Proverbs 31

NIV + The Message + Blue Letter When I’ve read through Proverbs in the past, it’s been part of Fight Club. When Fight Club starts, I pick up on whatever the date is and since it’s a 10-12 week journey read through them about three times. Ending with 31 feels a bit...

Proverbs 30

NIV + The Message + Blue Letter Before we’d eat, sometimes we’d say “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest and let these gifts to us be blessed, Amen.” Most of the time, we’d just flow. I guess you have to be when you are a pastor, but I was long before that. I’m also a...

Proverbs 29

NIV + The Message + Blue Letter Yesterday’s Blog unpacked “wicked” and the fact that, at least in Hebrew, the root for this word is “evil.” All of this started by reflecting on Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee though no one pursues But the righteous are bold as a lion....

Proverbs 28

NIV + The Message + Blue Letter If books are where you go to find the truth, then why do we call the place that stores them a lie-brary? Many pseudo-phiosopical people have asked this question, but it only works in English. In Latin, where we got the word library...

Proverbs 27

NIV + The Message + Blue Letter Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (27:6) A lot of people talk about Jesus as the healer of wounds. There’s truth in that. It’s also true, but a lot less comfortable, that Jesus is the wound that heals....