Category Archives: 25

Isolate Yourself From A Troublesome Spouse – Proverbs 25:24

Isolate Yourself From A Troublesome Spouse
Proverbs 25:24 (NIV)

24 Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs Club Commentary

While waiting to reconcile or to seek consultation,
sequester yourself in an isolated cubbyhole.

#quarrelsome_wife #quarrelsome #wife #corner_of_the_roof #corner #roof #better #live #share #house

Frightening Sly Tongue – Proverbs 25:23

Frightening Sly Tongue
Proverbs 25:23 (NIV)

23 Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Cunning words provoke panic.

#north wind #brings #unexpected rain #sly tongue #provokes #horrified look #horrified #unexpected #rain

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.

#enemy #hungry #thirsty #burning_coals #Lord #reward #food #eat #water #drink #heap #head

Scriptural Tools For Reaching The Crestfallen – Proverbs 25:20

Scriptural Tools For Reaching The Crestfallen
Proverbs 25:20 (NIV)

20 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
or like vinegar poured on a wound,
is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Trying to cheer up a despondent person is counterproductive.

Start with listening, prayer, and scripture.

Harmed By The Unfaithful – Proverbs 25:19

Harmed By The Unfaithful
Proverbs 25:19 (NIV)

19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot
is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.

Proverbs Club Commentary

When suffering hardship,
trust only those proven to be reliable.
Others may only impair you.