- Lazy people are soon poor: hard workers get rich Pr. 10:4
- Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry Pr. 19:15
- Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors Pr. 26:16
- Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes Pr. 10:26
- Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave Pr. 12:24
- Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper Pr. 13:4
- A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things Pr. 18:9
- Lazy people take food in their hand but don’t even lift it to their mouth Pr.26:15
- Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find Pr. 12:27
- The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!” Pr. 22:13
- As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed Pr. 26:14
Don’t associate with hot-tempered people Pr. 22:24
Hot-tempered people starts fights Pr. 15:18
Hot-tempered people commit all kinds of sin Pr. 29:22
Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty Pr. 19:19
A fool is quick-tempered Pr. 12:16
A hot temper shows great foolishness Pr. 14:29
Some short-tempered men might get angry and kill you and your family Judges 18:25
Short-tempered people do foolish things Pr. 14:17
Positive Temper thoughts
Anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute
But the prudent person overlooks an insult Pr. 12:16
Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding Pr. 14:29
How to deal with hot-tempered or quick-tempered:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no Law against such things. Gal. 5:23
Instead, he must be hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled Tit 1:8
For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love 2 Pet. 1:5-7
It’s the 19th day of the month and that means we all should be in the 19th chapter of Proverbs.
Theme: 25 things that can ruin your life
Verse 3 is the foundational starting point today. It states, “People ruin their lives by their own foolishness then are angry at the LORD.”
Lesson #1: 25 Ways one can ruin one’s life according to this chapter of Proverbs.
- being dishonest and a fool (v.1)
- having enthusiasm without knowledge (v.2)
- being hasty and making mistakes (v.2)
- allowing ones foolishness to cause them to be angry at the LORD (v.3)
- being in poverty which drives your friends away (v.4)
- being a false witness and a liar (v.5)
- despising your poor relatives and friends (v.7)
- being a fool who lives in luxury (v.9)
- being a foolish child (v.13)
- being a quarrelsome wife (v.13)
- being lazy and sleeping soundly (v.15)
- being idle (v.15)
- despising the commandments (v.16)
- not disciplining your children (v.18)
- being hot-tempered (see post on hot-tempered) (v.19)
- not getting all the advice and instruction you can (v.20)
- making many plans and not considering the LORD’s purpose (v.21)
- not being loyal (v.22)
- being dishonest (v.22)
- being a mocker, and simpleminded (v.25)
- mistreating your father and chasing away your mother (v.26)
- not listening to instructions (v.27)
- being a corrupt witness and making a mockery of justice (v.28)
- having a mouth of the wicked that gulps down evil (v.28)
- not understanding that punishment is made for mockers are and the backs of fools are made to be beaten (v.29)
- Are you honest in all of your dealings?
- Have you ever notice that you have rush out so excited that you forget to get all of the information needed to complete the task?
- Does your hasty ways cause you to make a multitude of mistakes?
- Do you find that you are regularly angry with the LORD?
- Do you have your foolishness in check?
- How’s your relationship with your father and mother these days?
- How well do you listen to instructions?
- What is your Loyalty based on, honesty or dishonesty?
- Has your hot-tempered ways caused you to pay the penalty lately?
- Do you help the poor on a regular basis
Lesson #2: General observations that you just might want to consider
- To acquire wisdom is to love yourself (v.8)
- People who cherish understanding will prosper (v.8)
- Keep your life by keeping the commandments (v.16)
- When you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD and he will repay you (v.17)
- Discipline your children while there is hope, otherwise you will ruin their lives (v.18)
- Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life (v.20)
- You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail (v.21)
- Loyalty makes a person attractive (v.22)
- Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm (v.23)
It is the 17th of the month everyone, and we have been presented with another great day. I hope you woke up with a song on your heart regardless of what is going on in our world. Even if you have rain or snow I hope that you have learned how to sing or play in the rain as well as the snow.
If you are following this study then you should be studying chapter 17 of Proverbs.
Today I focused on verse 24 of this chapter, which states, “Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”
Theme: Sensible people, Foolish children
So, who are the sensible people and the foolish children in this chapter and what can we learn from them and what impact does that have on us today?
Lesson #1: Sensible people
- Wise servant (v.2)
- Those who forgive a fault (v.9)
- A person of understanding (v.10)
- A friend who is always loyal (v.17)
- Brother born to help in time of need (v.17)
- Those that have cheerful hearts (v.22)
- Sensible people (v.24)
- The godly who are good (v.26)
- A wise person who uses few words (v.27)
- A person with understanding and is even-tempered (v.27)
Lesson #2: Foolish people
- Disgraceful child (v.2)
- Wrongdoers who eagerly listen to gossip (v.4)
- Liars who pay close attention to slander (v.4)
- Those who mock the poor (v.5)
- Those who rejoice at the misfortune of others (v.5)
- Those who dwell on a fault to long (v.9)
- A fool (v.10, 12)
- Evil people who are eager for rebellion (v.11)
- A fool caught in foolishness (v.12)
- Those who repay good with evil (v.13)
- Those who start quarrels (v.14)
- Those who acquit the guilty (v.15)
- Those who condemn the innocent (v.15)
- Those who pay to educate a fool (v.16)
- Those who guaranteed another person’s debt (v.18)
- Those who put up security for a friend (v.18)
- Those who love to quarrel (v.19)
- Those who trust in high walls (v.19)
- Those with crooked hearts (v.20)
- Those who use a lying tongue (v.20)
- A rebel (v.21)
- Those with a broken spirit (v.22)
- The wicked that take secret bribes (v.23)
- Those that pervert the course of justice (v.23)
- The fool whose eyes wander to the ends of the earth (v.24)
- Foolish children (v.25)
- Those who punish the godly for being good (v.26)
- Those who flog leaders for being honest (v.26)
- Are you a wise servant or a disgraceful son?
- When the LORD tests your heart what dross does the process expel?
- Do you find that you eagerly listen to gossip?
- Does slander of another cause you to listen really closely?
- Do you rejoice at the misfortune of others?
- Do you find that you spend too much time dwelling on a fault rather than forgiving it?
- Are the people that you associated with eager for rebellion?
- Have you ever repay good with evil?
- Do you find it hard to stop quarreling?
- Are you a loyal friend that can be counted on in a time of need?
- Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting–and conflict (v.1)
- Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler (v.7)
- A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool (v.10)
- It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel (v.21)
- A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered (v.27)
- Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent (v.28)
- We learn that the sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom whereas the foolish children bring grief to their fathers, and bitterness to the one who gave them birth
- When we understand the above then we can avoid the misfortunes of the foolish child, things like losing part of their inheritance, being severely punished, being separated from their close friends, evil never leaving their house, and being detestable to the LORD
As you read this chapter I hope that you past the inspection with flying colors. In other words I wish you true greatness!
Memory Verse: Proverbs 17:3 “Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.”
Let us pray for the cleansing power of prayer and the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Good Morning everyone and blessing on you and yours.
This is the 10th day of the month, which means we should be working on the 10th chapter of Proverbs. Hopefully you are still there studying and praying about the use of this chapter in your life.
This Chapter begins with the Proverbs of Solomon, then it jumps right in with the wise child and how that child brings joy to a father then how the foolish child brings grief to a mother. Of course this is the verse that will be my launching pad for this post.
Today I would like to pose these questions:
- Why does the wise child bring joy to a father?
- Why does the foolish child bring grief to a mother?
Let’s see if we can uncover the answers to the above questions using nothing but chapter 10 as our reference point.
Lesson #1: 27 reasons a wise child brings joy to his/her father
- Right living (v.2)
- Hard worker (v.4)
- Harvests in the summer (v.5)
- Godly and showered with blessings (v.6)
- Glad to be instructed (v.8)
- Walks safely because their integrity (v.9)
- Bold reproof that promotes peace (v.10)
- Words are life-giving fountain (v.11)
- Full of love that makes up for all offenses (v.12)
- Understanding (v.13)
- Treasures knowledge (v.14)
- Wealthy (v.15)
- Their earnings enhance their lives (v.16)
- Readily accepts discipline (v.17)
- Sensible and keeps mouth shut (v.19)
- Their words are like sterling silver (v.20)
- Their words encourage many (v.21)
- Has the blessings of the LORD (v.22)
- Lives wisely (v.23)
- Their hopes are granted (v.24)
- Has a lasting foundation (v.25)
- Fears the LORD respectfully (v.27)
- Hopes result in happiness (v.28)
- Because of their integrity, they have the LORD as a stronghold (v.29)
- Never disturbed (v.30)
- Gives wise advice (v.31)
- Speaks helpful words (v.32)
Lesson #2: 29 reasons a foolish child brings grief to his/her mother
- Drawn to tainted wealth (v.2)
- Full of cravings and Wicked (v.3)
- Lazy (v.4)
- Sleeps during harvest and is a disgrace (v.5)
- Conceals violent intentions (v.6, 11)
- Babbling fools who fall flat on their faces (v.8)
- Their name will rot away because they are wicked (v.7)
- Follows crooked paths (v.9)
- Winks at wrong and causes trouble (v.10)
- Lacks sense (v.13)
- Babbles and invites disaster (v.14)
- Poverty is their destruction (v.15)
- Squander their money on sin (v.16)
- Ignores correction and does go astray (v.17)
- Hides hatred (v.18)
- Slanders other (v.18)
- Talks to much (v.19)
- Has the heart of a fool that is worthless (v.20)
- Destroyed by their lack of common sense (v.21)
- Finds doing wrong fun (v.23)
- All their fears will be fulfilled (v.24)
- Whirled away when the storms of life come (v.25)
- Irritate their employers (v.26)
- Their years are cut short because they are wicked (v.27)
- Their expectations come to nothing because they are wicked (v.28)
- The way of the LORD destroys them because they are wicked (v.29)
- They will be remove from the land because they are wicked (v.30)
- They have a tongue that deceives and it will be cut off (v.31)
- They speak perverse words (v.32)
- Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life (v.2)
- The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their destruction (v.15)
- Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool (v.18)
- Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut (v.19)
- The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked (v.3)
- We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away (v.7)
- The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted (v.24)
- When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation (v.25)
- The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing (v.28)
- The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked (v.29)
- The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land (v.30)
Which do you bring to your parents, joy or grief?
Which child are you to your Heavenly Father, and do you bring Him joy or grief?
Is that not a good point to stop and Pray about the discovered results that you find in your own life?
I have no room to boast here, I notice some of the foolish traits in my own life and I sure don’t want my Father in Heaven to have grief over this little snot nose kid name Bruce.
I repent Father God for allowing any of the foolish child’s ways that present themselves in my life. Please forgive me and help me to get a handle on this awful, foolish child’s behavior in my life, this I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Memory Verse: Verse 29, “The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.”
How about you it’s your turn!
How do you stack up when you run down these list?
Day 9 of the month, and time for chapter 9 of Proverbs. Today we are presented with the calls from Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly. Both are inviting us to come in and to partake of their feast.
Lesson #1: Who is invited to these banquets
- Everyone (v.3)
- The Simple (v.4)
- Those who lack good judgment (v.4)
- Those men going by who are minding their own business (v.15)
Lesson #2: A closer look at the Host of these banquets
Lady Wisdom offers:
- A great banquet, mixed wines (v.2)
- Solid advice for the ages (v.6 – 12)
Lady Folly offers:
- Brashness (v.13)
- Ignorance (v.13)
- Stolen water (v.17)
- Food eaten in secret (v.17)
- Association with the dead (v.18)
- A possible position in the grave (v.18)
Lesson #3: Expected Actions that obtain a positive resolution:
- Come in with me (v.4)
- Come, eat my food (v.5)
- Drink the wine I have mixed (v.5)
- Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live (v.6)
- Learn to use good judgment (v.6)
- So don’t bother correcting mockers (v.8)
- Correct the wise, and they will love you (v.8)
- Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser (v.9)
- Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more (v.9)
- Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom (v.10)
- Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment (v.10)
Lesson #4: Positive outcome of following Lesson #3
- Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life (v.11)
- If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit (v.12)
- When you rebuke a mocker you will get an insult in return (v.7)
- When you correct the wicked you will get hurt (v.7)
- If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer (v.12)
- You believe that stolen water is refreshing; and food eaten in secret tastes the best! (v.17)
- You don’t even know that the dead are at the banquet that Folly offers (v.18)
- You end up conversing with Folly’s banquet guest who are in the depths of the grave (v.18)
- Now let me ask you, who do you think has your best interest in mind?
- And who do you think offers the best advice?
- Which Banquet are you currently eating at? How is that working for you?
- Would you like your days multiply and have years added to your life? Or would you like to associate with those who are in the depths of the grave?
The choice is totally yours, you can become wise and benefit from it or scorn wisdom and suffer the consequences of your choice.
Lets pray for the right choice in choosing who we will listen to.
Amen does not go here, Amen comes after you gain the wisdom needed to multiply your days and add years to your life, then we say AMEN!
Today’s study falls on the 7th day of the month, the number 7 is the number of completeness and perfection both physically and spiritually, biblical speaking of course.
Theme: Another Warning about Immoral Women
Lesson #1: Expected actions needed to avoid Immoral Women
- Follow my advice, my son (v.1)
- Always treasure my commands (v.1)
- Obey my commands and live! (v.2)
- Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes (v.2)
- Tie them on your fingers as a reminder (v.3)
- Write them deep within your heart (v.3)
- Love wisdom like a sister (v.4)
- Make insight a beloved member of your family (v.4)
- Let them (Wisdom & Insight) protect you from an affair with an immoral woman (v.5)
- Let them (Wisdom & Insight) protect you from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman(P.W.) (v.5)
- Don’t be naïve (v.7)
- Don’t lack common sense (v.7)
- Don’t be strolling down the path by her (P.W.) house (v.8)
- Listen to me, my sons and pay attention to my words (v.24)
- Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her(P.W.) (v.25)
- Don’t wander down her(P.W.) wayward path (v.25)
- Beware strolling pass her(P.W.) house at twilight, in the evening as deep darkness fell (v.8, 9)
- Beware the approaching woman who is seductively dressed and sly of heart (v.10)
- Understand that she(P.W.) is brash, a rebellious type, never content to stay at home (v.11)
- Beware she(P.W.) is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner (v.12)
- Don’t let her throw her arms around you and refuse to let her kiss you (v.13)
- Beware of her brazen look (v.13)
- Don’t believe her when she says, “I came out to find you, and here you are!” (15)
- Don’t listen to any talk of her bed and its beautiful blankets with colored sheets of Egyptian linen (v.16)
- Don’t listen to any talk of how she has perfumed her bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon (v.17)
- Don’t listen to her when she says, “Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning (v.18)
- Beware or Run! when she says, “Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses, for my husband is not home.” (v.18, 19)
- Don’t believe her when she says, My husband is away on a long trip. He has taken a wallet full of money with him and won’t return until later this month.” (v.19, 20)
- Don’t let her seduce you with pretty speech and entice you with here flattery (v.21)
- Don’t be so quick to follow her like an ox going to the slaughter (v.22)
- Don’t be like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart (v.22)
- Don’t be like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life (v.23)
Lesson #2: Positive outcomes of listening to the above
- Wisdom will be like a sister to you (v.4)
- Insight will become a beloved member of your family (v.4)
- They will protect you from an affair with an immoral woman (v.5)
- They will keep you from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman (v.5)
- You will be naïve (v.7)
- You will lack common sense (v.7)
- You will get to close to the immoral woman’s house (v.8)
- Twilight will help to snag you in the trap of the immoral woman (v.9)
- You will be capture by the seductively dressed and sly of heart woman that approaches you (v.10)
- You will fall for the lie, “you’re the one I was looking for! I came out to find you.” (v.15)
- You will listen to her talking about her bed (v.16)
- You will entertain her words regarding, “have your fill of love until morning, and enjoying each other’s caresses” (v.18)
- You will run the risk of her husband walking in you while you are having you fill of love (v.18 – 20)
- You will be seduced by her pretty speech (v.21)
- You will be enticed by her flattery (v.21)
- You will be like a ox going to the slaughter (v.22)
- You will be like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart (v.22)
- You will be like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost his life (v.23)
- You run the risk of being ruined (v.26)
- You run the risk of being another victim of this immoral woman (v.26)
- You will be on the road to the grave (v.27)
- You have just enter the bedroom that is the den of death (v.27)
- Follow God’s advice children (v.1)
- Always treasure God’s commands and live! (v.2)
- Obey and Guard God’s instruction as you guard your own eyes (v.2)
- Tie God’s instructions on your fingers as a reminder (v.3)
- Write His instructions deep within your heart (v.3)
- Love wisdom like a sister (v.4)
- Make insight a beloved member of your family (v.4)
- Let the LORD’s instructions protect you from an affair with Lady Temptation (v.5)
- Let the LORD’s instructions keep you from listening to the flattery of Lady Temptation (v.5)
And of course we need to pray for godly strength and wisdom in dealing with this foe name temptation who is skillful in the art of seduction, pretty speech, and flattery.