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 10:11

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. This is similar to Proverbs 10:6 — Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. As Christians who seek to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:11”

Considering Proverbs 10:10

10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. What does the first part of this proverb mean? At first, this seems like a negative statement. Maybe it is, but it seems like the Proverbs provide contrasting statements, with one half of the proverb indicating a positive attribute and theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:10”

Considering Proverbs 9:12

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. I could be looking at the verse wrong, but this is how I read it: if you are wise, you do yourself good. If you scoff at wisdom, then you will bear your foolishness alone. PreviousContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:12”

Considering Proverbs 8:18-21

18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and IContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:18-21”

Considering Proverbs 8:17

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. This verse makes me think of something that is somewhat controversial, but if we can consider this idea openly and conscientiously, then I think we will find that we believe in this idea already. The idea I refer to isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:17”

Considering Proverbs 8:4-9

4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. 5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. 6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickednessContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:4-9”

Considering Proverbs 8:1-3

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. One of the first things that comes to mind isContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:1-3”

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”