Posts with the tag “wisdom”
May 13th, 2021
Proverbs 9:13 "A foolish woman is clamorous." In this summarizing chapter of the contrast between the evil woman and Wisdom, Solomon adds an attribute to expound on what we already learned in chapter ...
May 6th, 2021
Proverbs 9:7-12 "He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he wil...
April 29th, 2021
Proverbs 9:1-6 "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her m...
April 22nd, 2021
Proverbs 8:22-36 "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was...
April 1st, 2021
Proverbs 8:18-21 "Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of right...
March 25th, 2021
Proverbs 8:17 "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." Given his extensive knowledge of both romance and virtue, Solomon knew how many similarities the two shared. These...
March 18th, 2021
Proverbs 8:14-16 "Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the eart...
March 11th, 2021
Proverbs 8:13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." One of the most effective ways to teach is by using contrast. A young s...
March 4th, 2021
Proverbs 8:12 "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions." All throughout chapter eight, Solomon contrasts Wisdom, personified as a safe woman, with the dangerous woman ...
February 25th, 2021
Proverbs 8:10-11 "Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it."...
February 18th, 2021
Proverbs 8:5-9 "O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mou...
February 11th, 2021
Proverbs 8:1-5 "Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the ...
January 28th, 2021
Proverbs 7:13-20 "So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, dili...
November 12th, 2020
Proverbs 7:7 "And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding." There are a lot things that we can live without. There are a lot of things we can do ...
October 29th, 2020
Proverbs 7:6-7 "For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding..." One of the biggest mis...
October 22nd, 2020
Proverbs 7:4-5 "Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words." I have lo...
July 15th, 2020
Proverbs 6:20-22 "My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee...
June 17th, 2020
Proverbs 6:6-11 "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How l...
February 13th, 2020
Proverbs 5:5-6 "Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them." Although Solomon wasn’t a pr...
February 5th, 2020
Proverbs 5:1-4 "My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman drop as ...
December 18th, 2019
Proverbs 4:23 "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4 holds two of the greatest verses in all of Scripture. In verse seven, Solomon identified the most i...
November 20th, 2019
Proverbs 4:20-22 "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them...
November 13th, 2019
Proverbs 4:18-19 "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble." As we re...
November 6th, 2019
Proverbs 4:16-17 "For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violenc...
October 16th, 2019
Proverbs 4:14-15 "Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away." These next two verses tell us that there’s more to s...
October 9th, 2019
Proverbs 4:10-13 "Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps s...
October 2nd, 2019
Proverbs 4:8-9 "Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver...
September 11th, 2019
Proverbs 4:7 "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." We have arrived at my favorite verse in the book of Proverbs and in all of the Holy Scri...
September 4th, 2019
Proverbs 4:5-6 "Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee." Solomon bega...
August 28th, 2019
Proverbs 4:1-4 "Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father's son, tender and only belove...
July 31st, 2019
Proverbs 3:31-32 "Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous." In an ongoing attempt to help his son be...
June 26th, 2019
Proverbs 3:29 "Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee." After spending most of the chapter on the virtues of thought (wisdom, understanding, discretion), Solomon sh...
June 12th, 2019
Proverbs 3:22-26 "So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: ye...
May 29th, 2019
Proverbs 3:21 "My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:" After promoting life’s greatest virtues with eternity’s greatest Character in verses nineteen and twenty,...
May 22nd, 2019
Proverbs 3:19-20 "The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew." Having exp...
May 15th, 2019
Proverbs 3:18 "She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her." Throughout this chapter and throughout the entire book of Proverbs, Solomon gave his so...
April 17th, 2019
Proverbs 3:17 “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” Solomon didn’t know a little about a lot – he knew a lot about a lot. His wisdom wasn’t confined to theology. His wisd...
April 10th, 2019
Proverbs 3:16 “Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” In this passage, like many passages in the Book of Proverbs, Solomon builds a strong case for wisdom. Play...
March 27th, 2019
Proverbs 3:14-15 “For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are no...
March 20th, 2019
Proverbs 3:13 "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." Happiness may be humanity’s greatest desire. Men and women have always been looking for that which will m...