Archive for September 2022
September 26-30, 2022
In keeping with the Bible reading plan we are using, the last days of each month are designated as “free days.” September 26-30 then are intended to allow you to catch up on reading you may have missed or to study passages more in depth that intrigued you during the first 25 days of the…Read More
Proverbs 31: Female Wisdom
Isaiah 65-66, Proverbs 31, Luke 24:45-53, Hebrews 13:9-25 Proverbs 31: Proverbs 31 is famous for what it says about the ideal wife and mother, but first it starts with “the sayings of King Lemuel”—but again these are sayings that were taught to him by his mother. This chapter gives us insight into the wisdom of a godly woman. “The…Read More
Proverbs 30: Wisdom from Agur!
Isaiah 62-64, Proverbs 30, Luke 24:36-44, Hebrews 13:1-8 Proverbs 30: A whole chapter! Okay, here we go…Wisdom from Agur! “The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance. This man’s utterance to Ithiel: ‘I am weary, God, but I can prevail. Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge…Read More
Proverbs 29:15-27: The Battle for Spiritual Wisdom!
Isaiah 59-61, Proverbs 29:15-27, Luke 24:28-35, Hebrews 12:14-39 Proverbs 29:15-27: “A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother” (29:15). It is tempting as a parent to spoil your children: you want what is best for them, and therefore you like to give them what they like. But parenting, to be effective,…Read More
Proverbs 29:1-14: Be Wise!
Isaiah 56-58, Proverbs 29:1-14, Luke 24:13-27, Hebrews 12:1-13 Proverbs 29:1-14: “Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy” (29:1). This comes as a serious warning. When you are rebuked by a godly person, make sure you open both ears and take what they are saying seriously. If you are not sure whether what they are saying…Read More
Proverbs 28:15-28: Get Wisdom!
Isaiah 54-55, Proverbs 28:15-28, Luke 24:1-12, Hebrews 11:32-40 Proverbs 28:15-28: “Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people. A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign” (28:15-16). These two proverbs extol the virtue of godly and good leadership. It is important to…Read More
Proverbs 28:1-14: Godly Wisdom — The Path to Blessing
Isaiah 51-53, Proverbs 28:1-14, Luke 23:50-56, Hebrews 11:17-31 Proverbs 28:1-14: “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion” (28:1). When you are secure in your relationship with God, then you can be brave in any situation! “When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge…Read More
Proverbs 27:15-27: More Practical, Biblical Advice
Isaiah 49-50, Proverbs 27:15-27, Luke 23:44-49, Hebrews 11:1-16 Proverbs 27:15-27: “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand” (27:15-16). Such is the challenge of being married to a spouse who is constantly arguing, quarreling, or disputing with you about the various…Read More
Proverbs 27:1-14: Practical Wisdom!
Isaiah 46-48, Proverbs 27:1-14, Luke 23:38-43, Hebrews 10:19-39 Proverbs 27:1-14: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring” (27:1). Human hubris frequently reaches to the future as part of its domain—and is frequently disappointed by the vanity of such attempts. Outside of God’s Word, we have no knowledge of a moment after…Read More
Proverbs 26:17-28: Coram Deo–Living in the Presence of God
Isaiah 44-45, Proverbs 26:17-28, Luke 23:32-37, Hebrews 10:1-18 Proverbs 26:17-28: “Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own” (26:17). The implication is clear: don’t rush into mess with someone else’s argument. How can then it also be true that “blessed are the peacemakers”? It is one thing…Read More