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...

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....
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