Proverbs 27:1 “…you do not know what a day may bring forth”
Parallel of James 4. Nothing wrong with planning, but thinking you have control over what’s going to happen is foolish. That’s God’s domain. I like the phrase what a day may bring forth. With God’s timing, things can turn around very quickly.
2 “Let another man praise you…”
Goes against the idea of tooting your own horn. In this age of self promotion, hard to know where the line is.
5 “Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.”
Honesty in your dealings.
6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend…”
Trust makes all the difference. True friends are hard to find.
7 “…to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet”
We base worth on our desires.
10 “…Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away”
Don’t isolate. Don’t ignore the help God provides.
12 Repeat in chapter 22.
13 Repeat in chapter 20.
14 “He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.”
Always strikes me funny. The obviousness of the situation.
16 “Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.”
More on the contentious wife. Dealing with her seems to be the impossible task. Her husband would have to be something of a superman.
17 “As iron sharpens iron…”
As man sharpens man.
18 “Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit…”
Right of the investor. Reminds me of not muzzling the ox while it treads the grain.
23 “Be diligent to know the state of your flocks…”
Being responsible with what God gives you. Keep up with it. Make the best, wisest decisions you can. Always check with Him.
I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word. May it accomplish what He desires. Please feel free to comment or post questions. Thanks for reading!
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.