I’m amused by the story of the boy who was fishing on a stream when a group of teenagers arrived
on the scene with their rods and reels and fancy flies. They thrashed the water as they joked and
laughed casting and reeling in repeatedly but catching nothing. The boy sat int … More
It is important to use the rod and reproof when children are young and forming both character and habits for life (v. 19). If they are not corrected when they are young, verbal correction will accomplish very little when they become older, for they will refuse to obey commands then. This is why our jails are filled today. This is also a big reason why mothers need to be in the home.
There is less hope for a person who is insensitive to others than there is for a fool because he brings trouble on others as well as on himself (v. 20). Failure to discipline a servant and then require him to carry out responsibilities will bring grief. (v. 21). It is impossible to have a close relationship with the Lord and have an angry spirit (v. 22). An angry, hot tempered person causes all kinds of strife and commits many sins. Ironically pride by which a person seeks to elevate himself only results in his being brought low (v. 23) while the humble will be elevated by others to a position of honor.
A question to ask myself is; In the decisions I make and the things I do, do I find myself seeking the approval of man or God?
By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir. A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing. The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice. An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.
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Proverbs 26:1-9The Man of Wisdom Will Not Dispute a Fool
Proverbs 26:10-19The Less You Do, The Less You Want to Do
Proverbs 26:20-28It Always Takes Two to Quarrel
Proverbs 27:1-9Don’t Brag About Tomorrow
Proverbs 27:10-18Iron Can Sharpen Iron
Proverbs 27:19-27The Natural Man is Never Satisfied
Proverbs 28:1-10Refusing to Obey Brings Disastrous Results
Proverbs 28:11-18The Rich Are Often Filled With Pride
Proverbs 28:19-28Giving Needed Rebuke is Never Easy
Proverbs 29:1-11An Honest Ruler Makes a Nation Strong
Proverbs 29:12-18Biblical Discipline Brings Delight
Proverbs 29:19-27The Rod and Reproof Bring Wisdom
Proverbs 30:1-10God Chooses to Use Ordinary People
Proverbs 30:11-17We Are Never Satisfied and Always Want More
Proverbs 30:18-23We Will be Judged For What We do in The Body
Proverbs 30:24-28Anger Produces Trouble
Proverbs 30:29-33Pride And Anger Work Against Humility
Proverbs 31:1-9What King Lemuel’s Mother Taught Him
Proverbs 31:10-16The Ideal Woman is Rare
Proverbs 31:17-23The Wife’s Life Was Centered Around Her Home
Proverbs 31:24-31Her Children Call Her Blessed