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Hot-Tempered

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:

Self-Control

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

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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!

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It is Prayer time folks!

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.”

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It truly is Prayer Time!

Proverbs 10 – Wise/Foolish Child

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.

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Today I would like to pose these questions:

  1. Why does the wise child bring joy to a father?
  2. 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

  1. Right living (v.2)
  2. Hard worker (v.4)
  3. Harvests in the summer (v.5)
  4. Godly and showered with blessings (v.6)
  5. Glad to be instructed (v.8)
  6. Walks safely because their integrity (v.9)
  7. Bold reproof that promotes peace (v.10)
  8. Words are life-giving fountain (v.11)
  9. Full of love that makes up for all offenses (v.12)
  10. Understanding (v.13)
  11. Treasures knowledge (v.14)
  12. Wealthy (v.15)
  13. Their earnings enhance their lives (v.16)
  14. Readily accepts discipline (v.17)
  15. Sensible and keeps mouth shut (v.19)
  16. Their words are like sterling silver (v.20)
  17. Their words encourage many (v.21)
  18. Has the blessings of the LORD (v.22)
  19. Lives wisely (v.23)
  20. Their hopes are granted (v.24)
  21. Has a lasting foundation (v.25)
  22. Fears the LORD respectfully (v.27)
  23. Hopes result in happiness (v.28)
  24. Because of their integrity, they have the LORD as a stronghold (v.29)
  25. Never disturbed (v.30)
  26. Gives wise advice (v.31)
  27. Speaks helpful words (v.32)

Lesson #2: 29 reasons a foolish child brings grief to his/her mother

  1. Drawn to tainted wealth (v.2)
  2. Full of cravings and Wicked (v.3)
  3. Lazy (v.4)
  4. Sleeps during harvest and is a disgrace (v.5)
  5. Conceals violent intentions (v.6, 11)
  6. Babbling fools who fall flat on their faces (v.8)
  7. Their name will rot away because they are wicked (v.7)
  8. Follows crooked paths (v.9)
  9. Winks at wrong and causes trouble (v.10)
  10. Lacks sense (v.13)
  11. Babbles and invites disaster (v.14)
  12. Poverty is their destruction (v.15)
  13. Squander their money on sin (v.16)
  14. Ignores correction and does go astray (v.17)
  15. Hides hatred (v.18)
  16. Slanders other (v.18)
  17. Talks to much (v.19)
  18. Has the heart of a fool that is worthless (v.20)
  19. Destroyed by their lack of common sense (v.21)
  20. Finds doing wrong fun (v.23)
  21. All their fears will be fulfilled (v.24)
  22. Whirled away when the storms of life come (v.25)
  23. Irritate their employers (v.26)
  24. Their years are cut short because they are wicked (v.27)
  25. Their expectations come to nothing because they are wicked (v.28)
  26. The way of the LORD destroys them because they are wicked (v.29)
  27. They will be remove from the land because they are wicked (v.30)
  28. They have a tongue that deceives and it will be cut off (v.31)
  29. They speak perverse words (v.32)

Lesson #3: Consider these Nuggets of gold  

  • 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)

So this morning which child are you wise or foolish?

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?

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346 It is prayer time!

Proverbs 9 – The Banquets

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.

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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)

Resolutions:

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)

Lesson #5: Negative results if you don’t follow Lesson #3

  • 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.

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346   It is Prayer time!

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!

Proverbs 5 – Avoid Immoral Women

Day Five of the month  and that means that we should be studying Chapter 5 of Proverbs.

Today’s foundation verse is verse 3 which states, “For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.”

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Theme: Avoid Immoral Women

Define Immoral: not conforming to accepted standards of morality.

Synonyms for immoral: 

unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, foul, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonorable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, miscreant; sinful, godless, impure, unchaste, unvirtuous, shameless, degenerate, debased, debauched, dissolute, reprobate, lewd, obscene, perverse, perverted; licentious, wanton, promiscuous, loose;

Informal: shady, lowdown, crooked, sleazy

From <https://www.google.com/#q=define+immoral>

Antonyms for immoral

Clean, decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, moral, noble, principled, pure, right, scrupulous, trustworthy, truthful, uncorrupt, upright, virtuous, chaste

From <http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/immoral>

Lesson #1: Expected Actions to stay pure

  • Pay attention to my wisdom (v.1)
  • Listen carefully to my wise counsel (v.1)
  • Listen to me, never stray from what I am about to say (v.7)
  • Stay away from her(the immoral woman) (v.8)
  • Don’t go near the door of her house! (v.8)
  • Drink water from your own well (v.15)
  • Share your love only with your wife (v.15)
  • You should reserve it(sex) for yourselves (v.17)
  • Never share it(sex) with strangers (v.17)
  • Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you (v.18)
  • Rejoice in the wife of your youth (v.18)
  • Why be captivated, my son by an immoral woman (v.20)

Resolution:

Lesson #2: The Positive outcome of following the above:

  • Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned (v.2)
  • Your wife will be a fountain of blessing for you (v.18)
  • You will rejoice in the wife of your youth (v.18)
  • She(the wife of your youth) is a loving deer, a graceful doe (v.19)
  • The wife of your youth breasts will satisfy you always (v.19)
  • You will always be captivated by her(the wife of your youth) love (v.19)

Lesson #3: The Negative effects of not following the above:

  • You  will taste her poison, and be cut by the dangerous double-edged sword that she carries (v.4)11410417_901757226557472_1692028440_n
  • She will lead you down to death; her steps will lead you straight to the grave (v.5)
  • She will cause you to care nothing about the path to life (v.6)
  • You will stagger down a crooked trail and not realize it with her (v.6)
  • If you do go near the door of her house, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved (v.9)
  • Strangers will consume your wealth and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor (v.10)
  • In the end you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body (v.11)
  • You will say, “How I hated discipline!  If only I had not ignored all the warnings!  Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers?  Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?  I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace (v.12,13, 14)
  • You will become a evil man, and you will be held captive by your own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold you (v.12)
  • You will die for lack of self-control; You will be lost because of your great foolishness (v.23)

Verse 21 really brings the point home, “For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.

If you don’t show discernment in these things then you may be overheard making these statements, “How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings!  Oh, why didn’t listen to my teachers?  Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?  I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace.

Verses 22 and 23 sums up the results of not listening to the wisdom of the Father, “An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.  He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”

If you understand this chapter then perhaps you see the need for prayer in the areas of discernment, listening to wisdom, discipline, being captivated by temptation, self-control, and great foolishness.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 5:21For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”

It is Prayer Time!  1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346

Proverbs 27 – Wise/Critics

Good morning all my love ones and I do mean you family, friends and anyone else reading this post.  Blessings on you all for taking time to read my humble thoughts.

For my foundation today I would like to present verse 11 which states, “Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad.  Then I will be able to answer my critics.”

Theme: Be wise and don’t give the critics a reason to insult your father because of your behavior

You might see this as Father God talking to us, and the number one critic is Satan.

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So! How can we be wise and at the same time give Father God the ammunition that he needs to answer the critical observations of us?  Remember how our enemy railed against the man named Job?  If you are not familiar with Job just turn left in your Bible two books before Proverbs and read about this great man of God.

Lesson #1: 23 Ways to be wise and to stop the mouth of critics

  1. Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring (v.1)
  2. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth–a stranger, not your own lips (v.2)
  3. Don’t be like the fool who causes resentment (v.3)
  4. Beware of anger and wrath (v.4)
  5. Beware of jealousy it is even more dangerous than anger and wrath (v.4)
  6. Don’t practice hidden love, an open rebuke is better (v.5)
  7. Listen to your sincere friends assessment of you (v.6)
  8. Don’t stray from home (v.8)
  9. Listen to the heartfelt counsel of a friend (v.9)
  10. Never abandon a friend, either yours or your father’s (v.10)
  11. Be a prudent person who foresees danger and takes precautions (v.12)
  12. Don’t be like the simpleton who goes blindly on and suffers the consequences (v.12)
  13. Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt (v.13)
  14. Get a deposit from those who guarantees a foreigners debt (v.13)
  15. Be careful in being loud and cheerful early in the morning this could be taken as a curse (v.14)
  16. Don’t be annoying like a quarrelsome and complaining wife (v.15)
  17. Allow your friend to sharpen you like iron sharpens iron (v.17)
  18. Be like the employee who protects their employer’s interests, there is a reward in store for you (v.18)
  19. Be aware of what your heart really reflects, just like a face is reflected in water (v.19)
  20. Beware human desire, it is never satisfied (v.20)
  21. Understand that you are tested every time someone praises you (v.21)
  22. Don’t be like the fools who cannot be separated from their foolishness (v.22)
  23. Understand that riches don’t last forever, so know the state of your flocks,  and put your heart into caring for your herds (v.23, 24)

Review:  

  • Do you find yourself bragging about what you will get done tomorrow?
  • Are you known as one who pats themselves on the back regarding all the great things you have accomplished?
  • How do you handle jealousy?
  • Do you appreciate the heartfelt counsel of your friends?
  • When disaster strikes do you abandon your friends or do you act like a real brother or sister?

This chapter presented us with many aspects that we need to consider prayerfully.  As you study this chapter even more you will begin to see areas that you may want to consider working on even harder.

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Memory Verse:  Proverbs 27:12 “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.  The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

Number 11 from the above list really strikes a cord in my heart, I mean that I really need to pray about this area even more.  With that said,  It’s Prayer Time! 1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346