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.
People who use discretion will control their anger and overlook wrongs done to&nb... Read More
People who use discretion will control their anger and overlook wrongs done to them. This will earn the respect of others.
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With this verse I understood that 
With this verse I understood that 
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Title: Conflict for the Glory of God Can you honestly say that in the midst... 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! 
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Pastor Smokie: The Fear of the Lord -To refuse to do anything that does not&... 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
Don't go to college and let some heathen non believing hell bound professor ... Read More
Don't go to college and let some heathen non believing hell bound professor take your heart away from the LORD
It is good to listen to the instruction of more experienced professionals.
It is good to listen to the instruction of more experienced professionals.
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