Have you ever read the Proverbs? I mean have you really read the Proverbs?
It is sort of like reading a thousand bumper stickers—ok, some of you don’t know what a bumper sticker is. It is sort of like reading a thousand Facebook posts back to back. There is one exception. These witty sayings all must be somehow tied to wisdom.
There are no, “Cute kid” posts.
There are no, “Love the vacation pics posts.”
There are just thought upon thought of how to live a wise and godly life.
Most of these come in some sort of parings. Occasionally, you might pick up a theme among several consecutive proverbs.
Often these tidbits of wisdom jump from the personal to the general to the powerful to the humble in just a few lines.
It is sort of like the way most of us men are with the remote. We go from the basketball game to the hunting channel to the grunting in your garage channel to Duck Dynasty and then to the hockey highlights, pausing for more than 30 seconds only if there is a highlight reel running or a new and humorous beer commercial.
It usually drives our wives and girlfriends crazy, but that’s half the fun.
The proverbs are sort of like that so get ready to experience pieces of wisdom on just about everything. Some of these proverbs come up many times in various places with only a slight twist in the wording.
I suggest that you read a few proverbs, meditate upon them, and then read these commentaries.
Wisdom awaits you.
One last warning. Do not do this as an academic exercise. If you do not revere God, you will not understand his wisdom. That said, if you have not decided to follow Jesus, save this reading for another day.
Only those who truly revere God will benefit from the reading and receiving of his wisdom.
OBTW—there are a few wisdom articles at the end that don’t exactly fit the mold.
Working Day Wisdom
A Pilgrimage through Proverbs
Leveraging the wisdom of unpaid consultants
Shades of Gray or the road not taken
Wisdom, trust, and wealth
Discipline is love
Within your power to act
Wisdom. It is an “all in” proposition
Rejoice in the wife of your youth
Warnings against folly
Two women vying for your attention
Fill ‘er up
Balancing and inverted pyramid
How is your insurance these days?
Inherit the wind
Thoughts, actions, and friends
Stored up for the righteous
A little poop in the pasture
Talk is cheap and the price is poverty
When all the world has gone a finger pointing
Wisdom and Words
Bringing Light and Good News
Try to see things my way
The pride that comes before the fall
Much guidance—4 main points
Silence is golden or so say the proverbs
Opinions, gossip, and real refuge
Don’t jump to conclusions
Wisdom calls for forgiveness
The contentious wife
Who can say, “I am clean and without sin?”
Hope for the simple
In the way they should go
The Sayings of the Wise: The first 6 of 30 or so
Sayings of the Wise: The second half dozen
Aim between the cones
The value of front end action or Sayings of the Wise 19-24
God is in control—Yes, even with the absurd state of affairs in our world today
Further sayings of the Wise
Justice, poverty, and sweet kisses of honesty
Solomon says—don’t boast about gifts never given
Life is like a box of chocolates or coals heaped on the head of your enemy
I’ll take FOOLS for $800, Alex
Sluggards, Meddlers, and Gossips. Oh my!
A FISH or how to deal with malicious people
Can’t fix stupid
Faithful to the original design
Rich, poor, evil, righteous, and more…
With liberty, wisdom, and justice for all
The Solomon Wisdom Variety Show Finale
Agur ben Jakeh says, or more compilations of wisdom
Give me, give me, give me and 5 sets of 4
Special instructions for leaders
The Proverbs 31 Wife
Tom’s top ten or so proverbs
Ask God for Wisdom
The Simple, Fools, and Scoffers or what you need to know about an electric fence
Alive and Well in Tennessee
Create in me a clean heart
Out of the Box?
The first one to make his case seems right
The wisdom of the tithe
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