Proverbs 24

Get your outside work done;     make preparations in the field;     then you can build your house. Proverbs 24:27 The author of Proverbs is saying that there is a certain order to things. Prepare first, then build. This is something we've been taught even throughout our time in school: make an outline before writing your paper, … Continue reading Proverbs 24

Proverbs 22

“Happy are generous people, Because they give some of their food to the poor.”                                     ~Prov 22: 9 This verse stuck out to me because CU@Brown is thinking a lot about food right now! We are in a season of fasting before our feasting on Saturday. As we have been thinking about our feast, we … Continue reading Proverbs 22

Proverbs 21

Those who pursue righteousness and kindness     will find life, righteousness, and honor. ~Prov. 21:21 What are you pursuing in life? A career, a family, a future that looks a certain way, financial stability, happiness? Whatever you are pursuing, it must mean that you are devoting time and energy into achieving it. It must also mean … Continue reading Proverbs 21

Proverbs 20

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water,     but a man of understanding will draw it out. Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,     but a faithful man who can find? ~Prov. 20:5-6 Our motives for how we act and what we do, think, and say are hidden deep within us and usually take some … Continue reading Proverbs 20

Proverbs 19

A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord. ~ Prov. 19:3 I'm going to be honest here. I like to blame others, even God, when my life doesn't look the way I think it should. When I am scrambling to finish up Bible Course prep, finalize details for a talk, … Continue reading Proverbs 19

Proverbs 17

Wise are those who restrain their talking;             People with understanding are coolheaded. Fools who keep quiet are deemed wise;             Those who shut their lips are smart. ~Prov 17:27,28 Mark Twain famously said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think that you are a … Continue reading Proverbs 17