Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him
Category: Proverbial Wisdom
Proverbs 1:1-7 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the
Proverbs 30:2-4 Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in
Proverbs 29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. Ten or so years ago I was playing on the floor with two of my children. I was on my back on the living room floor with my knees facing upwards. My oldest daughter was sitting on my
Proverbs 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” Seasons of suffering have a way of teaching us things we did not formerly know. One day we make our plans, and the next day our plans come crashing down in a heap on the floor. Why? Well
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. -Proverbs 18:15 NIV A person walking down the wise path (the path that leads to eternal life), will have certain qualities which will mark their life. These qualities are not the things which earn a person favor with God.
Proverbs 15:14 “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.” The understanding man feeds on knowledge, the fool feeds on folly. How is your appetite? When your soul in hungry what types of things do you feed it with? We often times will place food in
Proverbs 14:29 “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” Once a year I get invited to participate in a golf tournament that the company I work for partly sponsors. It is a blessing for me to have a day off and actually get paid to
Proverbs 12:23 “A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.” Even as a Christian, I have showed myself to be a fool more times than I care to recount. I have a tendency to proclaim the new things that I learn about instead of concealing them. This text reminds me that
The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.