A Quarrelsome Wife – Proverbs 27:15-16

A Quarrelsome Wife
Proverbs 27:15-16 (NIV)

15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind
or grasping oil with the hand.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Let’s be fair and include the quarrelsome husband.
A contentious spouse is an uncontrollable calamity.

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Sluggards Overestimate Their Wisdom – Proverbs 26:16

Sluggards Overestimate Their Wisdom
Proverbs 26:16 (NIV)

16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
than seven people who answer discreetly.

Proverbs Club Commentary

To be credible,
the idler must learn to respond sensibly.

#sluggard #wiser #his own eyes #seven people #answer discreetly #eyes #people #answer #discreetly

Converting Your Enemy – Proverbs 25:21-22

Converting Your Enemy
Proverbs 25:21-22 (NIV)

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals
on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Proverbs Club Commentary

This is reminiscent of
Exodus 23:4 (NIV)
If you come across your enemy’s
ox or donkey wandering off,
be sure to return it.

Burning coals are a symbol of shame
to repentance.
Meeting the needs of your enemy
awakens his shame for judging you.

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Kissed For The Truth – Proverbs 24:26

Kissed For The Truth
Proverbs 24:26 (NIV)

26 An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Thanks, but a hug will do just fine.
Reasonable people appreciate hearing the truth.

#gaze #wine #red #sparkles #cup #smoothly #in_the_end #bites #snake #poisons #viper

From Quaff To Cripple – Proverbs 23:31-32

From Quaff To Cripple
Proverbs 23:31-32 (NIV)

31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup,
when it goes down smoothly!

32 In the end it bites like a snake
and poisons like a viper.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Wine is a pleasure to quaff.
But it starts a craving that only cripples.

#gaze #wine #red #sparkles #cup #smoothly #in the end #bites #snake #poisons #viper