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Waywardness and complacency

“For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.” Proverbs 1:32 Proverbs 1 is an exhortation to embrace wisdom — which in essence, is actively applying God’s word to every circumstance of our lives. Verse 32 addresses two ways of living that lead to death.  One path is…

Her heart is bound to God

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 Her heart is bound to God; she clings closely to him and has seen her life change as a result. It has become rich and full. She has learned that, through him, she has become quite capable. She…

I think I know what is best for myself

“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 26:12 I think I know what is best for myself. I think I know what I need or how to solve a problem.  But the problem is … I am often relying on the…

Two kinds of desire

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 There are two kinds of desire.  The first in this scripture is defined as an expectation that oppresses and leads to fraud or deceit.  That’s the Hebrew word definition of “hope.” Is that “hope” the kind of desire that…