Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 31 – 20170531

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Proverbs 31:1  “The words of King Lemuel…” More debate on exactly who this is or is referring to.  No clue from the text.  But something God wanted included.

1  “…which his mother taught him” Importance of godly mothers.  Some say the Bible oppresses and denigrates women.  How clueless.  More like the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 31 – 20170531

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 30 – 20170529

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Proverbs 30:1  “The words of Agur the son of Jakeh…to Ithiel and Ucal” Question as to who these men are.  Some think Agur is another reference to Solomon, others come up with someone else.  The last two names are probably sons or disciples of Agur.  I see nothing in the text . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 30 – 20170529

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 29 – 20170526

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Proverbs 29:1  “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck…” Saul comes to mind.  Every chance, but wouldn’t listen.  Interesting that David was next, and he was the opposite.

2  “…But when a wicked man rules…” Sad that the people can no longer tell the difference.

7  “The righteous considers . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 29 – 20170526

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 28 – 20170524

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Proverbs 28:1  “The wicked flee when no one pursues…” Selfishness requires self preservation.

2  “…many are its princes…” Many regime changes due to contending rulers who care nothing for justice or righteousness.

3  “A poor man who oppresses the poor…” He should know better having been in their situation.  The parable . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 28 – 20170524

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 27 – 20170521

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Proverbs 27:1  “…you do not know what a day may bring forth” Parallel of James 4.  Nothing wrong with planning, but thinking you have control over what’s going to happen is foolish.  That’s God’s domain.  I like the phrase what a day may bring forth.  With God’s timing, things can turn . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 27 – 20170521

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 26 – 20170518

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NOTE:  Verses 1-12 deal with attributes of a fool, mostly with analogies, with the exception of verse 2.  Not sure if it was gathered together with the others by accident or if there was some common thought.

Proverbs 26:1  “…snow in summer and rain in harvest…” Those weather conditions don’t fit . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 26 – 20170518

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 25 – 20170515

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Proverbs 25:1  “These also are proverbs of Solomon…” Book is a compilation.  Solomon’s proverbs may have been written in scattered texts and then copied into this group.

2  “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Riches of . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 25 – 20170515

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 24 – 20170514

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Proverbs 24:1  “Do not be envious of evil men…” Sometimes it seems like the wicked have everything they want even though they are ungodly.  Writer of Psalm 73 wondered about that.  It is possible to acquire what you desire in this world without concern for truth or godliness.  But you will . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 24 – 20170514

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 23 – 20170512

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Proverbs 23:1-3  “…Consider carefully what is before you…For they are deceptive food” Speaks of food, but I think is referring to motives.  Pay attention to what is happening, and guard your words.  What is before you may look and taste wonderful, but there is an ulterior motive behind it.

4  “Do . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 23 – 20170512

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 22 – 20170510

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Proverbs 22:1  “A good name…Loving favor…” Reminder that some things are more important than money.  This is mentioned several times in the Proverbs.

2  “…The LORD is the maker of them all” Everyone is on equal footing with God.  He shows no partiality.  He’s the only one in the universe that . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 22 – 20170510