Measurements and Man’s Understanding

"Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?" Proverbs 20:23-24 (KJB) In those days of King Solomon, and before and after, for many years trade was conducted with produce through the use of scales … Continue reading Measurements and Man’s Understanding

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom; the Fool and Silence

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."  Proverbs 17:27-28  (KJB) I will let the commentary of Matthew Henry speak today as well; it … Continue reading Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom; the Fool and Silence

Confidence and a Place of Refuge

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death."  Proverbs 14:26-27  (KJB) I will let a sage of the past comment on these verses.  Matthew Henry has written,  "In these … Continue reading Confidence and a Place of Refuge

The Marriage of Wisdom and Prudence

"I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength." Proverbs 8:12-14 (KJB) In reading Proverbs 7 - 9 this … Continue reading The Marriage of Wisdom and Prudence

Wisdom, Correction and Vision

"The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Where there is no vision, the people … Continue reading Wisdom, Correction and Vision

The Secrets of Hypocrisy

"He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; when he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a … Continue reading The Secrets of Hypocrisy