Monthly Archives: February 2012

Proverbs 1:20-33

Lady Wisdom is rather bold as she goes about the streets asking the youth to come to her.  She promises rewards but says that the unwise choices that fools make bring their own rewards.  Lady Wisdom is an odd occurrance … Continue reading

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Proverbs 1:8-19

Gangs are a threat to the young.  In Chicagoland we heard gunshots regularly when we lived off of Howard Street just outside ‘The Jungle’ in the north.  On the southside and near west, the gang warfare is more virulent.  Why?  Gangs promise security … Continue reading

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Proverbs 1:1-7

There are two pathways open to a person:  The Way of the Wise and the Way of the Fool.  Obviously the Book of Proverbs wants the reader to take the way of the wise.  Why would anyone take the way … Continue reading

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Proverbs Introduction II

There were many proverbs floating around the ancient world.  Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan had wisdom literature.  It often instructed a person how to live in a palace or how to carry out business.  The wisdom literature of the Bible is … Continue reading

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Proverbs

I am allowing te posts to go to Facebook again.  You can always choose not to read them, but Proverbs is a little less R rated than Song of Songs, which I stopped from going to Facebook. Proverbs are defined … Continue reading

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Song of Songs 8

The value of love is clearly outlined in Song of Songs 8.  It is both as strong as death and beyond price.  Solomon and his ‘keepers’ (ESV) try and pay for access to the ‘wall’ or through ‘ the door’ which … Continue reading

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Song of Songs 7:10-14

The man clearly desires the woman in Song of Songs 7 in an overtly sexual way.  He desires intimacy and he is intimate in his description of the hidden treasures of her body.  In response, though, the woman is equally eager for … Continue reading

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