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Proverbs 14 – Right/Wrong Path

Good Morning love ones it is the 14th day of the month and that should mean that we all find ourselves reading and praying about Chapter 14 of Proverbs.

Before we get started let me briefly share God’s idea of what real Love is, as found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13

Lesson #1: What Real Love is

  • Patient and kind
  • Not jealous or boastful or proudlove
  • Not rude
  • It does not demand its own way
  • Not irritable
  • Does not keep record of being wronged
  • Does not rejoice about injustice
  • It rejoices whenever the truth wins out
  • Never gives up
  • Never loses faith
  • Always hopeful
  • Endures through every circumstance

Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love— and the greatest of these is love

Theme: “Those who follow the right path fear the LORD; those who take the wrong path despise him.”

Verse 2 is the verse of choice this morning. I will use it to share my thoughts with you.  Hopefully I can paint the picture of this chapter as it floods my mind and heart, if not just look at the picture that accompanies this text.  Hopefully you will understand what this chapter says about the right and wrong path.

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Key Learning: follow the right path, or take the wrong path 

One definitions of Path is: “the course or direction in which a person or thing is moving”

Lesson #2: Right Path people fear the LORD and follow by

  • Being wise and building their home (v.1)
  • Showing respect for the LORD (v.2)
  • Being wise and using words that keep them safe (v.3)
  • Being a honest witness that does not lie (v.5)
  • Being a person of understanding whom easily obtains knowledge (v.6)
  • Staying away from fools (v.7)
  • Being prudent and understanding where they are going (v.8)
  • Acknowledging guilt and seeking reconciliation (v.9)
  • Flourishing because of their godliness (v.11)
  • Being good people who receive their reward (v.14)
  • Being prudent and carefully considering their steps (v.15)
  • Being wise, cautious, and avoiding danger (v.16)
  • Being prudent who are crowned with knowledge (v.18)
  • Being wise, which allows them to wear wealth as a crown (v.24)
  • Being a truthful witness that saves lives (v.25)
  • Having understanding which allows them to control their anger (v.29)
  • Having a peaceful heart which leads to a healthy body (v.30)
  • Helping the poor which honors their Maker (v.31)
  • Being godly, which allows them to have a refuge when they die (v.32)
  • Having an understanding heart, therein is wisdom enshrined (v.33)
  • Being wise servants, the king rejoices in them (v.35)

Lesson #3: Wrong path people despise the LORD and take the wrong path by

  • Being foolish and tearing down their home with their own hands (v.1)
  • Despising the LORD (v.2)
  • Their foolish proud talk (v.3)
  • Being a false witness that breathes lies (v.5)
  • Being a mocker who seeks wisdom but never finds it (v.6)
  • Running with fools (v.7)
  • Being a fool who deceives themselves (v.8)
  • Being a fool who makes fun of guilt (v.9)
  • Being wicked (v.11)
  • Being backsliders who get what they deserve (v.14)
  • Being a fool who plunges  ahead with reckless confidence (v.16)
  • Being a short-tempered person who does foolish things, and a schemers who is hated (v.17)
  • Being a simpleton who is clothed with foolishness (v.18)
  • Being evil and wicked (v.19)
  • Belittling their neighbor (v.21)
  • Planning to do evil (v.22)
  • Being a fool who’s effort only yields foolishness (v.24)
  • Being a false witness who is a traitor (v.25)
  • Having a hot temper which show great foolishness (v.29)
  • Allowing jealousy to rein in their lives which is like cancer in the bones (v.30)
  • Oppressing the poor which insult their Maker (v.31)
  • Being wicked which leads to them being crushed by disaster (v.32)
  • Being a fool, wisdom is not found in them (v.33)

Nuggets of gold:

  • Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest (v.4)
  • Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy (v.10)
  • There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death (v.12)
  • Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains (v.13)
  • The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends” (v.20)
  • It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor (v.21)
  • If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness (v.22)
  • Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! (v.23)
  • Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness (v.24)
  • Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a refuge for their children (v.26)
  • Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death (v.27)
  • Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people (v.34)
  • A king rejoices in wise servants but is angry with those who disgrace him (v.35)

Review:

  1. Which path are you on today, the right or wrong path?
  2. Do your words keep you safe or do they become a rod that is used to beat you?
  3. Are you a honest or false witness?
  4. Are you looking for knowledge among known fools?
  5. Do you know where you are going, or do you practice the fool’s way, who deceive themselves?
  6. Wicked or godly, house or tent, which have you chosen?
  7. Are you on the path that seems right to you, does it lead anywhere?
  8. Which are you, backslider or good person?
  9. Are you a wise servant or one who disgraces the king
  10. Do you have a an understanding heart or is wisdom lacking with you?

Memory Verse: Proverbs 14:22 “If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.”

How about you how’s your path looking?

From the Nuggets of Gold, “Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.”

The choice is yours, Right Path, or Wrong Path, you can have the fruit of the one that your choose.  Not sure which path to choose, then just look at the two list above and decide which path is right for you.

I pray that you choose correctly!

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Proverb 12 – Approves/Condemns

Well it is the 12th day of the month and hopefully you are studying the 12th chapter of Proverbs today.

Theme:  The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness

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My foundation verses today are verses 1 and 2 which state, “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.  The Lord approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

I will focus on those whom the LORD approves and those whom He condemns to day.  Using only chapter 12, I will attempt to show you those who are approved and those who are condemned.

Key Learning: The LORD approves – The LORD condemns key2success

Lesson #1: List of those whom the LORD approves

  • The godly who have deep roots (v.3)
  • A worthy wife who is a crown for her husband (v.4)
  • The plans of the godly (v.5)
  • The words of the godly that save lives (v.6)
  • The family of the godly that stands firm (v.7)
  • A sensible persons who wins admiration (v.8)
  • Those who don’t mind being ordinary people (v.9)
  • Those who care for their animals (v.10)
  • Those who are hard workers (v.11)
  • The godly who are well rooted and bear their own fruit (v.12)
  • The godly who escapes the trouble of being trapped by their own words (v.13)
  • Those who use wise words (v.14)
  • The wise who listen to others (v.15)
  • A wise person who stays calm when insulted (v.16)
  • An honest witness that tells the truth (v.17)
  • The wise one whose words bring healing (v.18)
  • The one who uses truthful words that stand the test of time (v.19)
  • Those who are planning peace (v.20)
  • No harm comes to them because they are godly (v.21)
  • Those who tell the truth (v.22)
  • The wise who don’t make a show of their knowledge (v.23)
  • Those who work hard and become leaders (v.24)
  • Those who use encouraging words to cheer a person up (v.25)
  • The godly who give good advice to their friends (v.26)
  • The diligent who make use of everything they find (v.27)
  • Their godly ways leads to life; that path does not lead to death (v.28)

Lesson #2: List of those whom the LORD condemns

  • Those who hate correction (v.1)
  • Those who are wicked (v.2)
  • The disgraceful woman who is like cancer in her husband bones (v.4)
  • The advice of the wicked (v.5)
  • The wicked whose words are like a murderous ambush (v.6)
  • Those that have a warped mind (v.8)
  • Those who are self-important but have no food (v.9)
  • Those who are always cruel to their animals (v.10)
  • Those who Chases fantasies (v.11)
  • Those who are thieves and are jealous of each other’s loot (v.12)
  • Those who are trapped by their own words (v.13)
  • The fool who thinks their own way is right (v.15)
  • A fool who is quick-tempered (v.16)
  • A false witness who tells lies (v.17)
  • Those who make cutting remarks (v.18)
  • Those plotting evil (v.20)
  • The wicked who have their fill of trouble (v.21)
  • Those with lying lips (v.22)
  • Fools who broadcast their foolishness (v.23)
  • The lazy (v.24)
  • Those who allow Worry to weight them down (v.25)
  • The wicked who lead their friends astray (v.26)
  • Lazy people who don’t even cook the game they catch (v.27)

Review:

  1. Self-discipline and you, are you known for your self-discipline or the lack thereof? 
  2. Do the roots that you have established lead to stability? 
  3. Are you a crown that your spouse wears proudly or do you seem like cancer in his or her bones? 
  4. Is your advice to others just or treacherous? 
  5. Which are you known by, a sensible person who wins admiration, or a person with a warped mind who is despised? 
  6. Do you have a problem with being an ordinary person, or do you find that you need to be self-important? 
  7. Are you known as a hard worker or one who chases fantasies? 
  8. Do you find that you are trapped by your own words? 
  9. In tough situations do you stay calm when you are insulted, or are you known for your quick-tempered? 
  10. Which are you, an honest witness or a false witness?

As you read the two list do you who are godly notice any of the things found in the list of those who hate correction, in your life?

If so please repent and get rid of those things today, verse 1 states that it is stupid to hate correction, and verse 2 states that the LORD condemns those who plan wickedness.

If you love discipline, you are good, truly godly, truly wise, a hard worker, and planning peace, then you can expect  to really learn, have the LORD’s approval, really listen to others, and  have your heart fill with joy.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 12:28The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.”

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Proverbs 7 – Another Warning

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.

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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)11410417_901757226557472_1692028440_n
  • 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)

Resolutions:

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)

Lesson #3: Negative outcomes of not listening to the above 

  • 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)

Lesson #4:  9 essentials that will help you with temptation 

  1. Follow God’s advice children (v.1)
  2. Always treasure God’s commands and live! (v.2)
  3. Obey and Guard God’s instruction as  you guard your own eyes (v.2)
  4. Tie God’s instructions on your fingers as a reminder (v.3)
  5. Write His instructions deep within your heart (v.3)
  6. Love wisdom like a sister (v.4)
  7. Make insight a beloved member of your family (v.4)
  8. Let the LORD’s instructions protect you from an affair with Lady Temptation (v.5)
  9. 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.

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