Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proverbs 17:18-28 Restraint

One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge     and puts up security for a neighbor. 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;     whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;     one whose tongue … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:17 Friends Love

17 A friend loves at all times,     and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Friends Love Friends don’t always agree.  Friends don’t always do what the other wants.  Friends are sometimes miles away – even across the oceans.  … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:7-16 Consequences of Brain Dead Christianity

  Fine speech is not becoming to a fool;     still less is false speech to a prince. 8  A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;     wherever he turns he prospers. 9 Whoever … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:1-6 Crucibles

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet     than a house full of feasting, with strife. 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son     and will share the inheritance as one of the family. 3 The crucible for silver and … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:25-33 Brain Over Brawn

There is a way that appears to be right,(AM)     but in the end it leads to death.(AN) 26 The appetite of laborers works for them;     their hunger drives them on. 27 A scoundrel(AO) plots evil,     and on their lips it is like … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:19-24 Words

Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed     than to share plunder with the proud. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a](AE)     and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.(AF) 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:8-18 Kings and Presidents

(M)Better is a little with righteousness     than great revenues with injustice. 9 (N)The heart of man plans his way,     but (O)the Lord establishes his steps. 10 (P)An oracle is on the lips of a king;     his mouth does not sin in judgement. … Continue reading

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