Tag Archive: Proverbs


Various Observations

JOY AND GRIEF     Proverbs 14:10, 14:13, 15:13, 17:22, 18:14, 25:20, 27:11, 29:6

GOOD NEWS     Proverbs 15:30, 25:25

CURIOSITY     Proverbs 27:20

SAYINGS OF AGUR     Proverbs 30

SAYINGS OF KING LEMUEL     Proverbs 31:1-9

THE WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER     Proverbs 31:10-31

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Persons and Attributes

PARENTS AND CHILDREN     Proverbs 1:8-9, 10:1, 11:29, 15:20, 17:2, 17:6, 17:21, 17:25, 19:26, 20:20, 23:22-25, 28:24

THE ELDERLY     Proverbs 16:31, 20:29

WOMEN AND WIVES     Proverbs 11:22, 12:4, 14:1, 18:22, 19:13-14, 21:9/25:24, 21:19, 27:15-16

KINGS AND RULERS     Proverbs 14:28, 14:35, 16:10, 16:12-15, 17:7, 17:11, 19:12, 20:2, 20:8, 20:26, 20:28, 21:1, 22:11 23:1-3, 24:21-22, 25:2-7a, 28:2-3, 28:15-16, 29:4, 29:12, 29:14

MESSENGERS     Proverbs 13:17, 25:13

COMPANIONS     Proverbs 12:26, 13:20, 14:7, 17:17, 18:24, 24:1-2, 27:8-10, 29:24

Various Concerns

CAUTION     Proverbs 16:17, 22:3/27:12, 22:5

REPUTATION     Proverbs 22:1, 25:9-10

COURAGE     Proverbs 3:25-26, 14:32, 22:13, 24:10, 26:13, 28:1

HOPE     Proverbs 13:12, 13:19, 23:17-18

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Economic Well-Being

WEALTH AND POVERTY     Proverbs 3:9-10, 10:15, 11:4, 11:28, 13:8, 14:20, 15:16, 17:16, 18:11, 18:23, 19:4, 19:6-7, 22:2, 22:7, 23:4-5, 27:7, 28:6, 28:8, 28:11, 28:20-22

BENEVOLENCE AND GENEROSITY     Proverbs 3:27-28, 11:24-26, 13:22, 14:21, 18:16, 19:17, 21:13, 22:9, 25:14, 28:27

OPPRESSION OF THE POOR     Proverbs 13:23, 14:31, 15:15, 16:8, 22:16, 22:22-23, 29:7, 29:13

INDUSTRIOUSNESS     Proverbs 6:6-8, 6:9-11, 10:4-5, 10:26, 12:11, 12:24, 12:27, 13:4, 14:4, 14:23, 15:19, 16:26, 18:9, 19:15, 19:24/26:15, 10:4, 10:13, 21:17, 21:25-26, 22:29, 24:27, 24:30-34, 26:14, 27:18, 27:23-27, 28:19

CONSERVATION     Proverbs 21:20

SURETY FOR ANOTHER     Proverbs 6:1-5, 11:15, 17:18, 20:16/27:13, 22:26-27

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Disharmony and Strife

SOLICITATION TO EVIL     Proverbs 1:10-19, 16:29, 25:26, 27:3, 28:10

VIOLENCE     Proverbs 3:31-32, 21:7, 21:29

MURDERERS     Proverbs 28:17

CAUSING OTHERS HARM     Proverbs 3:29-30

REVENGE     Proverbs 20:22, 24:28-29

DISSENSION AND STRIFE     Proverbs 6:16-19, 17:1, 18:18, 18:19

MEDDLING     Proverbs 26:17

Honesty

TRUTHFULNESS     Proverbs 12:20, 13:5, 24:26, 26:18-19

ACCURATE WEIGHTS     Provers 11:1, 16:11, 20:10, 20:23

BOUNDARY STONES     Proverbs 22:28, 23:10,11

WRONGFULLY OBTAINED GAINS     Proverbs 10:2, 13:11, 20:17, 20:21

BRIBERY     Proverbs 15:27, 17:8, 17:23, 21:14

Justice

FALSE WITNESSES     Proverbs 12:17, 14:5, 14:25, 19:9, 19:28, 21:28, 25:18

OPEN-MINDEDNESS     Proverbs 18:17

JUDICIAL JUSTICE     Proverbs 17:15, 17:26, 18:5, 21:15, 24:11-12, 24:23-25, 28:5, 29:26

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Control of the Tongue

WISE AND FOOLISH TALK     Proverbs 14:3, 15:2, 15:7, 16:23, 18;6-7, 19:1, 23:15-16

RIGHTEOUS AND WICKED TALK     Proverbs 10:20-21, 10:31-32, 11:11, 12:13-14, 13:2, 15:28, 17:4

APPROPRIATE SPEECH     Proverbs 15:23, 16:21, 16:24, 25:11, 27:14

MAINTAINING SILENCE     Proverbs 10:19, 12:23, 13:3, 17:28, 18:13, 21:23

CONTROLLED SPEECH     Proverbs 15:1, 17:27, 25:15

FLATTERY     Proverbs 26:28, 28:23, 29:5

SLANDER AND GOSSIP     Proverbs 10:18, 11:13, 16:28, 17:9, 18:8/26:22, 20:19, 26:20

HURTFUL TALK     Proverbs 11:12, 12:18, 15:4, 16:27, 25:23, 26:2

QUARRELING     Proverbs 17:14, 17:19, 20:3, 22:10, 26:21

LYING     Proverbs 12:19, 12:22, 19:5, 19:22, 21:6

POWER OF THE TONGUE     Proverbs 18:20-21

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Control of Self

SELF-CONTROL     Proverbs 25:28, 29:11

RASHNESS     Proverbs 20:25, 21:5, 25:7b-8, 29:20

TEMPER AND PATIENCE     Proverbs 12:16, 14:16-17, 14:29, 15:18, 16:32, 19:11, 19:19, 22:24-25, 29:8, 29:22

DRUNKENNESS AND GLUTTONY     Proverbs 20:1, 23:29-21, 23:29-35

ADULTERY     Proverbs 5:1-23, 6:20-35, 7:1-27, 22:14

PROSTITUTION     Proverbs 23:26-28, 29:3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Sincere Motivation

MOTIVE AND THE HEART     Proverbs 15:11, 16:2, 17:3, 20:11, 20:27, 21:2, 27:19

FALSE WORSHIP     Proverbs 15:8, 15:29, 21:3, 21:27

DUPLICITY     Proverbs 6:12-15, 10:10-11, 11:3, 16:30, 20:14, 23:6-8, 26:23-26

Concern for Others

LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS     Proverbs 3:3-4, 16:6, 20:6, 25:19

LOVE, HATRED, AND COMPASSION     Proverbs 10:12, 15:17, 17:5, 24:17-18, 25:21-22

KINDNESS AND MERCY     Proverbs 11:16-17, 12:10, 12:25, 21:10

OVERSTAYING WELCOME     Proverbs 25:16-17

Concern for Self

PRIDE AND HUMILITY     Proverbs 11:2, 12:9, 13:7, 13:10, 15:25, 16:5, 16:18-19, 18:12, 19:10, 20:9, 21:4, 21:24, 22:4, 25:27, 26:16, 27:2, 27:21, 29:23

SELFISHNESS     Proverbs 18:1

JEALOUSY     Proverbs 27:4

ENVY     Proverbs 14:30, 24:19-20

GREED     Proverbs 28:25

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

 

Sharing and Responding to Wisdom

ADVICE AND REBUKE     Proverbs 3:1-2, 9:7-9, 10:8, 12:15, 13:1, 13:13, 15:31, 17:10, 19:16, 19:20, 19:25, 19:27, 23:9, 25:12, 27:5-6, 27:17, 29:1

VALUE OF ADVISERS     Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, 20:18, 24:5-6

DISCIPLINE     Proverbs 3:11-12, 10:17, 12:1, 13:18, 13:24, 15:5, 15:10, 15:12, 15:32, 19:18, 20:30, 22:6, 22:15, 23:13-14, 29:15, 29:17, 29:19, 29:21

LAWKEEPING     Proverbs 28:4, 28:7, 28:9, 29:18

REPENTANCE     Proverbs 14:9, 28:13

Good and Evil

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WICKEDNESS     Proverbs 10:6-7, 10:16, 10:28-30, 11:5-10, 11:18-20, 11:23, 12:2-3, 12:5-8, 12:12, 12:21, 12:28, 13:9, 13:21, 13:25, 14:11, 14:19, 14:34, 15:6, 15:9, 20:7, 21:18, 24:15-16, 28:12, 28:28, 29:2, 29:16, 29:27

INTEGRITY AND PERVERSION     Proverbs 10:9, 13:6, 15:26, 21:8, 24:8-9, 28:18, 29:10

APPROPRIATE CONSEQUENCES     Proverbs 3:33-35, 10:3, 10:22, 10:24-25, 11:21, 11:27, 11:30-31, 14:14, 14:22, 16:7, 17:13, 18:3, 19:29, 21:12, 21:16, 21:21, 22:8, 26:1, 26:3, 26:27

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Proverbs of Solomon and Sayings of the Wise

VALUE OF WISE SAYINGS     Proverbs 22:17-21

PURPOSE OF THE PROVERBS     Proverbs 1:1-7, Proverbs 25:1

Preeminence of God

FEAR OF THE LORD     Proverbs 9:10-12, 10:27, 14:2, 14:26-27, 15:33, 19:23, 28:14

TRUST IN GOD OR SELF     Proverbs 3:5-8, 14:12/16:25, 16:3, 18:2, 18:4, 18:10, 19:3, 20:24, 21:22, 26:12, 28:26, 29:25

DIVINE PROVIDENCE     Proverbs 15:3, 16:1, 16:4, 16:9, 16:33, 19:21, 21:30-31, 22:12, 27:1

Insight and Ignorance

WISDOM AND FOLLY     Proverbs 13:14, 14:24, 15:24, 16:22, 17:12, 24:7, 24:13-14

DEALING WITH FOOLS     Proverbs 26:4-11, 27:22, 29:9

DISCERNMENT AND UNDERSTANDING     Proverbs 10:13, 10:23, 13:15, 14:6, 14:8, 14:15, 14:33, 15:21, 16:16, 17:24, 19:8, 20:5, 20:12

KNOWLEDGE     Proverbs 10:14, 13:16, 14:18, 15:14, 18:15, 19:2, 20:15, 21:11, 23:12, 24:3-4

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“Mom, can I play on the iPad?”  Sydney asked but before I could utter a word, a little voice next to me said “Did Syd read the Bible yet?”  Tristan, who also loves playing on the iPad, looked up from the open Bible in front of him, his question still lingering in the air.

I looked at Syd, my eyebrows raised and my eyes clearly revealing my thoughts, as she stood saying nothing.

At our house the rules for the boys in the morning is that they need to read the Bible first before anything else; tv, video games, movies… and they are very good at getting their reading done.  They don’t read a huge amount, they’re still pretty little, but it started out as a verse in Proverbs and a verse in John (relevant to that day’s date) but now they’re up to five verses in each book.

The girls don’t have the same rules, only because they tend to sleep in a bit later, so they are able to do their quiet time at their convenience.  I know Sam prefers reading at night before bed, but Syd??  Well, apparently I now know the answer.

“Hmmm…” I hummed as I looked at her and with a sigh she sat at the table, opened the Bible and began to read.

“I’m done” she said standing, “now can I play?”

“Already?!!”  I said incredulously, “What did you read?”

Proverbs 11,” she retorted.

“The whole chapter??”

“Mmm-hmm.”

“Syd,” I said “if you want to get to know someone you need to spend time with them.  You talk to them, listen to them and learn about them. This is God,” I said holding out the Bible between us “the Word, THIS Word, is Jesus and you can only get to know Him better by reading it.”

“Why don’t you read the Bible?” I questioned.

She stood in silence, her gaze staring off…far from me.

“Syd,” my voice startled her.  “Why don’t you read?”  I could see the struggle within her about how she should answer.  I encouraged her to be honest, I was only asking why, when she finally sat and said;

“Because it’s boring and confusing.”

“I know, Babe.” I nodded, acknowledging and completely understanding her.  “But,” I said  “if you pay attention and continue reading, God will reveal something to you. Why did you pick Proverbs 11?” I asked

“I don’t know” she said with a shrug.

“Well, then there’s something God wants you to learn if that’s what He had you open.”

We read through the chapter, a wonderful proverb revealing God’s views of righteous living and wisdom.  A great read showing how to live our lives with regards to money, pride, honesty, people, looks, possessions, wisdom… also exposing the fate of choosing the ulterior.

What a perfect chapter for God to lead her to.  A chapter revealing so much truth, so much guidance and insight into how God wants us to live our lives…and it can only be found by reading His Word.

God is not far away.  He has given us an amazing play-book of which to make our decisions and choose our moves.  When we are lost or feeling forgotten, we need to look to Him for guidance through His Word and to those who have gone before us and learned from His teaching.

Pick up your Bible, it’s your move.

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.”   Proverbs 11:30

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