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A Study Through Proverbs

Popular Proverbs Studies

“Who Do You Trust?” (Proverbs 3)

“Who Do You Trust?” (Proverbs 3)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 3; Proverbs 4 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Our chronological reading of the Scriptures continues in the book of Proverbs. Understanding it is impossible to mine the spiritual richness of this study in godly...

“A Preamble to the Book of Proverbs” (Proverbs 1)

“A Preamble to the Book of Proverbs” (Proverbs 1)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 1 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  This is a bonus devotional for those who might value an introduction to our Scripture readings in the Book of Proverbs. My first effort at producing daily devotionals for my...

When Fools Rule (Proverbs 14:29)

Men and women of discipline are rare in a day where “short fuses” abound and patience is viewed as a weakness.  The virtue of patience contrasted with the folly of a quick, ill-tempered man is the subject of Proverbs 14:29. Proverbs 14:29 – “He that is slow [patient;...

Truth Sounds Like Hate to Those Who Hate Truth (Proverbs 9:7-8)

“Wisdom” is portrayed in the opening verses of chapter 9 as a wealthy hostess inviting men to a banquet.  Wisdom's invitation was to all who would hear and accept her invitation to turn from the path of the foolish and “go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:7)....

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” (Proverbs 29:19-22)

I begin today’s devotional by reminding the reader that proverbs are sometimes general sayings rather than universal statements.  For instance, not all servants and employees have a rebellious disposition or a disagreeable spirit; however, Proverbs 29:19 appears to...

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Is Proverbs 22:6 A Parenting Guarantee? (Proverbs 21; Proverbs 22)

Is Proverbs 22:6 A Parenting Guarantee? (Proverbs 21; Proverbs 22)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 21; Proverbs 22 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. * Please note that today’s Bible study will be published in two parts. The first devotional will consider Proverbs 21, and the second Proverbs 22.   Proverbs 22  ...

To Spank or Not to Spank: A Bible Study in Corporal Discipline

To Spank or Not to Spank: A Bible Study in Corporal Discipline

Scripture reading - Proverbs 13; Proverbs 14) Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Dedicated followers of www.HeartofAShepherd began a chronological, two-year journey through the Scriptures on January 1, 2023.  According to my estimate, today is...

A Stingy Soul and A Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 11; Proverbs 12)

A Stingy Soul and A Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 11; Proverbs 12)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 11; Proverbs 12 Click on this link for translations of today's Bible study.  We continue our chronological study of the Scriptures in search of “Uncommon Common Sense” in the Book of Proverbs. While time and space limit the scope of...

“Hatred Reveals What Love Forgives” (Proverbs 10)

“Hatred Reveals What Love Forgives” (Proverbs 10)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 10 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  We are considering Proverbs 10 for our Scripture reading. Our devotional will consist of two principles from Proverbs 10:12 and Proverbs 10:31-32. [Reminder: Words and phrases in...

Popular Devotional Studies

Marriage

Redeeming, Enduring Love (Hosea 2; Hosea 3)

Redeeming, Enduring Love (Hosea 2; Hosea 3)

Scripture reading - Hosea 2; Hosea 3; Hosea 4 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study in Spanish, German, French, Hebrew, German, Portuguese, Chinese, or Arabic. Hosea 1 introduced us to the prophet Hosea who was commanded by the LORD to take a “wife...

Prayer

God’s Judgment: Drought, Famine, Pestilence, and War (Jeremiah 14; Jeremiah 15)

God’s Judgment: Drought, Famine, Pestilence, and War (Jeremiah 14; Jeremiah 15)

Scripture reading - Jeremiah 14; Jeremiah 15 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Jeremiah 14 A Judgment of Drought (Jeremiah 14:1-6) Jeremiah 14 opened with an ominous statement, for it appears that the long-foretold judgment of the LORD had...

Hard Topics

“The Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30)

“The Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30)

Scripture reading - Jeremiah 30 Click on this link to translate this Bible study to Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.  Continuing our study of Jeremiah, we come to a tragic chapter in Judah’s history. Many in Judah had already...