Proverbs 10:1-5 The proverbs of Shlomo: A wise son is a joy to his father,
but a foolish son is a grief to his mother. 2 No good comes from ill-gotten wealth,
but righteousness rescues from death.
3 Adonai does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 Idle hands bring poverty;
diligent hands bring wealth.
5 A sensible person gathers in summer,
but he who sleeps during harvest is an embarrassment. Chapter 10 is broken into smaller "word
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 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
Proverbs 3:7-8 Don’t be conceited about your own wisdom; but fear Adonai, and turn from evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and give strength to your bones. Two short verses, but so much Truth. Once again we learn how to bring LIFE to our body. "Don't be conceited about your own wisdom." Straightforward and hits the target. Conceited people are not fun to be around. They drag you down. It's clear why Adonai would tell us not to be conceited. Yes, you might know a lot,
Proverbs 3:1-4 My son, don’t forget my teaching,
keep my commands in your heart;
2 for they will add to you many days,
years of life and peace. 3 Do not let grace and truth leave you —
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and esteem
in the sight of God and of people. The first Words are once again, "don't forget my teaching..." We have already read similar phrases to this several times. LISTEN, DON'T FORGET... Now we ad
Proverbs 2:16-22 They will save you from a woman who is a stranger, from a loose woman with smooth talk, 17 who abandons the ruler she had in her youth and forgets the covenant of her God. 18 Her house is sinking toward death, her paths lead to the dead. 19 None who go to her return; they never regain the path to life. 20 Thus you will walk on the way of good people and keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land, the pure-hearted will remain