Text: Proverbs 31:19-22We have already read in this chapter of proverbs how the wife of noble character provides for her family, which is the proper thing to do (cf., 1 Tim.5:8), and no one would argue against that. But the verses for today also teach us about care for needy persons who are not part[…]

Text: Proverbs 31:16-18Madam Excellence shows wisdom when she handles money for business.In the buying of a field, she does not simply rush into property ownership.She considers it; meaning she wants to be sure that the property will serve the interests of the family and provide a good financial return, in this case a vineyard. The[…]

Text: Proverbs 31:13-15This woman is diligent about her work of providing for her family. She intentionally seeks for the right materials, refusing to accept some other product or something of lesser value. When she finds what she needs, she eagerly and gladly makes garments for her family. Comparing her to merchant ships is a huge[…]

Text: Proverbs 31:1-12When God created Adam and Eve, they were the perfect couple, they were literally one flesh. Then the tempter deceived Eve into disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit. Eve should have gone to Adam for consultative affirmation; but, instead, she listened to the serpent, and lost her husband’s trust. Then, after Adam[…]

Text: Proverbs 22:1-29As with other proverbs, this one uses an extreme example to instruct ourthinking. Very few skilled workmen will serve kings. The majority of qualityworkmen will live modest lives and have modest jobs. The point to learn isthat being a skilled, quality worker is honorable. Our prime goal in life is not to seek[…]

Text: Proverbs 22:1-16 When the Bible was written, a person who borrowed money literally became a slave, or they were imprisoned, if they failed to repay (Mat.18:34). And even if enslavement did not physically happen, the borrower is always afraid that he cannot repay, that he will he beaten, then he cannot sleep, he gets[…]

Text: Proverbs 21:1-31One of the nice things about the Proverbs is the use of the writing method called parallelism. That means, the author will write something in one line and then say the same or opposite thing in the next line. In the verses for today, the sluggard who craves is the opposite of the[…]

Text: Genesis 2:18-19Why did God make this statement? Was He unaware that being alone was not good? Of course God knew. God knows because He is not alone. God is three Persons (yet one God), and in verse 18 One Person is speaking to the other Two. God’s observation about aloneness is to bring the[…]

Text: Proverbs 16:1-33It is always a good thing to ask for God’s blessing on the work you do, and at the end of the day, and to thank Him for the opportunity you were given to serve Him. But verse 3 is encouraging us to go to the Lord before the work begins and ask[…]

Text: Proverbs 14:1-35As we have already considered, it was Adam’s disobedience to God that brought sin into human existence, including laziness. Human beings, created in the image of God, are designed to work hard. God’s work is non-stop and perfect. So, when we work hard, we are acting as image-bearers of God. It is very[…]