All posts by Terry Grieve

Think Hard Before Dedicating – Proverbs 20:25

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Think Hard Before Dedicating
Proverbs 20:25 (NIV)

25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly
and only later to consider one’s vows.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Do not get fooled into making an imprudent dedication.
Your vow could reflect poorly on you.

#trap #dedicate #something #rashly #later #consider #vows

Children Of Shame And Disgrace – Proverbs 19:26

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Children Of Shame And Disgrace
Proverbs 19:26 (NIV)

26 Whoever robs their father
and drives out their mother
is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Rob your father, or expel your mother,
and you humiliate yourself.

#whoever #robs #father #drives #out #mother #child #brings #shame #disgrace

The Wicked And The Shamed – Proverbs 18:3

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The Wicked And The Shamed
Proverbs 18:3 (NIV)

3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes reproach.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The rule of the Wicked spurns defiance of their rule.
The Embarrassed seek a victim to blame.

#wickedness #comes #contempt #shame #reproach

Seeking Wisdom Or Elsewise – Proverbs 17:24

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Seeking Wisdom Or Elsewise
Proverbs 17:24 (NIV)

24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The Righteous glean wisdom.
Fools look everywhere for anything else but.

Okay, I made up ELSEWISE, but it fits perfectly.

#discerning #person #keeps #wisdom #view #fool #eyes #wander #ends #earth

Redeeming Your Work From Hunger – Proverbs 16:26

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Redeeming Your Work From Hunger
Proverbs 16:26 (NIV)

26 The appetite of laborers works for them;
their hunger drives them on.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Because of the fall of Mankind,
men are cursed to work
by “the sweat of their brow.”

Hunger is the motivator.

Work, however, can be redeemed
by dedicating it to God.

#appetite #laborers #works #hunger #drives