The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man – Proverbs 16:1-9 Verses 1 – 2 –  “Preparations of the heart in man”  and “The answer of the tongue” are both “from the LORD”.   V. 2 – “Ways of man…”  but “The LORD weigheth the spirits”. All the plans of men (James 4:13-15) are only successful through the directions of … More The Heart of Man

Instruction and Authority from Proverbs 13

Instruction, Transgressions, and Authority – Proverbs 13:1-25 Verses 1 – 6 –  Once again we are dealing with the issues of the “mouth”.  Eating here seems to be speaking of much more than physical food; but rather of self-control with food and with the tongue. Also speaking of control of one’s work habits; and speaking … More Instruction and Authority from Proverbs 13

Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction

Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction – Proverbs 11:15-31 Verse 15 –  From the Believer’s Bible Commentary: “To be surety for a stranger means to guarantee his debt or his promissory note. The person who does this will suffer for it, that is, he will pay a stinging penalty. The man who hates suretyship saves himself … More Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction

UPDATED: Israel and Gaza moving towards full-blown war. Hamas breaks cease-fire. 200+ rockets and mortars fired at Israel since Wednesday night. 11 Israeli civilians injured. IDF retaliating. Palestinians in Gaza suffering under Hamas tyranny. Here’s the latest. #PleasePray

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Pray it doesn’t happen. Pray that civilians on both sides of the border are spared the horror. But all signs suggest a major new war is about to erupt between Israel and Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza. It has been exactly four years…

More on the Mouth

The Mouth of the Wise and Righteous – Proverbs 10:1-32 At least 13 times in chapter ten there is reference to “mouth”, “lips”, or “tongue”.  Verses 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 31, and 32 with a couple of  verses having two references. There is power in our use of words with … More More on the Mouth

BREAKING: Ceasefire announced after Gaza terrorists launch 200+ rocket & mortar attacks against Israel. Here’s the latest. Please keep praying.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Yesterday was not an easy one in the Epicenter. Here’s the latest as of 7:30am, Israel time: More than 200 rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel by terrorists in Gaza on Saturday, July 14 — the biggest salvo of attacks since August…

Security

The Security of The Word – Proverbs 6:1-35 Verses 1 – 5 –  Warning or caution against being the security for anothers debt; or “co-signing” for others.  From the ESV Study notes, “The main point of the appeal begins in v. 3: save yourself from the whim of the one in debt and plead urgently … More Security

Hear and Hold On

Hearing and Holding On – Proverbs 4:1-27 Verses 1-13 –  Hold on to wisdom; like a family heirloom.  Children are the fruit of marriage, and the responsibility of their teaching, their learning is that of the father and mother.  It is, however the responsibility of the child to learn the teachings which they are taught.  … More Hear and Hold On

Deliverance from the Evil, and from the Strange

The notes below are taken from the BELIEVER’S BIBLE COMMENTARY. Deliverance From the Evil and the Strange – Proverbs 2:10-22 Verses 10 – 11 –   “The reason this happens is that wisdom takes control of one’s mind or heart, and the knowledge of what is right becomes pleasant rather than distasteful. To the true believer, … More Deliverance from the Evil, and from the Strange

Wisdom’s Voice

Wisdom’s Voice – Proverbs 1:20 – 33 Verses 20 –  The Voice of Wisdom.  Matthew Henry in the commentary has written, “I. By whom God calls to us—by wisdom. It is wisdom that crieth without. The word is plural—wisdoms, for, as there is infinite wisdom in God, so there is the manifold wisdom of God, … More Wisdom’s Voice