Fools Will Not Learn (Prov 17:10)

“A rebuke enters deeper into him who has understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.” vs10 If you rebuke a wise man, then he will gain wisdom, but you can’t change a fool. God teaches wisdom to the heart, but without that, no amount of pain or instruction will help, because they refuse to … Continue reading Fools Will Not Learn (Prov 17:10)

Better to Rule Your Spirit (Prov 16:32)

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.” vs32 Let’s get our priorities in order: it is better to rule yourself than to rule the world. Ruling the world will last a lifetime; ruling yourself lasts eternally. You can rule … Continue reading Better to Rule Your Spirit (Prov 16:32)

“The Heart of the Wise” (Prov 16:23)

“The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds learning to his lips.” vs23 If we have wisdom, then it will come out in our speech, and you can judge a person by what they say. What do they believe? What gospel comes from them? Do they confess God’s whole counsel? Paul said, “For … Continue reading “The Heart of the Wise” (Prov 16:23)

Humility, Not Pride (Prov 16:18)

“Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” vs18 The way of life is NOT a proud and haughty spirit. We must be humble and walk by grace. Grace is God doing for the ungodly based upon the obedience of Jesus Christ; it is Him giving us good things, not because we … Continue reading Humility, Not Pride (Prov 16:18)

The King Speaks Rightly (Prov 16:10)

“A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. His mouth will not transgress in judgment.” vs10 You and I can be sure that God will do rightly. It is not only right because He has all power, but also because infinite holiness and perfect wisdom governs all that He does. If He passes … Continue reading The King Speaks Rightly (Prov 16:10)

“Commit Your Works to the LORD” (Prov 16:3)

“Commit your works to the LORD, and your purposes will be established.” vs3 The only way that we can be established is to commit our works unto the Lord. We can do nothing. We don’t have power, but God can, who raises the dead. He justified us, so He can sanctify, and He can glorify … Continue reading “Commit Your Works to the LORD” (Prov 16:3)