Tag - Proverbs

Thank God For Robyn

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. O-bservation: The last chapter of Proverbs is known for the wiseman’s praise of the wife of noble character. Some say they are the words of Solomon, but I doubt it. After all, he had 700 wives, not counting his concubines. Certainly, God’s allowance of such a thing was not the same as God’s approval of this deed. But the actual chapter is accredited to King Lemuel. Though some say (King Lemuel) was Solomon, I...

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Take Time To Plan

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. O-bservation: These words by the wise man are encouraging for those who "Take Time To Plan." It's in the planning of one's life and present opportunities that bring about profit and financial advancement. However, when an individual does not "Take Time To Plan," sudden decisions are made without thought, and this brings about a greater potential for poverty to rule. A-pplication: How often have you heard someone say, "Have I got a deal for you?" At this stage of...

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The Friend Who Sticks Closer Than A Brother

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. O-bservation: Here the wisest man who ever lived,  Solomon says that if we have friends who are unreliable, in time, you and I will eventually be horribly left in the middle of a mess. Conversely, Solomon said that there is, “The Friend Who Sticks Closer Than A Brother.” Maybe he was thinking about the close relationship his father David had had with his friend Jonathon which at that time in history was...

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Becoming Wise

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. O-bservation: Solomon starts by saying that what we produce as Christ Followers is a tree of life. That is a metaphor that promotes the idea that we are “life givers” first. Then he tells us that the person who endeavors to save lives is actually rewarded by our Heavenly Father with WISDOM! The man or woman with true wisdom is full of discernment and knows what to do in any given situation. This is...

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God Wants To Conceal It For You

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. O-bservation: Solomon was a king when he wrote this Proverb. So he definitely knew what brought joy to the heart of a king. Yet, God had given him such wisdom that he also knew that the very opposite desire of a king was what made God’s heart fill with joy. God loves to conceal a failure in a human’s life, and humans or kings like to dig a past failure up and...

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