Monthly Archives: April 2018

Insights from Proverbs 17

Insights from Proverbs 17 for the 17th: Proverbs 17 has a pulse to it. It beats like the heart of one who’s wronged and who’s also been wronged. That about includes us all, doesn’t it? Solomon draws a clear line in … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 15 & 16

Insights from Proverbs 15 & 16 for the 15th & the 16th: Reading over chapters 15 & 16, I kept thinking… well, #1. I can’t summarize this and do it justice and #3. I would be robbing people by doing … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 14

Insights from Proverbs 14 for the 14th: Although Solomon jam-packs this Proverb with mighty Kingdom truth-bombs: happiness is mercy to the poor (v. 21), loose lips sink ships (paraphrase of v. 23), and envy rots the bones (v.30)… I’m just going … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 13

Insights from Proverbs 13 for the 13th: Throughout Proverbs 13 Solomon weaves a thread of working hard. A good man works hard. Not only is labor a good way to make an honest living, but it also shows the next generation … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 12

Insights from Proverbs 12 for the 12th: You know when the Bible says that someone is flat out “stupid” who does “X,” I tend to pay close attention to that X. Proverbs 12 opens with such a warning: Whoever loves instruction … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 11

Insights from Proverbs 11 for the 11th: Proverbs 11 has some what I would call Proverbs Greatest Hits. Such as: “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety (v. 14).” Whenever … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 10

Insights from Proverbs 10 for the 10th: Proverbs 10 is a rapid-fire string of moral contrasts. It’s like reading a bunch of fortune cookies all at once. Solomon presents these pearls of wisdom in an A-B pattern: A is the righteous … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 8 & 9

Insights from Proverbs 8 & 9 for the 8th & 9th: Combining chapters 8 & 9 worked out for me not only because of the Sabbath, but also because these two Proverbs sort of go together; one is about Wisdom & … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 7

Insights on Proverbs 7 for the 7th: Proverbs 7 is a vivid story about cheating. Solomon says the one who does so is like an ox leading him or her self to the slaughter. It doesn’t end well. There is … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 6

Insights from Proverbs 6 for the 6th: Verses 16-19 is where we get the “7 Deadly Sins” (Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, & Sloth). Although that exact phrase is not specifically used (it was actually coined by a 4th … Continue reading

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