Considering Proverbs 4:14-19

14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17 For they eat the breadContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 4:14-19”

Considering Proverbs 4:10-13

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened (distressed); and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13 Take fast hold ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 4:10-13”

Considering Proverbs 4:5-9

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bringContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 4:5-9”

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 3:29-30

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 3:13-18

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of daysContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 3:13-18”

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 3:5-6

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”

Considering Proverbs 1:8-9 (Revised)

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Several things come to mind when I read this verse. First, what does this verse literally mean? I want to look at theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:8-9 (Revised)”