Proverbs 29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. Steve Miller writes at the “Little Red Blog of Wisdom” I am one who is often reproved, and am tempted then to simply give up on trying to do right. But this proverb says that if I stiffen my … More Want healing? Don’t reject rebuke
September 22 Proverbs 29:1-14 (ESV) 29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 By justice a king … More September 22 Proverbs 29:1-14
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