PROVERB OF THE WEEK

September 17, 2017 (Proverbs 29:27)

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked” (Prov 29:27).  To complete our examination of this proverb, it is important to note that those upright in the way are an abomination to the wicked. The way here is a term … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 (Proverbs 29:27)

“An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Prov 29:27). To continue discussion of last week’s proverb, one may consider Paul’s admonition in his second letter to the Corinthians: “Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship has … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 (Proverbs 29:27)

“An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Proverbs 29:27). Another translation (NIV) translates this proverb as “The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.”  One’s understanding of this is helped by Paul’s discussion of conflicts as he describes … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 (Proverbs 29:26)

“Many seek the ruler’s favor, but every man’s judgment comes from the LORD” (Prov 29:26). This is basically a continuation or additional commentary on the proverb of last week that “the fear of man brings a snare, but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD is kept safe” (29:25). Scripture tells us bluntly that man … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 (Proverbs 29:25)

“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trust in the LORD will be safe” (Prov 29:25). In this simple yet profound saying is a nugget of extraordinary truth. It is a life-changing revelation which, unfortunately, has escaped many in the church who’ll profess the name of Jesus, yet have not genuinely surrendered their … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 (Proverbs 28:26)

“He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom in kept safe” (Prov 28:26). The message here is one found repeatedly throughout the scriptures in general and in the book of Proverbs specifically. It is telling us to trust in the ways of God and to not lean on our … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 (Proverbs 28:20)

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished” (Prov 28:20). The writer of this proverb was intimately familiar with the great importance of having a correct identity regarding his life. A person described as being faithful is he or she who is keeping the priorities … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 (Proverbs 28:18)

“Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved; but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall” (Prov 28:18).  Continuing last week’s theme, this proverb contains a wealth of benefits for those taking the inspired word of God seriously. Its message is amplified by a previous proverb stating, “He who covers his sins will not … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 (Proverbs 28:18)

“Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall” (Prov 28:18). The word “blameless” is not always well understood as to its meaning, even though it is found any number of times in the OT and NT. For one to be blameless is not to be confused … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 (Proverbs 27:21)

“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives” (Prov 27:21, NIV). There are relatively few experiences which are able to test the character of a man like the manner in which he receives praise from others. It’s a test that will quickly serve to demonstrate … Continue reading