Proverbs Chapter 18 Discussion

  • Donna Warren on Proverbs 18
    God is our tower fortified by His Word ( the Bible) ,His Love for us,He protects us,provides what we need. God Bless everyone !
  • Chrystal on Proverbs 18
    Just trying to understand what I read in the bible I'm reading Proverbs 18
  • DEBRA a LUKER on Proverbs 18
    I am thankful to be able to read the bible like this. Thank ypu.
  • FUNKE - in Reply on Proverbs 18:1
    Thanks Steve. The word of the Lord God is lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. May his wisdom continue to increase for his children. Amen.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Proverbs 18:1
    Perhaps a parallel. Colossians 2:8 (KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • FUNKE OGUNSOLA on Proverbs 18:1
    The various translations of Prov 18:1 show that the one who separates himself in that context separates himself from sound wisdom, probably because it does not align with his own thinking/understanding. It thus means that in his desire to seek knowledge and understanding, he alienates himself from the crowd so he can weigh or juxtapose other wisdom for his best purpose. Hence, verse 2 calls him a fool who has no delight in understanding of good sense; he only wants to reveal what is in his heart to others.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    1 Timothy Chapter 5, Verses 17 & 18:

    Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, that is, acknowledge that, especially the ones who labor in the word and doctrine, or teaching. For the scripture says, and there are two pieces of scripture here that Paul uses to back it up.

    First of all, Deuteronomy Chapter 25 Verse 4: He says thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn.

    In 1 Corinthians Chapter 9, Paul says, "You don't think that God was talking about oxen do you?" If you have oxen treading the corn, you got to feed the oxen too, or else he's not going to be around to tread the corn for you.

    The second scripture is Luke 10:7. The words of Jesus, The laborer is worthy of his reward, or hire.

    So acknowledge those who labor in the word, and in doctrine, and make sure that they're taken care of.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. ( 1 Timothy 5:17-18)

    Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. ( Hebrews 13:7)

    But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. ( Hebrews 13:16-17)
  • Susie - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22 With God's plan, along with family structure and order in society, man and woman, male and female are the prescription to marry. Shacking and living together unmarried is out of order with our Creator. When God created Eve for Adam, she was his help mate; two became one. Therefore, one plus one equals one -- unity. Husband and wife work together in love enjoying one another. It is one of life's beautiful rewards. When spouses live together in love and unity, they have a wonderful, beautiful long life. God favors marriage. He wants couples (both male and female) to be joined in holy matrimony. The key here is the word holy. Wives are to be loved, treasured and cherished by their husbands. The Bible says for men to love their wives and be not bitter against them. Husbands who love God know how to love their wives and truly appreciate them. Women are fragile and often have delicate personalities. But when they are loved, men get 100 per cent of their love, emotions and energy. When both spouses are godly this is a major factor and it really works.

    The formula is love the Lord God, love Jesus, and love your spouse. God is love.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 18:22
    Proverbs 18:22: "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."

    There could be other ways of understanding this verse, but taking into account that God alone has created man & woman & that for each other, the ideal plan set by God for us, can only be found in the beauty of holy marriage. The verse implies that the man who finds a wife, should seek one who altogether displays the characteristics of godliness, inner beauty, humility, love & care for her family, & many more traits. He then has the blessing of the Lord upon him & his family's life, as an example of God's intended family structure set by having the Lord God at the head of his family.

    Sadly, Satan has had his way with many, & even amongst Christians, where either or both parties do not adhere to God's Word, particularly by not showing understanding, love, forgiveness, seeking reconciliation, etc. to each other, & so that which is holy before the Lord continues in unhappiness & tension & maybe an eventual total breakdown. As well, this verse tells me that the Lord's Favour lies in a loving, man-woman marriage & not in any other way. The Lord cannot delight Himself in a true display of godliness in us, if we wilfully go against His Plan for a true family existence on Earth.
  • Narla Ali on Proverbs 18:22
    can you please explain proverbs 18;22 more in depth... So that I can have a clearer understanding of this verse.
  • BSP on Proverbs 18
    Verse 24-Our spiritual brothers and sisters shouldn't just be companions, but should be loyal friends that we can rely on.
  • Ruby on Proverbs 18
    It reminds how I used to interrupt someone and quick at making comments/judgment based on what I know which is usually either hearsays or biased opinion without hearing the other person finish what is being said. Now I realize even after actively hearing and listening to the person speak with empathy, I ask permission first if the other person wants to hear my opinion. I also learned how not to assume anything about what others say or do regardless whether or not I heard the facts of a story because it is almost like passing a judgment and playing God.
  • Margaret Hope - in Reply on Proverbs 18:24
    Hello Tina, I have taken an online course in Theology and got my BA Degree in such so I may also teach the Bible Scriptures to the children and teenagers in my community. I have a 28 year old daughter in another state, whom I use to teach a Bible study with, but God has other plans for as well, as soon as the opportunity comes for me to teach scriptures to others. I believe as you mentioned: "I wish we could remove the false traditions of men that Satan keeps us separate and fearful of one another" that we can stand strong in teaching the Word of God to those who have never had a chance to read the Bible or have never heard God's Word before. I pray that God will give you guidance in fulfilling your duties of spreading the Word of God in any way you can do possibly and help in saving the lives of others in salvation around the world. May God give us wisdom and knowledge to spread the study of the Biblical Scriptures to all areas of the globe as we can..In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
  • Tina Kanak on Proverbs 18:24
    The KJV seems the most well translated where the other translations put a negative connotation on having many friends. If it were a time or place where we were so blessed to be around many Christian hearted people dedicated to loving God above the things of this earth then that time and place of friends to share life in a community, a larger group that works together and supports one another all trying to love one another more than oneself would be like heaven. And surely within a community of friends there are those that grow close filled with admiration for one another and sheer enjoyment of the other persons kindness in your life that you then also would give freely of your life to make theirs better also sharing the companionship of loving God together between families if at that point, serving the community together for God and always just having that one, or two or three people there that rejoice equally in each other's happiness and gifts shared to make life better as seems easy and without much work. Sharing common desire of direction of life to seek he after the Lord th God and follow where God leads is an exciting prospect of the Holy Spirit and promise of the future in Heaven thst one day we won't just have one we are lucky to have here on earth but that we look forward to many understanding we are truly family under God as his children and meant to enjoy living, life serving all under God. I wish we truly could remove the false traditions of men that Satan planted to keep us separated and fearful of one another. Not to mention thousands of lies about the truth of God so easy to read to a good bible and good teacher until we become also teachers. I've finally reached a level of wisdom and experience that teaching & continued learning makes my spirit jump for joy and excitement to serve now in this end times for God, our Father. I pray we seek one another in friendship for this time now as God commanded likely for strength, blessing and peace of mind
  • Suresh on Proverbs 18:21
    i truly believe this proverb a mouth speaks what the heart is full of . If a person has good tongue he will be having good relations with others in his life, but other side it can destroy the healthy person health by poor mouth. so speak good and be a good fruit of life .. amen
  • John Smith - in Reply on Proverbs 18
    Good question. I think that a man who finds or has a good wife is satisfying God's desire for man to have companionship. Thus, finding favor when he does find a good wife.
  • Ruben H - in Reply on Proverbs 18
    Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls.
  • Joshua - in Reply on Proverbs 18
    This scripture has the same meaning with this one Luke 16:9. "And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations."
  • Debborah sealey on Proverbs 18
    I do not understand proverbs18 verse16
  • Jes - in Reply on Proverbs 18
    Proverbs 18:21 relates to James 3:16 as it describes the tongue as fire. It either brings healing or destruction. Its the smallest part of the body but can be reckless if its not controlled by the unction of the holyspirit. The fruit of your lips should honor and bless the lord at all times and his praise shall continually be in your mouth...!
  • Bruce on Proverbs 18
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall on Proverbs 18
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal on Proverbs 18
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP on Proverbs 18
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert on Proverbs 18
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea on Proverbs 18
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!
  • Mama Miles on Proverbs 18
    Powerful Wisdom
  • Irene123 on Proverbs 18
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123 on Proverbs 18
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.

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