Proverbs, Rulers, and Peas

We’ve been going through Proverbs for family devotions, and we had quite the humorous exchange today about this verse:

“When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
    observe carefully what is before you.” -Proverbs 23:1 (ESV)

My older sister voiced that she’s always had this picture in mind of a literal ruler, with the inches and centimeters.

“Why would you eat with a ruler, anyway? That’s what forks and spoons are for.”

Dad quips with a chuckle, “Yeah, the peas would fall right off. You’d have a bit of trouble with that.”


God is so good to supply us with a sense of humor.  I really believe God can laugh too, because we are made in His image, and we are able to laugh at good, wholesome jokes. Isn’t He good?



2 thoughts on “Proverbs, Rulers, and Peas

  1. Andrew J.L. Woods February 6, 2015 / 3:49 am

    he is good i just really want to be with him right now


    • Naomi February 17, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.” Philippians 1:18b-26


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