Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scoffer, the Lowest in Proverbs

Mo. 6/30/14: Proverbs 22:8, 10                  What does the scoffer do?
      He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow,
      And the rod of his anger will fail.
      Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave;
      Yes, strife and reproach will cease.
What does the scoffer do? The scoffer creates contention and strife.
Tu. 7/1/14: Proverbs 21:23 – 24                 What is a scoffer at heart?
      Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
      Keeps his soul from troubles.
      A proud and haughty man—“Scoffer” is his name;
      He acts with arrogant pride.
What is a scoffer at heart?
We. 7/2/14: Proverbs 24:8 – 9                   How does the scoffer affect others?
      He who plots to do evil
      Will be called a schemer.
      The devising of foolishness is sin,
      And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
How does the scoffer affect others? A scoffer is an abomination to men.
Th. 7/3/14: Jude 1:8 –10                  What does a scoffer reject?
Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
What does a scoffer reject? A scoffer rejects God’s appointed authorities.
Fr. 7/4/14: 2 Peter 2:1 – 3                  What does the scoffer twist?
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
What does the scoffer twist? A scoffer twists the truth.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Proverbial fool

Mo. 6/23/14: Proverbs 16:21 – 22                   What is correcting the fool?
      The wise in heart will be called prudent,
      And sweetness of the lips increases learning.
      Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it.
      But the correction of fools is folly.
What is correcting the fool? It is foolish to correct fools.
Tu. 6/24/14: Proverbs 15:21 – 22                  What is the fool’s joy?
      A wise son makes a father glad,
      But a foolish man despises his mother.
      Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment,
      But a man of understanding walks uprightly.
What is the fool’s joy? A fool’s joy is lack of discernment.
We. 6/25/14: Proverbs 17:10, 12                  What is ineffective for a fool?
      Rebuke is more effective for a wise man
      Than a hundred blows on a fool…
      Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
      Rather than a fool in his folly.
What is ineffective for a fool? A fool is unaffected by rebuke or blows.
Th. 6/26/14: Luke 12:16 – 20                  Whom do you store things for?
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater’ … But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
Whom do you store things for? If you do not store for God, you are a fool.
Fr. 6/27/14: 1 Corinthians 3:18 – 21a                  Who considers fools as wise?
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” Therefore let no one boast in men.
Who considers fools as wise? This world considers some fools as wise.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Who wants to be simple?

Mo. 6/16/14: Proverbs 14:12 – 15                  What confuses the simple?
      There is a way that seems right to a man,
      But its end is the way of death.
      The simple believes every word,
      But the prudent considers well his steps.
What confuses the simple? Believing anyone confuses the simple.
Tu. 6/17/14: Proverbs 14:17 – 18                  What do the simple inherit?
      A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
      And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
      The simple inherit folly,
      But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
What do the simple inherit? The simple inherit folly.
We. 6/18/14: Psalm 19:7,10                  How can the simple change?
      The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
      The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
      More to be desired are they than gold,
      Yea, than much fine gold;
      Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
How can the simple change? The Law makes wise the simple.
Th. 6/19/14: Psalm 119:129 – 130                  How can the simple improve?
      Your testimonies are wonderful;
      Therefore my soul keeps them.
      The entrance of Your words gives light;
      It gives understanding to the simple.
How can the simple improve? Reading the Word gives understanding.
Fr. 6/20/14: Rom. 16:19 – 20                  What should we be simple towards?
For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
What should we be simple towards? We should be simple about evil.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Highest Proverbial livel

Mo. 6/9/14: Proverbs 8:1, 4                  What is Wisdom’s cry?
      Does not wisdom cry out,
      And understanding lift up her voice?
      “To you, O men, I call,
      And my voice is to the sons of men.
What is Wisdom’s cry? Wisdom’s cry is for all mankind.
Tu. 6/10/14: Proverbs 8:1 – 21                  What is Wisdom’s call?
      “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
      And find out knowledge and discretion.
      I love those who love me,
      And those who seek me diligently will find me.
What is Wisdom’s call? Seek and you shall find!
We. 6/11/14: Proverbs 9:1 – 18                  What is Wisdom’s house?
      Wisdom has built her house,
      She has hewn out her seven pillars;
      “Come, eat of my bread
      And drink of the wine I have mixed.
What is Wisdom’s house? Wisdom’s house is that of bread and wine.
Th. 6/12/14: John 1:1 – 3                  Who is Wisdom?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Who is Wisdom? Wisdom is the Word of God.
Fr. 6/13/14: John 1:18                  Who declares Wisdom?
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Who declares Wisdom? The only begotten Son.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Knowledge in Proverbs

Mo. 6/2/14: Proverbs 2:3 - 5                  What is discernment?
      Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
      And lift up your voice for understanding,
      If you seek her as silver,
      And search for her as for hidden treasures;
      Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
      And find the knowledge of God.
What is discernment? Discernment is seeking knowledge.
Tu. 6/3/14: Proverbs 2:11 - 12                  What is understanding?
      Discretion will preserve you;
      Understanding will keep you,
      To deliver you from the way of evil,
      From the man who speaks perverse things,
What is understanding? Understanding is what keeps you safe.
We. 6/4/14: Proverbs 3:5 - 6                  What is trusting?
      Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;
      In all your ways acknowledge Him,
      And He shall direct your paths.
What is trusting? Putting your trust in the Lord is best.
Th. 6/5/14: Philippians 3:8 – 9                  What is excellence of knowledge?
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
What is excellence of knowledge? The knowledge of Christ is excellence.
Fr. 6/6/14: Philippians 3:10 – 11                  What is knowing Him?
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
What is knowing Him? To know Him is resurrection from the dead.