August 31, 2010

Proverbs 22: 13

The lazy person claims, "There's a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!"

August 30, 2010

Proverbs 22: 10-12

Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear. Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend. The LORD preserves those with knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the treacherous.

August 29, 2010

Proverbs 22: 8-9

Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will come to an end. Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

August 28, 2010

August 27, 2010

Proverbs 22: 5-6

Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it. Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

August 26, 2010

Proverbs 22: 2-4

The rich and poor have this in common: The LORD made them both. A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.

August 25, 2010

Proverbs 22: 1

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

August 23, 2010

Proverbs 21: 30-31

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the LORD. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.

Proverbs 21: 28-29

A false witness will be cut off, but a credible witness will be allowed to speak. The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act.

August 22, 2010

Proverbs 21: 27

The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.

August 21, 2010

Proverbs 21: 25-26

Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

August 20, 2010

Proverbs 21: 23-24

Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble. Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance.

August 19, 2010

Proverbs 21: 21-22

Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress which they trust.

August 18, 2010

Proverbs 21: 19-20

It's better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife. The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.

August 17, 2010

Proverbs 21: 17-18

Those who love pleasure become poor; those who love wine and luxury will never be rich. the wicked are punished in place of the godly, and traitors in place of the honest.

August 16, 2010

Proverbs 21: 14-16

A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury. Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers. The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead.

August 15, 2010

Proverbs 21: 13

Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.

August 14, 2010

Proverbs 21: 11-12

If you punish a mocker, the simple-minded become wise; if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser. The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked; he will bring disaster on them.

August 13, 2010

Proverbs 21: 8-10

The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road. It's better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.

August 12, 2010

Proverbs 21: 5-7

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap. The violence of the wicked sweeps them away, because they refuse to do what is just.

August 10, 2010

Proverbs 21: 3

The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.

August 8, 2010

Proverbs 21: 1-2

The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases. People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart.

August 7, 2010

Proverbs 20: 28-30

Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love. The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old. Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.

August 6, 2010

Proverbs 20: 26-27

A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat, then runs his threshing wheel over them. The LORD'S light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

August 5, 2010

Proverbs 20: 24-25

The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Don't trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost.

August 4, 2010

Proverbs 20: 22-23

Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the LORD to handle the matter. The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.

Proverbs 20: 20-21

If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness. An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.

August 2, 2010

August 1, 2010

Proverbs 20: 16-18

Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners. Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth. Plans succeed through good counsel; don't go to war without wise advice.