Category: Proverbs

How Others Feel When My Name is Mentioned

The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.  Proverbs 10:7 Positive emotions and rich images flourish when the righteous are mentioned.  Joseph. Abraham. King David. John the Apostle. Martin Luther. D.L. Moody. Billy Graham. Negative images … Continue reading How Others Feel When My Name is Mentioned

Is Pondering Self-serving?

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer.  Proverbs 15:28 Someone who is shy is very hard to get to know.  It takes a long time for them to feel safe in a relationship. They move slowly toward others and intimacy is not quickly … Continue reading Is Pondering Self-serving?

I Should Second-Guess Myself

I SHOULD SECOND-GUESS MYSELF There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.  Proverbs 14:12             A twenty-four hour day is filled with dozens of decisions; some minor, some major.  Most decisions won't appear to present … Continue reading I Should Second-Guess Myself

Why Anger Explodes

WHEN ANGER EXPLODES A quick tempered man acts foolishly.  Proverbs 14:17             Take a glass that is mostly full of water, add a little more, and it will spill over.  Take a man or woman who is already full of rage, add one small … Continue reading Why Anger Explodes

Am I Lazy and What Is The Cost?

AM I LAZY AND WHAT IS THE COST? The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns.  Proverbs 15:19 Life happens to the lazy man as opposed to being shaped by him.  He will see challenges come but, because of his slothfulness, he … Continue reading Am I Lazy and What Is The Cost?

When a Friend of God Speaks

WHEN A FRIEND OF GOD SPEAKS Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.  Proverbs 12:25             I’m not a stranger to pain. I've lived long enough to recognize the foreboding fronts on the horizon that often … Continue reading When a Friend of God Speaks

It’s Called Redemption

IT'S CALLED REDEMPTION The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.  Proverbs 13:22             Look at Solomon’s words. Do you believe this outrageous claim?  Could it be true that when others deprive you of what is rightfully yours and hoard it … Continue reading It’s Called Redemption

How Others Feel In My Space

HOW OTHERS FEEL IN MY SPACE Much wealth is in the house of the righteous.  Proverbs 15:6             The wealth Solomon is referring to has nothing to do with net worth.  He speaks of an abundance that can be felt in one's spirit. How … Continue reading How Others Feel In My Space

Stuffing Painful Memories

STUFFING PAINFUL MEMORIES Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, and the end of joy may be grief.  Proverbs 14:13             That which weights down my heart like lead is usually difficult to acknowledge.  Somewhere beneath my sanguine exterior, grief pokes at me … Continue reading Stuffing Painful Memories

Pre-Requisites of Good Teaching

PRE-REQUISITES OF GOOD TEACHING The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable.  Proverbs 15:2     I still tremble with fear knowing that I have been called to be a teacher of the Word.  In the beginning of my ministry, I was a recording artist and … Continue reading Pre-Requisites of Good Teaching