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Bible blog 2312

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 22 22  Rather than wealth, choose a good reputation,     esteem over silver and gold. WE MIGHT SAY ESTEEM DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU DO RIGHT, BUT JUDAISM VALUES THE COMMUNITY OF VIRTUE 2  Rich and poor have this in common —     The Lord made them both. THE LORD MADE THEM […]

Bible blog 2311

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 21 The comments are interleaved with the text 1 The king’s heart in the Lord’s hand is like a stream of water —     he directs it wherever he pleases. NOT SURE IF THIS APPLIES TO TRUMP’S HEART OR BORIS’S 2  All a person’s ways are right in his own […]

Bible blog 2310

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 20 Comments are interleaved with text 20  Wine is a mocker, strong drink a thug; anyone led astray by it is unwise. WELL, YES. 2  The dread of a king is like when a lion roars;     Making him angry is a sin against yourself. THAT’S WHY TELLING TRUTH TO […]

SUNDAY 14th MAY

Our daughter Eleanor died on 21st April of this year. She left me the soft toys she used as puppets in her stories for children. E: I saw you using my animals yesterday for your zoom worship… M: It’s true I felt close to you….I don’t like doing that stuff alone, it was more fun […]

Bible blog 2309

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS CHAPTER 19 The comments are interleaved with the text 1 Better to be poor and live one’s life uprightly     than engage in crooked speech, for such a one is a fool. POVERTY IS A BAD FATE ACCORDING TO PROVERBS BUT BEING A FOOL IS WORSE 2  To act without […]

Bible blog 2308

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS 18 The comments are interleaved with the text 18  He who isolates himself indulges his desires     and shows contempt for sound advice of any kind. MANY RELIGIONS INCLUDING CHRISTIANITY HAVE PEOPLE WHO ISOLATED THEMSELVES TO CONTROL THEIR DESIRES. JUDAISM IS FUNDAMENTALLY COMMUNAL 2  A fool takes no pleasure in […]

Bible blog 2307

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 17 THE COMMENTS ARE INTERLEAVED WITH THE TEXT 1 Better a dry morsel with quietness     than a house full of feasting with strife. 2  A slave who deals wisely will rule over a child who acts shamefully,     and will share the inheritance as one of the family. REMINDS US […]

Bible blog 2306

TRINITY The blogs on Proverbs are interrupted to mark Trinity Sunday. 2nd CORINTHIANS 13 verse 13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Messiah, the love of God and the shared life of the Holy Spirit be with you. The doctrine of the Trinity points to a mystery not a puzzle, although at times Christian thinkers […]

Bible blog 2305

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 16 COMMENTS ARE INTERLEAVED WITH THE TEXT 16  A person is responsible to prepare his heart,     but how the tongue speaks is from the Lord THIS IS ONLY TRUE OF HONEST PEOPLE 2  All a man’s ways are pure in his own view,     but the Lord weighs the spirit. […]

Bible blog 2304

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS CHAPTER 15 MY COMMENTS ARE INTERLEAVED WITH THE TEXT 15  A gentle response deflects fury,     but a harsh word makes tempers rise. THE SECOND LINE IS TRUE AND THE FIRST IS TRUE SOMETIMES 2  The tongue of the wise presents knowledge well,     but the mouth of a fool spews […]