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”

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9 The gospel of peace—which we are to walk in as according to Ephesians 6—is an instrument of our armor and warfare as Christians on this earth. What is the gospel of peace? How does walking in the gospel ofContinue reading “Blessed are the Peacemakers”

Considering Proverbs 10:23

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. I think most of us can think of times in our lives when we participated in ungodly behaviors for the fun of it. Especially during younger years. As we get a little older, and hopefully a little wiserContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:23”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”

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”

Considering Proverbs 10:17

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. We are all very foolish by nature—especially in terms of our lack in the wisdom of God. However, so long as we are willing to be instructed, we can be corrected by Him. If we refuse His correction, thenContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:17”

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:3 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. – Luke 6:21 There are a lot of things that we might mourn and cry over in this life, especially ifContinue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”

Considering Proverbs 10:16

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. There are many forms of work in this life. We work to put a roof over our head. We work to put food on the table. We work to provide luxuries for ourselves and others. Maybe we work to advanceContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:16”

Considering Proverbs 10:13-14

13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. When I read these verses, I’m thankful that we serve a patient God. How often haveContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:13-14”