Monthly Archives: May 2017

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31-May reading: Proverbs 16-18; Romans 12

Wisdom and the work of the Christian community

Proverbs 16 – Kings detest wrongdoing: better a patient man than a warrior. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall, better a patient man than a warrior.

Proverbs 17 – A friend loves at all times…and a brother… – fool thought wise if silent: discerning holds his tongue A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son. A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 18 – An offended brother is unyielding: poor plead for mercy: rich answer harshly The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the first to present his case seems right until another comes forward to question him.

Romans 12 – Living sacrifices, love, sincerely

29-May reading: Proverbs 10-12; Romans 10

Here we have more wise sayings about families and legacies.

  • Proverbs 10 – A wise son brings joy to his father, lazy hands make a man poor – diligent hands bring wealth, love covers all wrong.
  • Proverbs 11 – Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, a generous man will prosper… he will be refreshed, riches vs. righteousness. Here is a list of the fruit of a righteous life. win souls he who wins souls is wise.
  • Proverbs 12 – Don’t be stupid. Reckless words pierce like a sword, A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. V. 16

Paul exhorts the life of a sacrificial community.

  • Romans 10 – Living sacrifices, love, sincerely





28-May reading: Proverbs 7-9; Romans 9

Wisdom tries to persuade us to follow her.

  • Proverbs 7 – Warning against adultery Keep my commands, guard my teachings as a prized possession: many are the victims she has brought down with persuasive words she led him astray
  • Proverbs 8 – Wisdom’s call – call out for wisdom and understanding, if you are simple gain understanding, fight ignorance. Wisdom is before the creation, whoever fails to find me harms himself, the Lord brought me forth: whoever finds me finds life… If you hate me, you love death.
  • Proverbs 9 – Wisdom has build her house, fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, 9:12 if you are wise you will be rewarded, if you mock you will suffer. Let the simple come and eat: leave simple ways and live: walk on the way of understanding: the woman folly is loud and undisciplined.
  • Romans 9 – Paul explains God’s selection of Israel and Israel’s unbelief.

26-May reading: Proverbs 1-3; Romans 7

26-May reading

Proverbs 1 – To gain wisdom – Listen to mom and dad – Stay from sinners – Do not reject wisdom. These are proverbs for getting wisdom and discipline and insight. Wisdom develops a prudent life. Let the wise listen and add to their learning… “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” (7)

Proverbs 2 – Moral benefits of wisdom: Keep you from evil men and the adulteress. The benefits of Wisdom, to find wisdom, first find God, He guards and protects the faithful.

Proverbs 3 – Wisdom is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold, Trusting in the Lord, store my commands in your heart.

Romans 7 – No longer bound to the Law, God’s law reveals our sin, Struggling with sin,