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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Proverbs 18:13,17 – Listening to Yourself Teach

| December 7, 2016

Studying with people with whom you disagree can be spiritually beneficial even if you are not having an impact on them. It can help you sharpen what you believe. By this I do not mean help you make better arguments or even remember scriptures for what you want to prove. I do mean that we […]

Proverbs 15:1 – Overreacting to Overreacting

| September 20, 2015

Ever notice how easy it is to overreact to someone overreacting? They shout so we shout them down. They call names so we call names to show them name calling is hurtful. We might even couch our insult with super-righteous: “If I were like you I could call you a (blank); but I’m not like […]

Proverbs 17:1 – Reading Solomon’s Life

| September 4, 2015

I am reading Proverbs. It is commonly thought Solomon wrote his Song in his youth, Ecclesiastes in his old age, and Proverbs as a middle aged man. If so, knowing Solomon had around 700 wives and 300 concubines when writing Proverbs, it makes the reading at time very sorrowful. For example, “Better a dry crust […]

John 2 – Water into Wine

| July 6, 2014

Today most beers has less alcohol than most wines. In Bible times, most wines had less alcohol than “strong drink.” Do you know what today corresponds to strong drink as per alcohol? Beer. That is why the HCSB uses the word beer for strong drink. They are the same. Bible wines were watered down and […]

Proverbs 31 – A Proverbs 31 Man

| June 14, 2014

I am incredible! I must be incredible! After all, an incredible woman married me! Now before you think I’ve gone insane … “too late”… there is truth to the principle even if I don’t always live up to it. And I am not just speaking about me or for me. We often focus on the […]

Proverbs 31:10-31 – A PerryPhrase

| May 11, 2014

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than a good hunting dog or a high end sports-car. Her husband trusts her like his mother, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him according to the Golden Rule every day (even when he’s told one too many joke […]

Overviews of the Books of Poetry

| January 7, 2014

Job – When someone says, “It could be worse,” this is “Worse” Psalms – Psongs from a PSoldier Proverbs – What Rehoboam Did Not Learn From Solomon Ecclesiastes – What Solomon Did not Learn from Proverbs Song of Solomon – How Not to Write a Modern Love Poem

Perryism – The easy way is the hard life and the hard way is the easy life.

| January 5, 2013

Proverbs 13:15 (NET) Keen insight wins favor, but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.

Perryism – It’s easier to be honest before publicly forming an opinion.

| December 18, 2012

Proverbs 21:24 (HCSB) (24) The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,” acts with excessive pride.

Proverbs – Proverbs and Parables (Matthew 13:10-16)

| April 15, 2012

How are proverbs and parables similar? Both are short and memorable (which is part of their teaching power). Both use human situations to teach divine wisdom – earthly stories and situations with heavenly meanings. Both used existing and accepted ways of teaching but raised them to a new level – neither Solomon nor Jesus invented […]