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Bible Reading: Proveberbs 30.32-33

Proverbs 30:32-33"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! 33For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife." Today's Proverbs are filled with wisdom yet again. And yet again, in verse 32, Solomon teaches us about restraining our tongues. Do not speak...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 28.21-25

Proverbs 28.21-25 To show partiality is not goodyet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.22The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.23Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.24Whoever robs their father or mother and says, "It's not wrong," is partner to one who destroys.25The gr...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 27.18-22

Proverbs 27.18-22 He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored. 19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. 20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied. 21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him. 22Though yo...

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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 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 20.21-25

Proverbs 20:21-25An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. 22Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the Lord, and He will save you. 23Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, And a false scale is not good. 24Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way? 25It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 18.11-16

Proverbs 18:11-16 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor. 13He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him. 14The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? 15The mind of the prudent a...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 15.23-33

Proverbs 15.23-33To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! 24The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath. 25The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries. 26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure. 27Whoever is gr...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 11.1-15

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, But a just weight is His delight. 2When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom. 3The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them. 4Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. 5The righteousness of the blameless ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.16-19

There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers. Proverbs 6.16-19 If you have been around church very much at all, you have sure...

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