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Proverbs 25: A Broken Wall and a Lasting Legacy

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. ~ Proverbs 25:28 What a picture this verse gives us – a city broken down, without walls. That city is highly vulnerable! Any beggar can pilfer the remains. Vandals can destroy and loot the property.… Continue reading Proverbs 25: A Broken Wall and a Lasting Legacy

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Proverbs 24: When We Shouldn’t Rejoice

Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:  Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him. ~ Proverbs 24: 17-18 There are some things we should not be happy about. One of them is when an enemy receives… Continue reading Proverbs 24: When We Shouldn’t Rejoice

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Proverbs 23: From Envy to Gratitude in 2.3 Seconds

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. ~ Proverbs 23:17 As a child, I didn’t enjoy the Christian life that my parents forced upon me. I didn’t like my Christian school. I didn’t like going to church THREE times a week and sitting… Continue reading Proverbs 23: From Envy to Gratitude in 2.3 Seconds

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Proverbs 22: Greater Than Gold

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. ~ Proverbs 22:1 Who doesn’t need more money? I see ads all the time that claim I can make “$5,000 a week from home”. Of course, my parents taught me that if it sounds too good… Continue reading Proverbs 22: Greater Than Gold

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Proverbs 21: The Cry of the Poor

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. ~ Proverbs 21:13 In sixth grade, my Christian school teacher gave us an assignment to illustrate a verse from Proverbs. Today’s verse is the one that I chose. After all the assignments were turned in,… Continue reading Proverbs 21: The Cry of the Poor

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Proverbs 20: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. ~ Proverbs 20:19 This verse reminded me of the popular book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. It seems to be directions on the complete opposite! The talebearer is a dangerous person. It is heartbreaking… Continue reading Proverbs 20: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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Proverbs 19: A Man’s Mind and God’s Counsel

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21 The greatest logical thought of man is merely a device, or imagination; vanity. God’s mind is counsel. His thoughts are bedrock. We “devise” our way, making plans for the future, but we do not have… Continue reading Proverbs 19: A Man’s Mind and God’s Counsel