Daily Wisdom 219: Proverbs 11:1

Proverbs 11:1 (NKJV) — 1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight.

A false balance and a just weight. The prohibition against false or substandard weights and measures teaches honesty in all pursuits, and in ancient societies it was the foundation of economic soundness.


Daily Wisdom 218: Proverbs 10:32

Proverbs 10:32 (NKJV) — 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Knowing what to say. Righteous persons know the right things to say at the right time. They will not have to regret what they have said. Wicked persons do not have the ability. They blunder on, speaking unacceptable and perverse things.


Daily Wisdom 217: Proverbs 10:31

Proverbs 10:31 (NKJV) — 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out.

What the mouth indicates. A sign of righteous people is what their mouths bring forth. Those who use their tongues in a rebellious, self-willed way abuse a gift of God, and they will be judged for it.


Daily Wisdom 216: Proverbs 10:30

Proverbs 10:30 (NKJV) — 30 The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.

The unmoveable. Those who are righteous are stable and secure; those who are wicked may make a big splash, but they will pass away without an eternal inheritance.


Daily Wisdom 215: Proverbs 10:29

Proverbs 10:29 (NKJV) — 29 The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.

The sources of strength and destruction. Walking in God’s way makes a person strong, but sin leads to destruction. Those who feel weak should check the way they have been walking.


Daily Wisdom 214: Proverbs 10:28

Proverbs 10:28 (NKJV) — 28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Goals fulfilled and unmet. The hope of those who are righteous will be fulfilled, causing gladness. The expectations of the wicked will vanish before they obtain them, like a mirage.


Thanks to the Pentecostal Publishing House!

Today I received in the mail a copy of the 54 page Winter 2020-2021 Christmas Gift Guide from the Pentecostal Publishing house. I was grateful to discover on page 4 a full page advertisement for my newest book, The Holy Spirit: A Commentary.

In addition, two of my other recent books are offered: Reading  Between the Lines: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament and Looking Forward: A Clear View of Biblical Prophecy.

I hope these books will be helpful to those who receive them as Christmas gifts this year. Discounts on products listed in this catalog are available, as can be seen below.



Daily Wisdom 213: Proverbs 10:27

Proverbs 10:27 (NKJV) — 27 The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Long life or short life?  The life of those who fear the Lord may be prolonged because their fear of Him prevents them from doing harmful things that tend to shorten life. The years of the wicked may be shortened because, in their wickedness, they do risky things that tend to shorten life.



Daily Wisdom 212: Proverbs 10:26

Proverbs 10:26 (NKJV) — 26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy man to those who send him.

Do not send a lazy person. Just as people are annoyed by smoke in their eyes or vinegar on their teeth, so those who use a lazy person will regret doing so. Things of importance should be entrusted only to those who are faithful. Faithfulness is demonstrated in small things.

Luke 16:10 (NKJV) — 10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.

2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV) — 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.