Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10
  1. Count the number of times 'righteous' or 'righteousness' is used in this chapter. Clearly, God is trying to tell us something.
  2. It is also significant to me that there are so many words concerning speech (lips, mouth, etc.) that are connected to the instructions on being righteous. Verse 19 especially gives me some caution.
  3. I am reminded of the value of hard work in 10:3-4. Sometimes what is lost in our 'have-it-right-now-without-working-too-hard culture' is some of the wisdom found in these verses.
  4. Verse 25 speaks of the tempest coming and the results that come from it. As other Scripture teaches, things such as storms, disasters, pain, etc. come to not only the wicked but the righteous. Those who are believers aren't exempt from pain.