Friday, 17 June 2011

Proverbs 19

Vs 5:  A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape.
I like this verse because apart from the fact that it should keep me from lying, it also comforts me to know that those who have lied to me or about me will not escape the consequences.
Just to reiterate:
Vs 9:  A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies shall perish.



Vs 13-14:  13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. 
14  Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

No really - me - can't be!  Often, in anger I have gone to the word looking for correction for my husband - yes, him - and what does the Lord bring to the fore - yes, you got it - my behaviour!

Vs 17:  He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.
You can't out give God!  And God owes no man!

Vs 21:  There are many plans in a man's heart, nevertheless the Lord's council - that will stand.
This is an encouragement to cling to God's will or seek His will in your life, as that is what will last.

Vs 27:  Cease listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. 
This is an exhortation to remain in the word - constantly seek the Lord and His word.  It is definitely true of me that if I ease off on my quiet times or skip church one time too many, I can feel the slide backwards.  My temper gets frayed quicker, more things hassle me, etc.


Again, Proverbs has provided much guidance.

God bless
Tracy

9 comments:

  1. Love the "read me" written in the dust of the bible's cover. Makes me wonder what my bible would say...
    Great post, as usual.

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  2. Often when I'm trying to make a point to my husband I have a little voice in the back of my head that goes 'drip drip' - it is very effective in keeping me from nagging! Proverbs is so practical!

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  3. Good comments! I've always wanted to pick out all of the proverbs having to do with parenting and study them all in a lump. Proverbs is a great book!

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  4. Great verses Tracy. I especially like #27, I notice that if I don't spend time everyday with the Lord or if I rush through it like it another thing on my to do list that I can check off my day is all messed up, I lack peace and joy. Same with church, I wouldn't dream of missing church it has become a part of my life as eating and breathing. Blessings to you Tracy.

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  5. I love how Proverbs is straight to point, no dancing around! Good stuff! ~ Jen
    A follower from http://richfaithrising.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Ladies. Thanks for the comments. I truly appreciate them. Proverbs is one of my favourite books of the bible because its so practical and every time I read it I see more. I need a new bible because I've highlighted just about everything!
    God bless
    Tracy

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  7. Verses 13-14 really hit me. I don't want to be like a constant dripping to my husband. Such truth and wisdom in Proverbs.

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  8. Great points, verses, and photos. The one with dust on the cover of the Bible sure does make a point!

    God bless you!!

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  9. Tracy,

    Can you send your email address as a comment to my blog? Don’t worry, I have comment moderation on, and I will NOT be posting your email address. Thank you.

    -L. Rose

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