Proverbs 26–vomit-sawdust-insanity

Proverbs 26:11, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.” (NLT) I’m sure you’ve heard the definition of insanity; “doing things the same way and expecting different results.”  I can remember many years ago when I first started trying to stop drinking and drugging.  I thought if I would exercise,…

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Proverbs 25…if you need to exalt–exalt Him

Proverbs 25:6, “Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among great men…” (NIV) Jesus explains this Proverb further in Matthew 14:11, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” At the end of the day there is one Being we…

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Proverbs 24…why try to do good?

Solomon talks about why we should try to do good in Proverbs 24:12 (NIV) “…will he not repay each person according to what he has done?” Paul talks about it in Romans 2:6 (NIV), “God will give to each person according to what he has done.” James says pretty much the same in James 1:12 (NLT), “God…

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Proverbs 23…”The Recovery Proverb”

Proverbs 23:29-35 (NLT) 29-Who has anguish?  Who has sorrow?        Who is always fighting?  who is always complaining?        Who has unnecesarry bruises?  Who has bloodshot eyes? 30-It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks. 31-Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles…

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Proverbs 21…everything in moderation

Proverbs 21:17, “He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.” Years ago, as I was trying to rebuild my life I had lunch with a very wealthy, successful, businessman.  I often tell people that I am where I am today because I’ve asked alot of questions along…

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Proverbs 20…are you “astray?”

Proverbs 20:1, “Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.  Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.” This Proverb was written almost 3000 years ago.  I have a feeling if Solomon were still alive today he would tell us to replace the words wine and alcohol with whatever our addiction is, or whatever leads us…

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