One Way to Keep from Being Robbed – Proverbs 24

Did you know we can cheat ourselves out of having what we need? This saying draws a picture of a lazy person's field where his resources don't grow well and his boundaries aren't sound. That means animals and people can easily get into his business. Their laziness robs them. "I went past the field of … Continue reading One Way to Keep from Being Robbed – Proverbs 24

They Lie to Me – Proverbs 23

Do you argue with ads? We got rid of our TV a long time ago, but I used to talk back to commercials spouting their boisterous messages about my shortcomings without their product. Or the glamour girls were passed off as women I should emulate. Or buying "X" would ensure my good health, appeal, or … Continue reading They Lie to Me – Proverbs 23

A Gazelle and an Ant Have This in Common – Proverbs 6

When I've made an agreement or promise I regret, it's not a time to dawdle. "My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth" (Proverbs 6:1-2 NIV). I … Continue reading A Gazelle and an Ant Have This in Common – Proverbs 6

How to Avoid Early Death – Proverbs 5

It's not related to diet and exercise, although learning this will require vigorous training and life-long practice. "My son, pay attention to my wisdom... For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil. But in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her … Continue reading How to Avoid Early Death – Proverbs 5

The Thoroughly Involved Dad – Proverbs 3

Do you like to be told you're wrong? I'm a little nervous because twice in the last 24 hours the theme of discipline has shown up in my Bible reading. Here's what I found just now in the third chapter of Proverbs. "My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his … Continue reading The Thoroughly Involved Dad – Proverbs 3