July 15th, 2021
Proverbs 10:10 "He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall." This proverb is the rare case where vice is not contrasted with virtue but instead with vice. This proverb...
July 8th, 2021
Proverbs 10:9 "He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known." Recently, I threw my back out and when I do that, I don’t walk “uprightly.” Instead, I walk t...
July 1st, 2021
Proverbs 10:8 "The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall." Solomon used a Hebrew word in this verse that the translators for the King James Version rendered “prating.”...
June 18th, 2021
Proverbs 10:6-7 "Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot." The contrast between ...
June 10th, 2021
Proverbs 10:4-5 "He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that cau...
June 3rd, 2021
Proverbs 10:2-3 "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the...
May 27th, 2021
Proverbs 10:1 "The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother." The next fifteen chapters are further sayings of Solomon, but different in s...
May 20th, 2021
Proverbs 9:13-18 "A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right ...
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...