Enemies: Proverbs 25: 21-22

Proverbs 25:21-22  If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  (22)  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. I am sure that you have Read More …

Ambition: Proverbs 25:6-7

Proverbs 25:6-7  Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;  (7)  it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. Jesus quotes directly Read More …

Honour: Proverbs 23:22

Proverbs 23:22  Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. This verse gives a different version of the fifth commandment: Exodus 20:12  “Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in Read More …

Worn out? Proverbs 23:4

Proverbs 23:4  Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. This proverb seems to focus on two idols that usurp God’s place in our lives.  Wealth and self-confidence.  Jesus spoke about Mammon (wealth, riches), that you either serve God Read More …

Fear? Proverbs 22:13

Proverbs 22:13  The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!” This proverb makes me laugh!  I suppose, long ago, there were lions around in the land of Israel.  Even then it was a bit far-fetched to make as an Read More …

Opposition: Proverbs 21:30

Proverbs 21:30  There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. Three words used to describe the Creator and Lord of all: Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent (Omni meaning “all”). The Bible contains descriptions of battles in heaven and on earth Read More …