Proverbs 12 – Righteousness & Friendships

Happy Mother’s Day!!! I read a great quote today that said, “To all mothers: To those that have lost their mothers, to those who desperately long to be a mother, to those who selflessly love like a mother, to those who mother any and all beings, to the adoptives, surrogates, nurturers and creatives, to those that may not have birthed life but have birthed a life of their own, we honor you!” That. Is. Beautiful!

Let me add, to those that have lost a baby before it came to this earth and even though he or she is with Jesus, you are a mommy and you’re baby will always have a place in your heart! Happy Mother’s Day to you! I pray you are at peace and not sorrowful, knowing that you will see that sweet angel again some day!

As you may know, I’m behind a few days so this post will cover Proverbs 12. Here we see the author compare and contrast the righteous versus the wicked.

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Proverbs 10 – Our tongue

I hope you had a blessed day! Today we are in Proverbs 10. I know this chapter (like many in Proverbs) has a lot of short bits of advice and they seem to be incoherent as to form a foundational idea. At least I feel this way. When I read a passage of scripture like this it seems like I’m being banged around like a pinball. Each verse seems to hop like a frog from one random topic to another and back again.

To save you the pages of commentary that it would be, should I try to give a remark on each verse, I am going to stick to my original plan and only talk about the verses that stick out and speak to me today.

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Proverbs 9 – Wisdom’s Promise

So far we have talked about what wisdom is, why it is important and how to use it and live within it.

One theme throughout Proverbs that I hope you’ve picked up on is that of Wisdom’s Promises.

In Proverbs 9:10-12, it says”:

11 For through wisdom your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life.
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

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Proverbs 8 – Wisdom’s Call & 5 Ways to Resist the Devil

How have you been doing? Keeping up? I’ll be honest, it’s been a rough last couple of days trying to write. The freshness has worn off and I’ve struggled to try and keep my heart open to what the Lord is trying to say to me. I don’t ever want to pull something out that isn’t there, or worse, miss what He has put there. Today’s chapter hit me right where I am. The Lord is good like that! When I am weak, he is strong. When I can’t… He can!

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Proverbs 7 – A slippery slope

Hi all! Yes, I know it’s later than I usually post but it’s been a full day! I hope your weekend has been blessed and you’re ready for another workweek.

Today we take a look at Proverbs 7. What an interesting chapter this is! It begins verse 1 by once again giving you the reminder to keep his commands. Are you beginning to see how important this is? It’s so very important that he gives you a word picture in verse 3 that says “Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Remember how you’ve always been told to put a string on your finger to remember something. This is similar. 

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Proverbs 6 – What does God hate?

First let me give a big THANK YOU shout out to my hubby for taking the kids for a bit so I could finish this post! You’re the best!!!

Today we are in Proverbs 6. Are you still with me? Great! Let’s go…

Proverbs 6 begins by warning against folly. Several commentaries I read point out how the insertion of this passage (verses 1-15) seem like a random tangent to the topic covered in the previous texts. Verses 1-5 are talking about when someone would shake hands with his neighbor and basically borrow money, or be in debt of some sort. It’s not saying to never borrow or take out credit but to not do it rashly. Verse 2 describes this type of agreement as a trap.

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Proverbs 5 – Wisdom in Marriage

There are some passages in the bible that can be hard to understand. With all the thou’s, thy’s, metaphors, parables, and imagery, it’s no wonder the Lord sent us the Holy Spirit to help us. I’m also a firm believer that we are not meant to understand everything written in God’s word! If we could, what would be so special about God? But I digress.

I don’t believe Proverbs 5 is one of those deep philosophical chapters that you need a master’s degree to understand. Its view on sex, lust, marriage and love is pretty straight forward. It breaks these concepts down to about four main points.

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