After elaborating on many aspects of wisdom, Proverbs ends beautifully, describing a woman who is wise and has applied wisdom to every area of her life. She is described as ‘virtuous’ which at it’s most basic level is the idea
Being a king is a special leadership position that demands the best from a person. In such a position of authority and power, an individual must be vigilant and attentive to his duties. He has both the opportunity to abuse
Proverbs 30 contains the words of a man named Agur, about which nothing else is known, except that he has this prophecy and is writing to two other unknown men named Ithiel and Ucal. But what we read about him
Proverbs 29:15 — “The rod and reproof give wisdom:But a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Parenting is a 24-hour, 7-day a week job. The pressure of never being able to ‘clock out’ as parents can cause
Proverbs helps us to see the consequences of wicked living. Though sin promises much, it leaves us little. Let me encourage you to read Proverbs 28 to see just how much damage wicked living causes us and those around us.
Proverbs has much wisdom to share about friendship: Friends should be lovingly honest with one another. Loving rebuke from a friend is better than kisses and flattering from an enemy (27:5-6). Even kings will want to be friends with those
Sometimes we learn more from bad examples than good examples. Bad examples can show us what not to do and can expose similar mistakes in our own lives. Proverbs often talks about the fool. Below are some of the characteristics
Proverbs 25:19 says “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.” Just as walking with a lame foot or eating with a broken tooth cause great pain, so
In 2023, the world population is expected to exceed 8 billion people. Every day, 360,000 people are born and 151,600 die. If 8% of the world are ‘evangelical Christians’ (according to some estimates), then, every day, 139,000 people die without
Another area in which we need wisdom is in our us and abuse of the gifts that God gives. Things that God designed to be a blessing (food and drink) can become a curse if we don’t use them wisely.