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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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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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