Proverbs 23 Devotional Commentary

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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 godless lives, whereas we have such a meagre portion and can read more...

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:

"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, 'Eat and drink!' but read more...

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...