Monthly Archives: October 2019

Mocking; October 16, 2019


Proverbs 14:6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. Proverbs frequently mentions mockers and mocking, because it’s a common thing. Ridicule is widely used as a weapon, and some people seem to invite … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 15, 2019


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. This is certainly a forgotten verse in much of society today! The 20th Century had lots of psychologists who insisted … Continue reading

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Correction; October 14, 2019


Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. This could hardly be plainer or more to the point. There is no telling how much potential has been wasted by people who have refused correction. … Continue reading

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Honesty; October 13, 2019


Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. Several of the proverbs in this section spoke to me, but this one seems most fundamental. I realized a long time ago … Continue reading

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Education; October 12, 2019


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. This very famous verse is even shorter in Japanese than in English, in terms of how much space it takes, … Continue reading

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Life vs. Death; October 11, 2019


Proverbs 8:35-36 “For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” The section from verse 22 through 31 has a lot of parallels … Continue reading

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Love and Hate; October 10, 2019


Proverbs 8:13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Reading the benefits of wisdom that follow this, it would seem almost automatic that people would desire and seek wisdom, … Continue reading

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