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...
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 21:2

“A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Proverbs 21:2 The Message Bible puts it this way: “We justify our actions by appearances; God examines our motives.” I have a friend who created a new workplace procedure which was quite...
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 20:16

Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider. Proverbs 20:16 (From Constable’s Commentary) “The proverb encourages us to hold people to their obligations.” It’s okay to keep people accountable. Often we...
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 16:1, 33

To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue … The lot is cast into the lap but its every decision is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1, 33 The same two verses in the Message read this way: “Mortals make elaborate plans,...
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 13:10

“Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:10 There’s a natural connection between strife and pride. Pride says, “What about me?” This encourages us to fight for favourable outcomes for ourselves. It’s no wonder...
Devotional Thought : Proverbs 28:1

Devotional Thought : Proverbs 10:7

The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7 This was true for Tamar. Her name was used in a blessing when Boaz announced his intention to marry Ruth. “May your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to...