Yearly Archives: 2018

October 2, 2018: Day 52 – Proverbs 10

Here is a classic Proverbs line…: “Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so are the lazy to their employers.”  He really doesn’t hold many punches, especially since we know that he as king probably hired a … Continue reading

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October 1, 2018: Day 51 – Proverbs 9

We find the classic memory verse for Proverbs in this chapter and specifically at vs.10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  As you read through this chapter you are able to pick out verse after verse … Continue reading

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September 30, 2018: Day 50 – Proverbs 8

We see a very clear delineation between Proverbs 7 and 8.  In 7 we read about the one who leads others astray.  In 8 we read about wisdom who is the exact opposite of the one that we read about … Continue reading

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September 29, 2018: Day 49 – Proverbs 7

Here we have a classic Scripture of a father admonishing his son not to pursue after the prostitute.  But do you notice how the son is almost pictured as a victim, while the prostitute is definitely seen as the aggressor … Continue reading

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September 28, 2018: Day 48 – Proverbs 6

We cover a lot of ground in this chapter in Proverbs.  The first topic that is addressed is laziness and how it leads to poverty.  I love the analogy that is made to describe a hard worker as someone who is … Continue reading

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September 27, 2018: Day 47 – Proverbs 5

So does it strike you as a bit surprising that Solomon, who according to I Kings 11:3 had 700 wives and 300 concubines, is giving advice to his children about fidelity and not aligning themselves with adulteresses and loose women?  … Continue reading

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September 26, 2018: Day 46 – Proverbs 4

Once again we hear Solomon addressing his children and he speaks about how he was brought up in his household with wisdom.  So he would have been speaking about being brought up in King David’s household with all the turmoil … Continue reading

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September 25, 2018: Day 45 – Proverbs 3

So far the last two chapters have begun with the words: “My child…”  If it was Solomon writing then he would be writing to his children as they looked to take on the daunting task of preparing themselves for the … Continue reading

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September 24, 2018: Day 44 – Proverbs 2

Once again wisdom is lifted up as that after which we ought to strive.  We are told that we should seek after it as if it were more precious than gold or silver.  But even if we do seek it … Continue reading

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September 23, 2018: Day 43 – Proverbs 1

This book of the Bible is attributed to Solomon who is said to have written these words in 1:1, 10:1, 25:1.  In fact in many books of the Bible this is entitled the Proverbs of Solomon.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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