King of Love: Proverbs 20:28

Proverbs 20:28  Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. The King James Version has: Mercy and Truth … The Hebrews words could be rendered: Loving-kindness and Trustworthiness. Whatever we choose of these words, we must step back in Read More …

Poor? Proverbs 19:7

Proverbs 19:7  The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found. Nobody loves you when you are down and out!  Or so the song goes! Read More …

Friends: Proverbs 18:24

Proverbs 18:24  One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Jesus – Friend of sinners! Friend = someone with whom you have a bond – glued together in mutual affection. Really? I think Read More …

Brothers and Sisters: Proverbs 17:17

Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. The titles, brother, sister, friend, are used to describe the relationship of Christians with each other.  A bond or kinship stronger than blood.  Unless we understand the Read More …

Testing: Proverbs 17:3

Proverbs 17:3  The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. The words test and tempt can get confused.  Jesus was tested in life as we are;  God does not tempt us. Silver and gold can be “tested” through Read More …