Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Prov. 25-29


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Proverbs Twenty-Five

  1. Proverbs 25-29 are an additional collection of approximately 100 of Solomon’s proverbs, collected and preserved during the reign of Hezekiah, from 729 to 686BC (Prov. 25:1).  
  2. The chapter begins with a collection of wisdom as it applies to kings (Prov. 25:2-7).
  3. Wisdom teaches the believer to work out their own differences with their neighbors (Prov. 25:8-10; cf. 1st Cor. 6:1-8).
  4. Wisdom teaches the believer to communicate effectively for blessing (Prov. 25:11-13), and not boast falsely (Prov. 25:14).
  5. Wisdom teaches the believer to love their enemy (Prov. 25:21-22; Rom. 12:20).
  6. Lack of spiritual self-discipline leaves a believer as vulnerable as an unwalled city (Prov. 25:28).

Proverbs Twenty-Six

  1. Proverbs takes a certain amount of discernment in the application of wisdom (Prov. 26:4-5; Ecc. 3:7b).
  2. Proverbs 26 is the primary passage for addressing the fool (vv.1-12).
  3. Additional comment is made concerning the sluggard (Prov. 26:13-16), busybodies (v.17), & practical jokers (vv.18-19). 
  4. The final section highlights the deceptive whisperer (Prov. 26:20-28).

Proverbs Twenty-Seven

  1. Wisdom teaches the believer to live one day at a time (Prov. 27:1; Jas. 4:13-16).
  2. Wisdom warns the believer against self-promotion (Prov. 27:2; 2nd Cor. 10:12,18).
  3. Wisdom distinguishes between a true friend and a deceitful enemy (Prov. 27:6).
  4. Wisdom teaches believers how to meet the needs of our fellow believers (Prov. 27:10).
  5. Iron sharpens iron.  Believers walking in the light are an assistance to other believers walking in the light (Prov. 27:17).
  6. Wisdom teaches the believer to live prudently, and to trust in the Lord for our basic needs (Prov. 27:23-27).

Proverbs Twenty-Eight

  1. Wisdom provides boldness for the believer (Prov. 28:1; 2nd Tim. 1:7; Acts 4:13).
  2. The absolute standard of the Word of God is the determinate factor for how a believer relates to the unbeliever (Prov. 28:4).
  3. Wisdom teaches the believer to confess his sins, and keep short accounts (Prov. 28:13).

Proverbs Twenty-Nine

  1. Hardness of heart leads to an irreparable spiritual condition (Prov. 29:1).
  2. Wisdom teaches the believer to have Divine viewpoint concerning the poor (Prov. 29:7).
  3. Unbelievers typically hate believers, because they hate the light, but believers love unbelievers, as they are burdened for their soul (Prov. 29:10).