Considering Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. The upright are guided by their integrity. The transgressors are destroyed by their perverseness. These sorts of contrasting proverbs are interesting because as a Christian, I know that we are all sinners. I know what it is like toContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:3”

Considering Proverbs 11:2

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. This reminds me of something Jesus said. “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.” In Matthew Chapter 11,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:2”

Considering Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. What is a false balance, and why is this an abomination to the Lord? Let’s say someone is selling a product by pound. You buy a pound at the agreed upon price, but unbeknownst to you, the seller gave you slightlyContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:1”

Considering Proverbs 10:31-32

31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. Froward is a strange, archaic word. I’ve looked this word up using online Strong’s concordances and through Google searches. Sometimes that’s helpfulContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:31-32”

Considering Proverbs 10:30

30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. When reading passages about “the righteous” and “the wicked,” it makes me thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus and the work He does in us. We are all “the wicked.” That’s why we need Him. Without Him, there is nothing butContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:30”

Considering Proverbs 10:29

29 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but this seems to say that the way of the Lord brings strength to the upright and destruction to the wicked. This is true, whether I am misreading the proverbContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:29”

Considering Proverbs 10:28

28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. As a Christian, there are things I hope in—things that I have not perfectly hoped in, but continue to learn to hope in. Hope, I believe in the KJV is a often a word that means “expectation.” I expectContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:28”

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 10:25

25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. You might remember the Parable of the Building on Rock and Sand. Jesus said that those who follow His teachings, such as those given during His Sermon on the Mount, will be as a man built on aContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:25”