Proverbs 27

What provokes you?  This chapter deals with things that provoke a reaction and the things we should want in life.  Iron does sharpen iron. Provocation can be a good thing but if you are doing the provoking understand what can happen.  A fool will not respond well to...

Proverbs 26

What is appropriate in life?  Chapter 26 starts off with a series of things that fit best together or not: like snow in summer or the opposite a rod for the back of fools.  We should understand what is appropriate in life in order to be wise and how things...

Proverbs 25

This chapter has some great sections.  The first one is on how to approach kings and understand what their priorities are/should be. Remember that advancing yourself before an authority isn’t wise and that a good king is looking to promote honorable people. Vs....

Proverbs 24

Victory is gained by an abundance of counselors…not counselors that are counseling against one another but counselors that are bringing up different perspectives on the same goal:  victory. Notice, however, that fools don’t have anything to add in...

Proverbs 23

This chapter is about self-discipline – coming out of the 30 sayings started in chapter 22.  Self-discipline is prized often in our culture.  But here are several areas to be self-disciplined in out of respect before God: What you eat especially when with people...

Proverbs 22

Proverbs is such a great reminder of what is truly important in very practical situations.  One of the most remembered verses is vs. 1.   Your reputation is more important than wealth.  Anyone who has had a spoiled reputation knows this. A key theme in this chapter is...
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