Category Archives: Proverbs

Listen to Both Sides

“He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him” (Proverbs 18:13). “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17). These verses are cautioning … Continue reading

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Turning The King’s Heart

“The King’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes” (Proverbs 21:1). What does this mean?  Does this mean that every action of a king (or country leader) is … Continue reading

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A Clean Trough (Life is Sometimes Messy)

“Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.” Proverbs 14:4. If a farmer wants a clean barn, a barn from which he’ll never again have to shovel dung, all that … Continue reading

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No Rejoicing

“It is good for Christians to rejoice.  We have much in which to rejoice.  Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again, I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). However, there are some things in which we should not rejoice.  We … Continue reading

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Peace Series: Wisdom From Above

“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7). This is a proverbial statement, a general truth in life; it is not to be taken as an iron clad … Continue reading

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The Value of Asking Questions

“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5). Here is what some have said of this passage: (1)  Adam Clark – “Men of the deepest and most … Continue reading

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Proverbs By Topic

The book of Proverbs contains a wealth of wisdom within it. It is extremely practical in nature. The book is 31 chapters in length, with a total of 915 verses. It is wonderful reading as it is laid out. Taking … Continue reading

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Lessons From Four Animals

I don’t know about you, but I have always been fascinated with animals.  As a child, I watched Marlin Perkins and Jacques Cousteau.  Later, I enjoy watching Jack Hannah, Steve Irwin (the crocodile hunter), and Jeff Corwin – though it … Continue reading

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Poverty and Immoral Behavior: Are They Necessarily Linked?

It is true that poverty, like wealth, provides an avenue for certain temptations to come our way (Proverbs 30:8-9).  We are all tempted in various ways.  Poverty comes with its own circumstances which Satan uses in his desire to lead … Continue reading

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Covering Sin With Love

Proverbs 10:12 reads, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.”  James 5:20, with a similar sound, says, “Let him know, that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and cover a multitude … Continue reading

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