Proverbs

When Sinners Entice

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of…

Hear and Don’t Forsake

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9 As we consider Solomon’s encouragement to his son in these two verses, we find Solomon drilling down in the important task…

What the Wise Do

“A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 Do you desire to be wise? Do you know what godly wisdom is? Are you familiar with what those who are wise do? Many have set out on a quest for wisdom, but have questions and…

fear of man

The Fear of Man

“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 Scripture teaches us time and again that the fear of the Lord is of great importance in our hearts and lives. That should be in our view. That should be in focus and daily practice. For the…

Building Friendships

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 One of the areas congregations of the Lord Jesus Christ need to consistently keep in check and work on is friendship within the covenant community of God’s people. Helpfulness, hospitality, friendship. These are all areas where we need to reach out,…

Every Word of God is Pure

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” – Proverbs 30:5-6 God’s Word is wonderful in many ways. Here in Proverbs 30:5, we encounter it’s purity. The Bible is…

God Gives Wisdom

To watch the video edition of this devotion, click here. “My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for…

Trust In The Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve considered matters of the heart. Specifically, we’ve looked at the Lord’s gaze not being upon our outward, external appearances, but on our hearts…

Keep Your Heart

“Keep your heart with all vigilance. For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Keeping our hearts is of vital importance for the people of God. Solomon gave this instruction to his son in the context of encouraging him to listen to Solomon’s counsel, keeping it before his eyes and in his heart.…