James 1: 9-18….Three situations common to all.

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midstContinue reading “James 1: 9-18….Three situations common to all.”

Proverbs 31; 10-31… IS THIS WRITTEN BY A MAN OR A WOMAN?

This is the last of the proverbs so we’ll start both another New and Old Testament book after this. A prophet from the OT and the book of Hebrews in the new NT. 10. An excellent wife who can find?She is far more precious than jewels.The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he willContinue reading “Proverbs 31; 10-31… IS THIS WRITTEN BY A MAN OR A WOMAN?”

Proverbs 31: 1-9…. A mother’s advice.

1. The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:2. What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?3.Do not give your strength to women,your ways to those who destroy kings.4. It is not for kings, O Lemuel,it isContinue reading “Proverbs 31: 1-9…. A mother’s advice.”

Proverbs 30: 20-33…. Numerals

The comments interspersed throughout are in non-bold italics. 20. This is the way of an adulteress:she eats and wipes her mouthand says, “I have done no wrong.” Biblically adultery is sin. Yet here the response of the adulterous woman is satisfaction in that she can feed herself plentifully without a sense of wrongdoing. 21. UnderContinue reading “Proverbs 30: 20-33…. Numerals”

Proverbs 30: 15-19 Scattered thoughts.

15. The leech has two daughters:Give and Give. Comment: One day I remember a child who was very anaemic, passing bright blood from her bottom. The problem – a leech in her mouth sucking her blood to a huge extent. So people who are ‘spongers’ would bleed you dry. I love the phrase – twoContinue reading “Proverbs 30: 15-19 Scattered thoughts.”

Proverbs 30; 7-14… Two requests and a few thoughts.

7. Two things I ask of you;deny them not to me before I die:8. Remove far from me falsehood and lying;give me neither poverty nor riches;feed me with the food that is needful for me,9. lest I be full and deny youand say, “Who is the LORD?”or lest I be poor and stealand profane theContinue reading “Proverbs 30; 7-14… Two requests and a few thoughts.”

Proverbs 30: 1-6….I’m weary.

1. The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.The man declares, I am weary, O God;I am weary, O God, and worn out.2. Surely I am too stupid to be a man.I have not the understanding of a man.3. I have not learned wisdom,nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.4. Who has ascendedContinue reading “Proverbs 30: 1-6….I’m weary.”

Proverbs 29: 15-27 … The proverbs listed under Solomon’s name.

15. The rod and reproof give wisdom,but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.16. When the wicked increase, transgression increases,but the righteous will look upon their downfall.17. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;he will give delight to your heart.18, Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast offContinue reading “Proverbs 29: 15-27 … The proverbs listed under Solomon’s name.”

Proverbs 29: 1-14.. A list of good qualities

Introduction: As you read through these verses there are things to love and things to avoid. See if you agree as you read it through. Thus today is not just a devotional thought but a challenge to search the 14 proverbs listed for the following. 1. He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,willContinue reading “Proverbs 29: 1-14.. A list of good qualities”

Proverbs 28 1-14…. Poverty

1. The wicked flee when no one pursues,but the righteous are bold as a lion.2. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers,but with a man of understanding and knowledge,its stability will long continue.3. A poor man who oppresses the pooris a beating rain that leaves no food.4. Those who forsake the law praise theContinue reading “Proverbs 28 1-14…. Poverty”