Tag Archives: wisdom literature

Insights from Proverbs 20

Insights from Proverbs 20 for the 20th: This is probably not going to be very popular, but it ain’t wrong either… Verse 1 is a warning about strong drink. Solomon calls it a mocker and a brawler. Being led by the bottle is … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 19

Insights from Proverbs 19 for the 19th: I love verse 22: “What is desired in a man is kindness,” isn’t that about the truth? If kindness is present, so many other things will be too; compassion, mercy, and empathy. Its … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 18

Insights from Proverbs 18 for the 18th: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it & are safe (v.10).” I have become increasingly sensitive to taking the Lord’s name in vain. Our culture is … Continue reading

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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 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 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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