Proverbs 17:11-15 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them. Although our sin and rebellion separate each of us from God, he offers mercy and grace through the shed blood of his Son. We compound our defiance when we refuse to accept his atoning work on […]
Proverbs 17:6-10 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. What a beautiful symmetry! Just as grandparents take immeasurable pride in their grandchildren, godly children grow up to brag about their parents. The Lord intends for children to honor their parents for all the love […]
Proverbs 17:1-5 17 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. As Solomon says in 15:16-17, simplicity with peace is better than prosperity with strife. 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family. […]
Proverbs 16:28-33 28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. Some people build bridges; others burn them. Solomon criticizes the bent person who delights in discord and the gossiper who destroys friendships. Whether by intention or accident, we should avoid being the source of broken relationships.
Proverbs 16:23-27 23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. Time and again, Scripture declares that what’s in our hearts will inevitably come out. That’s why both Jesus and Paul teach that superficial legalism can’t change what’s really inside. But when we are inwardly transformed by God’s […]