful life.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:1-2”

Considering Proverbs 2:20-22

20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. 22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it. From a Christian perspective,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 2:20-22”

Considering Proverbs 1:24-27

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destructionContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:24-27”

Considering the Proverbs: Introduction

1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increaseContinue reading “Considering the Proverbs: Introduction”