Considering Proverbs 3:33-35

33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. What is the curse of the Lord? When our habitation is ruledContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:33-35”

Self-Image Reformation Part 1: Introduction

It is amazing how easy it is for a person to create a false image of themselves and believe in that image. What goes into this image? From our early childhood onward, we develop an idea of who we are and who we should be. Our parents and other family members influence who we thinkContinue reading “Self-Image Reformation Part 1: Introduction”

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”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 1: Introduction

Do Christians experience chastisement from God? What about suffering? There are different ideas about these topics, and I expect these ideas to come up in the future, so I think it is worth looking into. There are multiple perspectives and teachings about the chastisement of God and suffering in the life of a Christian. IContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 1: Introduction”

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”

A Series on Sin Part 6: Treatment of Sinners

How should a Christian behave towards someone who is found in sin? Jesus says that we should treat others the way we want to be treated (Matthew 7). That sounds straight-forward enough, but things can become complicated by circumstance. I know what approach works for me. I appreciate a direct approach. I do not likeContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 6: Treatment of Sinners”

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”