Month: January 2017

The Verbs #13 (Walk with the Wise)

20  Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.  Peterson, E. H. (2005). The Message: the Bible in contemporary language (Pr 13:20). Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress. Remember this old saying, you are known by the company you keep….

The Verbs #12 (Don’t Be an Eddie)

“Don’t Be an Eddie”             One of my favorite movies, especially at Christmas time, is “Christmas Vacation”. We laugh about that movie, but there are some really serious points in the movie. Maybe you remember this scene, and even if…

The Verbs #11 (Build Up Your City)

10 When it goes well for good people, the whole town cheers; when it goes badly for bad people, the town celebrates. 11 When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes; evil talk turns it into a ghost town in no time. Peterson, E. H. (2005). The…

The Verbs #10 (Affirmation)

The number 10 represents law, government and restoration. Solomon has spent nine chapters trying to convince us to go after wisdom and run from, or shun, the other woman. Now here in Chapter 10, Solomon begins his series of proverbs, with each one being…

The Verbs #9 (Feelings)

Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home; it’s supported by seven hewn timbers. The banquet meal is ready to be served: lamb roasted, wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers. Having dismissed her serving maids, Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands…