Proverbs 30– Proverbial Prayer

Proverbs 30 – Proverbial prayer Nearing the end of the book, Proverbs 30 includes many themes, all the words of Agur, son of Jakeh.  Unfortunately, we’re not completely sure who Agur is; some say Agur is a nickname for Solomon, others say Agur was someone in Solomon’s court, and other…

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Proverbs 29 – Talkers

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?    There is more hope for a fool than for them. 23 Pride brings a person low,    but the lowly in spirit gain honor. We all know folks who love to talk, who seem to have a lot to say.  Some of those people have been…

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Proverbs 28 – If Desert God’s Law

The wicked flee though no one pursues,    but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,    but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor    is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. 4 Those who forsake instruction…

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Proverbs 27 – A Helpful Hurt

“5 Better is open rebuke    than hidden love. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,    but an enemy multiplies kisses. 17 As iron sharpens iron,    so one person sharpens another. In their book, Proverbs: Living Wisely, Loving Well, Alicia and Eric Porterfield share the following:  Proverbs, chapter 27 contains numerous verses on friendship and several…

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Proverbs 25 – “Please pass the Honey”

16 If you find honey, eat just enough—    too much of it, and you will vomit.17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—    too much of you, and they will hate you. These verses could have easily been written by, Miss Manners an author and newspaper columnist who has worked to expand the understanding…

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Proverbs 24 – We Reap what We Sow

17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls;    when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,18 or the Lord will see and disapprove    and turn his wrath away from them. 19 Do not fret because of evildoers    or be envious of the wicked,20 for the evildoer has no future hope,    and the lamp of the wicked will…

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Proverbs 22 – Word to the Wise

Proverbs 22 –    “Word to the Wise”   The twenty-second Proverb introduces a section in verse seventeen, which continues beyond chapter twenty-two itself, called the “Thirty Sayings to the Wise”.  The sayings closely parallel another Egyptian wisdom text called the “The Instruction of Amenemope”.  Despite the striking similarities between…

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