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Proverbs 26:2

by: FCC Staff

05/07/2021

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Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. 

When we were young we all were told to not make silly faces, or “your face will get stuck like that.” Yet as often as we did it, our faces never got stuck. It was an empty threat, a curse that never came to fruition no matter how many times we stuck our tongues out or rolled our eyes.

Today’s proverb tells us that the sam...


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Proverbs 26:1

by: FCC Staff

05/06/2021

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Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.  

In our culture, we have many sayings and metaphors for things that are useless. Like a screen door on a submarine, or a hammer made of glass, worthless things should be avoided or sought after. Our proverb for today tells us that showing honor to someone who is foolish is a worthless endeavor, like snow in the summer or rain at harvest time.

Both snow and rain w...


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Proverbs 25:28

by: FCC Staff

05/05/2021

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A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.  

When we think of boundaries, we often think of them as ways of keeping ourselves secure. We have them in place to keep out things we know to be harmful or a negative influence. However, boundaries, like walls, work both ways-they serve not just to keep things out, but also to keep the things in that we want to stay in.

Jesus warned us, “The thief comes only to ste...


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Proverbs 25:27

by: FCC Staff

05/04/2021

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It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

When we are young, we seek affirmations from our parents, teachers, friends, and family. We want to get the gold star, the good grade, show off how much we have grown, how fast we can run, the new trick we can do on our skateboard, or share a factoid we learned at school. In children this is endearing, but as we mature, we should begin to see our talents and treasures as things...


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Proverbs 25:26

by: FCC Staff

05/03/2021

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Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.  It is always a shame to see someone who should know better giving in to the pressure of evil. Whether it is our leaders, ourselves, our family, or children it is heartbreaking to see the struggle for righteousness lost. The author of proverbs likens it to a water source that has been fouled. Once it was a good, life bringing source of water; now it is useless,...


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Proverbs 25:25

by: FCC Staff

04/30/2021

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Hearing good news from a distant land is like a drink of cold water when you are dry and thirsty.”  (Proverbs 25:25)

There are literally thousands of servicemen all over the world who at one time or another have received some good news from a faraway place, maybe home. It may have been like a refreshing drink of cold water on a hot and thirsty day. There is just something about a refreshing bit of news that can uplift your soul a...


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Proverbs 25:24

by: FCC Staff

04/29/2021

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“Better to live on the roof than share the house with a nagging wife.” (Proverbs 25:24)

This proverb makes it very clear that nagging can be a huge problem, especially within the boundaries of marriage. Samson was a victim of it in the OT when he allowed women to deceive and trick him into giving in to them. Nagging can be a major problem in a marriage today. “A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip on a rainy day!” (Proverbs 27:1...


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Proverbs 25:21

by: FCC Staff

04/28/2021

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“If my enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink.” (Proverbs 25:21)

Somehow there can be within me an instinctive desire to want to be unkind or uncaring to someone who may not be especially a friend of mine.  I simpIy may not know them, or if I do, it’s just by a casual acquaintance. What if I could look upon them as if I already know them as a friend?

My heart should always be one that reflects the heart o...


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Proverbs 25:22

by: FCC Staff

04/27/2021

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“You will make them burn with shame, and the Lord will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:22)

I’m waiting in line in a grocery store, becoming impatient that the customer in front of me is taking too long to check out. Or I might be sitting too long at a stoplight wondering why that guy ahead of me is not moving, beeping my horn, when actually I’m in the wrong lane and he is in the right one.  Oops, I acted too spontaneously! I need to stop for...


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Proverbs 20:19

by: FCC Staff

04/26/2021

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“A gossip can never keep a secret. Stay away from people who talk too much.” (Proverbs 20:19)

How many times do we say something not realizing we have just spoken something that we’ve heard, not knowing its validity? In the early church times and maybe even today, women (and sometimes men) are tempted to fill their idle time gossiping. They go from house to house picking up that which might really tickle someone’s ear. Paul warns of these g...


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Proverbs 25:20

by: FCC Staff

04/23/2021

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"Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.”

l now live in Yuma because I don’t like cold weather. I grew up in western Nebraska where it gets cold, the wind never stops blowing, and you do not want to be without a garment on a cold day. Not only would you be miserable, it would be dangerous.

I remember in elementary school for a science project I built a volcano from pap...


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Proverbs 25:19

by: FCC Staff

04/22/2021

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"Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.”

When is the last time you bit down and discovered that you’ve been too long absent from your dentist? Or had a rolled or twisted ankle that just screams agony with even the slightest weight? We’ve all known the times of pain when suddenly we were unable to rely on a body part no matter how much we continue to try we cry out in pain.

Solomon again uses ...


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Proverbs 25:18

by: FCC Staff

04/21/2021

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"A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.."

I grew up watching westerns (TV shows and movies). I am still partial to them. I was watching some old Jimmie Stewart westerns just the other night. One thing that has always been an underlying theme in the old movies was the seriousness in which one protected his or his loved ones’ reputations. They understood that regardless of wealth or povert...


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Proverbs 25:17

by: FCC Staff

04/20/2021

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"Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you."

This proverb relates closely with the previous one—too much of a good thing can make you sick. Only in this case, don't make YOURSELF the thing that makes your neighbor sick—of YOU. Again, moderation is in view here (as in verse 16), instead of constantly showing up at your friend's house, hanging out on his couch (coincidently right a...


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Proverbs 25:16

by: FCC Staff

04/19/2021

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"If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it."

Sweets. Don't you just love them? Sugary sweets can be found written about clear back to ancient Chinese manuscripts from 800 BC. They're obviously part of the "love language" because somehow they got caught up in the Valentine's Day chocolate giveaway…to that “Special Someone.” And May Day, Easter morning, Christmas ti...


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