Short Devotion : Proverbs 5:3

Short Devotion : Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,       and her speech is smoother than oil. Proverbs 5:3 In Proverbs, God’s wisdom is personified as a woman to be pursued (2:4, 3:18; 4:5). Evil is personified as an adulterous woman to be avoided....
Short Devotion : Proverbs 4:23

Short Devotion : Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart,       for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 Our heart is used symbolically for our affections, ambitions and motivations – those things which provide the stimulus for us to act. We guard our hearts by being...
Short Devotion : Proverbs 3:19

Short Devotion : Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,    by understanding he set the heavens in place. Proverbs 3:19 God created the world with wisdom. There’s intentionality about the way he formed the earth and the heavens. Even in the apparent randomness...
Short Devotion : Proverbs 2:12,16

Short Devotion : Proverbs 2:12,16

Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men … whose words are perverse … Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman … with her seductive words. Proverbs 2:12, 16 The book of Proverbs expounds the dangers of words that are “perverse” or “seductive.” We...
Short Devotions : Proverbs 1:20

Short Devotions : Proverbs 1:20

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,     she raises her voice in the public square. Proverbs 1:20 God wants his wisdom to be known. He hasn’t hidden it in universities or in libraries full of books, instead, it’s available to everyone as they go about...
Proverbs 30 – I have not learned wisdom

Proverbs 30 – I have not learned wisdom

It seems the writer of this proverb is going through a period where he feels like he doesn’t know God. “I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One” (Proverbs 30:3). In human relationships sometimes a friend will...
Short Devotion : 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Short Devotion : 2 Thessalonians 3:10

“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 The book of Proverbs emphasises the value of a good work ethic and uses illustrations like the industrious ant (6:6; 30:25)....
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 Proverbs are common sense sayings that are generally true. Generally, the wicked worry about being caught, so they never really relax. The saying goes that, liars need to...