1 Kings 2

Solomon is establishing his rule.  Notice how David commands him to follow the law and deal with some people who were treacherous to him.   David did not take revenge but he also knew justice needed done. Solomin wisely handled dispensing that justice not based on...

1 Kings 1

David is dying and the maneuvering to replace him has started. Sometimes people hate politics (the maneuvering for power) and it’s true that people usually don’t love one another in the process, but it is also true that we need good leaders and wise men in...

Proverbs 31

The one chapter from a woman to her son emphasizing wisdom – knowing what to do with men and act as a king as well as what to look for in a wife. She starts by reminding her son of their relationship.  She is treating him as a person, as the son of her womb, and...

Proverbs 30

The chapter starts with an honest confession of weariness as the author contemplates learning wisdom.  He cannot do it on his own.  He does not have the capacity.  But God revealing wisdom through His Word is the key to wisdom.  We should not add to it but simply seek...

Proverbs 29

This chapter continues the theme of injustice and dealing with authority.   However, this chapter focuses a lot more on what God does. It starts out reminding us that it is wise to submit to reproof.  That justice helps the poor.  In the middle it reminds is that God...

Proverbs 28

Poverty and injustice are integrally tied together. Not that one always results in the other,  but that one invites the other so easily. This chapter warns against using one against the other. It concludes with a reminder that tbose who are wise don’t trust...
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