• Proverbs Devotional

    Proverbs 26

    The pair of proverbial sayings chosen for today’s passage shows us that many of these statements from the book of Proverbs are situation-specific. Sometimes a fool cannot be silenced by responding in kind, and at that point one must say nothing. But if the fool is teachable, responding in kind can be beneficial. How do you know which one applies? As with all proverbs, you have to know the kind of circumstances—the kind of person in this case—you are facing. View Resource

  • Proverbs Devotional

    Proverbs 26:4–5

    In the book of Proverbs, we find many themes addressed including the importance of the fear of God, the respectability of work, the need to be industrious in our labors, the folly of sexual immorality, and the raising of a godly family. Take some time to read through the book of Proverbs in order to get glimpses of the wisdom found therein. Pray that the Lord would help you to understand this book so that you may live wisely before Him. View Resource

  • Fools and Their Folly Devotional

    Proverbs 26:11–12

    Humanly speaking, there seems to be no hope for the self-deluded fool. Given the omnipotent grace of Christ, however, the gospel can break through and reach the hearts of even those who are the most hardened in their folly. God often chooses to redeem those who are the most self-deluded, so we should not believe that He cannot save the fools we know. Instead, we should pray for them. Also, let us pray for ourselves that we would not repeat our folly. View Resource