Tag: Proverbs 10

BDBD is Proverbs 10:31-32

Contrast is used to reveal a truth again. A righteous mouth versus a perverse tongue. Righteous lips versus a wicked mouth. These have been common subjects in Solomon’s proverbs. The object of the lesson is to examine me, not to judge him or her. When I speak I want to be wise, clever, funny, spiritual, […]

BDBD is Proverbs 10:29-30

Joining these two verses brings forth one of the themes of proverbs. “The way of the LORD is a refuge (strength) for the righteous; they will never be uprooted. The way of the LORD is the ruin of those who do evil; they will not remain in the land.” The way in the Hebrew here […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:28

Have hope for joy is in your future. A better day is ahead, a day of joy. The prospect of the righteous is joy. Though today might be mixed with doubts, fears, and disappointments, these will turn into joy. The hope of the righteous is gladness. Though I wake up in darkness, the sun will […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:27

Solomon has at this time in his proverbs well defined the righteous and the wicked. Simply looking at what each type of person loves and fears assists in understanding and believing this verse. “The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.” The things each believe […]

BDBD is Proverbs 10:23-25

Jesus taught a parable about a wise person building a house on a rock and a fool building a house on sand. (Matthew 7:24-27) These verses revolve around that popular parable. The fool and the wicked experience the same fate. When troubles come the foolish wicked person has been swept away. Yet the righteous wise […]

BDBD is Proverbs 10:20-21

God’s righteousness is what He does in fulfillment of the terms of the covenant that He established with His chosen people through Christ. The righteous person in the Bible is one who meets the demands of a variety of social relations (wife, children, family, friendship, city and nation, servants, foreigners) and has done righteousness before […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:19

I learn from this proverb to be careful, concise, and accurate with words. Sometimes it may even be best to not say anything at all. Many words involve the risk of sin. Dragging out a point is seldom necessary. Matthew Pool wrote, “People that love and commonly use much talking, do frequently run into many […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:18

The next verse in the journey through the proverbs of Solomon is fitting because for four straight days Facebook has put notices on BDBD posts on their site stating that independent fact-checkers say that they contain false information and yet they say that they have not checked the information. (Their notice to me has conflicting […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:17

A good parent will discipline their child because they want their child to be happy and successful in life. A good athletic coach will discipline the members of the team because he wants them to play their best and win. A good teacher will assign homework and projects because they want the students to learn […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:16

“The wages of the righteous bring them life” is similar to Romans 6:23, “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” And “The income of the wicked brings them punishment” is similar to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death.” The wages are the gift and the gift is the […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:12

“Love covers all wrongs” (12) and “He who covers over an offense promotes love.” (17:8) The apostle Peter wrote, “Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) When someone expresses unkindness, injustice, and hate toward me I am to respond with love. Love can turn a […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:11

The proverb in verse 11 can be flipped for self-examination purposes. Reviewing the words I spoke in my past 24 hours through prayer and meditation I can determine if I was righteous or wicked. If my mouth was a fountain of life for others then I was righteous. If my mouth was overwhelmed with violence […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:10

A person winks for several reasons. Here a wink is a signal that a person is about to do harm, be deceptive, or speak malicious lies. When I interact with others do I intend to do them harm? A way to determine if I am winking the eye is to answer the question, “Would I […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:8

The wise in heart accept commands (8). Accepting a command starts with agreeing with it, though obedience does not always require accord. Accepting a command continues with believing it, though obedience does not always require faith. Accepting a command is finalized by putting it into practice, the part that is a must. Yet God is […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:7

What do people remember about me when I am not around? What will people say about me when the Lord takes me from this earth to paradise? When others speak my name is it in love and respect or do they curse and swear? Remembrance is important because “The memory of the righteous is a […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:6

God’s blessings; meaning his gifts and favors are the desire of all, though for many this hunger is hidden. Though all receive some blessings to see what we do with them; only the righteous are crowned with blessings. God put blessings on their head. Crowns date back to over 2000 BC; the oldest being a […]

BDBD is Proverbs 10:4-5

The Lord indeed does not let the righteous go hungry (3). Yet that does not mean that baloney and cheese sandwiches will appear on the table every day. The Lord gave me abilities and provides situations for me to use those abilities to plan and obtain seeds, plant the seeds, and gather crops at harvest. […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:3

Two opposing and yet related claims are made in this proverb, a common proverb vernacular. A comparison would be looking in the mirror. The appearance is the same, except what is on the left in life is on the right in the mirror; one pertains to self-reality and the other is self-illusion. Understanding and applying […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:2

“Ill-gotten treasures are of no value.” I believe that the definition of ill-gotten has become confusing. The original Hebrew word for “ill-gotten” is “resha”. It is from the root word “rasha” meaning “wrong” and “wicked”. The KJV and LEB translate this phrase as “treasures of wickedness”. More simplified the two words mean “treasures gained dishonestly”. […]

BDBD is Proverb 10:1

The parent-child relationship is the subject of either much joy or much grief. The dynamics between parent and child are greater than pollen in the swirling spring breeze. The actions of a child will affect a parent; age, location, society, and appearance does not deter this truth. The choices of a child are the cause […]