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Proverbs 27-29

Daily Reading Proverbs 27-29 Daily Thought “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth,” says Proverbs 27:2, “a stranger, and not your own lips.” It’s okay to hear the praise of others. A friend once approached a singer after a service, complimenting her on her solo, but she refused to allow it. “Oh no,” […]


Proverbs 24-26

Daily Reading Proverbs 24-26 Daily Thought True story: in the spring of 1894, the Baltimore Orioles came to Boston to play a routine baseball game. At the crack of the bat, the Baltimore Orioles John McGraw is off and running, past first, he rounds second and keeps going.  The baseball and McGraw arrive at third […]


Proverbs 22-23

Daily Reading Proverbs 22-23 Daily Thought There are things more important than money. Place no price tag on your reputation; it is not for sale–”a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1). Pursue integrity and honesty, delight in truth and wisdom. “Buy […]


Proverbs 19-21

Daily Reading Proverbs 19-21 Daily Thought Proverbs speaks highly of this thing called the fear of the Lord, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7). It persists throughout the book and is always a good thing, “the fear of the Lord leads to life, […]


Proverbs 16-18

Daily Reading Proverbs 16-18 Daily Thought The book of Proverbs has much to say about what we say, both good, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body” (Proverbs 16:24); and bad, “A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating” (Proverbs 18:8). It’s […]


Proverbs 13-15

Daily Reading Proverbs 13-15 Daily Thought We had LOTS of kids on New Dawn Drive, the street I grew up on. My brother Drew, Andy and Ronnie, Ricky, Karen, and Alison, Laurie and Craig, Russell and Colleen, Gina, Debbie and Richie, Michael, and Little David. I was Big Dave. There were older people, too. Chuck […]


Proverbs 10-12

Daily Reading Proverbs 10-12 Daily Thought Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. ~Proverbs 10:9 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. ~Proverbs 11:3 Proverbs are truths in a general sort of way; they don’t work every […]


Proverbs 7-9

Daily Reading Proverbs 7-9 Daily Thought When you speak sin aloud, describe it accurately, the glamour fades. We prefer the secrecy of darkness; wisdom turns on the light. She knows what’s going on, “For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice, and I have seen among the simple, I […]


Proverbs 4-6

Daily Reading Proverbs 4-6 Daily Thought In God’s eyes, and therefore in reality, there are only two ways to live, two paths, one leading to life, the other to death. In Proverbs, the two paths are traveled by two women, each to her own way. One is Wisdom, and she is a lady; “Keep hold […]


Proverbs 1-3

Daily Reading Proverbs 1-3 Daily Thought For a few years as a youth pastor, I took a youth choir on tour, and one stop was a California Youth Authority facility in Ione. By facility, I mean prison, and the teenagers there had committed the most violent crimes, arson, rape, even murder. At the end of […]

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