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Bible Reading: Proverbs 31.28-31

Proverbs 31.28-31 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: 29"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." 30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. 31Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates. There are many things praised in our wo...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 31.21-27

Proverbs 31:21-27She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22She makes coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. 24She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts to the tradesmen. 25Strength and dignity are ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 31.12-20

Proverbs 31.12-20 She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; she brings her food from afar. She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard. ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 31.10-11

Proverbs 31.10-11 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. 11The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. An excellent wife, who can find? It is hard to find a noble and virtuous wife. I am thankful that I have. This wife that is spoken of is one of moral worth or one who has godly character. She is a woman who lives...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 31.1-9

Proverbs 31.1-9 The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:What, O my son?And what, O son of my womb?And what, O son of my vows?Do not give your strength to women,Or your ways to that which destroys kings.It is not for kings, O Lemuel,It is not for kings to drink wine,Or for rulers to desire strong drink,For they will drink and forget what is decreed,...

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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 30.29-31

Proverbs 30.29-31 There are three things which are stately intheirmarch, even four which are stately when they walk: the lionwhichis mighty among beasts and does not retreat before any, the strutting rooster, the male goat also, and a kingwhen hisarmy is with him. The above verses are part of a set of verses written by a man named Agur, about which we know very little. Wha...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 30.24-28

Proverbs 30:24-28Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: 25The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer; 26The badgers are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks; 27The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks; 28The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces. ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 30.21-23

Proverbs 30.21-23 Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:22 Under a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is satisfied with food,23 Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she supplants her mistress. Today Solomon tells us there are four things that make the earth tremble and unbearable: 1) a slave wh...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 30.18-20

Proverbs 30.18-20There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand: 19The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid. 20This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong." I will never forget ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 30.10-17

Proverbs 30.10-17Do not slander a slave to his master,Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.11 There is a kind of man who curses his fatherAnd does not bless his mother.12There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes,Yet is not washed from his filthiness.13There is a kindoh how lofty are his eyes!And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.14 There is a kind of man w...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 30.1-9

Proverbs 30.1-9 Two things I asked of You,Do not refuse me before I die:Keep deception and lies far from me,Give me neither poverty nor riches;Feed me with the food that is my portion,That I not be full and deny Youand say, "Who is theLord?"Or that I not be in want and steal,And profane the name of my God.Suppose you were granted two wishes: one material (money/things) an...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 29.19-27

Proverbs 29.19-27A slave will not be instructed by words alone;For though he understands, there will be no response.20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.21 He who pampers his slave from childhoodWill in the end find him to be a son.22 An angry man stirs up strife,And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.23 A man's...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 29.15-18

Proverbs 29:15-18The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother. 16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall. 17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 29.12-14

Proverbs 29:12-1412If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked. 13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives light to the eyes of both. 14If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever. According to the Barna Group, in a 2015 study among Americans in the workplace, done in partnership with ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 29.9-11

Proverbs 29:9-11 9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.10 Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.11 A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. There is nothing virtuous about being "outspoken", even though our culture may say it is. A...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 29.1-8

Proverbs 29:1-8A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy. 2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan. 3A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth. 4The king gives stability to the land by justice, but a man who takes bribes o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 28.26-28

Proverbs 28.26-28He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered. 27He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses. 28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.We can be very self-reliant. I should not speak for you, but I know I can be very self-rel...

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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 28.15-20

Proverbs 28.15-20 Like a roaring lion and a rushing bearIs a wicked ruler over a poor people.A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.A man who is laden with the guilt of human bloodWill be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,But he who is crooked will fall...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 28.13-14

Proverbs 28.13-14 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. How blessed is the man who fears always, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. When our boys were little, my wife had them convinced that not only did she have eyes in the back of her head, but that she had ESP too. It seemed ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 28.8-12

Proverbs 28.8-12 He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.9 He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.10 He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the p...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 28.1-7

Proverbs 28.1-7 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion. 2By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures. 3A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food. 4Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 27.23-27

Proverbs 27.23-27Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds;24 For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations.25 When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,26 The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats will bring the price of a field,27 And there will be goat...

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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 27.17

Proverbs 27.17Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. When we first began attending The Ridge Church years ago as newlyweds, my wife prodded me into attending a small group for young couples (it was called a Sunday School Class back then). After attending sporadically and reluctantly for a few months, the teacher invited me to meet him for breakfast one day befor...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 27.9-16

Proverbs 27:9-16 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man's counsel is sweet to his friend. 10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away. 11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may reply to him who reproaches me. 12 A pr...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 27.1-8

Proverbs 27:1-8Do not boast about tomorrow,For you do not know what a day may bring forth.2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;A stranger, and not your own lips.3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,But who can stand before jealousy?5 Better is open rebukeThan lo...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 26.20-28

Proverbs 26:20-28 For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. 21Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. 23Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lip...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 26.10-19

Proverbs 26:10-1910 Like an archer who wounds everyone,So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.11 Like a dog that returns to its vomitIs a fool who repeats his folly.12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?There is more hope for a fool than for him.13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road!A lion is in the open square!"14 As the door turns on its...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 26.1-9

Proverbs 26:1-91 Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, so a curse without cause does not alight.3 A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him.5 Answer a f...

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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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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.6

Proverbs 22.6Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Mine and my wife's greatest joy is being parents to our four children. Currently their age range from 6 to 16 years of age. Today's verse has been one we have held on to as a charge and a promise from the Lord when it comes to raising our kids from the time they were inf...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 22.1-5

Proverbs 22.1-5 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. 2The rich and the poor have a common bond, The Lord is the maker of them all. 3The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it. 4The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor and life. 5Thorns and snares ar...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.27-31

Proverbs 21.27-31 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,How much more when he brings it with evil intent!A false witness will perish,But the man who listensto the truthwill speak forever.A wicked man displays a bold face,But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.There is no wisdom and no understandingAnd no counsel against theLord.The horse is prepared for the ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.21-26

Proverbs 21.21-26 He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor. 22A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 23He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. 24"Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride. 25The desire of the sluggard puts...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.16-20

Proverbs 21.16-20 A man who wanders from the way of understandingWill rest in the assembly of the dead.17 He who loves pleasure will become a poor man;He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.19 It is better to live in a desert landThan with a contentious and vexing woman.2...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.10-15

Proverbs 21:10-15 The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin. Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. A gift given in s...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.6-9

Proverbs 21:6-9The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. The violence of the wicked will drag them away, because they refuse to act with justice. The way of a guilty man is crooked, but as for the pure his conduct is upright. It is better to live in a corner of a roof than a house shared with a contentious woman. Sometimes w...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.1-5

Proverbs 21.1-5 The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes. 2Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. 3To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice. 4Haughty eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin. 5The plans of the diligent lead surely to ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 20.26-30

Proverbs 20:26-30A wise king winnows the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them. 27The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being. 28Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by righteousness. 29The glory of young men is their strength, and the honor of old men is their gray hair. 30Stripes that woun...

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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 20.16-20

Proverbs 20.16-20Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.Prepare plans by consultation,And make war by wise guidance.He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,Therefore do not associate with a gossip.He who curses his...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 20.11-15

Proverbs 20.11-15 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right. The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made both of them. Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food."Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.There is gold, and an abundance of jew...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 20.6-10

Proverbs 20.6-10 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man? 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity- how blessed are his sons after him. 8 A king who sits on the throne of justice disperses all evil with his eyes. 9Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"? 10 Differing weights and differing measures, both of them ar...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 20.1-5

Proverbs 20.1-5 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. 2The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life. 3Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel. 4The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothi...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 19.28-29

Proverbs 19:28-2928 A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, and the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity. 29Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and blows for the back of fools. There are people in this world who not only practice evil, they actually enjoy it. They have lost all sense of righteousness and given themselves over to sin. In the case of the person in v...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 19.24-27

Proverbs 19.24-27Thesluggard buries his hand in the dish,Butwill not even bring it back to his mouth.25 Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd,But reproveone who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.26 He who assaultshisfatheranddriveshismother awayIs a shameful and disgraceful son.27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline,Andyou willstray from the words ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 19.16-23

Proverbs 19.16-23 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,But he who is careless of conduct will die.One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord,And He will repay him for his good deed.Discipline your son while there is hope,And do not desire his death.A man of great anger will bear the penalty,For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.Listen to ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 19.8-15

Proverbs 19.8-15He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. 9A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish. 10Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes. 11A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression. 12The king's wrath is like...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 19.1-7

Proverbs 19.1-7 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.3 The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the Lord.4 Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.5 A false witnes...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 18.17-24

Proverbs 18:17-24The first to plead his case seems right,Until another comes and examines him.18The cast lot puts an end to strifeAnd decides between the mighty ones.19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city,And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.20With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied;He will be satisfied with the product ...

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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 18.10

Proverbs 18.10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. A strong tower was considered, under the ancient system of warfare, to be a place of complete security from harm. This text is a figurative way of expressing the extreme importance of putting our whole trust in God. 'The name of the Lord' includes all the things that are true a...

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Bible Reading: Provebrs 18.6-9

Proverbs 18.6-9 A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows. 7A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul. 8The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. 9He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys. You can tell a lot today by one's words and work ethic. Our...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 18.1-5

Proverbs 18.1-5 He who separates himself seekshis owndesire, he quarrels against all sound wisdom. A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind. When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, and with dishonorcomesscorn. The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. To show partiality to the wicked is...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 17.25-28

Proverbs 17.25-28 A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him. 26It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness. 27He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is co...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 17.19-24

Proverbs 17.19-24 He who loves transgression loves strife; he who raises his door seeks destruction. He who has a crooked mind finds no good, and he who is perverted in his language falls into evil. He who sires a fooldoes soto his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy. A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. A wicked man receives a b...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 17.13-18

Proverbs 17.13-18He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house. 14The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out. 15He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord. 16Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no se...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 17.7-12

Proverbs 17.7-12 Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince. 8 A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.9 He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.11 A reb...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 17.1-6

Proverbs 17.1-6 Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife. 2A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. 3The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests hearts. 4An evildoer listens to wicked lips; a liar pays attention to a des...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 16.26-33

Proverbs 16:26-33 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on. 27A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire. 28A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends. 29A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good. 30He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 16.18-25

Proverbs 16:18-25Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. 21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasivene...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 16.10-17

Proverbs 16:10-17A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment. 11 A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; All the weights of the bag are His concern. 12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved. ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 16.5-9

Proverbs 16:5-9Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. 6By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. 7When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8Better is a little with righteousness Than great income ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 16.1-4

Proverbs 16:1-4To humans belong the plans of the heart,but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.2 All a person's ways seem pure to them,but motives are weighed by the Lord.3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans.4 The Lord works out everything to its proper endeven the wicked for a day of disaster. Have you ever found yourself ...

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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 15.12-22

Proverbs 15.12-22A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise. 13A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. 14The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. 15All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. 16Better is a litt...

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Bible Reading: Provebrs 15.3-11

Proverbs 15.3-11 The eyes of theLordare in every place,Watching the evil and the good.A soothing tongue is a tree of life,But perversion in it crushes the spirit.A fool rejects his father's discipline,But he who regards reproof is sensible.Great wealth isinthe house of the righteous,But trouble is in the income of the wicked.The lips of the wise spread knowledge,But the he...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 15.1-2

Proverbs 15.1-2A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. We all have been in that position where we said something that we wished we could take back. What we say and how we say things can get us in trouble. Solomon encourages us to watch our mouths when it comes to o...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 14.26-35

Proverbs 14:26-35In the fear of theLordthere is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge. 27The fear of theLordis a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death. 28In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin. 29He who isslow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. 30...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 14.15-25

Proverbs 14.15-25 The naive believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps. A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is arrogant and careless. A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. The naive inherit foolishness, but the sensible are crowned with knowledge. The evil will bow down before the good, and the w...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 14.1-14

Proverbs 14.1-14The wise woman builds her house,But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back,But the lips of the wise will protect them.Where no oxen are, the manger is clean,But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.A t...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 13.12-25

Proverbs 13.12-25: Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.15 Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard....

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 13.1-11

Proverb 13:1-11: A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. 2From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence. 3Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. 4A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the dilige...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 12.13-28

Proverbs 12.13-28: Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. 14From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.15The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.16Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. 17An honest witnes...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 12.1-12

Whoever lovesdiscipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid. 2Agood man will obtain favor from theLord, But He will condemn a manwho devises evil. 3A man willnot be established by wickedness, But the root of therighteous will not be moved. 4Anexcellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shameshimis likerottenness in his bones. 5The thoughts of th...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 11.16-31

16 A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches. 17 The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.20 The perverse in heart are an...

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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 10.15-32

The rich man's wealth is his fortress, the ruin of the poor is their poverty. The wages of the righteous is life, the income of the wicked, punishment. He isonthe path of life who heeds instruction, but he who ignores reproof goes astray. He who conceals hatredhaslying lips, and he who spreads slander is a fool. When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 10.1-14

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother. 2Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death. 3The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked. 4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5He who gathers in s...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 9.13-18

The woman of folly is boisterous, she isnaive and knows nothing. She sits at the doorway of her house, on a seat by the high places of the city, calling to those who pass by, who are making their paths straight: "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," and to him who lacks understanding she says, "Stolen water is sweet; and breadeatenin secret is pleasant." But he does no...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 9.1-12

Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table; She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the heights of the city: "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says, "Come, eat of my food And drink of the wine I have mixed. "Forsake ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 8.32-36

32"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise do not disregard it. 34 Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.35 For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death." Pro...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 8.22-31

"The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. 23"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. 24"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water. 25"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth; 26While He had not yet mad...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 8.12-21

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. 13"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverted mouth, I hate. 14"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. 15"By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. 16"By me princes rule, and nobles, all who judge rightly. 17"I love those ...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 8.1-11

Does notwisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? 2On top ofthe heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3Beside thegates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: 4"To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5"Onaive ones, understand prudence; And, Ofools, understandwisdom. 6"Listen, for I w...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 7.24-27

Now therefore,mysons, listen to me,And pay attention to the words of my mouth. Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways,Do not stray into her paths.For many are the victims she has cast down,And numerous are all her slain.Her house is the way to Sheol,Descending to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7.24-27 One of the most practical verses in all the Bible might be 1 Cor...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 7.6-23

For at the window of my houseI looked out through my lattice,And I saw among the naive,And discerned among the youthsA young man lacking sense,Passing through the street near her corner;And he takes the way to her house,In the twilight, in the evening,In the middle of the night and in the darkness.And behold, a woman comes to meet him,Dressed as a harlot and cunning of hea...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 7.1-5

My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you. 2Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye. 3Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend; 5That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her wor...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.24-35

To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress. 25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. 26For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. 27Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned? 28Or can a man walk on hot coals And hi...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.20-24

My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. 23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, 24...

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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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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.12-15

A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, 13Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers; 14Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife. 15Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing. Proverbs 6:12-15 This world i...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.6-11

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, 7Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, 8Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. 9How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest" 11Your poverty will come in like a vagabond An...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 6.1-5

My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given a pledge for a stranger, if you have been snared with the words of your mouth, have been caught with the words of your mouth. Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; since you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 5.15-23

Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well. 16Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? 17Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you. 18Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated alwa...

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Bible Reading: Proverbs 5.7-14

Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one; And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; And you groan at your final end, When your flesh...

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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 1.8-19

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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Guarding Your Heart

Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4.23 This past Sunday, we learned about the secrets of influencing your culture for the glory of God from Daniel. He truly thrived in Babylon and we can as well. If you were to peel pack the layers of Daniel's life and get to the core of who he is I believe you would find a young man ...

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The Dinner Table

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24.3-4 The desire of my wife and I is that wisdom would fill our home just as Solomon speaks of. Though we desire it to be a thread through the fabric of everything we do there is one place in particular that is sacred...

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Sacred Marriage: fear of God defined

For by Him all things were created both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rules or authorities all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1.16 Jesus is the creator of marriage. Marriage has a great purpose beyond us. It is to display Jesus, to glorify Him. The chief end of marriage is to glory God by...

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