Proverbs 27:1-6 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Who controls the future? Not men, but God. Those who understand this will not boast in their plans for tomorrow; rather, they will trust in the One who is already there. Likewise, Jesus tells his […]
Proverbs 26:20-28 20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. The gossiper spreads rumors that fuel hostility between people. In contrast, the peacemaker uses words to heal and restore […]
Proverbs 26:13-19 13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” As in 22:13, Solomon says that lazy people conjure up the most outlandish excuses for avoiding work. Or, they may entertain unreasonable fears that prevent them leaving the house. Either way, they don’t contribute to their […]
Proverbs 26:7-12 7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. If a fool accidentally says something insightful, it’s worthless because he lacks the capacity for self-examination and correction. For him, the truth is as useless as a lame man’s legs.
Proverbs 26:1-6 1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. It’s disconcerting when a fool receives the respect that should be reserved for those whose character and sacrifice merit it. And yet, fools earn fame and fortune by appealing to the public’s folly. God’s people […]