Category Archives: Proverbs

Gems in God’s Diamond Field of Wisdom

Tend Your Boss and Reap a Good Reward

As an avid gardener, my husband takes special delight in eating the first ripe tomato of the season. He can do so because he diligently tends his garden. He records monthly rainfall, past crop rotations, and the species of tomatoes … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Women

Today’s guest blogger is Heather Rice. She is an oncology nurse, with degrees also in linguistics and biblical counseling. Besides counseling at her church, she enjoys hiking, languages, linguistics, Bible study, and her church. So, let’s say you just messed … Continue reading

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An Unloved Woman

The Valdivian earthquake on the coast of Chile is the most powerful quake ever recorded, at a magnitude of 9.5. On a Sunday afternoon in 1960, the earth began to shake and continued for ten minutes. According to the U.S. … Continue reading

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A Secret to Lasting Power

Wouldn’t every world ruler like to know the secret to real, lasting power? Solomon, whose son would be the next king of Israel, certainly wanted his son to know, so when he put together the book of Proverbs for his … Continue reading

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Join us! You’ll Belong and Have Fun!

Listen to this invitation: Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse (Prov. 1:14). Now you’re talkin’! These people care about me. They aren’t making demands on me like my family does. They want me for … Continue reading

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Bizarre Speech (of the Sluggard)

(This is a second post on Proverbs 22:13,  focusing on a different application.)   The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!” Get real! There is a lion in the town square and … Continue reading

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