[Each chapter in the Book of Proverbs contains thoughts that fit into a theme; they are not just random thoughts gathered together. In this “Saturday In The Proverbs” series, I will share a theme that I see in each chapter. But the cool thing about God’s Word is that you may see an entirely different theme. That’s great! If you do, I would love for you to share it in the comments below.]
Do not boast… (Proverbs 27:1).
This proverbs has some noteworthy relationship builders and relationship killers.
- Humility (v. 2)
- Confronting in love (vv. 5a, 6a)
- Contentment (v. 7)
- Minding your own business (v. 8)
- Giving good advice (v. 9)
- Investing in family friendships (v. 10)
- Exercising wisdom (v. 11)
- Using foresight (v. 12a)
- Investing in yourself so that you can invest in others (v. 17)
- Serving others (v. 18)
- Honest self-assessment (v. 19)
- Good work ethic (vv. 23-27)
- Boasting (vv. 1, 2)
- Provoking a foolish argument (v. 3)
- Jealousy (v. 4)
- Unexpressed love (v. 5b)
- Insincere flattery (vv. 6b, 14)
- Ignoring the signs of impending trouble (v. 12b)
- Cosigning a loan (v. 13)
- Arguing (vv. 15, 16)
- Envy (v. 20)
- Not handling praise humbly (v. 21)
- Not listening to correction (v. 22)
To keep our relationships strong and vibrant, let’s kill the killers and build the builders!
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