Proverbs 25:4: Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry.
- If we push toward the “end result” of what we want for our life without allowing our character to develop, we will only hinder what God wants to do.
Proverbs 25:16: Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, Lest you be filled with it and vomit.
- We need this wisdom in our culture of “have as much as you want, when you want it.” One area we should view as “honey” is entertainment. We should use it with moderation and sparingly.
Proverbs 26:2: Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight.
- This verse, like all scripture, should be taken in context of the truth of the entire bible. In other words, we shouldn’t make assumptions based on one verse without other scripture helping us have a fuller understanding. This verse isn’t a verse of condemnation saying, “if there’s a curse at work in your life, you did something wrong.” What its saying is, “if there is a curse, there is a cause.” Sometimes people open the door to things by sin, but often it is something that has been passed from a previous generation. Also, a nation can be cursed, and if we don’t declare the blessing we have in Christ, then we may see the curse affect us. The key is to determine the cause and deal with it through the victory and redemption of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 26:13: The lazy man says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!"
- A lazy person will always have a “reason” why they can’t do it. We need to be people declaring why we can do it.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan