Working through Proverbs has produced a growing passion to live rightly in the teaching and execution of God’s Word. I see anew where I didn’t have victory in the past and what I long to achieve in the future. But there is also an agonizing aspect to the years that are lost and what wasn’t … Continue reading Proverbs 21: Never Underestimate the Power . . .
Have you shared an elevator with the undisciplined child? Or flown on a plane with said child? In my last post, I highlighted Proverbs 19:18 from the New Living Translation: “Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.” Chapter 20 continues by shedding light on how one can ruin your … Continue reading Proverbs 20: Don’t Ruin their Lives
During the month of May while blogging through the book of Proverbs I found it necessary to take a break. I was given the opportunity to keep two of our foster grandchildren for several days. After the experience of hosting these little ones, I’ve developed a deeper passion and attentiveness to the astute instructions that … Continue reading Proverbs 19: And The Sonogram belongs to . . .
May 23, 2019 The Precious Furnace of Affliction Article by Vaneetha Rendall Risner Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10) Ten years ago, the furnace of affliction burned hotter than normal. Suddenly a single parent, my life became a waking nightmare. I … Continue reading The Furnace of Affliction
Do you know anyone who isolates themselves from others? Maybe they have determined the church is full of hypocrites and they can do better on their own. But, “he who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom” (18:1, NASB). The Bible gives the understanding that we need others: A community … Continue reading Proverbs 18
The comparison of the life of the godly and the life of the ungodly continues. The right focus in life is —on the Lord. We now see the right features in life: contentment and character. “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife” (Proverbs 17:1). One … Continue reading Proverbs 17
Reading through this proverb exposes any whitewashing to our characters that we are prone to do for sure. The following is a sampling of verses that pricked a cord in my veins: We might look pure in our own eyes, as well as our neighbor’s eyes, but guess what? God knows the motives and intentions … Continue reading Proverbs 16