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
Contributed on Aug 14, 2021
God gave us the Book of Proverbs to help us discern between good and evil (1 Ki 3:9). If we follow the advise given there we will get an understanding mind as we make decisions in our day-to-day life.
Walking in Integrity Proverbs 10-: 1-10 God gave us the Book of Proverbs to help us discern between good and evil (1 Ki 3:9). If we follow the advise given there we will get an understanding mind as we make decisions in our day-to-day life. In Proverbs, we do not find the simplistic ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2021
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Mat 12:35,36).
The power of the tongue Prov. 10:11-22 The mouths of those who do right are a fountain of life. But the trouble caused by what sinners say destroys them. Prov. 10:11. Later on in Proverbs Solomon said, “The tongue has the power of life and death” (18:21). The old adage, “Sticks and stone may ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2021
When you grow up in Christ you get a sense of satisfaction from doing His will. You no longer take pleasure in the foolish things you once did, but you rather focus your time, talents, and treasure on things of eternal significance.
“A fool and mischief. Proverbs 10:23-32 Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. Prov.10:23 “The term ‘living wisely’ is relative. Some may think they are living wisely, even though we might disagree.” That’s true, so to be clear, the wisdom Solomon ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2021
The omniscient God, seeing and knowing all things, takes very close interest in the ounces and pounds, liters and pints, dollars and cents, of your daily life. Let every greedy and stingy thief beware! He does not watch from a distance
Riches or Righteousness Prov.11:1-11 Before standardized weights and measures, and a government department to enforce them, merchants were responsible for accurate scales and weights. You bought and sold most of your commodities and foodstuffs by weight. This was no small matter, as the integrity ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2021
A proverb is a very brief and particular expression of truth that teaches basic values — appropriate patterns of human behavior that help an individual mature into responsible adulthood
A pigs snout and a beautiful lady. Prov.11:12-22 Proverbs 11 contains thirty-one individual sayings. While the topics covered are vast, many con-trast either proper behavior with improper behavior or the righteous with the wicked. Proverbs is one of the few places in Scripture where context is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2021
What do you want out of life ? That is a pretty general question - but it is the one that is addressed in this proverb. The thing is that in this study we are looking at what people want from the perspective of God, not just what people or the "market" wants.
Laws from Heaven for life on earth Prov.11:23-31 Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. What do you want out of life ? That is a pretty general question - but it is the one that is addressed in this proverb. The thing is ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2021
Wisdom seems hard to obtain. Wisdom is different than having knowledge. Knowledge is defined as having information through experience, reasoning or acquaintance. Whereas wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true.
Lover of knowledge or plain stupid. Prov. 12:1-10 The topic of wisdom comes up over and over again throughout the pages of Scripture. In fact one whole book (Proverbs) is devoted to the topic . Wisdom seems hard to obtain. Wisdom is different than having knowledge. Knowledge is defined as ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2021
Daily choices bring your heart into play. Fools listen to their hearts; wise men consult God’s word. Fools reject instruction and warnings from godly people, wise men love and seek them.
Plotting evil or Promoting Peace Prov. 12:11-20 Why are the Proverbs are so Important . God desires and commands us to live in wisdom—”Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.” (Ephesians 5:15). And In Proverbs 23:23 we are told to “get wisdom,” and the Proverbs themselves are one ...read more