19 1Better a poor man who lives with integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.   2Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily[L] sins.   3A man’s own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.   4Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.   5A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.   6Many seek a ruler’s favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.     7All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue them with words, but they are not there.[M]   8The one who acquires good sense[N] loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.   9A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.   10Luxury is not appropriate for a fool— how much less for a slave to rule over princes!   11A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.   12A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.   13A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.   14A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.   15Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.   16The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards[O] his ways will die.   17Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.[P]   18Discipline your son while there is hope; don’t be intent on killing him.[Q]   19A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.     20Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.[R]   21Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.   22What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.   23The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night[S] without danger.   24The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.     25Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.   26The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.   27If you stop listening to correction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.     28A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.   29Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Stacey Conroy
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else... Read More
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both. Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Better is open rebukethan hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. Like a bird that strays from its nestis a man who strays from his home. Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel. Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you–better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman. If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the windor grasping oil with the hand. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored. As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man. The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives. Proverbs 27:1-21 NIV84 1. Beware of Boasting (Pride) Do not boast about tomorrow,for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;someone else, and not your own lips. v. 1-2 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 NIV84 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. James 4:13-16 NIV84 2. Friendship has its Benefits (Friendship/Discipline) Better is open rebukethan hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted,but an enemy multiplies kisses. v. 5-6 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel. Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you–better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. v. 9-10 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. v. 17 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? Proverbs 20:6 NIV84 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV84 3. Be Satisfied He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. Like a bird that strays from its nestis a man who strays from his home. v. 7-8 19 As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man. The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives. v. 19-21 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 NIV84 4. Don't Be Annoying If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the windor grasping oil with the hand. v. 14-16 A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. Proverbs 19:13 NIV84 5. Remember the End Game (Finances) Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. You will have plenty of goat's milk to feed you and your familyand to nourish your servant girls. v. 23-27
nolinjr
A lie can trap you where it's difficult to escape.
A lie can trap you where it's difficult to escape.
nolinjr
People who use discretion will control their anger and overlook wrongs done to them. This will earn the respect of others.
People who use discretion will control their anger and overlook wrongs done to them. This will earn the respect of others.
ada sala
With this verse I understood that
With this verse I understood that
Zoe Schoppa
Title: Conflict for the Glory of God Can you honestly say that in the midst of conflict that you seek Gods glory? What is the differenc... Read More
Title: Conflict for the Glory of God Can you honestly say that in the midst of conflict that you seek Gods glory? What is the difference between how I handle conflict and the way an atheist would? How we handle conflict can really reveal whether we have a heart for Christ or not. Based on The Peacemaker by Ken Sande 1. Escape responses (left hand side of the slippery slope) Genesis 16:1-6 Flight - file for divorce - change churches Suicide 2. Attack responses (right hand side of the slippery slope) Want to see a winner and a loser rather than preserve relationships Gossip, slander, an assault on a persons character, physical aggression Acts 6:8-15 Litigation (sometimes there is a time and place for this) 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 It is a violation of scripture for a believer to take another believer to court. Murder - Jesus acquaints the harboring of anger against another as murder. Matthew 5:21-22 The section in the center is the position we need to seek. Sometimes overlooking an offense is best. Proverbs 19:11 Colossians 3:12-13 1 Peter 4:8 - maintain an intense love for one another because love covers a multitude of sins. You have to make a deliberate decision not to dwell on it, not to gossip about it, and not to allow it to grow into anger. Seek reconciliation / forgiveness Proverbs 28:13 Galatians 6:1 restoration Help your brother because they have to stand before God someday. Love them enough to do the hard thing. Matthew 5:23-24 Negotiation Philippians 2:4 also look out for the interest of others Mediation - ask one or more objective people to come along and look at the situation from both perspectives and focusing on what the bible says. Matthew 18:15-16 This is how God can get glory in the midst of conflict Arbitration is used when the parties cannot come to agreement Accountability Matthew 18:17 Proactively - Biblically - Restoratively If you tend towards the escape response your focus is on you ...If the attack response the focus is on the other person ...If restoration the focus is on us The world is watching how Christians live Christ came to restore heal reconcile redeem 1 Corinthians 10:33 If we allow relationships to be destroyed are we truly serving God? When we seek to be self sacrificing we are most like Christ. When we are self seeking we are most like satan 1 Corinthians 1:11 imitate Christ If someone were to imitate my response to conflict would they be les to self sacrificing love like Christ or led away from Christ?
Tosin Affinnih
A poor man with integrity is better than a perverse living rich man!
A poor man with integrity is better than a perverse living rich man!
Ms Shelia T
Pastor Smokie: The Fear of the Lord -To refuse to do anything that does not please GOD -Respect and obedience of GOD's authority -People ... Read More
Pastor Smokie: The Fear of the Lord -To refuse to do anything that does not please GOD -Respect and obedience of GOD's authority -People mistake happiness with joy; happiness is temporary The beginning of wisdom *Faith without works is dead *Must have the Word, Faith and how to Apply it in your life, must walk in the fear of the Lord *Must have spiritual discernment- can save your life *We must want wisdom of GOD and not mankind *If you don't put it to work for you it is not going to work for you *People who walk in divine wisdom don't panic, they plan The Benefit Package The Fear of the Lord... Produces wisdom Produces a distaste for sin Produces a good life (satisfaction) Produces riches and honor Prolongs life Divine protection, deliverance,provision
daryl_g_3
Don't go to college and let some heathen non believing hell bound professor take your heart away from the LORD
Don't go to college and let some heathen non believing hell bound professor take your heart away from the LORD
davydotcom
It is good to listen to the instruction of more experienced professionals.
It is good to listen to the instruction of more experienced professionals.
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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