Proverbs 27:17 – November 9, 2018

Iron is sharpened by iron; one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 NABRE      Solomon known as a wise king is credited with the quoted Proverb. It is an obvious saying about iron. If you have a set of knives you sharpen them on another hard surface, using other iron tools. Like iron sharpening iron, one person sharpens another. If we are left on our own we are challenged to better ourselves, to push ourselves to growth.…

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Proverbs 13:20 – November 3, 2018

Walk with the wise and you become wise, but the companion of fools fares badly. Proverbs 13:20 NABRE      This proverb is from Solomon, son of David and King of Israel. He is considered one of the wisest men because he asked God for wisdom and it was given him. This proverb’s message seems obvious. “Walk with the wise and you become wise, but the companions of fools fares badly.” To walk with someone is to…

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Proverbs 15:31 – October 6, 2018

The ear that listens to salutary reproof is at home among the wise. Proverbs 15:31 NABRE      A salutary reproof is a healthy correction. An experienced bowler sees someone new making an incorrect bowl and they might come to them and make a suggestion that could improve their play. If the person listens they are wise, and applying the new information their game may improve. The quoted verse is likely speaking about a salutary reproof that…

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