Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 17 – 20170427

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Proverbs 17:1  “Better…quietness…than…strife” Peace and the ability to enjoy what you have is better than great material gain.  Once you have that, then you can add the other.

3  “refining pot is for silver…furnace for gold…the LORD tests the hearts” Nice comparison.  Breaks down and removes the dross or waste.  What . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 17 – 20170427

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 16 – 20170426

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Proverbs 16:1  “…the answer of the tongue is from the LORD” I believe this one is stated differently a few times.  Man makes his plans, but God is still in control.  Also reminds me of what Christ said regarding the Holy Spirit.  We need not worry about what to say in . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 16 – 20170426

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 15 – 20170424

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Proverbs 15:1  “…soft answer turns away wrath…harsh word stirs up anger” Have experienced this myself.  And it doesn’t have to be an actual harsh word, only one that is perceived so.  It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it.

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 14 – 20170421

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Proverbs 14:1  “…wise woman builds her house…foolish pulls it down with her hands” So sad.  I have seen this happen many times.  Both in families and in business.  Women fight for power not realizing the great power they already have.

2  “…fears the LORD…” In this instance, fears as in respects.

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 13 – 20170419

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Proverbs 13:1  “A wise son…a scoffer…” Wonder if the writer was referring to a son who scoffs or just one in general.  Doesn’t really matter.  One who thinks he knows more than anyone enough to scoff won’t listen to advice.  A wise son, not a usual teenager who thinks he knows . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 13 – 20170419

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 12 – 20170417

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Proverbs 12:1  “…he who hates correction is stupid” Pulled no punches on that one.  Foolishness of not recognizing you don’t know it all and the great gain of assistance in finding the correct path.  Pride is a contributing factor.

2  “A good man…man of wicked intentions…” Bible tells us there is . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 12 – 20170417

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 11 – 20170414

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Proverbs 11:1  “Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD…” Scales for weighing products for which a person paid or received money.  Would have also been for weighing out payment when coins weren’t used.  Even today in some markets where people buy meat or vegetables based on weight.  Don’t cheat your . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 11 – 20170414

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 10 – 20170412

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Proverbs 10:2  “Treasures of wickedness profit nothing…” Ill-gotten gain never satisfies.  As Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 13, without love or Christ by implication, having or doing anything profits you nothing.  The universe is God’s.  Why would we think that doing anything contrary to Him could stand or even matter?

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 9 – 20170410

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Proverbs 9:1  “Wisdom has built her house…” Seems to me to be a continuation of chapter 8.  Description and narrative of wisdom.  Will also contrast Godly wisdom with earthly foolishness.

2  “…seven pillars” I get the number seven being referenced as whole or complete, but I wondered about the pillars, was . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 9 – 20170410

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 8 – 20170407

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Proverbs 8:1  “Does not wisdom cry out…” Voice of wisdom.  Calling to us.  God gives us a way out of temptation, a warning of bad choices.  It’s up to us to listen and heed what He says.

11  “…wisdom is better than rubies…” Having riches solves nothing.  You still have to . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 8 – 20170407