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Bible Reading: Proverbs 25.19-28

Proverbs 25.19-28Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble. 20Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart. 21If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22For you will heap burning coals on his head, And th...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 25.11-18

Proverbs 25.11-18 Likeapples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances. Likean earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters. Likeclouds and wind without rain is a man who boas...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 25.8-10

Proverbs 25.8-10 Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?9 Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another,10 Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.Today we look at verse 9 10 it in CEV translation, "When you and someone ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 25.1-7

Proverbs 25.1-7 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,So the heart of kings is unsearchable.Take away the dross from the silver,And there comes out a vessel for the smith;Take away t...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.27-34

Proverbs 24:27-34Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house. 28Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips. 29Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."30I passed by the field of the sluggard And by th...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.23-26

Proverbs 24:23-26These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good. 24He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; 25But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them. 26He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer. Proverbs continues to give us wisdom ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.15-22

Proverbs 24:15-2215 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;Do not destroy his resting place;16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;18 Or the Lord will see it and be displeased,And turn His ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.10-14

Proverbs 24:10-14If you are slack in the day of distress, your strength is limited. 11Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. 12If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.5-9

Promise 24.5-9A wise man is strong,And a man of knowledge increases power.For by wise guidance you will wage war,And in abundance of counselors there is victory.Wisdom is tooexalted for a fool,He does not open his mouth in the gate.One who plans to do evil,Men will call a schemer.The devising of folly is sin,And the scoffer is an abomination to men. The Bible clearly teac...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 24.1-4

Proverbs 24:1-4 Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them; 2For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble. 3By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; 4And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. Welcome to spring! Spring is a time for growth, renewal, and new life. Now that we are...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 23.24-35

Proverbs 23.24-35 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who sires a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her rejoice who gave birth to you. Give me your heart, my son, and let your eyes delight in my ways. For a harlot is a deep pitand an adulterous woman is a narrow well. Surely she lurks as a robber, and increa...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 23.13-23

Proverbs 23:13-2313 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in th...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 23.10-12

Proverbs 23.10-12Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless, 11For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you. 12Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge. Wisdom loves and does what is right. We continue to see that through this great book of wisdom. Solomon wants us to see that the way of wisdom ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 23.6-9

Proverbs 23.6-9Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; 7For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. 8You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments. 9Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. Everyday we eat, desire th...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 23.1-5

Proverbs 23.1-5 When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wi...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.26-29

Proverbs 22.26-29 Do not be among those who give pledges,Among those who become guarantors for debts.If you have nothing with which to pay,Why should he take your bed from under you?Do not move the ancient boundaryWhich your fathers have set.Do you see a man skilled in his work?He will stand before kings;He will not stand before obscure men. Desmond Doss was a recipient o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.22-25

Proverbs 22.22-25 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate; 23For the Lord will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them. 24Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, 25Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, a time for reflection, prayer, and fas...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.17-21

Proverbs 22:17-21Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; 18For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, that they may be ready on your lips. 19So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have taught you today, even you. 20Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, 21To make you know the certainty...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.13-16

Proverbs 22.13-16The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!" 14The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the Lord will fall into it. 15Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. 16He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.8-12

Proverbs 22.8-12 He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, and the rod of his fury will perish. 9He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor. 10Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out,Even strife and dishonor will cease. 11He who loves purity of heart andwhose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. 12The eyes of theLordpreserve...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.7

Proverbs 22.7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.Today we have a verse of wisdom, let's also look at it in the CEV translation "The poor are ruled by the rich, and those who borrow are slaves of moneylenders."According to 2017 report from CareerBuilder, nearly 80 percent of American workers (78 percent) say they're living paycheck to ...

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