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Studies in the Book of Proverbs

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The first nine chapters of Proverbs are “the proverbs of Solomon” (Proverbs 1:1). They are stated as a father instructing his son.

# 1 —  Introduction (Part 1) Six Hasty Misjudgments of Youth:
# 2 —  Introduction (Part 2) # 15 – Proverbs 6:1-7-27 - “Don’t Co-Sign Anything” (Part 1)
# 3 -  Proverbs 1:1-5 - The Goal Of Wisdom and the Means to The  Goal # 16 – Proverbs 6:1-7-27 - “Don’t Be Lazy” (Part 2)
# 4 – Proverbs 1:8-19 - Listen To Your Parents, Not A Gang # 17 – Proverbs 6:12-15 - Watch Your Company (Part 3)
# 5 – Proverbs 1:20-33 - Listen To Wisdom Everywhere # 18 – Proverbs 6:16-19 - Don’t Jump Off The Deep End (Part 4)
# 6 – Proverbs 2:1-9 - God Gives Wisdom to Those Who Listen # 19 - Proverbs 6:20-25 - Don’t Jump Into The Wrong Bed! (Part 5)
# 7 – Proverbs 2:10-22 - God’s Wisdom Delivers From Perverse Teachers and Immoral Women   # 20 –  Proverbs 7:1-27 - Don’t Become The Sacrificial Animal! (Part 6)
# 8 – Proverbs 3:1-12 - The Wise Trust God And Improve Their Lives  
# 9 – Proverbs 3:13-26 - God’s Wisdom is Beneficial, Universal, Calming Eight Reasons Why We Listen to Reason:
# 10 – Proverbs  3:27-35 - Wisdom’s 2 Simple Rules for Life # 21 – Proverbs 8:1-11 - Reasons # 1- #3
A Father's Wisdom: # 22 – Proverbs 8:12-21 - #4: She Speaks Prudently
# 11 – Proverbs 4:1-9 - Get Wisdom! # 23 - Proverbs 8:22-36 - #5 -  She Speaks Powerfully
# 12 – Proverbs 4:10-19 - Learn From Your Parents’ Experiences # 24 – Proverbs 9:1-16 - Reasons # 6 - #8
# 13 – Proverbs 4:20-27 - Focus on What Is Right  
# 14 – Proverbs 5:1-23 - Be Faithful In Marriage  
 

 

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1 - 24:34 are randomly written, as if they were Judgments Solomon made about individual cases brought to him for Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10), or simply God-given explanations about life. New Testament passages may help see the continuation of Wisdom offered through Jesus Christ.

# 25 – Proverbs 10:1-12 - The Proverbs of Solomon # 100 – Proverbs 15:25 - True  Home-Wreckers
# 26 – Proverbs 10:13-15 - Rich or Poor # 101 – Proverbs  15:27 - Bribery Will Get You Nowhere- Good
# 27 – Proverbs 10:16-18 - From Righteous Living To Hidden Hatred # 102 – Proverbs 15:30 - How Are Things Looking Today?
# 28 – Proverbs 10:19-22 - A Fool and His Money # 103 – Proverbs 16:1-2 - What’s Wrong With Me?
# 29 – Proverbs 10:23 - Are We Having Fun Yet? # 104 – Proverbs 16:3-4 - How Committed Are You?
# 30 – Proverbs 10:24-25 - Why Are You Running Away? # 105 – Proverbs 16:7 - The Real Peace  Accords
# 31 – Proverbs 10:26-30 - Being Lazy or Wicked Ends Badly # 106 – Proverbs 16:10 - Governing The  Government (1)
# 32 – Proverbs  10:31-32 - Hush Your Mouth # 107 – Proverbs 16:11 - Governing the Government (2)
# 33 – Proverbs  11:1 - Cheaters- Beware # 108 – Proverbs 16:12-13 - Governing the Government (3)
# 34 – Proverbs 11:2 - The Shame of Pride # 109 – Proverbs 16:14-15 - Governing the Government (4)
# 35 – Proverbs  11:3-6 - What Levels “Haves” with “Have-nots” # 110 – Proverbs 16:16 - Coins or Christ
# 36 – Proverbs  11:7-8 - Why “Beg Trouble?" # 111 – Proverbs 16:17 - There is Only One Highway To Heaven
# 37 – Proverbs 11:9-11 - Hypocrites  Don’t Help Cities # 112 – Proverbs 16:19 - Victory is For The Lowly
# 38 – Proverbs 11:12-13 - Table The Tabloid Talk # 113 – Proverbs 16:20 - Walk With Faith
# 39 – Proverbs 11:14 - Advice “On Advice” # 114 – Proverbs 16:22 - Expanding the Mind
# 40 – Proverbs  11:15 - Are you  Sure or “Surety?” # 115 – Proverbs 16:27-29 - Neighborhood Watch
# 41 – Proverbs  11:16 - Honor or Riches? # 116 – Proverbs 16:31 - Grow Old Along With Me
# 42 – Proverbs 11:17 - What Helps: Goodness or Cruelty # 117 – Proverbs 16:33 - What God has Done For us Lately
# 43 – Proverbs 11:18-19 - Do Not Be Deceived # 118 – Proverbs 17:1 - Hurtful Holidays?
# 44 – Proverbs 11:20-21 - Is Anything “Right or Wrong?” # 119 – Proverbs 17:2 - An “Heir-y” Proverb
# 45 – Proverbs 11:22 - Cosmetics Without Character # 120 – Proverbs 17:3 - Christians Must Do “Hard Time”
# 46 – Proverbs 11:23 - Determining Determination # 121 – Proverbs 17:7 - When the Wrong Speak Right
# 47 – Proverbs 11:24-25 - Banking  on  Giving # 122 – Proverbs 17:8 - Why “Santa Claus” Is Popular
# 48 – Proverbs 11:26 - Corrupt Commerce # 123 – Proverbs 17:10 - Experience Hurts – Wisdom Doesn’t
# 49 – Proverbs 11:27-29 - A Solid Life or Full of Wind # 124 – Proverbs 17:12 - Which is Worse: A Savage Bear or A Stupid Fool?
# 50 – Proverbs 11:30-31 - The Results of A Good Life # 125 – Proverbs 17:13 - Many Happy Returns
# 51 – Proverbs 12:1 - How To Raise Stupid # 126 – Proverbs 17:16 - More Money Than Brains
# 52 – Proverbs 12:4 - How To Crown A Husband # 127 – Proverbs 17:17 - How To Choose A Friend
# 53 – Proverbs 12:8 - How To Be Remembered # 128 – Proverbs 17:18 - Co-signers, Beware!
# 54 – Proverbs 12:9 - Who Has  Bragging Rights? # 129 – Proverbs 17:20 - Whom Do You Trust?
# 55 – Proverbs 12:10 - Pets R People? # 130 – Proverbs 17:26 - Why Governments Fail
# 56 – Proverbs 12:11 - Don’t Buy The Farm Yet # 131 – Proverbs 18:1-2 - For Generation Drop-outs
# 57 – Proverbs 12:12-13 - Deliver Me # 132 – Proverbs 18:6-7 - I Dare You
# 58 – Proverbs 12:14 - There Is No Silent Satisfaction # 133 – Proverbs 18:10-11 - Do You Have Social or Spiritual Security?
# 59 – Proverbs 12:16 - Keep A Lid On It # 134 – Proverbs 18:13 - Opinion Polls or Truth?
# 60 - Proverbs 12:18-19 - Sword-Swallowing  101 # 135 – Proverbs 18:17 - Who’s On, First?
# 61 – Proverbs 12:23 - A Fool  Is A Blabbermouth # 136 – Proverbs 18:18 - Cast Your Lot With Christ
# 62 – Proverbs 12:24 - Who Deserves Slavery? # 137 – Proverbs 18:19 - Can You Forgive Your Brother?
# 63 – Proverbs 12:25 - Why Put In “A Good Word” # 138 – Proverbs 19:3 - Hey Y’all, Watch ‘Chis’
# 64 – Proverbs 12:26 - Which Way Are We Leaning? # 139 – Proverbs 19:9 - To Tell The Truth About Lies
# 65 – Proverbs 13:5 - The Bread That Tastes Like Rocks # 140 – Proverbs 19:10 - Robbing Hoods
# 66 – Proverbs 13:8 - Too Rich To Be Saved # 141 – Proverbs 19:16 - Do or Die
# 67 – Proverbs 13:12 - Sickening Disappointment # 142 – Proverbs 19:22 - Be A Man, Son
# 68 – Proverbs 13:13 - Pick One: Despise or Fear God’s Word # 143 – Proverbs 19:27 - Don’t Miss A Word!
# 69 – Proverbs 13:14 - Don’t say we Weren’t Warned # 144 – Proverbs 20:1 - Make That “Toast” – Toast!
# 70 – Proverbs 13:15 - Why Do Sinners Live The Hard Life? # 145 – Proverbs 20:6 - Don’t Ask Me!
# 71 – Proverbs 13:17 - Only Use A Correct Courier # 146 – Proverbs 20:15 - What’s It Worth To You?
# 72 – Proverbs 13:19 - What’s Your “Sweet” Spot? # 147 – Proverbs 20:20 - The Damnable Generation
# 73 – Proverbs 13:24 - It Doesn’t Take A Village To Raise A Child Who has Two Parents # 148 – Proverbs 20:25 - Don’t Break Out In A Rash!
# 74 – Proverbs 14:1 - Home Wreckers Need Not Apply # 149 – Proverbs 20:26 - True Political Correctness
# 75 – Proverbs 14:2 - Straighten Up And Fly Right # 150 – Proverbs 20:27 - Why God Makes Common Sense
# 76 – Proverbs 14:3 - You Say “Wh-a-t?” # 151 – Proverbs 20:28 - How To Lose An Election
# 77 -  Proverbs 14:4 - Clean Trough-No Food! # 152 – Proverbs 21:3 - Why There Are Hypocrites In Church
# 78 – Proverbs 14:5 - No “False Witness Protection Program” # 153 – Proverbs 21:5 - Hurry Up And Lose
# 79 – Proverbs 14:6 - God’s Word to the “ME” Generation # 154 – Proverbs 21:6-7 - Scram, Scam!
# 80 – Proverbs 14:8 - Who’s Fooling Whom? # 155 – Proverbs 21:16 - A Rambling Wreck
# 81 – Proverbs 14:9 - Don’t Drown In A  Rainstorm # 156 – Proverbs 21:20 - Where To Discover Oil
# 82 – Proverbs 14:12 - What Were You Thinking? # 157 – Proverbs 21:22 - Weak Shall Overcome
# 83 – Proverbs 14:15-16 - Simply Lost # 158 – Proverbs 21:29 - Choose One: A Statue’s Face Or An Obedient Heart?
# 84 – Proverbs 14:19 - The Wicked Should Take A Bow # 159 – Proverbs 22:6 - Well Begun, Half Done
# 85 – Proverbs 14:20-21 - With Friend Like These # 160 – Proverbs 22:14 - Free Sex, Or Dumb Ox?
# 86 – Proverbs 14:23 - N0 “Communism” Here # 161 – Proverbs 22:28 - The Sin Of Revisionist History
# 87 – Proverbs 14:26 - Are You Sure? # 162 – Proverbs 23:6-8 - Bar-B-Que Bait
# 88 – Proverbs 14:28 - The Proverbs of Solomon: A Kingdom Divided Against Itself (Matthew 12:25) # 163 – Proverbs 23:15-16 - Learning or Losing?
# 89 – Proverbs 14:34 - God’s Burden Against America # 164 – Proverbs 24:3-6 - Wisdom Builds Houses and Lives
# 90 – Proverbs 14:35 - Who Is Responsible For Good Government? # 165 – Proverbs 24:7 - If It’s Over Your Head, Think Again
# 91 – Proverbs 15:3 - God Knows More Than the “TSA” and the ”NSA” # 166 – Proverbs 24:8-9 - The Road To Hell Is Paved With Bad
# 92 – Proverbs 15:4 - You Listen to “What” # 167 – Proverbs 24:11-12 - What Baby’s Blood Is On Your Hands?
# 93 – Proverbs 15:8 - Wasted Wisdom # 168 – Proverbs 24:13-14 - How Sweet It Is
# 94 – Proverbs 15:14 - You Can’t  Judge A Book By Its Covers # 169 – Proverbs 24:19-20 - Imitation of Life
# 95 – Proverbs  15:17 - One  Ingredient Makes All Food Better # 170 – Proverbs 24:21-22 - Can this be saved?
# 96 – Proverbs 15:19 - A Thorny Issue # 171 – Proverbs 24:27 - Comfort Is Not Job One!
# 97 – Proverbs 15:20 - Home-Grown Heartbreak # 172 – Proverbs - What To Do When It’s “Reigning”
# 98 – Proverbs  15:22 - Where Do We Go from Here? # 173 – Proverbs 24:23-25 - Judging With No Sympathy for Sin
# 99 – Proverbs 15:24 - Going  Up or Going  Down?  

 

Solomon's wisdom continues in the remaining chapters of Proverbs.

# 174 – Proverbs 25:17 - Twitter This # 192 – Proverbs 28:28 - Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
# 175 – Proverbs 25:25 - Drink Some Cold Water For A Change # 193 – Proverbs 29:5 - What Liberty?
# 176 – Proverbs 25:26 - Picked Apart by Chickens # 194 – Proverbs 29:8-10 - We Didn’t Start The Fire
# 177 – Proverbs 26:1 - Wasted R-E-S-P-E-C-T # 195 – Proverbs 29:14 - How to be Re-elected
# 178 – Proverbs 26:2 - Don’t Fear Useless Cursing # 196 – Proverbs 29:18 - Be Happy
# 179 – Proverbs 26:4-5 - The Contradiction of Fools # 197 – Proverbs 29:19-21 - Are We Pampered Servants?
# 180 – Proverbs 26:6-7, 9-10 - Misplaced Trust # 198 – Proverbs 29:24 - Wanna Abet?
# 181 – Proverbs 26:18-19 - Impractical Jokes # 199 – Proverbs 29:27 - Sticks and Stones and Intimidation
# 182 – Proverbs 27:1 - Who Knew? # 200 – Proverbs 30:1-6 - The Who
# 183 – Proverbs 27:4 - Don’t Cross Flooding Water # 201 – Proverbs 30:10 - The Sin of Hate Speech
# 184 – Proverbs 27:7 - Are You Too Full To Eat? # 202 – Proverbs 30:11-14 - Generation D(estroyed)
# 185 – Proverbs 27:8 - Where Did You Find Greener Grass? # 203 – Proverbs 30:18-20 - CSI for Sins
# 186 – Proverbs 27:11-12 - Use Your Radar # 204 – Proverbs 30:21-23 - The Earth Is Not Enough
# 187 – Proverbs 27:20 - Enough Is Enough # 205 – Proverbs 30:24-28 - Learn From The Little People
# 188 – Proverbs 28:2 - For Which Leader Do You Vote? # 206 – Proverbs 30:29-31 - Walk the Royal Walk
# 189 – Proverbs 28:3 - Beware of the Merciless Poor # 207 – Proverbs 30:32-33 - War-mongering Causes War
# 190 – Proverbs 28:4 - Beware of the Law of the Land # 208 – Proverbs 31:1-3 - Listen to Your Mama About Women
# 191 – Proverbs 28:24 - Robbing “The Greatest Generation” # 209 – Proverbs 31:4-7 - Listen to Your Mother About Wine
  # 210 – Proverbs 31:8-9 - Listen to Your Mama About Words
  # 211 - Proverbs 31: 10 - 31 - A Virtuous Woman    NEW
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