Proverbs Chapter 26 Discussion



 
  • Grae - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Amen to that , Isaiah Ch 29 V 18-24 .
  • Suze - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    This is a bit weird , in most languages an ass is a type of donkey , only in North America is it something else . In my Bible the word pisseth occurs a few times . We take turns in our Bible class , to read out verses from the chapter we are studying . So there are a few words that we have to read out that might make someone blush , but not us . We are all adults .
  • Little Victories mean alot - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    I caught my 9yr old son (at the time) saying the S word with his friends. I told him that if the word is not in the Bible, then he's in trouble. He found out "dung" is in the Bible. He tried it out but his friends thought he was weird. They stopped swearing around my house.
  • Ty - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Hello Richard,

    Curious as to who "you" is. In this forum, KJV bible, it uses the word "ass." To whom is your comment directed?

    I understand your point of adding to or taking away from.

    Hope that you have a blessed day today!

    Ty
  • Richard mazurek on Proverbs 26
    When you bleep out words in the Bible like, ass, you make it seem like God was swearing. People can look it up in the dictionary if they don't know what an ass is. Why make the world think God was using bad language and YOU corrected Him? You are taking words out of the Bible and woe unto you!
  • Michael homan on Proverbs 26
    In reflection to v4/5,to answer/react to foolish folly or when not.a similar parallel is not answering a scam puter/phone call

    once a person does they can and will become a part of it.

    The d/f knows this and alot of beleiver's don't. It all comes from that source

    Then theres a foolish folly that can be addressed for the sake of righteousness

    by the guide lines in this book

    God is with those that Love him n will show discernment on what to do
  • Rick Colombe - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Hi Carlton. Yes.....!!! Our God reigns always. What I stated was merely pointing out that we have a President and an administration that are corrupt, and have evil intentions that will destroy this nation, if left unchecked. Thanks!
  • Carleton - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Dear Rick, Why would God have to wait longer, past seeing His Son carry the sins of man by His flesh to the Cross? Surely he can reign now by His believers that do not glory in themselves, but in the Cross.

    For our meditation together.
  • Rick Colombe - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    I believe it's time to expose the fools on the Democrat party and call Biden and his administration for what they are, which are Marxist/communist. We pray that God will "lift their skirts" and expose their evil intentions for all to see. We are in a spiritual battle between good and evil. In the end our God reigns!!!
  • Richard in Christ on Proverbs 26:4
    First I will post about someone saying "God doesn't have hands". We all Know God is Spirit. For someone to say He doesn't have hands is absurd. God can have, and be, anything He wants. Here is some Scriptures to consider for the one who stated this:

    In Genesis 3:8 the Lord was "walking" in the garden of Eden. In Exodus 33:20 He said no man shall see my "face" and live. Exudus 33:23 speaks of His "hand" and "back parts". The vision of Daniel 7:9 seeing the Ancient of Days(God) "sitting" on His throne wearing a "garment" and having "hair". Many other details in Revelation of one who "sat" upon the throne.

    Did God not make us in His image?

    Just because we in this physical body cannot see the spirit realm, unless God chooses to send someone a revelation or vision etc, does not mean it is not there.

    God Bless.
  • Ltrane - in Reply on Proverbs 26:4
    Thanks Ron. It's always a good thing to get an understanding, and to give understanding in all things. It helps us to see each other in the same way GOD sees us. As written, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and in all your getting get understanding". Lastly, a wise man will hear and increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels". GOD Bless!
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Thank you for your kind words brother Richard. We're all learning & growing together so whatever the reader determines as true & useful to him/her, must be a positive for both head & heart knowledge. I've continued to follow most of the posts whilst away & noted particularly that you have been tested in the spirit by some, but have admirably come through established on God's Word & the the very real joy you have in Him. I continue to be refreshed by you & others who remain steadfast in the Word & faith. Every blessing.
  • Richard in Christ on Proverbs 26
    Romans 12:1-6 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

    For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

    So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

    Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

    Romans 12:9-15 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

    Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

    Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

    Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

    Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

    Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

    Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
  • Carleton on Proverbs 26
    Carleton's daydream written two days ago but not posted because it seemed to early:

    My daydream: I wonder if the tribulation(s) were considered as now and in the past, how many more people would be more serious in living their Christian lives in carefulness as witnesses of the Truth. I wonder while time remains how much more and beautiful and peaceful the Kingdom of God on/in earth would be. I wonder if Christians might be less nationalistic and more pilgrim and stranger like. I wonder if there would be less suing and hating and more love and mercy. I wonder if voting outside of the Church would be unnecessary. I wonder how much more the Church would be able to prove it's members in ways that the New Testament instructs. I wonder if Christian fellowship would bond believers in deeper long lasting ways where separation hurts. I wonder if then, the Christian would be a peculiar people as defenseless lambs and a great drawing to all unbelieving people. I wonder how clearly the Lord Jesus's message to come would be seen and heard and read in the lives of believing people.
  • Jimers on Proverbs 26
    It is interesting to me that Jesus required the disciples to give up 'all" and go out in twos actually homeless as He did.

    The birds have nests and the foxes holes yet the son of Man hath not a place to lay His head. Did Jesus "not" set the example of true ministry? Apparently Jesus and the disciples were invited into the homes of believers to eat and sleep so they did not have any other responsibilities to deal with. How simple..... down to earth.... It appears, to me, that the simplicity stopped there. They appeared to be busy almost continually with preaching the gospel to anyone who would listen and Paul seemed willing to give his testimony whenever there was an opportunity --------- even when they were trying to kill him when the soldiers rescued him and while on the steps he asked to give his testimony to those who wanted to kill him..... It was like he would make that sacrifice just for "one" person. Like God will move a mountain for just one person who is seeking for that wonderful "unction" available from the Holy One.

    It appears, to me that many in this world have expressed a love for Jesus but want to change the ministry and even what Jesus looked like even though it states that the Godhead aught not to be thought of as graven from art and man's device.

    Jesus couldn't have had long hair. In 1Cor it says "Doesn't even nature teach that is a shame for a man to have long hair. Jesus was a Nazarene and only Nazarites could make a vow and not cut any hair for 30 days up to 100 days. Then they had to shave it all off when the time was up. Anyone could choose to be a Nazarite --- try to be totally perfect during that period of time. If they failed to keep their vow they had to shave it off and start all over again. Just some interesting food for thoght.

    God Bless all.......
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    I used to have the same problem as President Trump. If someone hauled off and smacked me verbally; I sent one back over.

    I finally arrived at the point of deep disgust with my deep infirmity. I was never so happy as when I got "tested" on resolve, and passed without even a ripple. Happiest day of my life; I added to the other happy days.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    My brother Chris,

    It gives me joy to see your posts again. Your presence here was sorely missed. You are most definitely a very special and important member in the body of Christ. Helping us all grow in the Word of God.

    God Bless you brother.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    There are times where it's appropriate to ignore the fool (v4) and times to expose the fool (v5). God bless.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Hi Carleton ,it sounds lovely where you are ,its all a bit contentious here so im keeping out of it ,enjoy your fellowship ,Christ is with you .
  • Carleton - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    Good morning all, God Bless our hearts today in inspiration and conviction. Tomorrow here, my two older children will have a nice group of of their peer brothers and sisters over in the early evening (mom and dad are hoping outside). These young people love each other in a special way because they all know Jesus. Hope another day of discussion goes well.

    Thank you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    I agree, these verses seem to negate each other & the more studious types have not been able to come to agreement on their meaning.

    I can only understand verse 4 to mean: whatever answer or explanation one tries to give one who is irrational, unreasonable, imbecilic, & other choice adjectives, can only mean that one will descend into the same state of a never-ending argument that will not profit the foolish enquirer & bring on greater despair to the responder.

    Yet, verse 5 could mean: rather than trying to explain the matter rationally with an irrational person, one could answer him directly & sternly to expose his folly so that the forceful word might just alert him to his pitiful condition & mental deficiency which might cause him to take the strong word to heart.

    In other words, the 'foolish' person might have more chance of responding to a direct command or warning than to listening to a well prepared explanation, which would do him no good.
  • Christy on Proverbs 26
    What do verses 4 and 5 mean? One says not to answer a fool and the next verse says too.
  • Marcus Brazil on Proverbs 26:4
    in 2 Samuel 2:12-16 What was the reason for this mutual slaughter of 24 men????
  • Ron - in Reply on Proverbs 26:4
    Ltrane, Well said, with man, preconceived ideas fog the understanding. Ron
  • Ltrane on Proverbs 26:4
    The Holy Scriptures when rightly divided always answers for itself. Therefore being in agreement with responses viewed in regards to Proverbs 24:4-5. The simplicity of scripture reveals in the next book Ecclesiastes 3:7 ", a time to be silent and a time to speak". In one biblical example: Jesus "my Lord and Savior" said nothing to defend the woman who was taken in adultery, "the very act", per her accusers. However, Jesus knew their foolishness was not concerned about the adulterous act. They attempted to invoke the old testament passage, Deut 17:5 which clearly say, "to bring the man and the woman,,,,". So where was the man? Therefore, Christ silence was knowing when not to answer. However, when they began to press him of what He says should be done, Now, they're bringing into light the thoughts of GOD to which Christ being the Word broke his silence to address their foolishness so they could go no further in this by simply saying, "He among you who is without sin, let him first cast a stone at her". The rest of the story is known. It is proper to allow scripture to interpret scripture in that way it's The LORD answering for what we believe to His Word. GOD Bless!
  • TwoThree on Proverbs 26:2
    As the wandering is caused by the Bird -- as the fluddering is caused by the Swallow---So the curse is caused by a cause.
  • There 'IS' a time to answer a fool as the very next verse says in Proverbs 26:5, "..lest he become puffed up (or wise) in his conceit/deceit.." Amen? Amen!

    by so doing we truly become Christ like or 'Christian'. Search the scriptures ( John 5:39) and see how Jesus responded to his accusers. Meek is strength (in The Lord) & not weak!

    Kol tuv i.e. be well :-)
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    I think people often ask the question about their pets being in heaven, because they want to be with them and that's what they imagine joy to be. What I don't understand about the question is that it sounds like an interview question- that if they find out their pets might not be there then they might not want to follow Jesus or be a Christian or go to heaven? To me, that's illogical, because we already know heaven will be infinitely ma real Christian? The best day on earth would be a million times greater in heaven.

    Secondly, the Bible is absent of any scriptures saying pets will be in heaven so its pure baseless speculation to say one way or the other.

    Third, I think it's silly to say all animals go to heaven and all of them have souls and can sin. So, annoying flies, mosquitos and ticks will be in heaven? And a dung beetle or a bacterium or hammerhead shark will read the Bible and go to heaven because they followed Jesus and avoided sin? There is an enormous difference between humans and other animals- we have souls and make thoughtful moral decisions and about right and wrong.

    God bless...
  • Sam - in Reply on Proverbs 26
    You can't prove that animals don't sin. You don't know their heart. Sin only lies in the heart and concsience of every being and cannot be seen by anyone


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