September 30, 2010

Proverbs 24: 11-12

Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don't excuse yourself by saying, "Look, we didn't know." For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

September 29, 2010

Proverbs 24: 9-10

The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker. If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

September 27, 2010

September 26, 2010

Proverbs 24: 5-6

The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.

September 25, 2010

Proverbs 24: 3-4

A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.

September 24, 2010

Proverbs 24: 1-2

Don't envy evil people or desire their company. For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble.

September 23, 2010

Proverbs 23: 29-35

Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks. Don't gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. You will see hallucinations, and you will say crazy things. You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast. And you will say, "They hit me, but I didn't feel it. I didn't even know it when they beat me up. When will I wake up so I can look for another drink?"

September 22, 2010

Proverbs 23: 25-28

So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy. O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways. A prostitute is a dangerous trap; a promiscuous woman is as dangerous as falling into a narrow well. She hides and waits like a robber, eager to make more men unfaithful.

September 21, 2010

Proverbs 23: 24

The father of godly children has cause for joy. what a pleasure to have children who are wise.

September 20, 2010

Proverbs 23: 23

Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.

September 19, 2010

Proverbs 23: 22

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

September 18, 2010

Proverbs 23: 19-21

My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course. Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.

September 17, 2010

Proverbs 23: 17-18

Don't envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.

September 16, 2010

Proverbs 23: 15-16

My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice! Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.

September 15, 2010

Proverbs 23: 13-14

Don't fail to discipline your children. they won't die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.

September 14, 2010

September 13, 2010

Proverbs 23: 9-11

Don't waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice. Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don't take the land of defenseless orphans. For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you.

September 12, 2010

Proverbs 23: 6-8

Don't eat with people who are stingy; don't desire their delicacies. They are always thinking about how much it costs. "Eat and drink," they say, but they don't mean it. You will throw up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.

September 11, 2010

Proverbs 23: 4-5

Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.

September 10, 2010

Proverbs 23: 1-3

While dining with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you. If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat; don't desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you.

September 9, 2010

Proverbs 22: 28-29

Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers set up by previous generations. Do you see any truly competent workers? they will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.

September 8, 2010

Proverbs 22: 26-27

Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else. If you can't pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

September 7, 2010

Proverbs 22: 24-25

Don't befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.

September 6, 2010

Proverbs 22: 22-23

Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court. For the LORD is their defender. He will ruin anyone who ruins them.

September 5, 2010

Proverbs 22: 20-21

I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge. In this way, you may know the truth and take an accurate report to those who sent you.

September 4, 2010

Proverbs 22: 17-19

Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction. For it is good to keep these sayings in your heart and always ready on your lips. I am teaching you today--yes, you--so you will trust in the LORD.

September 3, 2010

Proverbs 22: 16

A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.

September 2, 2010

Proverbs 22: 15

A youngster's heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.

September 1, 2010

Proverbs 22: 14

The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the LORD angry will fall into it.