Considering Proverbs 10:27

27 The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Sin is destructive. Those who do not fear God are often immersed in sinful living, so it is generally true that those who fear God will live longer lives. There are obvious cause-effect examples we can think of. If someone isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:27”

Considering Proverbs 10:26

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. Have you ever worked with someone that didn’t want to hold up their end? Have you ever worked a job where you had to oversee a team, and someone on that team would not followContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:26”

Considering Proverbs 10:24

24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. What do the wicked fear? In this context, I don’t want to think of run-of-the-mill sinners. I want to think in terms of that which we war against as Christians: “principalities, powers, and rulers of darknessContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:24”

Considering Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. As a Christian, the greatest blessings and riches we should seek pertain to richness in the Kingdom of Heaven. Striving in these things can be challenging, even painful and sorrowful. There are many scriptures and accounts within history pertaining to ChristianContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:22”

Considering Proverbs 10:19-21

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. I like the contrast between verse 19Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:19-21”

Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. – Matthew 5:6 As Christians, our righteousness comes from the blood of Jesus first and foremost. We have all sinned, and the way I tend to look at sin is our tendency to do things that bring death to thisContinue reading “Blessed are Those That Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness”

Considering Proverbs 10:18

18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. Have you ever dealt with someone who praised you to your face then slandered you behind you back? Be honest…maybe you’ve done this too. Sometimes we don’t want to say what we really feel because we have to beContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:18”

Study to Show Yourself Approved

I have spent many hours considering the resurrection. As a Christian, I consider it my duty to consider all Christian teachings for myself prayerfully to the best of my ability. To simply take what we are told without doing the work ourselves is lazy, and not the mark of a faithful servant…though I understand theContinue reading “Study to Show Yourself Approved”

Considering Proverbs 9:11

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If we follow the wisdom and will of God, then generally, we can expect to live a long life when compared to a life lived outside of the wisdom and will of God. However, there are always twoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:11”

Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. What does it mean, “knowledge of the holy is understanding?” I looked up different translations of the verse above, and I think we were on the right track yesterday; the best kind of knowledge is the knowledge of HeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)”