Have you witnessed a fool reveal the sum of their understanding? Have you cheered as an exceptionally wise person met a foolish opponent with the wisdom of Solomon? Many today live out their limited-time-existence in the foolish restriction of their own reasoning. But a few wise individuals seek knowledge and grow in their understanding of … Continue reading SUNNI SKY’S [Proverbs 23]
What happens when the bottom drops out? What happens when life isn’t the picture-perfect existence you always dreamed of, like if you are unable to have children, or you do have children and they are diagnosed with a health defect? Or, maybe your spouse walks out on you? Or, what if you get sick? What … Continue reading When the bottom drops out (Proverbs 22)
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 . . .
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
Are you familiar with someone who rarely smiles? They find life too difficult while dragging themselves from one task to the next without any regard for how it may be affecting their spouse or children! Their words usually uncover the self-inflicted, self-absorption of their existence. “A broken heart crushes the spirit” (Proverbs 15:13b, NLT). “For … Continue reading Proverbs 15
While seeing a female medical doctor, I mentioned keeping my then 2-year-old grandson. Since she had a 3-year-old little girl, she proceeded to inform me of what her pediatrician had recommended for temper tantrums. When the little girl had her next tantrum, she gave it a try which consisted of shutting her 3-year-old in her … Continue reading Proverbs 14