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Bible Reading: Proverbs 5.1-6

My son, give attention to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding; 2That you may observe discretion and your lips may reserve knowledge. 3For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech; 4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. 5Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold of Sheol. 6She does not ponder t...

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Bibe Reading: Proverbs 4.20-27

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from itflowthe springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you. Let you...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 4.10-19

10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proc...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 4.1-9

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, 2For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction. 3When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, 4Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live; 5Acquire wisdom! Acquire underst...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.27-35

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,When it is in your power to doit.Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back,Andtomorrow I will giveit,"When you have it with you.Do not devise harm against your neighbor,While he lives securely beside you.Do not contend with a man without cause,If he has doneyou no harm.Do not envy a man of violenceAnd do not choose an...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.13-26

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For herprofit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. She ismore precious thanjewels; And nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand areriches and honor. Herways are pleasant ways And all her paths arepeace. She is atree o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.11-12

My son, do not reject thediscipline of theLord Or loathe His reproof, Forwhom theLordloves He reproves, Evenas a fathercorrectsthe son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3.11-12 My dad was a firm believer in discipline and there was always a healthy respect for his authority in our home. Both parents insisted that we obey the boundaries they set, and were consistent in trainin...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.9-10

Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10 A thought for today taken from Dave Ramsey: handle money and thinking about money in a godly way is much more than a tithe check. The Bible tells us that we're stewards, a manger of God's resources. Whe...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.5-8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3.5-8 Trust is a big deal. If you think about it all our relationships with o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 3.1-4

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3.1-4 As I write this, our nation is in the...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 2.20-22

So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it. Proverbs 2:20-22 As I get older I understand more and more the importance of seeking out wisdom. Everywhere I turn I am seeking ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 2.6-19

For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. 10For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 2.1-5

My son, if you will receive my wordsAnd treasure my commandments within you,Make your ear attentive to wisdom,Incline your heart to understanding;For if you cry for discernment,Lift your voice for understanding;If you seek her as silverAnd search for her as for hidden treasures;Then you will discern the fear oftheLordAnd discover the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-5 One o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 1.20-33

Wisdom shouts in the street, Shelifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisystreetsshe cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings: "How long, Onaive ones, will you lovebeing simple-minded? Andscoffers delight themselves in scoffing And foolshate knowledge? "Turn to my reproof, Behold, I willpour out my spirit on you; I will make m...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 1.8-19

8Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching; 9Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck. 10My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; 12Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 1.7

The fear of theLordis the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1.7 Fear is a powerful emotion. The English definition of fear is "an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat." There are two meanings for the phrase "fear of the Lord" in the bible. One is the idea of d...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 1.1-6

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to discern the sayings of understanding, to receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness, justice and equity; to give prudence to the nave, to the youth knowledge and discretion, a wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire counsel, to ...

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Bible Reading: John 3.16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3.16 In this familiar words we read 25 words of hope that begins with God and ends with life. And it urges us to do the same. It is a great place to start and great place to return to often. They are words spoken softly by Jesus Christ...

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Bible Reading: John 15.1

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser." John 15:1 There are two wonderful and powerful statements in this one verse. In the first Jesus declares Himself as the true vine. Second, He declares that His Father is the vinedresser. All of this is critical to understand before you ever explore the following verses that speak of believers being the branches of th...

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Bible Reading: John 14.6

Jesus said to him,"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14.6 Many years ago, when my parents began talking about retirement, they decided to move away from the big city and settle into the "rural life." After much discussion, they bought some lake front property at Cedar Creek Lake, about 90 miles east of Dallas. Even...

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Bible Reading: John 11.25

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies." John 11:25 What a powerful and profound claim. These words by Jesus are loving words because they meet our greatest need and give us that which is infinitely and eternally all satisfying. Lazarus has been in the grave four days and then Jesus arrives. Martha meets Je...

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Bible Reading: John 10.11, 14

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10.11 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, John 10:14 Today we see Jesus referring to Himself as "the good shepherd" and those who believe as "sheep." How many of us city folk have ever seen a flock of sheep grazing in a field? Well maybe you have seen a photo or a v...

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