Stay Awake

Proverbs 6:6-11 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+6&version=ESV Stay Awake While looking to a heavenly father for our daily bread, we do not wait idly.  The Israelites were called to gather manna in the desert.  We are called to take care for ourselves and others. We are called to take action in preparing while God does the providing. In contrast, those who…

Faithfulness to First Loves

Faithfulness to First Loves Proverbs 5:15-23 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+5%3A15-23&version=NIV The betrayal of first loves is deepest of all.  We have read last week of the consequences of betrayal. We read here of the commanded actions towards one’s wife of their youth. Drink from her and do not share with others.  Delight in her and enjoy the blessings of her…

The Sour Fruits of Foolishness

Proverbs 5:7-14 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+4&version=ESV   The Sour Fruits of Foolishness The father continues to plead with his sons to listen and to keep listening.  He repeats his warning from previous verses to stay away from the adulterous woman, the one who entices his sons to betrayal.  Do not even go near betrayal or the one who entices it. The…