Category Archives: OT Reflections

Reflections on Ecclesiastes 7-9

The writer compares wisdom and folly. Listening – It is good to hear the rebuke of the wise (7:5). Yet we should not take to heart all that people say of us (7:21-22).  When has a rebuke been helpful to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 4-6

The writer continues his discussion of vanity and calls us to fear God. Fear God – Fearing God means we come before him to listen to him, rather than to make rash promises that we will not keep. Do you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 1-3

The writer speaks of vanity, and the true source of enjoyment. Vanity – The writer sought wisdom and knowledge (1:16-18), pleasure (2:1-3), great works (2:4-6), and great possessions (2:7-8). Yet his conclusion is that in and of themselves, these things … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 30-31

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? God’s Word – God’s Word is true. We can trust in it, find refuge in it.  If we try to add to his Word or change it, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 28-29

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Justice – God ultimately brings justice (29:26). Leaders should seek justice (29:4, 14).  All people should live justly (28:5-7).  Are you striving to live justly?  Pray that … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 25-27

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? The Fool – Proverbs 26:3-12 paints the picture of a fool. A fool cannot be trusted with tasks.  He continues in his folly.  His attempts to speak … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 22-24

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Rich and Poor – The rich should share with the poor (22:9). The rich ought not oppress or rob the poor (22:16, 22).  Are you helping those … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 20-21

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Lazy – The sluggard sleeps and doesn’t work (20:4, 13). The result is poverty (20:13).  The plans of the diligent bring abundance (21:5).  Which one are you?  … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 18-19

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Anger – Wisdom leads us to overlook offenses rather than become angry (19:11). Why is that a wise response?  Why is it so difficult to respond this … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 16-17

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Pride – The Lord hates and punishes pride (16:5). Pride leads to destruction (16:18).  What examples have you seen of pride leading to one’s downfall?  It is … Continue reading

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