Resources from Proverbs

An Appeal to Children of Godly Parents

Mar 27 You have here before you the advice of King Solomon, rightly reckoned to be one of the wisest of men; and verily he must be wise indeed who could excel in wisdom the son of David, the King of Israel. It is worth while to listen to what Solomon has to say; it must be good for the most intelligent young person to listen, and to listen carefully, to what...

Proverbs 6:20-23

The Hedge of Thorns and the Plain Way

Feb 17 You must have noticed how frequently godly people almost wear out their Bibles in certain places. The Psalms, the Gospel of John, and parts of the Epistles, are favourite portions, and are thumbed in many an old believer’s Bible till the fact is very noticeable. There are certain sheep-tracks up the slopes of Scripture which are much more trodden than the rest of the holy fields. I suppose it has...

Proverbs 15:19

The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit

Apr 16 EVERY man, sooner or later, has some kind of infirmity to bear. It may be that his constitution from the very first will be inclined to certain diseases and pains, or possibly he may, in passing through life, suffer from accident or decline of health. He may not, however, have any infirmity of the body, he may enjoy the great blessing of health; but he may have what is even...

Proverbs 18:14

The Honoured Servant

Jun 22 IN Solomon’s day, every man sat under his own vine and fig tree, and there was peace throughout the whole country. Then, God’s law about dividing out the land among the people, so that every man bad his own plot, was rightly observed, and each one had a fig tree of his own, to which he gave his personal attention; and, in due time, having waited upon the fig tree,...

Proverbs 27:18

One Lions: Two Lions: No Lion at All

Jun 8 THIS slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions as if it were his favourite aversion, and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. Perhaps he hugs it to his soul all the more because it is a home-born fear, conjured up by his own imagination; and as mothers are said to love their weakest children best, so is he...

Proverbs 22:13

The Best Friend

Feb 23 TRUE friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances, and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word “friendship.” Peradventure, in some after day of adversity, when these so-called friends have looked out for their own interests, and left us to do the best we can for ourselves, that word friendship may come back to us with sad and sorrowful associations. The friend in need...

Proverbs 27:10

The Hold Fast

Jun 9 FAITH may be well described as taking hold upon divine instruction. God has condescended to teach us, and it is ours to hear with attention and receive his words; and while we are hearing faith comes, even that faith which saves the soul. To take “fast hold” is an exhortation which concerns the strength, the reality, the heartiness, and the truthfulness of faith, and the more of these the better....

Proverbs 4:13

God’s Glory in Hiding Sin

Jul 15 God’s Glory in Hiding Sin   “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” — Proverbs xxv. 2.   THE translation of our text, if it had been more literal, would have run thus, “It is the glory of God to cover a matter, but the honour of kings is to search out...

Proverbs 25:2

The Soul-Winner

Jan 20 I HAD very great joy last night— many of you know why, but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies, and holding firmly to “one Lord, one faith, and one baptism.” Think of a church with 4,900 members!...

Proverbs 11:30

Good News

Jan 6 THIS is a text for summertime rather than for a winter’s evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same time, I, think that we can, without any very great stretch of imagination, put ourselves...

Proverbs 25:25