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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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