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 …

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 …