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Sometimes we just take in the awe and wonder of this creation.  Sometimes, we desire to figure it out.  Hint:  God gave us an entire book of wisdom called Proverbs.  It may take a little time, but once you catch the idiom of these quips, wisdom awaits.
Sometimes we just take in the awe and wonder of this creation. Sometimes, we desire to figure it out. Hint: God gave us an entire book of wisdom called Proverbs. It may take a little time, but once you catch the idiom of these quips, wisdom awaits.Tom Spence

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

Read Proverbs

A Pilgrimage through Proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-7

Leveraging the wisdom of unpaid consultants

Proverbs 1:8-19

Wisdom personified

Proverbs 1:20-28

Shades of Gray or the road not taken

Proverbs 2

Wisdom, trust, and wealth

Proverbs 3:1-10

Proverbs 3:1-2

Proverbs 3:3-4

Discipline is love

Proverbs 3:11-12

Proverbs 3:13-18

Proverbs 3:19-20

Proverbs 3:21-26

Proverbs 3:27-28

Proverbs 3:29-30

Proverbs 3:31-35

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

Solomon says…

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?”

Trust God

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…

The Dichototudes

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

Weekend 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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