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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

Bible blog 2303

PROVERBS. A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 14 The comments are interleaved with the verses. The text is from the Complete Jewish Version, amended by me. 14  Every wise woman builds up her household,     but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. MOST OF US, MALE AND FEMALE, HAVE DONE THINGS THAT MIGHT […]

Bible blog 2302

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS 13 I’ve changed today from the Contemporary English Translation to the Complete Jewish Version. Again my comments are interleaved with the verses. PROVERBS 13 A son who heeds his father’s discipline is wise,     but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke. BUT CAN HE LISTEN IF HIS FATHER USES A […]

Bible blog 2301

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY For the ease of the reader I have interleaved my comments with the text. CHAPTER 12 To accept correction is wise,     to reject it is stupid. THIS PROVERB IS REPEATED FREQUENTLY POSSIBLY AS ADVICE TO THE READER! 2  The Lord likes everyone     who lives right,     but he punishes everyone     who […]