23 1When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what[V] is before you, 2and put a knife to your throat if you have a big[W] appetite; 3don’t desire his choice food, for that food is deceptive.   4Don’t wear yourself out to get rich; stop giving your attention to it. 5As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears, for it makes wings for itself and flies like an eagle to the sky.   6Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,[X] and don’t desire his choice food, 7for it’s like someone calculating inwardly.[Y] “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 8You will vomit the little you’ve eaten and waste your pleasant words.   9Don’t speak to[Z] a fool, for he will despise the insight of your words.   10Don’t move an ancient boundary marker, and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11for their Redeemer is strong, and He will take up their case against you.   12Apply yourself to discipline and listen to words of knowledge.   13Don’t withhold discipline from a youth; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. 14Strike him with a rod, and you will rescue his life from Sheol.     15My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will indeed rejoice. 16My innermost being will cheer when your lips say what is right.   17Don’t let your heart envy sinners; instead, always fear the Lord. 18For then you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.   19Listen, my son, and be wise; keep your mind on the right course. 20Don’t associate with those who drink too much wine or with those who gorge themselves on meat. 21For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor, and grogginess will clothe them in rags.   22Listen to your father who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when[A] she is old. 23Buy—and do not sell—truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him. 25Let your father and mother have joy, and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.   26My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. 27For a prostitute is a deep pit, and a stranger is a narrow well; 28indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber and increases those among men who are unfaithful.   29Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? 30Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine. 31Don’t gaze at wine because it is red, when it gleams in the cup and goes down smoothly. 32In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper. 33Your eyes will see strange things, and you will say absurd things.[B] 34You’ll be like someone sleeping out at sea or lying down on the top of a ship’s mast. 35“They struck me, but[C] I feel no pain! They beat me, but I didn’t know it! When will I wake up? I’ll look for another drink.”
tnbassman10
VII. Agreement of Book & Land If the Bible was not inspired by God but rather a man-made "self-help" book, you would expect to find error... Read More
VII. Agreement of Book & Land If the Bible was not inspired by God but rather a man-made "self-help" book, you would expect to find errors throughout. This would especially be true regarding geography, nations, and cultures. Yet, every geographical reference is accurate. 1. Accuracy in Acts "In the late 1800’s, Sir William Ramsay, a scholar who was skeptical of the authenticity of the Book of Acts, set out upon an archaeological expedition in Asia Minor with the declared intention of disproving the historicity and accuracy of Luke’s narrative. After years of research, literally digging up the evidence, Ramsay was forced to conclude that Acts was historically accurate. In Acts, Luke mentions 32 countries, 54 cities, and 9 Mediterranean islands. He also mentions 95 persons, 62 of which are not named elsewhere in the New Testament. And his references, where check-able, are always correct. This is truly remarkable in view of the fact that the political / territorial situation of his day was in a state of almost constant flux. How does one account for Luke’s precision? Inspiration!" 2. J.W. McGarvey J.W. McGarvey visited Palenstine in 1879 to write a book "Lands of the Bible." He presented a general idea "Argument from Agreement of Book and Land." He stated that the geographical references of Palestine in the Bible are well-known. In not a single instance throughout the entire Bible is there a known inaccuracy of political divisions or changes of government. Its plains, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, cities, and deserts are in all parts of the Bible correctly named and correctly located. 3. Elevation Changes (John 2:13; Luke 10:30; Acts 9:30,32; Acts 24:1) The land of Palestine varies considerably in elevation. Jericho, near the Dead Sea, is 825 feet below sea level, while Jerusalem is about 2500 feet above sea level. The Bible often describes traveling up or down between various cities, and these descriptions are always correct. 4. Trees The Bible names a number of trees which are all indigenous to Palestine (Judges 9:7-21). Despite the writer not being familiar with the region, not a single error is made. All the trees mentioned in the passage are indigenous to Palestine. This would be a difficult task for a mere man especially in that time period of limited knowledge and no internet. The oak has been found to grow in the places mentioned in Genesis 13:18 and 2 Samuel 18:9. Additionally, the sycamore tree grows only in the Jordan River valley and along the coast and references in the Bible (1 Kings 10:27; Luke 19:4) only place it there. 5. Climate The Mediterranean Sea on the west coast and the desert to the east largely influence the climate of the land. The Bible accurately describes the rain coming from the seas (1 King 18:43-45; Luke 12:54). Another example is the easterner wind--called "Sirocco"--brings dry, dusty air from the desert (Gen 41:23; Jonah 4:8). 6. Customs The Bible accurately depicts the cultures and customs of the people of that time. (1) Animal skins used as containers (Mark 2:22), (2) threshing grain on a threshing floor which is still practiced today in the region (Psa 1:4), (3) and mounds of rocks for marking territory (Prov 23:10) have all be accurately discovered.
nolinjr
Description/warning to an alcoholic
Description/warning to an alcoholic
Angie Thompson DeSarro
June 28, 2015 Jake Richardson *God is consistent all the time.* I. The Grace of God Brings Salvation A. We ... Read More
June 28, 2015 Jake Richardson *God is consistent all the time.* I. The Grace of God Brings Salvation A. We are rich in God's love. B. We enjoy sin for a short time. C. Sin looks wonderful, but then bites like a viper. D. No one cannot serve 2 masters. E. Salvation is offered to EVERYONE!!! F. Say no to ungodliness, for good reasons. G. Sin has unfortunately become more & more acceptable. H. Our hope is in the Lord. I. The world won't be around forever. J. Pray for our nation and pastors. *Have you experienced the forgiveness of sins?*
nolinjr
A good verse for a workaholic. Remember what you work for can't be taken with you when you are dead.
A good verse for a workaholic. Remember what you work for can't be taken with you when you are dead.
nolinjr
Fools will not listen to advice, so don't waste your time with them.
Fools will not listen to advice, so don't waste your time with them.
Mizma Calderon
•A pure HEART. •A pure MIND. New Peace from God is Attained by:(Romans 10:9-10) •Accepting the Prince of Peace as SAVIOR. •Choosing ... Read More
•A pure HEART. •A pure MIND. New Peace from God is Attained by:(Romans 10:9-10) •Accepting the Prince of Peace as SAVIOR. •Choosing to live like Christ
MC_theAnointed1
This goes for eating anywhere. If I am hungry and I see fluxes of food, don't go ham and take everything, I'll look like a slob and God w... Read More
This goes for eating anywhere. If I am hungry and I see fluxes of food, don't go ham and take everything, I'll look like a slob and God will look worse. He told me to treat my body as a temple; that includes how and how much I eat, who I have sex with anchor many times I have sex, and tattooing/piercings.
Chitz Legaspi
Thank You, God, for being our Father, Shepherd, Guardian, and Guide. We will never outgrow our need for Your love and care. We want to ... Read More
Thank You, God, for being our Father, Shepherd, Guardian, and Guide. We will never outgrow our need for Your love and care. We want to seek You with all our heart that we might know You intimately. The heavenly Father’s arms never tire of holding His children.
daryl_g_3
Make me proud, don't be jealous of sinners for their day is coming Don't hang around people who go out to the club get drunk all of the t... Read More
Make me proud, don't be jealous of sinners for their day is coming Don't hang around people who go out to the club get drunk all of the time trying to hook up with loose women for the weekend Listen to me and your mother be wise and we will be honored by you
tinagaddes
A disobedient child rules a home. The bible links parenting with salvation. It is a heaven and hell issue. Unless your children learn ... Read More
A disobedient child rules a home. The bible links parenting with salvation. It is a heaven and hell issue. Unless your children learn to submit their will to yours, it becomes difficult for them to recognize god's authority. Aim as a parent is to help them to submit themselves to god. Spare the rod, spoil the child - not in the bible- says that he who spares the rod hates his son. You love your child if you discipline them strongly. Laziness, unbelief selfishness and an inability to see the big picture are the reasons that parents don't spank their children. Proverbs and Ephesians say that the primary responsibility for discipline is on the man. 1. Be clear in your instructions, results and reasons. 2. Be convincing. The goal is to have the child obey without having to have a smack. 3. Be consistent. What's wrong today is going to be wrong tomorrow. Be sure to follow through on your threats. don't make the pastor the bad guy. Don't take your kids to someone's house and then switch off your parenting. 4. Be convicting not condemning, conviction is specific, condemnation is general. Specific conviction is what you are looking for. 5. Be chastening - correction of behaviour. Do it privately when able to. When you have mor Ethan one child, elevate justice. 6. Be compassionate. Bring restoration, not separation. 7. Be confirming of your love.
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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