Margin notes – The Proverbs 31 Man

The paradigm which is often held up to women, is that they ought to be a “Proverbs 31 wife.” This is based on Proverbs 31:10-31. Precious little seems to be said about the 1st 9 verses and what is said … Continue reading

Margin notes: Proverbs 30:7-9 Makes me wince

7  Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: 8  Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 9  … Continue reading

Going to Confession and Corona – Revisiting Proverbs 28:13

Proverbs 28:13 – Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. It struck me in re-reading this passage this morning, that it has – beyond the more obvious applications below – … Continue reading

The wounds of a friend – Proverbs 27:5-6

5  Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. 5-7 These three verses show three different aspects of the same concept. At the bottom of it … Continue reading

Margin notes: Not forsaking steadfast love and faithfulness

Proverbs 3:1–6 (ESV) — 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not steadfast love … Continue reading

Margin notes: Heading somewhere?

Proverbs 4:25–27 (ESV) — 25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. 27 Do not swerve to the right or … Continue reading

So much wisdom in so few words.

Sometimes the economy of words Scripture employs to communicate deep theological truth is truly staggering. Proverbs 4:24-27 is one of those places. Let me tease out just some ideas of key importance here. First off, note that wisdom is always … Continue reading