Proverbs 5:3-4 (ESV) Warnings Against Sexual Immorality 3 For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey,     and her speech is smoother than oil, 4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,     sharp as a two-edged sword. F.B. Meyer, an English pastor and evangelist from the late 19th/early 20th centuries famously wrote: “It is a matter for great thankfulness that the Bible, which is God’s book rather than man’s, deals so strongly and wisely with one great evil, which has manifested itself in every age and in every state of society. It speaks boldly and plainly; and all who will meditate on its teaching with a prayerful heart, will be savedRead More →

  Proverbs 4:14-19 (ESV) – “The Two Ways” 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,     and do not walk in the way of the evil. 15 Avoid it; do not go on it;     turn away from it and pass on. 16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;     they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness     and drink the wine of violence. 18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,     which shines brighter and brighter until full day. 19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;     they do not know over what they stumble. The firstRead More →

Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV) 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth     and with the first-fruits of all your produce; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,     and your vats will be bursting with wine. Today, when we read these 2 simple verses we have a tendency to translate “wealth” to the “giving of money.”  While giving of the physical treasure of money is important to the Lord, we cannot ignore the fullness required of biblical (Godly) stewardship.  To do so completely misses the richness of not only these couple verses (and many others like them), but the richness of Gods love, provision, and bounty for our lives. Preceding this passage,Read More →

Proverbs 2:7-9 (ESV) 7  He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;     He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justice     and watching over the way of his saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice     and equity, every good path; Three ideas are made clear by this passage: Wisdom is given, as a gift, by the Lord to the upright (those in covenant with God). Through this wisdom, we gain the understanding of righteousness, justice, and equity. The purpose of this gift of wisdom is to protect the path of the saints (us) because we are carrying this understanding of righteousness,Read More →

For a little more than a month now, I have been reading the chapter of the Book of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month (31 Proverbs in 31 days).  This new practice is in response to a burden the Lord has put on my heart for all his followers, disciples, and saints to spend more time with him in the Word.  In addition, I felt led to share my short study with all of you – to help you spend that additional time building a relationship with the Lord.  My method is simple: Every morning I read the proverb for that dayRead More →