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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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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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