Beautiful But Ugly (Prov 11:22)

“A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.” vs22 Don’t be fooled by beauty; it is the inside that counts. Much of false religion seems profitable for a season, but the end is death, so we avoid it. This world, like a beautiful poisonous flower, cannot be … Continue reading Beautiful But Ugly (Prov 11:22)

A Kind Man and A Cruel Man (Prov 11:17)

“A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.” vs17 This kind man is Jesus Christ, the perfect Man who obeyed God. He was highly exalted, proving that serving God in serving others pays off. He was rewarded, as you and I will be rewarded for serving Christ. Do not fear … Continue reading A Kind Man and A Cruel Man (Prov 11:17)

Joy for the Righteous and the Wicked (Prov 11:10)

“When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices, and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.” (Prov 11:10) It is a sad and painful thing, but when the wicked die, then there is rejoicing! How sad it is that someone would rejoice in your death because your life was so miserable, but it is so … Continue reading Joy for the Righteous and the Wicked (Prov 11:10)

Lies, All Lies! (Proverbs 9:17)

“She says, ‘Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten secretly is tasty!” vs16-17 This is the temptation of Satan: we are tempted to believe that we can get away with sin, but we cannot. Sin has consequences, even death, because God punishes sin, and we can’t sin with impunity.  “Although a sinner commits crime a … Continue reading Lies, All Lies! (Proverbs 9:17)

“To Fear the Lord is to Hate” (Proverbs 8:13)

“To fear the LORD is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.”   The fear of the Lord is to hate things. We cannot fear God, unless we hate, and we must hate unrighteousness.   We “hate evil”. It is evil because God calls it evil, and we avoid it, … Continue reading “To Fear the Lord is to Hate” (Proverbs 8:13)

“Don’t Let Your Heart Turn Aside” (Prov 7)

“Now, my sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth. Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways; don’t stray onto her paths.” (vs24-25) We are not to listen to the way of sin. It is pictured here as a smooth talking, promiscuous woman. She has one problem: She … Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Heart Turn Aside” (Prov 7)