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 22:4 – November 2, 2018

The result of humility and fear of the LORD is riches, honor and life. Proverbs 22:4 NABRE      This proverb is one attributed to Solomon, who was considered one of the wisest men because he asked God for wisdom and it was given him. But the work of the Spirit seems to be contained in this message. When we have fear of the LORD, in biblical terms to respect the LORD, we give God glory and…

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Proverbs 22:6 – October 22, 2018

Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. Proverbs 22:6 NABRE      The quoted proverb of Solomon is meant for everyone. However in his era communities where small and connected and children saw adults as someone to respect or look up to. Adults were advised to live as good role models, sharing their experience and wisdom with the young. Therefore the young may acquire a super…

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Proverbs 18:24 – October 9, 2018

There are friends who bring ruin, but there are true friends more loyal than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NABRE      This proverb from Solomon although written many years ago is as valid today as it was when written. We all have friends, some of us have friends that lead us astray. Maybe a friend who likes to party, or is looking for an easy get rich quick scheme, or maybe a friend who doesn’t have the…

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