The riddles found in Proverbs require thought and reflection, and in that process teach us about human nature and ourselves.
Greed isn’t a money issue resulting from how much we have. It’s a spiritual issue related to what we naturally are—sinners.
Whether you’re an employer or employee, manager or manual laborer, home worker or homemaker, God calls you to work with wisdom.
Fools act as if they know everything, say everything they’re thinking, and think nothing of how they act.
Just because you’re not perfect doesn’t mean you can ignore your responsibility to point your child to the One who is—Jesus Christ.
So the most important decision in life is not who you will marry but if you will believe on Christ for the full forgiveness of your sins. That doesn’t mean marriage is trivial. It’s not, as from that moment on your future is now tied to another person—for better or worse.
In Wisdom’s house there is life; in Folly’s house there is only death.
Because God’s wisdom is timeless, transcending our circumstances, it is relevant for us today.
Wisdom provides temporal treasures—sparing us the pain of sin—and eternal treasures in Christ.
Wisdom sees temptation and cries out to us in warning.
No one is too busy for anything; it’s matter of priorities. If the Word of God is going to be a priority in our lives, we must change our thinking, our technique, and our time.
If you invested your time, energy, and money into your marriage instead of into having and hiding an affair, you would have the relationship that you’re looking for.
God promises that His Word will both guard you and guide you.
God’s hatred stems from His holiness. Above all else, God is holy. God commands us to be holy because He is holy (cf. 1 Peter 1:16); therefore, we must hate what He hates.
Discord brings destruction “without remedy.” The brokenness of the world around us cannot be fixed by legislation or protests, but only by the blood of Jesus Christ.
The ant instinctively does what we so often fail to do. Solomon uses it to teach us to do our work diligently and to warn us that our laziness will rob us.
Jesus isn’t your cosigner and He isn’t your creditor. God doesn’t work that way and grace doesn’t work that way.
Adultery may look sweet, but the aftertaste is bitter.
Biblical wisdom cannot be compartmentalized. It affects the whole person—ears, eyes, heart, mouth, and feet.
The path of the wise leads to life; the path of the wicked leads to death.
As Solomon thinks back to his childhood, he remembers the godly instruction he received. He is now passing it on to his own son. You too can leave a legacy of wisdom.
Those around you need to experience the love of God. You can show it to them by being a dispenser of goodness, an advocate for peace, and an example of holiness.
Fear and faith cannot coexist. One fixes our eyes on God and the other draws them away.
If by wisdom God created the heaven and the earth, imagine what He could do in the life of the man or woman that makes finding wisdom a priority.
Wise living unleashes the power of the Word of God into our everyday circumstances and helps us overcome the strongest of temptations—including corrupt speech and careless sexuality.
Wisdom will conform your heart, then it will conform your life.
Wisdom calls everyone to fear the Lord. How you respond to her reveals your heart.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” (Jim Rohn). This illustrates an important biblical truth—for good or bad, those we allow to speak into our lives influence us. As you consider those you spend the most time with, ask yourself these three questions…
While it is impossible to do or say the right thing on every occasion, you can certainly reduce the frequency in which you do or say the wrong thing.