April 30, 2010

Proverbs 14: 15-16

Only simpletons believe everything they're told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

April 29, 2010

Proverbs 14: 13-14

Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when laughter ends, the grief remains. Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.

April 28, 2010

Proverbs 14: 11-12

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the godly will flourish. There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

April 27, 2010

Proverbs 14: 9-10

Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation. Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.

April 26, 2010

Proverbs 14: 7-8

Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips. The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves.

April 25, 2010

Proverbs 14: 5-6

An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies. A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.

April 24, 2010

Proverbs 14: 3-4

A fool's proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe. Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.

April 23, 2010

Proverbs 14: 1-2

A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. those who follow the right path fear the Lord; those who take the wrong path despise him.

April 22, 2010

Proverbs 13: 24-25

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. the godly eat to their hearts' content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

April 21, 2010

Proverbs 13: 20-23

Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly. A poor person's farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away.

April 20, 2010

Proverbs 13: 17-19

An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing. If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace;  if you accept correction, you will be honored. It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.

April 19, 2010

Proverbs 13: 15-16

A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction. Wise people think before they act; fools don't-and even brag about their foolishness.

April 18, 2010

Proverbs 13: 12-14

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed. The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

April 17, 2010

Proverbs 13: 11

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

April 16, 2010

Proverbs 13: 9-10

The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.

Stupid Stupid Stupid

What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

What’s wrong with kids today are their PARENTS.

For every choice kids make there are consequences whether good or bad. I think it’s high time parents allow the natural consequences of some of the choices their teenagers make stick.

Stop bailing your kids out! Stop running to their rescue! Start teaching your kids a good and decent work ethic. Insist on high moral values. Teach your kids the “birds of a feather” lesson.

Kids today take everything that they are provided with for granted. Parents who continuously bail their kids out – I do not feel sorry for you.

Kudos Dr. Laura

April 15, 2010

Proverbs 13: 7-8

Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor. The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won't even get threatened.

April 14, 2010

Proverbs 13: 5-6

The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace. Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin.

April 13, 2010

April 12, 2010

Proverbs 13: 2-3

Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.

April 11, 2010

Proverbs 13: 1

A wise child accepts a parent's discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.

April 10, 2010

Proverbs 12: 27-28

Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.

April 9, 2010

April 8, 2010

April 6, 2010

Proverbs 12: 21-23

No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth. The wise don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness.

April 5, 2010

Proverbs 12: 19-20

Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed. Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

April 4, 2010

Proverbs 12: 18

Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 12: 15-17

Fools think there own way is right, but the wise listen to others. A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.

Luke 24: 13-31

The Walk to Emmaus

13 That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. 16 But God kept them from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?”

They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. 18 Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.”

19 “What things?” Jesus asked.

“The things that happened to Jesus, the man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a prophet who did powerful miracles, and he was a mighty teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. 20 But our leading priests and other religious leaders handed him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. 21 We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.

22 “Then some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning, and they came back with an amazing report. 23 They said his body was missing, and they had seen angels who told them Jesus is alive! 24 Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, his body was gone, just as the women had said.”

25 Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. 26 Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” 27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, 29 but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. 30 As they sat down to eat,[b] he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them. 31 Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!

HT: Bible Gateway: Luke 24:13-31 (New Living Translation)

April 3, 2010

Luke 24: 1-12

The Resurrection

1 But very early on Sunday morning[a] the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.

5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man[b] must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”

8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12 However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened.

HT: Bible Gateway: Luke 24:1-12 (New Living Translation)

Luke 23: 44-56

The Death of Jesus

44 By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. 45 The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle. 46 Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!”[a] And with those words he breathed his last.

47 When the Roman officer[b] overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent.[c]” 48 And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.[d] 49 But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.

The Burial of Jesus

50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council, 51 but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come. 52 He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock. 54 This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation,[e] as the Sabbath was about to begin.

55 As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.

HT: Bible Gateway: Luke 23:44-56 (New Living Translation)

Luke 23: 32-43

32 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. 33 When they came to a place called The Skull,[a] they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left.

34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”[b] And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.[c]

35 The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” 36 The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. 37 They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 A sign was fastened to the cross above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.”

39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”

40 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? 41 We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

HT: Bible Gateway: Luke 23:32-43 (New Living Translation)

Proverbs 12: 12-14

Thieves are jealous of each other's loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble. Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

April 2, 2010

Proverbs 12: 11

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

April 1, 2010