Yearly Archives: 2018

October 12, 2018: Day 62 – Proverbs 20

Not super crazy about that last verse here, let’s not read into it, although that was certainly the mentality that beatings cleansed the innards and righted the ship.  We have come  a long way, fortunately, from that verse.   My focus … Continue reading

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October 11, 2018: Day 61 – Proverbs 19

Do you feel like these chapters seem to run together and overlap each other?  There continues to be advice on how to live and underlined is the necessity to treat the poor with dignity and respect.  I love the line … Continue reading

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October 10, 2018: Day 60 – Proverbs 18

As I was reading this Proverbs I couldn’t help but think of this song, even though I know it comes from Psalm 61:3.  But look at vs. 10 and maybe you can understand why I thought it was an appropriate … Continue reading

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October 9, 2018: Day 59 – Proverbs 17

So verse 13 doesn’t quite have my benediction covered, in fact, it is probably the opposite.  Every Sunday I charge the congregation to return no one evil for evil.  Vs. 13 tells us “evil will not depart from the house … Continue reading

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October 8, 2018: Day 58 – Proverbs 16

I guess we can focus on vs.18 here.  The verse is where we get the statement: pride comes before the fall.  But it doesn’t limit itself just to that.  It actually states: “pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit … Continue reading

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October 7, 2018: Day 57 – Proverbs 15

Let’s start with the end, the end of this chapter that is: “humility goes before honor.”  True humility is a sign of someone who has understood the perspective that we are the clay and God is the potter.   What happens … Continue reading

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October 6, 2018: Day 56 – Proverbs 14

There is a real contrast in these verses between good and evil especially in the way that people act in certain places and at certain times.   The foolishness of the evil one is contrasted with the wisdom of the good … Continue reading

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October 5, 2018: Day 55 – Proverbs 13

We find some controversy in this chapter.  Go ahead and skip right to vs.24 where we find the classic: “spare the rod and spoil the child.”  There is so much controversy around the way in which children are disciplined.  My … Continue reading

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October 4, 2018: Day 54 – Proverbs 12

That first verse is a bit harsh.  Whoever loves discipline, loves knowledge,  but those who hate to be rebuked are stupid.  Ouch, but true that, still ouch.  If you do not mind,  and in fact are encouraged, after you are … Continue reading

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October 3, 2018: Day 53 – Proverbs 11

The primary theme of this chapter is that people basically get what they give back.  People get what they deserve is what we hear.  Now as we looked at Job we realized that this Job’s primary point was exactly the … Continue reading

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