Tag Archives: pride

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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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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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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Wisdom; October 6, 2019


Proverbs 1:29-31 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of … Continue reading

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Deception; September 30, 2019


Psalm 138:6 Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. It just struck me, reading the Japanese for this verse, that the second half could be expressed, “He sees through … Continue reading

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Controlling Sins; September 21, 2019


Psalm 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119 bears a lot in common with the book of Proverbs, because it has a lot of pithy one-liners, and this is certainly one … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pride; September 2, 2019


Psalm 101:1-2 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with … Continue reading

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