To really know someone or something one must first love that someone or something. This applies both to human relationships and to Bible study.
The words of a good man are always of great value, but even the thoughts of a wicked man are worthless.
“When using lots of words one never fails to offend, but the one who restrains his lips is wise.”
Someone who hates secretly is a deceiver. Someone who hates publicly is an idiot.
Wealth acts as a protective barrier between the wealthy man and the difficulties of life. On the other hand, poverty puts a poor man in difficult situations without any kind of protective barrier. In order to survive, the poor man often has to resort to solutions that have regrettable lasting effects that keep the poor man poor.
Text שִׂנְאָה תְּעוֺרֵר מְדָנִים וְעַל כָּל־פְּשָׁעִים תְּכַסֶּה אַהֲבָה׃ (more…)
While the primary sense unit in most of the book of Proverbs is the individual verse, some of the sayings group together rather naturally. Sometimes this is pretty clearly because the verses were originally a unit, and for one reason or another the subsequent versification did not reflect this original unity (i.e. Proverbs 30:7-9). At…
Text מְקוֺר חַיִּים פִּי צַדִּיק וּפִי רְשָׁעִים יְכַסֶּה חָמָס׃ (more…)
Text קֺרֵץ עַיִן יִתֵּן עַצָּבֶת וֶאֱוִיל שְׂפָתַיִם יִלָּבֵט׃ (more…)
Text הוֺלֵךְ בַּתֺּם יֵלֶךְ בֶּטַח וּמְעַקֵשׁ דְּרָכָיו יְוָּדֵעַ׃ (more…)