Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. Trusting in your own mind, in your own heart, is the opposite of trusting in the Lord. Look at the contrast: be a fool or be delivered. Remember the words of Proverbs 3:5 and 6? … More Be a fool or be delivered.
September 21 Proverbs 28:15-28 (ESV) 15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. 17 If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until … More September 21 Proverbs 28:15-28
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion” The life of Martin Luther illustrates the connection between getting right with God and a life of boldness. If it can be said of anyone since the … More The righteous are bold as a lion
September 20 Proverbs 28:1-14 (ESV) 28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. 3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no … More September 20 Proverbs 28:1-14
PROVERBS 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Here is the introduction of a sermon by Joe Guglielmo, based on this text This is interesting to me because Solomon is saying that iron is sharpening iron. Usually a whetstone, which was an abrasive stone used in sharpening knives … More Sparks that sharpen
Septemeber 19 Proverbs 27:15-27 (ESV) 15 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; 16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp  oil in one’s right hand. 17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat … More September 19 Proverbs 27:15-27
Like a pendulum, when we think about our future, many of us tend to swing between two opposite and wrong ends. Sometimes we worry over the future and what it holds…will we have a job? Will we have enough to eat? Will I get cancer? We fret as if we do not remember that we … More Swinging like a pendulum or trusting in God’s purpose?