Tag: Proverbs 11

BDBD is Proverbs 11:18

Raising crops has been an ongoing human activity for mankind since before the flood. Every culture has farmers with small gardens to 1,000-acre fields. Sowing seeds is a familiar practice. If a farmer wants a harvest of wheat they sow wheat seeds. If a farmer wants oats they sow oat seeds. If a farmer wants […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:16-17

Kindhearted women and kind men are celebrated. Kindness is selfless, compassionate, and merciful. Being kind means doing to others as I want them to be done to me. Being kind gain respect and benefits the giver and receiver. Jesus describes the kind person this way, ““You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:15

Putting up security for another and striking hands in a pledge were talked about in detail in chapter 6 verses 1 thru 5. There the Father tells his son to escape such a trap as quickly as possible. These two phrases are referring to business responsibilities for someone else’s debt or for some other obligation […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:11-14

Civic righteousness is the subject of verses 11-14. The blessing of the upright comes from God’s blessing and teaching through them. The upright’s good influence and desire for justice for all as well as their prosperity are how a city and nation is lifted up out of the dregs. “Remove the wicked from the king’s […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:10

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices. Surely this is true for the right way to live, interact with others, and do in God’s eyes surely brings prosperity to all. Joy and happiness fill the hearts of many. When the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. Surely this is true for the wrong way […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:5-6

Making a straight way means easily and quickly reaching a goal. The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them. How? The righteousness of the upright delivers them. Verse 4 says it delivers them from death. The delivery in verse 6 is from evil desires. Jesus taught, “Enter through the narrow gate. For […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:3

Integrity is a virtue all desire and fails more times than stacked stones fall over. Integrity is ethical and moral righteousness. Integrity does not guarantee that others will be righteous toward me. It is better to be a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse (19:1) Integrity can be […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:2

Pride comes in many forms. Not all pride is harmful though most pride experienced is. Humility comes in many forms. Not all humility is good though most humility experience is. The most historically common definition of pride is a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in […]

BDBD is Proverbs 11:1

Scales were used for many a millennium in almost all societies during commerce; the buying and selling of goods. Silver and gold would be placed on one tray and various stone weights were used on the other. The device was meant to make each exchange the same and fair. For as long as they have […]