Category Archives: Proverbs

Pastries and Parables

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he … Continue reading

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Too Amazing for Me

There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:  the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of … Continue reading

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Enough!

There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’: the grave; the barren womb; land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’ – Proverbs 30:15-16 The end of proverbs contains some interesting and odd rhetorical … Continue reading

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Surely You Know!

The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance.  This man’s utterance to Ithiel:“I am weary, God, but I can prevail.  Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.  I have not learned wisdom, nor have … Continue reading

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A Driving Rain that Leaves no Crops

When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.  A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. – Proverbs 28:2-3. I took a day yesterday to “eddy … Continue reading

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As Water Reflects the Face

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. – Proverbs 27:19. This passage is in the running for shortest, but once again the length does not reveal the depth.  These few words contain very deep water full … Continue reading

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A Leaky Roof

A “leaky roof” is not fulfilling the purpose for which it is made. It is not keeping out the rain. Continue reading

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Like Snow in Summer

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. – Proverbs 26:1 Snow shows up again in today’s passage. I guess I am surprised that snow is such a thing in this part of … Continue reading

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Drawing Out of Deep Waters

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. – Proverbs 20:5 Today’s passage is almost as short as yesterday’s, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in depth…no pun … Continue reading

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Wisdom is a Rushing Stream

The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream. – Proverbs 18:4 This passage has to qualify as one of the shortest I have encountered on my journey looking at water in … Continue reading

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