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Proverbs 28:6

by: FCC Staff

07/23/2021

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“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is crooked though he be rich.”  

We think we know what will really make us happy, but we just simply don’t have the means to get it. Have you ever been in that position before? Do you just accept the fact that you simply can’t have it?  Yes, I can put that ahead of something else that we may need worse; but in the end, am I really that much happier now becau...


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Proverbs 28:5

by: FCC Staff

07/22/2021

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“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all things.”  

You wonder why the evil-minded do things that they should know is wrong and against the law. I suppose not everyone has the common sense or Biblical teaching that we may possess to actually tell the difference. The writer in Psalms puts it this way, “A senseless man has no knowledge; nor does a stupid man understand this: that when the wi...


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Proverbs 28:4

by: FCC Staff

07/21/2021

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“Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive with them.” 

Have you ever noticed how “birds of a feather stick together”? Someone who constantly is in disobedience to and has no regard for the law likes to “hang out” with others who have the same irreverence for law and order. It’s the unrighteous state of much of mankind! It’s a result of God giving them over to a &ldq...


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Proverbs 28:3

by: FCC Staff

07/20/2021

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A poor man who oppresses the lowly is like a driving rain which leaves no food.” 

None of us like to be treated unfairly when we find ourselves in a hard spot. Most all of us have been there one time or another as we’ve grown into productive citizens. We all like to have a break at a time when we need one. When we’ve run into hard times, we would like for others to have compassion on us. Whether it’s for a financial cri...


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Proverbs 28:2

by: FCC Staff

07/19/2021

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“When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, the stability will long continue.”    

Our election years are for a period of four years. I know, many times that seems maybe too long, depending on what particular leaders we have and which party we belong to. A nation such as ours has been blessed with a lot of leaders who have the country’s best interest in mind. Then again, it...


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Proverbs 28:1

by: FCC Staff

07/16/2021

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"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion." 

Have you ever attempted crossing a stream using a fallen tree or branch? How fast or "boldly" did you run across it? You probably moved carefully and took your time, didn't you? Compare that to crossing the same stream using a bridge designed for crossing. Now how boldly did you cross that water?

When your foundation is solid y...


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Proverbs 27:27

by: FCC Staff

07/15/2021

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"There will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls." 

We’ve discussed that this section of Proverbs 27:24-27 is all predicated on verse 23, preceding, "Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds”. It then builds through verse 24 as a caution, "for riches do not last forever; and does a crown ...


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Proverbs 27:26

by: FCC Staff

07/14/2021

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"The lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field." 

We’ve discussed that this section of Proverbs 27:24-27 is all predicated on verse 23, preceding, "Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds”. Then builds through verse 24 as a caution, "for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?". Transition...


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Proverbs 27:25

by: FCC Staff

07/13/2021

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"When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered…" 

This section of Proverbs is all predicated on verse 23, preceding, "Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,” then builds through verse 24 as a caution, "for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?"

So, as we...


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Proverbs 27:24

by: FCC Staff

07/12/2021

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 "For riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?" 

Have you ever had that large denomination bill and hated to break it because you know the moment you do it’s going to fritter away? Or been to a rummage sale and seen a box of old trophies or awards of a parent, grandparent, or maybe someone no one even remembers being tossed aside? All that work and effort to gain the money or the aw...


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Proverbs 27:23

by: FCC Staff

07/09/2021

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Proverbs 27:23

“Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.”

There are relatively few people in our society who make their living from raising flocks and herds, so we might be tempted to move quickly past a verse like this without trying to find an application for ourselves.  Not so fast!

Although the immediate reference is one of a person whose livelihood is...


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Proverbs 27:22

by: FCC Staff

07/08/2021

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Proverbs 27:22

“Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.”

Have you ever noticed that the Bible, and Proverbs in particular, has a lot to say about fools and foolish behavior?  Many times in Scripture the fool and foolishness are directly contrasted with the wise or wisdom.  The Proverb for today however, is focused squarely and solely on...


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Proverbs 27:21

by: FCC Staff

07/07/2021

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Proverbs 27:21

“The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.”

A common practice among the sea pirates back in the day was to sail up to a ship they intended to attack by flying a flag that indicated they were allied to the target ship, in distress, or somehow neutral.  As the pirate ship drew close to the target ship, they would switch flags revealing their ...


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Proverbs 27:20

by: FCC Staff

07/06/2021

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Proverbs 27:20

“Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.”

Appropriate words to translate Sheol and Abaddon are Hell and Destruction.  Our Proverb today personifies these two as having an appetite. Not your average or ordinary appetite, but an insatiable appetite.  No matter how many souls descend into the grave, they will always hunger for another to consume.  It is a...


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Proverbs 27:19

by: FCC Staff

07/05/2021

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Proverbs 27:19

“As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.”

Of all the things that we use in modern society, mirrors have to be one of the most used items.  They hang in our hallways, our bathrooms, our closets and we all carry one in our pocket in the form of a cell phone.  Mirrors are an essential tool when attached to our cars and can save a life in allowing lost hikers to signal ...


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