Proverbs 4:20-27 My son, pay attention to what I am saying;
incline your ear to my words.
21 Don’t let them out of your sight,
keep them deep in your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to their whole being. 23 Above everything else, guard your heart;
for it is the source of life’s consequences.
24 Keep crooked speech out of your mouth,
banish deceit from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
fix your gaze on what lies in front of you.
Proverbs 4:14-19 Don’t follow the path of the wicked or walk on the way of evildoers. 15 Avoid it, don’t go on it, turn away from it, and pass on. 16 For they can’t sleep if they haven’t done evil, they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. 18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining ever brighter until full daylight. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; they don
Proverbs 4:10-13 Listen, my son, receive what I say, and the years of your life will be many. 11 I’m directing you on the way of wisdom, guiding you in paths of uprightness; 12 when you walk, your step won’t be hindered; and if you run, you won’t stumble. 13 Hold fast to discipline, don’t let it go; guard it, for it is your life. Sometimes (my opinion here) I think that Proverbs can become a bit redundant. Sometimes you hear the same words over and over. However, we should al
Proverbs 4:1-9 Listen, children, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention, in order to gain insight;
2 for I am giving you good advice;
so don’t abandon my teaching.
3 For I too was once a child to my father;
and my mother, too, thought of me as her special darling.
4 He too taught me; he said to me,
“Let your heart treasure my words;
keep my commands, and live;
5 gain wisdom, gain insight;
don’t forget or turn from the words I am saying.
6 Don’t abandon [wisdom]; then she wi
Proverbs 3:31-35 Don’t envy a man of violence, don’t choose any of his ways; 32 for the perverse is an abomination to Adonai, but he shares his secret counsel with the upright. 33 Adonai’s curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. 34 The scornful he scorns, but gives grace to the humble. 35 The wise win honor, but fools win shame. Wise and foolish... As we finish chapter three, it is quite clear that we should not follow the man of violenc
Proverbs 3:27-30 Don’t withhold good from someone entitled to it when you have in hand the power to do it. 28 Don’t tell your neighbor, “Go away! Come another time; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it now. 29 Don’t plan harm against your neighbor who lives beside you trustingly. 30 Don’t quarrel with someone for no reason, if he has done you no harm. Don't withhold good... We all love to receive things and many of us even love to have the ability to help others. T
Proverbs 3:25-26 Don’t be afraid of sudden terror or destruction
caused by the wicked, when it comes;
26 for you can rely on Adonai;
he will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. It might take us a while to get through Proverbs when we only get two verses at a time, but as I said in the beginning, when we read a whole chapter we end up missing pieces that really are important! Take these two verse: Don't be afraid! One of the ??? times in the Bible that we are told to n
Proverbs 3:21-24 My son, don’t let these slip from your sight; preserve common sense and discretion; 22 they will be life for your being and grace for your neck. 23 Then you will walk your way securely, without hurting your foot. 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Don't let "these..." What are 'these"? Common Sense Discretion These two items will bring security. If you use common sense and discretion you will not have to
Proverbs 3:19-20 Adonai by wisdom founded the earth, by understanding he established the heavens, 20 by his knowledge the deep [springs] burst open and the dew condenses from the sky. What a treasure to find these verses today. Adonai founded the earth by WISDOM. That means He THOUGHT THROUGH what He was doing when He created it! Most wise people give thought to their next step. If Adonai showed wisdom, that means He CARES and WANTED to found the earth! He used UNDERSTANDING
Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy the person who finds wisdom, the person who acquires understanding; 14 for her profit exceeds that of silver, gaining her is better than gold, 15 she is more precious than pearls — nothing you want can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand, riches and honor in her left. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who grasp her; whoever holds fast to her will be made happy. Who would have th