I’m doing a series on Proverbs. I’m fascinated by them. If you stare at a Bible proverb long enough, you get all kinds of things out of them. My first question is usually, “Uh, so? Isn’t that kind of obvious?” Then I stare at it and let it bother me for awhile, and find out why God thought it was worth including.
After that, I blow a gasket finding a modern application. That’s when it’s really fun.
Please note that I have freely paraphrased some of them in the interests of emphasis and clarity for modern audiences. I mean, REALLY freely paraphrased. Blow the dust off your Bible and compare, okay? (OK, ok, I know. You actually read yours. I’ll stop being a smartass…)