June 29, 2010

Proverbs 18: 6-7

Fools' words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating. The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.

June 28, 2010

Proverbs 18: 4-5

Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook. It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.

June 27, 2010

Proverbs 18: 2-3

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions. Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

June 26, 2010

June 25, 2010

Proverbs 17: 27-28

A truly wise person used few words; a person with understanding is even tempered. Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.

June 24, 2010

Proverbs 17: 26

It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest.

June 23, 2010

Proverbs 17: 24-25

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.

June 21, 2010

Proverbs 17: 22

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.

June 20, 2010

Proverbs 17: 19-21

Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster. The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble. It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.

June 19, 2010

Proverbs 17: 17-18

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. It's poor judgment to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for a friend.

June 18, 2010

Proverbs 17: 16

It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.

June 17, 2010

Proverbs 17: 14-15

Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out. Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent - both are detestable to the Lord.

June 16, 2010

Proverbs 17: 12-13

It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness. If you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.

June 15, 2010

Proverbs 17: 9-11

Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool. Evil people are eager for rebellion, but they will be severely punished.

June 14, 2010

Proverbs 17: 7-8

Eloquent words are fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler. A bribe is like a lucky charm; whoever gives one will prosper!

June 13, 2010

Proverbs 17:6

Grandchildren are the crowing glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.

June 12, 2010

Proverbs 17: 4-5

Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander. those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.

June 11, 2010

Proverbs 17: 2-3

A wise servant will rule over the master's disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master's children. Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord tests the heart.

June 10, 2010

Proverbs 17: 1

Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting-and conflict.

Proverbs 16: 31-33

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life. Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.

June 8, 2010

Proverbs 16: 28-30

A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. Violent people mislead their companions, leading them down a harmful path. With narrowed eyes, people plot evil; with a smirk, they plan their mischief.

June 7, 2010

Proverbs 16: 26-27

It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on. Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze.

June 6, 2010

June 5, 2010

June 4, 2010

Proverbs 16: 21-23

The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive. Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools. From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.

June 3, 2010

Proverbs 16: 19-20

Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud. Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.

June 1, 2010

Proverbs 16: 16-17

How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver! The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.