November 30, 2010

Proverbs 28: 23-24

In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery. Anyone who steals from his father and mother says, "What's wrong with that?" is no better than a murderer.

November 29, 2010

Proverbs 28: 21-22

Showing partiality is never good, yet some will do wrong for a mere piece of bread. Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty.

November 28, 2010

Proverbs 28: 19-20

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty. The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.

November 27, 2010

Proverbs 28: 17-18

A murderer's tormented conscience will drive him into the grave. Don't protect him! The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.

November 26, 2010

Proverbs 28: 15-16

A wicked ruler is as dangerous to the poor as a roaring lion or an attacking bear. A ruler with no understanding will oppress his people, but one who hates corruption will have a long life.

November 25, 2010

Proverbs 28: 14

Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.

November 24, 2010

Proverbs 28: 12-13

When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding. People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.

November 23, 2010

Proverbs 28: 11

Rich people may think they are wise, but a poor person with discernment can see right through them.

November 22, 2010

Proverbs 28: 8-10

Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor. God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law. Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.

November 21, 2010

Proverbs 28: 6-7

Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich. Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.

November 20, 2010

Proverbs 28: 3-5

A poor person who oppresses the poor is like pounding rain that destroys the crops. To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them. Evil people don't understand justice, but those who follow the LORD understand completely.

November 19, 2010

Proverbs 28: 2

When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.

November 18, 2010

Proverbs 28: 1

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.

November 17, 2010

Proverbs 27: 23-27

Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, for riches don't last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation. After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears and the mountain grasses are gathered in, your sheep will provide wool for clothing, and your goats will provide the price of a field. And you will have enough goats' milk for yourself, your family, and your servant girls.

November 16, 2010

Proverbs 27: 21-22

Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised. You cannot separate fools from their foolishness, even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle.

November 15, 2010

Proverbs 27: 18-20

As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer's interests will be rewarded. As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.

November 13, 2010

Proverbs 27: 15-16

A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.

November 12, 2010

November 11, 2010

Proverbs 27: 13

Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

November 10, 2010

Proverbs 27: 12

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

November 8, 2010

Proverbs 27: 11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. then I will be able to answer my critics.

Proverbs 27: 10

Never abandon a friend-either yours or your father's. When disaster strikes, you won't have to ask your brother for assistance. It's better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.

November 7, 2010

Proverbs 27: 7-9

A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry. A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest. The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

November 6, 2010

Proverbs 27: 4-6

Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

November 5, 2010

Proverbs 27: 3

A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.

November 4, 2010

Proverbs 27: 1-2

Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth-a stranger, not your own lips.

November 3, 2010

November 1, 2010

Proverbs 26: 27

If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead.

Proverbs 26: 24-26

People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they're deceiving you. They pretend to be kind, but don't believe them. Their hearts are full of many evils. While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.