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“Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.” Pro 28:26 NLT Recently when making some plans for the future, there were elements that I wasn’t quite sure how they were going to work out.  In fact, I still don’t.  I recall speaking with a friend and commented, […]

Strife vs. Trust

“A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched.”  Pro 28:25 ESV When we approach any new situation, we choose how we approach it.  The arrogant person approached it with strife, the godly with trust.  Are we going to be filled with strife, or are we going […]

Honest Criticism

“In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.‭‭” Proverbs 28:23 NLT‬‬ Would you rather someone tell you that you look great or have spinach stuck between your teeth? It might be a silly example, but it makes the point. In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery. Being loving doesn’t mean that […]

Riches and Consequences

“The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.” Pro 28:20 NLT   Get rich quick schemes usually come with some form of consequences. The quick riches come from somewhere, and often come at the expense of others. The lottery is such a scheme – […]

Do You Remember Fantasy Island?

Blog Title Goes Here “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” ‭‭Proverbs 28:19 NLT‬‬ Years back there was a popular television show called Fantasy Island.  On the show, they arranged events for people to live out things they had always hoped for or wanted to do. […]

Tax Day Proverb – Proverbs 28:16

“A ruler with no understanding will oppress his people, but one who hates corruption will have a long life.” Pro 28:16 NLT   Apples and Oranges?  At first it seems like the themes in this week’s Proverb are unrelated.  How are understanding and corruption related to oppression and long life?  We see the direct correlation […]

Pray for the Stubborn

“Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.” Proverbs 28:14 NLT‬‬ I am pretty good at the obvious. What is obvious is how things have changed over the past few decades and seemingly at an ever-increasing pace. What is true is that apart from Christ, people were never good. […]

What Is Holding You Back?

“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Proverbs‬ ‭28:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬ What is holding you back? If you have ever had a pebble in your shoe, a speck in your eye, or a splinter in your finger, you know what a distraction that they can […]

When the Godly Succeed

“When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.”  ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ I have quoted it before, but it is appropriate to mention once again to help illustrate this week’s proverb: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” While the quote’s origin […]

Rich People May Think They Are Wise

“Rich people may think they are wise, but a poor person with discernment can see right through them.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬ If you want to be great at something learn from someone who is great at it! Do not try and learn from someone who is quite the opposite. Warning Classic TV references ahead! You wouldn’t want to […]