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”

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 2:9-15

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the pathsContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 2:9-15”

Considering Proverbs 2:1-8

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 2:1-8”

Considering Proverbs 1:24-27

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destructionContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 1:24-27”