Devotions June

Pro 22-24

June 10, 2015

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What does it say?

The first part of Proverbs 22 continues in the same pattern we have seen since chapter 10. Proverbs 10-15 contained mostly antithetic proverbs, while chapters 16 until now have been mostly synthetic and synonymous. A big change comes in Proverbs 22:17. What follows until the end of the […]

Pro 19-21

June 9, 2015

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What does it say?

By this time you should be getting a rhythm of reading this portion of Proverbs. Sometimes there are several verses of maxims that might follow the same general theme, but more often than not they are apparently unrelated.  

Read these chapters prayerfully and carefully, allowing God’s […]

Pro 16-18

June 8, 2015

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What does it say?

A change begins in Proverbs 16 as the maxims suddenly become mostly synthetic and synonymous rather than antithetical as we have seen to this point. Also, while the previous chapters seem to emphasize principles for daily living, some commentators would say that this section focuses more, though not […]

Pro 13-15

June 7, 2015

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What does it say?

These are more maxims that are not necessarily connected. As you did yesterday, mark those that particularly jump out at you as you read these three chapters. You will see the word soul many times in Proverbs (and the rest of the Old Testament). Most of the time […]

Pro 10-12

June 6, 2015

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What does it say?

Following the 15 discourses of Proverbs 1-9, a new section begins (Pro 10). From here through Proverbs 22:16 is a collection of some 375 individual proverbs.

Proverbs 10:1 identifies these proverbs as Solomon’s, part of the 3,000 he is said to have written (1Ki 4:32). In […]

Pro 7-9

June 5, 2015

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What does it say?

Proverbs 7 begins with another plea to walk in wisdom. Immediately the application turns again to sexual temptation in 7:6-23. The final verses of the chapter are an appeal to take this warning seriously due to the fatal consequences of sexual infidelity.

Poetic eloquence rises to […]

Pro 4-6

June 4, 2015

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What does it say?

Love of wisdom is the focus of Proverbs 4 and it has three sections. The first nine verses are fatherly advice to get wisdom above all things. Pro 4:10-19 contrast the ways of wisdom and evil, while Pro 4:20-27 emphasize the need for persistence in pursuing the ways […]

Pro 1-3

June 3, 2015

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What does it say?

Proverb in English means “a short, pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth of practical precept.” The Hebrew word translated (correctly) as proverb means that and much more. This is why some parts of the book are not strictly “proverbs in a strict, […]

Son

June 2, 2015

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What does it say?

That we would read the Song of Solomon at this point in our chronological Bible reading should be no mystery. The Hebrew title translates literally as “the Song of Songs” or “The Best of Songs.” The tradition of Solomon as author is so strong that in English it […]

2 Chr 1, Psa 72

June 1, 2015

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What does it say?

2Chronicles opens with Solomon and his chiefs in Gibeon where David had established the tabernacle of the congregation. God appears to him and promises to grant him his desire. Solomon asks God for wisdom and knowledge. God answers his prayer and the chapter describes Solomon’s strength and wealth […]