I deviated from Proverbs for a little bit because the Jewish High Holy Days begin tomorrow night (Monday). This is what I wrote about Rosh Hashanah. I know it is long, but it is my heart... Since leaving Israel it has been challenging to follow the Festivals and Holidays that God ordained in His Word. I miss them… They became near and dear to my heart. They have filled my heart and soul many times over the years. I know that many do not understand the depth that is so amazing
Proverbs 11:18-23 The profits of the wicked are illusory;
but those who sow righteousness gain a true reward.
19 Genuine righteousness leads to life,
but the pursuer of evil goes to his own death.
20 The crooked-hearted are an abomination to Adonai,
but those sincere in their ways are his delight.
21 Depend on it: the evil will not go unpunished;
but the offspring of the righteous will escape. 22 Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig
is a beautiful woman
Proverbs 11:5-11 The righteousness of the innocent levels their way, but wickedness of the wicked makes them fall. 6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own intrigues. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; what he hopes for from evil comes to nothing. 8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked comes to take his place. 9 With his mouth the hypocrite can ruin his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous a
Proverbs 10:27-32 The fear of Adonai adds length to life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 What the righteous hope for will end in joy;
what the wicked expect will come to nothing.
29 The way of Adonai is a stronghold to the upright
but ruin to those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be moved,
but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32 The li
Proverbs 10:16-21 The activity of the righteous is for life;
the income of the wicked is for sin. 17 He who observes discipline is on the way to life;
but he who ignores correction is making a mistake. 18 He who covers up hate has lips that lie,
and anyone who slanders is a fool.
19 When words are many, sin is not lacking;
so he who controls his speech is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is like pure silver,
but the mind of the wicked is worth little.
Proverbs 10:11-15 The speech of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence. 12 Hate stirs up disputes,
but love covers all kinds of transgressions. 13 On the lips of the intelligent is found wisdom,
but a stick is in store for the back of a fool.
14 Wise people hide their knowledge,
but when a fool speaks, ruin is imminent. 15 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;
the ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Proverbs 9:13-18 The foolish woman is coarse; she doesn’t think, and she doesn’t know a thing. 14 She sits at the door of her house or on a seat at the heights of the city, 15 calling to those who pass by, to those going straight along their ways, 16 “Whoever is unsure of himself, turn in here!” To someone weak-willed she says, 17 “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is pleasant.” 18 But he doesn’t realize that the dead are there, and that those who accept her invitat
Proverbs 9:7-12 “He who corrects a scoffer only gets insulted; reproving a wicked man becomes his blemish. 8 If you reprove a scoffer, he will hate you; if you reprove a wise man, he will love you. 9 Give to a wise man, and he grows still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will learn still more. 10 The fear of Adonai is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of holy ones is understanding. 11 For with me, your days will be increased; years will be added to your life. 12 If y
Proverbs 8:32-36 “Therefore, children, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and grow wise; do not refuse it. 34 How happy the person who listens to me, who watches daily at my gates and waits outside my doors. 35 For he who finds me finds life and obtains the favor of Adonai. 36 But he who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” HAPPY!!! So many people in the world are trying to find happiness. All they have to do is listen to wis
Proverbs 6:20-23 My son, obey your father’s command, and don’t abandon your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart, tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you wake up, they will talk with you. 23 For the mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to life. These are some of my favorite verses in Proverbs. There is no way to break this down because it a