Tag Archives: Proverbs

Christian Liberty

After his discussion of judging others in verses 1-12, Paul moves onto Christian Liberty and the responsibilities that come with it. He divides this discussion into four points: First, we should be willing to sacrifice some of our liberty for … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:14

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. If a dam is breached, can you control the flood or stop the flowing water at will? Usually not, for the water will … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:33

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. This maxim should give us pause; especially if we are wise. Why do we do the things we do, to advance His glory or to glorify ourselves? If we … Continue reading

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Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. This one requires no comment from me; let us bask in its simplicity and truth.

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Proverbs 14:29

Whoever is patient has great understanding,     but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. I’m not really sure what I can say to enhance or explain this proverb, for it seems pretty obvious to me what Solomon is getting at, other … Continue reading

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Proverbs 14:6

The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,     but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. I used to listen to the Art Bell Show on the radio; it was always interesting and fun to listen to. Mr. Bell always had interesting … Continue reading

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Proverbs 13:10

Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Have you ever known someone who is always involved in controversy, arguments and disputes? Have you ever wondered why they have so much trouble? … Continue reading

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Proverbs 12:9

Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. Many years ago a man called me and wanted to meet for lunch; he had a business proposition to discuss. He … Continue reading

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Proverbs 11:18

A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth. What a fascinating thing to say! When this was first written down, and for many centuries after, women were second class citizens, not taken very seriously in society in … Continue reading

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Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Why would pride bring disgrace?; what is it about pride that could do that? Isn’t a little pride a good thing; don’t they say that you should have pride … Continue reading

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