Proverbs 21 Devotional Commentary

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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 this read more...

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.