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The Crucible, The Furnace, And The Lord 17:3

The Crucible, The Furnace, And The Lord
Proverbs 17:3

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the heart.

PCdc Commentary

The Lord is compared to a crucible and a furnace.
The heart is compared to silver and gold.

The Lord will purify your heart and reveal its true value.
Scary stuff.

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The Sagacious Servant Rules Over The Scandalous Son 17:2

The Sagacious Servant Rules Over The Scandalous Son
Proverbs 17:2

A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son
and will share the inheritance as one of the family.

PCdc Commentary

Disgraceful progeny are an embarrassment and of little value to their families.
Trustworthy servants easily rule in their stead and procure their inheritance.
The Lord has blessed my wife and me with two sagacious sons.

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Can we all get along? 17:1

Can we all get along?
Proverbs 17:1

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.

PCdc Commentary

“Can we all get along? Can we get along?” Rodney King – 1991

Not a rhetorical question, but an earnest plea, from a man acquainted with strife.
Strife is a violent reaction to stress that destroys our relationships.
How many of us have risked everything to escape a house of strife?

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