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Proverbs: Chapter 11


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas’ website.

Salient points:

  • The Lord detests shady business practices. See Lev 19:15; Deut 25:13-16; Amos 8:5; Prov 11:1; 16:11; 20:10,23.
  • Re: v12: One does not build himself up by tearing others down (also v.9).
  • V15 and many other proverbs warn us of the dangers of guaranteeing a loan.
  • People who value money over people -- ruthless, violent types -- may be wealthy, but they are the true losers.
  • Giving has a reflexive aspect (v17; also 24-25).
  • There is a good deal of humor in Proverbs, such as v.22.

Challenge: To not deride our neighbor.

Tomorrow: Proverbs 12


Episode 12

Season 5

by Douglas Jacoby