Monthly Archives: February 2016

Proverbs 16:7

Proverbs 16 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 ESV Many of us are people-pleasers. We desire to keep peace and to make those around us happy. Often, however, we do not take into account that many of our behaviors are not… Continue Reading

Proverbs 15:4

Proverbs 15 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 ESV Have you ever had ‘venom’ in your voice? We mamas will often be frustrated, tired, exasperated, or more, and then our little ones (or big ones) do something that just sends us over the top.… Continue Reading

Proverbs 14:30

Proverbs 14 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. Proverbs 14:30 ESV Our first thoughts may go to envying the bigger house or nicer car down the street, but think for a minute about the envy inside our homes. Do you envy your husband sleeping in on his… Continue Reading

Proverbs 13:11

Proverbs 13 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it. Proverbs 13:11 NASB Ladies, let’s focus on the second half of that verse. How often do our kids talk about becoming a millionaire and what they will do with their money? If we are honest with ourselves, how often do we… Continue Reading

Proverbs 12:16

Proverbs 12 The vexation (displeasure) of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. Proverbs 12:16 ESV How often has someone said, “Everyone knows exactly what I am thinking or feeling because it shows on my face.” Schooling my facial responses and learning self-control have not been easy for me. My… Continue Reading

Proverbs 11:12

Proverbs 11 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. Proverbs 11:12 ESV First, let’s remember that God is not only referring to a physical house neighbor when He speaks of ‘neighbor’ in His word. Jesus expanded the concept of neighbor being not just fellow Israelites but to include anyone… Continue Reading

Proverbs 10:7

Proverbs 10 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7 ESV Think of someone whom you love. Someone who has loved you. Now, think of a Godly someone whom you admire. When we think of these people, we are warmed a bit inside. We know… Continue Reading

Proverbs 9:10

Proverbs 9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 NASB So, we know that we are to be as close to wisdom and understanding as we are to our sister and best friend. We know the Lord delights in wisdom and… Continue Reading

Proverbs 8:30

Proverbs 8 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, Proverbs 8:30 NASB Wisdom was with God from the beginning, and God delights in wisdom. Wisdom is to be our sister (7:4). Just as parents always say that when children are added into their… Continue Reading

Proverbs 7:4

Proverbs 7 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your intimate friend; Proverbs 7:4 NASB We all have tough decisions to face in life. Many of those decisions will require wisdom and understanding. Kinda obvious, right? God analogizes wisdom and understanding to family and friends. Why? I think it is to point… Continue Reading

Proverbs 6:8

Proverbs 6 …she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. Proverbs 6:8 ESV This end of the sentence (beginning in verse 7) is talking about not being lazy. Let’s focus on the aspect of timing that is presented in the verse, though. There are many tasks as women, wives, and mothers… Continue Reading

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