Category: Proverbs

Showdown on Main Street

Proverbs 18.6 (ESV): “A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.” Rope in hand, Sheriff Longhorn strode to the middle of the road. The sun, not the advancing criminal, made sweat pour down his back. The wind kicked dirt into his face,…

Consider a Word

In Proverbs 16:20-24; 27-28, Solomon is giving examples of how good speech and bad speech affect our lives. We can be a positive thing, like a honeycomb, or a negative thing, like a scorching fire. By our words we can change other people’s lives,…

Wisdom and Insight

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and call insight your intimate friend.’ ” Prov. 7. 4. In thinking about the levels of relationship, sister and intimate friend are two of the closest relationships we can have. A sister can know her sibling(s) better than…

Thoughts on Proverbs 4

For my class on Interpersonal Communication, we are studying the book of Proverbs. While reading Proverbs 4 today, I specifically noted that Solomon uses strong, active verbs throughout his whole conversation with his son. He is pleading with his son to hear, to be attentive, to…

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