July 31, 2010

Proverbs 20: 13-15

If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat! The buyer haggles over the price, saying, "It's worthless," then brags about getting a bargain! Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.

July 29, 2010

Proverbs 20: 11

Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.

July 28, 2010

Proverbs 20: 8-10

When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence, distinguishing the bad from the good. Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"? False weights and unequal measures--the LORD detests double standards of every kind.

July 27, 2010

July 26, 2010

Proverbs 20: 4-6

Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out. Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?

July 25, 2010

Proverbs 20: 2-3

The king's fury is like a lion's roar; to rouse his anger is to risk your life. Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

July 24, 2010

Proverbs 20: 1

Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.

July 23, 2010

Proverbs 19: 27-29

If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will turn  your back on knowledge. A corrupt witness makes a mockery of justice; the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.

July 22, 2010

Proverbs 19: 26

Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.

July 21, 2010

Proverbs 19: 24-25

Lazy people take food in their hand but don't even lift it to their mouth. If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.

July 20, 2010

Proverbs 19: 22-23

Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest. Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.

July 19, 2010

Proverbs 19: 20-21

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the LORD'S purpose will prevail.

July 18, 2010

Proverbs 19: 18-19

Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives. Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty. If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.

July 17, 2010

July 16, 2010

Proverbs 19: 15-16

Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry. Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.

July 15, 2010

Proverbs 19: 13-14

A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping. Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.

July 14, 2010

Proverbs 19: 10-12

It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes! Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs. The king's anger is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

July 13, 2010

Proverbs 19: 8-9

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper. A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed.

July 12, 2010

Proverbs 19: 6-7

Many seek favors from a ruler; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts! The relatives of the poor despise them; how much more will their friends avoid them! Though the poor plead with them, their friends are gone.

July 11, 2010

Proverbs 19: 4-5

Wealth makes many "friends"; poverty drives them all away. A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.

July 10, 2010

Proverbs 19: 1-3

Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool. Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.

July 9, 2010

Proverbs 18: 23-24

The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults. There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

July 8, 2010

Proverbs 18: 22

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.

July 7, 2010

Proverbs 18: 20-21

Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

July 6, 2010

Proverbs 18: 19

An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.

July 5, 2010

Proverbs 18: 16-18

Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people! The first to speak in court sounds right --until the cross-examination begins. Casting lots can end arguments; it settles disputes between powerful opponents.

July 4, 2010

Proverbs 18: 14-15

The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit? Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.

July 3, 2010

July 2, 2010

Proverbs 18: 11-12

The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety. Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.

July 1, 2010

Proverbs 18: 9-10

A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things. The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.