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”

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 10:23

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”

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 10:18

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”

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”

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”

Blessed are the Poor

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. – Luke 6:20 This is the first statement that Jesus made, to which He referenced as aContinue reading “Blessed are the Poor”

Considering Proverbs 10:15

15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. This is a good proverb about the vanity and foolishness of man. When we are financially secure, we fool ourselves into thinking that we are safe. We can rest easy, knowing that our bills are going to be paid,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:15”