Yearly Archives: 2018

October 22, 2018: Day 72 – Proverbs 30

If you look at this chapter and check out the footnotes that accompany this chapter you will see this statement in a few places: “Meaning of Hebrew uncertain.”  There are certain places in Scripture where we frankly do not know … Continue reading

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October 21, 2018: Day 71 – Proverbs 29

This chapter tells us that we ought to be an abomination.  It ought to be our goal to be an abomination.  Hmmm, not sure where you are going with this one.  Look at vs.27, the last verse in this chapter, … Continue reading

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October 20, 2018: Day 70 – Proverbs 28

There is a bit of an undercurrent to this chapter that almost speaks directly to the leader of the people.  We find an admonition for the king to reach out to the poor and the powerless.  If you look at … Continue reading

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October 19, 2018: Day 69 – Proverbs 27

There are a couple of verses here that I want to look at.  Look first at vs.17 where we read “iron sharpens iron”.  It goes on to say that we are able to sharpen the wits of each other.  The … Continue reading

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October 18, 2018: Day 68 – Proverbs 26

So we find ourselves once again on the doorstep of a proverb which teaches us how to act.  The fool is not to be trusted and what they say is to be regarded as chaff in the wind.  The fool … Continue reading

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October 17, 2018: Day 67 – Proverbs 25

This might be one of my favorite Proverbs, simply because there are so many New Testament parallels that we can lift up.  Let’s start at vss.6-7 where we find that a person should never put themselves too close to the … Continue reading

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October 16, 2018: Day 66 – Proverbs 24

Once again this chapter is broken down into two sections.  The second part is called further sayings of the wise and it begins at vs. 23.  I couldn’t help as I was reading it to think of those who are … Continue reading

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October 15, 2018: Day 65- Proverbs 23

This is a real beating on those who drink in excess and focuses on alcohol as the source of their enjoyment.  The author draws a straight line between those who drink and those who have woe, sorrow, strife, complaints, are … Continue reading

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October 14, 2018: Day 64 – Proverbs 22

It is almost as if this chapter contains two distinct parts.  The first part goes from vs.1-16, and then the second part goes from 17-29.  In the first section I want to focus on vs.9 which states that those who … Continue reading

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October 13, 2018: Day 63 – Proverbs 21

There are a couple posts where Solomon lifts up what he would call the misery of being with a wife who is either contentious or fretful.  It seems like Solomon probably had some life experiences which made him calloused to … Continue reading

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