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Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 1:7

The wise man is the one who develops a teachable spirit and is ready, willing and anxious to learn. The fear of the Lord and reverence for His holy name is the foundation upon which each one of us should build our lives.. for fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, the foundation of knowledge and the gateway to truth - it is the key to spiritual insight and the singular requisite for godly instruction in righteousness.

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Proverbs 1:8

Proverbs 1:8

The Bible talks a lot about hearing and listening, and very frequently it links wisdom with those that listen, and discernment to those that hear. Scripture encourages us to have ears to hear, and calls upon each one of us to pay attention to what the Spirit says to the churches. It reminds us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of the Lord.

Those that pay attention to the words of Scripture and give heed to advice read more...

Proverbs 2:1

Proverbs 2:1

King Solomon was the man to whom is attributed the book of Proverbs, and its contents give an abundance of sound advice on how to live an honourable, productive and rewarding life.

The first section, which covers about nine chapters, starts with a loving lecture of a father to his dearly beloved son. It is the first, in a series of proverbs on accumulating wisdom and avoiding folly. It outlines the differences between a wise read more...

Proverbs 2:2

Proverbs 2:2

Both parents and children would do well to review the wise instructions, given by one father to his son, in the book of Proverbs. Those who pay attention to his words, and apply his directives are wise indeed, and will gain a right understanding, a clear direction and a respect for justice and equity - as they journey along the path of life.

In this verse, we are to make our ear attentive to wisdom, and incline our heart to read more...

Proverbs 2:5

Proverbs 2:5

We are charged in many places to seek after wisdom and to ask the Lord for wisdom – to rejoice in wisdom… and to get wisdom, for wisdom brings with it strength and shelter, help and hope. Indeed Scripture often reminds us that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Reverencing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and that knowledge of the Holy One gives us understanding.

So how do we understand what the fear of the read more...

Proverbs 2:6

Proverbs 2:6

How we should rejoice when we consider the wonderful wisdom, vast knowledge and unsurpassed understanding of our God and all that it means to us. He gave us life when He spoke the worlds into being, He made us a new creation in Christ when we first believed. He has lavished on us every spiritual blessing, even seating us in heavenly places together with Christ. And His future plans for us are beyond our widest imaginings.

The Lord is the source of read more...

Proverbs 3:5

Proverbs 3:5

Trusting God in all things is a foundational precept, for faith in the Word of God is the thing that pleases the Father and it is His will for our lives. Trusting God unreservedly is the centre and circumference of all wisdom. It is marrow to the bones; honey to the taste; the wellspring of light, life and love It is the fountain-head of all that is good – and it pleases the Lord.

Trusting the Lord with all of our heart is not only a positive and read more...

Proverbs 3:6

Proverbs 3:6

Some years ago, I discovered a truth that removed forever any concerns I had about God's will for my life; which path to take; which direction to follow; which decision to choose. Some years ago, I discovered a principle that I have proved to be true on many occasions - When the eyes of our heart are focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, in love, and all we desire is to know Him more, and to please Him in everything we do, then it matters not which path you take for read more...

Proverbs 3:11

Proverbs 3:11

The Word of God is a library of wisdom and encouragement, that we would do well to heed. One such pearl of sound advice is that chastening is an important way that God deals with His children - for the chastening rod of God develops in us a spiritual maturity and a godly character.

The chastening of the Lord should never be compared with a judge, passing sentence on a criminal but rather as a loving father disciplining his beloved read more...

Proverbs 3:12

Proverbs 3:12

Every good parent corrects and trains their children, because they love them and want the very best for them – they long that they are good and wise - and discipline and correction is a necessary part of growing into maturity. Sometimes we may have heard our own parents say, ‘this hurts me more than it hurts you’ – but we should never forget that all God’s correction and chastisement, flows from His heart of love.

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Proverbs 4:4

Proverbs 4:4

Godly wisdom comes from the Lord and enables the one who is endowed with wisdom, to discern what is good, to distinguish between what is true and what is false.. and to judge that which is godly and righteous.

There is much written in the word of God about wisdom, and the young prince Solomon, who was endowed by God with the greatest gift of wisdom, passed on a lot of wise instruction to his sons, much of which he had learned read more...

Proverbs 4:5

Proverbs 4:5

The wise words that are found in the book of Proverbs come as advice from the God-given wisdom of King Solomon to his son and we would do well to take note of some of the pearls of grace and truth that are therein contained.

This short, simple little verse instructs us to get wisdom and to gain understanding – we are to acquire wisdom and to develop good judgement - but we must be aware that there are two sorts of read more...

Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23

There is an intensity and urgency in this earnest pleading to guard your heart about all else, and in scripture the heart is the seat of the thoughts, the will, the conscience and the emotions. The heart is the storehouse for wisdom and all that influences the life and character of an individual, and Jesus reminds us that we should love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, with every part of our inner being. We have been endowed with read more...

Proverbs 8:12

Proverbs 8:12

A major theme of the book of Proverbs is wisdom, and much in this poetic script gives advice on the acquisition, development and application of wisdom in our everyday lives. We read that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.. but how sad that the world seeks after worldly wisdom in preference to the unalterable wisdom of the Lord.

Job asks the question, “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of read more...

Proverbs 9:10

Proverbs 9:10

Good parents always want the best for their children. They want them to flourish and prosper, and parents will often try to teach their children the values in life that they themselves have treasured.

Too often, however, the things that are valued by earthly parents come from the fleeting pleasures of this world, and pander to the lust of the flesh and the pride of life - but in the book of Proverbs, we discover king Solomon read more...

Proverbs 11:14

Proverbs 11:14

Practical morality is something about which the Bible in general, and Proverbs in particular, teaches. One interesting way that biblical truth is translated into easily assimilated lessons, is through “Antithetic Parallelism' - or 'Contrasting Parallelism'.

Good is contrasted with evil; right with wrong; wisdom with foolishness; righteousness with folly - and the benefits of a righteous lifestyle are often placed alongside the read more...

Proverbs 13:3

Proverbs 13:3

Every verse in the book of Proverbs holds gems of wisdom from the Lord… whether they are words or warning or precious pearls of instruction - exhortation to live a godly life of simply encouragement to trust in the Lord with all our heart and to keep the eyes of our heart firmly fasted onto our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

The council in this little verse of Scripture has colossal consequences, for although the mouth is so small, read more...

Proverbs 13:10

Proverbs 13:10

We are told that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in the same way, pride is a germ that disseminates into all kinds of sin and strife.

Pride can be displayed in many ways and is described by many words, such as arrogance, insolence, self-importance and conceit. Pride is also displayed in boastings and bluster, condescension and contempt, superiority and swagger - vanity and immodesty.

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Proverbs 16:1

Proverbs 16:1

God is sovereign over all the earth and His supreme plans and purposes will prevail. However, from the beginning of creation, man was given a free-will, and we read in this verse that the plans of the heart belong to man.

The responsibility to make good choices or even bad decisions, is given into the heart of man, but this does not suggest that God has somehow lost His authority in our lives, for the verse continues.. read more...

Proverbs 16:1

Proverbs 16:1

God is Sovereign and because we are made in His image we have been given a free-will – our sovereign will, and it is exhibited in the choices we make, the options we choose – the preferences we select. However, we are fallen beings and the thoughts of our mind and the meditations of our hearts should be filtered through the Holy Spirit and submitted to His gracious leading – so that the words that we speak are words as from the Lord – full of grace and read more...

Proverbs 16:3

Proverbs 16:3

The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God but the wisdom of God is life and health to those that obey Him, and if only we could take this simple instruction to heart and carry it out to completion, we would be walking in the way of the Lord and living in spirit and truth.

Every believer is called upon to commit his works and activities unto the Lord, but all too often we discover ourselves trying to carry out the works that He read more...

Proverbs 16:31

Proverbs 16:31

In Proverbs 20 we read that the glory of young men is their strength, while the honour of old men is their grey hair. This is reinforced in Proverbs 16, where we read that an old man’s grey hair and other symbols of his advancing age, should not to be pitied or considered as detrimental, but rather should be praised and seen as a badge of honour.

When a man, has trusted God with all his heart during his lifetime, and acknowledged the Lord in all his read more...

Proverbs 17:6

Proverbs 17:6

There is a dignity and grace that accompanies a godly man into his old age, and one of the joys of being in one's twilight years is to have grandchildren. To see one's children's children born into this world and have an opportunity to interact with them and instruct them in godly living.

From eternity to eternity the Lord's faithful love is toward those that fear Him, and His read more...

Proverbs 17:17

Proverbs 17:17

The qualities of a true friend or a beloved brothers are best exemplified in the life of the Lord Jesus. A true friend loves at all times.. in good circumstances and during times of greatest difficulty and hardships.. and Jesus reminded us that the greatest of all love is expressed when a friend is prepared to give up his own life for that of his friend - or to forego his own desires and needs for the sake of his dearly beloved friend.

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Proverbs 18:10

Proverbs 18:10

The little book of Proverbs is overflowing with great truths, which if taken to heart by believers, and applied to their every-day Christian life, would turn the tables on the the wiles of the wicked one, whose evil desire is to render the witness of born-again believers as impotent.

God identified His name to Moses as: I AM that I AM, for He is everything that we need, in every area of life. One beautiful picture of the read more...

Proverbs 18:24

Proverbs 18:24

Depending on the Bible translation we discover that, a man that hath friends must shew himself friendly or that a man with too many friends will come to ruin - and both are true in their own right.

In the former we are instructed that in order to have friends, we need show friendship towards other people, while in the latter we are informed that having a lot of fair-weather friends can make us read more...

Proverbs 20:9

Proverbs 20:9

The tenor and temperature of this question is such that the answer must be, no-body. No one can boast: I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin. No-one can claim to have a heart that is not stained with sin for all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. None can claim purity of heart for there is no one who is perfect and pure – God alone is holy and good and we all stand guilty before His righteous eyes.

Indeed it is not only the read more...

Proverbs 20:27

Proverbs 20:27

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and was God and in Him was Life - eternal Life. God has given to all who believe in Christ Jesus, His own Life - and life more abundantly... and He who has the Son has the Life of Christ within. And that Life of Christ is the Light of men that shines in our heart, searching the innermost parts of our being

God created man in His own image with a spirit, soul and body and read more...

Proverbs 21:3

Proverbs 21:3

I am sure that Solomon, who probably authored these wise words, had heard the contrite prayer of his father David, who confessed that the sacrifice that God, so desires is a broken and contrite spirit, for the king had learned that God will not reject a truly penitent and repentant heart – a heart that in turning from sin changes direction to look to the Lord.

King Saul exercised the opposite of this vital truth and learned read more...

Proverbs 21:23

Proverbs 21:23

James tells us that of all the members of our body, the tongue is a like a flame of fire from hell itself, which can cause incredible grief to ourselves and to others. He describes it as a whole world of wickedness, which corrupts our entire body and can set one’s whole life on fire. Peter also tells us that if we want to enjoy life and see many happy days, we must keep our tongue from speaking evil and our lips from telling lies.

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Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 22:6

While many regard this proverb as a precious promise, others consider it a severe warning - but all would be wise to recognize the godly principle on which this word of wisdom is founded.

Children are a gift from God and to dedicate time and patience in the child-training process is the right, responsibility and joy of all parents. All children are born with a propensity towards evil and training infants and young people in godly read more...

Proverbs 22:11

Proverbs 22:11

Perhaps one of the more important area in most lives is relationships - our communion with God and affinity with others, and the book of Proverbs contains a wealth of advice and information on maintaining fellowship with the Father and our relationship with one another. Here we discover that the one who loves purity of heart and is gracious in their speech is a friend of the King - and honours the Lord.

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Proverbs 23:5

Proverbs 23:5

We live in times that are becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet and the temptation is to look at those around at those who appear to be so bountifully endowed, with the riches of this world... and yearn for a little of what they have – it seems so unfair – it seems so unjust, that those who seek after the wealth of this world appear to have a purse filled with coins, with little to concern their God-less lives - whereas we have such a meagre read more...

Proverbs 23:7

Proverbs 23:7

There is an entire section, within the book of Proverbs, that deals with a collection of sayings, which were uttered by certain wise men. It covers a number of chapters, and here in the middle of chapter 23, we discover the 8th profound saying, from this group of learned elders.

In this section we read: Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, or desire his delicacies; for as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, read more...

Proverbs 23:21

Proverbs 23:21

There are many teachings and wise sayings to be found throughout the book of Proverbs. They touch on a wide range of subjects from righteousness to wickedness, from life to death, from success to failure, from integrity to dishonesty – and so on.

Here in this verse we touch on the dangers on drunkenness, gluttony and sloth – and by read more...

Proverbs 25:2

Proverbs 25:2

When the young prince Solomon was to be crowned king of Israel, as David's anointed son and heir.. the Lord appeared to him.. and said to him, 'Ask for whatever you want Me to give you.' Solomon recalled that God, had dealt with his father David with lovingkindness and tender-mercy, and he also acknowledged that it was God Who had appointed him to be king in his father's place.

And so we read that this young man asked the read more...

Proverbs 27:9

Proverbs 27:9

The oil with which Mary anointed the head and feet of the Lord Jesus not only filled the house with the lingering fragrance of sweet perfume but it flooded His heart with joy, for she had become a beloved friend that sat at His feet and bathed in His wonderful words of wisdom.

What a beautiful picture this presents of the joy and gladness that fills the heart of a man or woman, when a beloved Christian friend or dear brother in read more...

Proverbs 27:19

Proverbs 27:19

Just as gazing into the mirror-like qualities of a still water-pool reflect the detailed features of a man's face so the standards and qualities residing deep within his heart reflect his character and display the innermost calibre of his soul. Just as we are enabled to study the physical characteristics of our facial features through the mirror-image, reflected in a clear standing-pool of water, so an examination of the inner thoughts of the heart give a read more...

Proverbs 29:23

Proverbs 29:23

The scriptural warnings against pride counterbalances the biblical exhortation to godly humility. The Bible forewarns that calamity will befall the proud.. and that a man's pride will bring him down to the ground. It makes us acutely aware that God resists the proud man, and reminds us that a prideful heart is detestable to the Lord.

However, the man or woman who is humble of heart is blessed indeed, for God gives grace to the read more...

Proverbs 29:25

Proverbs 29:25

There are many pressures in life that makes us fearful, and all too often it is fear that causes man to seek to escape from life's problems through ungodly means. If fear causes a man to be controlled or restricted by his circumstances or if he seeks to escape the consequences of life's pressures by committing some sort of evil act, then that man sets a trap for himself and becomes embroiled in his own wrong responses, but the Word of God gives us a read more...

Proverbs 31:10

Proverbs 31:10

Following the godly advice from his mother of the dangers of wayward women and strong drink and reminding her son of his responsibilities to champion the cause of justice and commit his ways to the Lord, we discover king Lemuel, which means “devoted to God,' offering grateful praise for the wisdom and virtue his mother, in a passage of scripture that all women of God would be pleased to emulate.

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Proverbs 31:25

Proverbs 31:25

There are many fine qualities to be found in a virtuous woman, or in a righteous man and being clothed in strength and excellence, dignity and honour is a beautiful way to describe the person that trusts in the Lord and reverences His holy name.

So often in the Word of God the believer is expected to be clothed in righteousness, strength and humility; shod with the gospel of peace and covered with a garment of gracious read more...

Proverbs 31:28

Proverbs 31:28

There are many qualities that characterize a virtuous woman or a godly man. David the shepherd king of Israel, was described as a mighty and virtuous man, a man of battle, intelligent in word – and Jehovah was with him.

Ruth, the grandmother of David, was known as a virtuous woman in Bethlehem, and the good seed in the parable of the sower, is identified as one… who having heard the Word of God, holds fast to it in a just, noble and virtuous manner read more...