Proverbs 12:22 What does God like?

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. Proverbs‬ ‭12:22‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Delight What does it mean to be God’s delight? There is something inside people that compels us to please. We please our parents, our spouse, our employer, and sometimes — even ourselves. But can I really … Continue reading Proverbs 12:22 What does God like?

Proverbs 12:21 Safety and trouble

No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. Proverbs 12:21 (NASB) From the Hebrew Lexicon: No trouble, sorrow, wickedness, will have opportunity, to meet or encounter opportunely, with the just, righteous, but to the wicked, criminal, to be full, to fill, evil, distress, misery injury, calamity. At face value, when I … Continue reading Proverbs 12:21 Safety and trouble

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit or Joy

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil [contrivers of mischief], but those who promote peace [counselors of peace] have joy. Proverbs‬ ‭12:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ [Rotherham]‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ The Hebrew word for plot means: to cut in, engrave, plow, devise. It’s often used of a farmer planting seed. And the seed being planted here, in the … Continue reading Proverbs 12:20 Deceit or Joy

Proverbs 12:16 Emotional maturity

Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs‬ ‭12:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Rotherham’s translation says: A foolish man on the same day lets his vexation be known, but he that conceals an affront is prudent. Proverbs 12:16 Annoyance is universal, my agitated response doesn’t have to be. Vexation is such a visual … Continue reading Proverbs 12:16 Emotional maturity

Proverbs 12:13 Daily opportunities

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble. Proverbs‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭NASB‬‬‬‬‬‬ The order of the Hebrew helps to better understand the phrase: “By the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man.” The word transgression means the violation of a law, or … Continue reading Proverbs 12:13 Daily opportunities