Make Love Not War
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March 2 | Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up controversy, but love covers over all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12) In the 60s and 70s, people were saying, “Make love not war” all the time. People meant different things by it, but the general message is good. We live in a culture where…

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March 1 | Proverbs 9:8-10 “Don’t reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous person, and he will increase in learning. The beginning of wisdom is…

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Work to Do
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February 28 | Proverbs 6:6-11 “Go to the ant, O sluggard, consider your ways, and become wise, which, without having any leader, official, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer, she gathers her food and harvest. How long, O sluggard, will you lie there? When will you arise from…

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The Straight Path
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February 27 | Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let your eyes look forward and your gaze be straight before you. Make a clear path for your feet and all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left, turn your feet away from evil.” (Proverbs 4:25–27) I’m…

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Trust in the Lord
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February 26 | Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He Himself will make your ways straight.” (Proverbs 3:5–6) Have you ever played the trust game? One person stands behind another, holding up their…

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On Your Side
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February 25 | Proverbs 2:6-8 “For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come ability, and understanding, and he saves up for the upright sound wisdom, a shield to those who walk in purity keeping watch over the paths of justice, and guarding the ways of the saints.” (Proverbs 2:6–8)…

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Wisdom Is the Key
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February 24 | Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7) I am amazed at some of our country’s leaders. They make such foolish mistakes, but they live in a bubble. They don’t pay for their foolishness. When people…

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Casting Lots in the Bible

What is the “Lot” in Proverbs 16:33? “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”Proverbs 16:33 This proverb concerns the decision making process. The “lot” here refers to a decision-making device. Casting lots in the Old Testament refers to the practice of throwing…

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