Category Archives: Proverbs

There Is A Refuge

We sang about heaven yesterday morning. One of the songs, probably not the most theological in nature, was a real toe tapper. In what is normally a non-clapping church, some were even moved to assume the “clappetory” position and make … Continue reading

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Reveal or Conceal?

Not everything you know, does everybody else need to know as well. That’s the word for me this morning from Proverbs. A prudent man conceals knowledge,    but the heart of fools proclaims folly. (Proverbs 12:23 ESV) Probably two ways … Continue reading

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The Righteous

Stick with something long enough, even an annual reading plan, and patterns will start to form, things will become familiar, and lessons learned will repeat. One such lesson, it occurs to me, comes into play when you hit Proverbs 10 … Continue reading

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Chez Wisdom

Been mostly offline this week as I’ve been on almost full-time grandpa duty. Doesn’t seem possible that one little toddler can consume so much of a grown man’s energy . . . but that’s why I guess, generally speaking, parenting … Continue reading

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In His Confidence

Gain better than silver. Profit exceeding gold. More precious than jewels, and nothing one could desire can compare. In one hand there is long life, in the other riches and honor. Ways of pleasantness, paths of peace. A tree of … Continue reading

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I’m Listening . . . Still . . .

Started in on Proverbs this morning. After reading chapter 1, chewed on how important it is to have ears to hear. Then, as I sometimes do when a thought doesn’t immediately form, I went back in my e-Journal to look … Continue reading

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Dross Removal

The specific application is to a king and the character and quality of his counselors. But I can’t help but think that, for those who have ears to hear, the words of the sage, Solomon, also carry deep, personal implications. … Continue reading

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Heart Matters

I’m up in B.C. for a few days this week helping my daughter and family move. And I’m reminded again that, when it comes to my morning quiet time, I find it really difficult when I’m out of my environment … Continue reading

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Appealing Speech

It doesn’t make for good news headlines, but if more heeded the sage’s counsel, it probably would make for a better world. Inflammatory speech is big business nowadays. Outrageous rhetoric is sure to make the front page (for those who … Continue reading

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Mucking the Stalls

I know nothing of what it’s like to own an ox, but I have been around someone who owns a horse. And while riding those beasts might be fun and games (ok, and sometimes a lot of work), it’s a … Continue reading

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