The following are simple observations and confessions based around Proverbs 18.
Verse 2: A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
I know I am guilty of being far too fond of my own opinion. I pray this blog has not been and will not be a form through which I show that I am a fool.
Verse 10: The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Not that a praise chorus can cheapen a Biblical truth, but this verse should be refreshing to the weary soul. We have confidence and peace in an Almighty God.
Verse 12: Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
Again, I am convicted of the pride that is rooted in so many parts of my life. May God grant me the gift of humility.
Verse 17: The one who states his case first seems right,
until the other comes and examines him.
Maybe because I am a lawyer, but I like the practicality here. Do not believe the first thing you hear.
Verse 19:A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
This one holds special warnings for me as I have been too prone to offense in the past year.
Verse 22: He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the LORD.
Amen and Amen. Hallelujah, I have found her.