Tag: Proverbs 3

BDBD is Proverb 13:10

Pride is one of the sneakiest of emotions. Pride can linker in and influence many other emotions without being detected by the owner. Like a thorn in a field of wheat so is pride there hiding under the tall stalks taking away needed water and nutrition. Where there is a quarrel, pride has been at […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:31-35

Envy is an emotional trait humans share. Envy can be defined as a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, and possessions joined with the desire to possess the same advantage. Envy rots the bones (14:30). Though envy is sometimes a motive for doing good, usually it has unwanted results most […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:27-30

Wise interaction with others involves love and knowledge; spirit and truth. “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. (27).” I am not to do good to everyone; only those who deserve it. The wisdom in this is the ability to know who deserves it. Giving […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:25-26

Fear is a base emotion that all humans share. There are many reasons to fear. God’s direction here is to not fear sudden disaster or the ruin that overtakes the wicked (25). God promises that he will be my confidence and will keep my foot from being snared (26). I should not have vague fears […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:19-24

Many have problems sleeping at night. Some may have a physical problem; health, environment, or perhaps their bed is uncomfortable. Others may have problems sleeping because their soul is in torment. Some lament the past and live in regret while others have vague or real fears. Others are heart broke or mentally unstable. Others worry […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:9-18

Wealth, prosperity, health, and love are the desires of life under the sun. The Bible has a lot to say about these. Most start out adult life dismissing what God has to say believing we have life all figured out and what we don’t know we are sure we will figure out. If we succeed […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:7-8

“Fear the Lord” is often repeated in the Bible, especially in the book of Proverbs. “Shun evil” is also repeated though not as much. Job was a man who feared God and shunned evil (Job 1:1, 2:3, 28:28) Fearing God and shunning evil is stated to be healthy for the body and nourishment to the […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:5-6

Search my heart. Do I trust in the Lord with all of my heart? Am I leaning on my own understanding? When Jesus approached Jerusalem he gave two disciples a set of instructions that would have been impossible for someone to predict could happen to find a donkey and her colt. (Matthew 21:1-5) The same […]

BDBD is Proverbs 3:1-4

The Father again addresses his son as he did in the first two chapters. The Father beseeches his son to not forget his teachings. Forgetting the teachings of God and the wise is much easier to do than most are willing to accept. Just how easy it is to forget is found when temptation requires […]