Contributed on Apr 27, 2021
The advice that is given in the Book of Proverbs transcends all dispensations. Whether one lives in Old Testament or New Testament times, old Jerusalem or new Jerusalem, its truths are still true. It is a good book for anyone.
Introduction to the Book of Proverbs Proverbs 1:7 The Book of Proverbs is one of the books classified as the poetry of Scripture. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon all belong in the same package because they are written as Hebrew poetry. Solomon, the son of David, is the ...read more
Contributed on May 11, 2021
For men today there are only two ways, the way of sin and death, and the way of salvation.
The Two Ways Proverbs 1:7-33 From Adam and Eve onward, the root of human tragedy lies in wrong choices. Man lost all because he chose to listen to the deceiver rather than to Him who is Truth. The book of Proverbs is all about helping us to make right choices, to choose the way of God and not ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2021
We all want to be happy. We do not know of anyone who in his right mind would purposely do things which they know will make them unhappy. It is safe to assume that everyone pursues a path which they think will ultimately lead them to happiness
How to Become Wise Proverbs 2: 1-22 We all want to be happy. We do not know of anyone who in his right mind would purposely do things which they know will make them unhappy. It is safe to assume that everyone pursues a path which they think will ultimately lead them to happiness. The fault is ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2021
Proverbs makes a great effort to bring home the idea that there is a "right way" to live, and a wrong one. Every effort must be made to find the right way. Nothing must stop you from doing that. And everything possible must be done to avoid the wrong way.
Sleep ,Sleep Peaceful Sleep Prov. 3:1 -35 A fairy tale often ends with the statement that they lived happily ever after. Proverbs chapter 3 on the other hand, start with happiness and a long life. " My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2021
Solomon, being taught of David and being gifted with the gift of wisdom which God had given him, realized that wisdom and knowledge of the things of God should bring a person even closer to God; and therefore, keep him from failure and ruin.
Guard your Heart Proverbs 4: 1-27 Biblical authors claim that the kings of Israel and Judah were divinely chosen and that they were expected to abide by the Mosaic covenant (see, for example, Deut 17:14-17, 1Sam 8-12, 1Kgs 2:3-4). Thus, Israelites saw their king as an agent of God, ruling on ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2021
Like guardrails on the highway, God’s wisdom gives us guidance on how our desire for intimacy can be channeled in an appropriate direction, without bringing harm to us or others.
Who's Shaping You? Prov. chapter 5: 1-23 Prov. 6:20-35 In our study of the Book of Proverbs we find that the promise of success for the righteous and destruction for the wicked need to read as general principles that are usually—but not always—fulfilled on this side of glory . ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2021
Good intentions don’t always end in good decisions. Intentions don’t define our lives, decisions do. We need to temper and steer our good intentions with wisdom and prudence
Types of Fools Prov. 6:1-19 Proverbs 6 is filled with various statements that counsel against foolish living. Solomon’s intent here is to teach his son how to live a godly, prudent, and productive life. He knows that the only way that this is possible is if he follow the ways of Wisdom, so he ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2021
We are all fallen creatures and although we praise and thank God that we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ.. have been made a new creation in Him and have been given His resurrected life - our old, fleshly nature battle against our new life in Christ.
The seduction of Mr. Simple Proverbs 7:1-27 The book of proverbs is a collection of wise words regarding morality and right versus wrong. Proverbs is largely concerned with the inevitability of God's justice and the importance of prudence. Solomon's proverbs maintain that wicked deeds ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2021
Lady wisdom is always speaking and I, like you, must take the time to hear what she has to say. In this chapter we will learn many of the benefits of listening to the counsel of Lady Wisdom, and if you do not listen you can't put things right in your life.
Jesus the Almighty God Proverbs 8:1-36 In chapter seven Solomon gave us a clear warning against succumbing to the attractive and beguiling Lady Seducer. Her aim was to get us off of God’s path and we learned that her end is death. In contrast, in chapter 8 Solomon mentions a woman that ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2021
The “fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” or understanding. This “fear” is a reverential regard for God who has communicated His will and purpose to us and to whom we are accountable for our actions.
Pearls before Swine Proverbs 9:1-18 The Prologue of Solomon's book of Proverbs ends with a choice of two paths. - an invitation from Lady Wisdom and an invitation from Lady Folly. These descriptions and quotations of Wisdom and Folly are a study in similarities and contrasts. Both Wisdom and ...read more