Rods And Reprimands – Proverbs 29:15

Rods And Reprimands
Proverbs 29:15 (NIV)

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Discipline is required to rear civil children.

#rod #reprimand #impart #wisdom #child #undisciplined #disgraces #mother

Wicked Ruler, Helpless People – Proverbs 28:15

Wicked Ruler, Helpless People
Proverbs 28:15 (NIV)

15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Stop being helpless.
Pray. Act.
Rinse and Repeat as Needed.
Celebrate.

#roaring_lion #charging_bear #wicked_ruler #helpless_people #lion #bear #wicked #helpless

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.

#quarrelsome wife #dripping #leaky roof #restraining #grasping oil #rainstorm #wind #hand

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.

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