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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Proverbs - God's Instructions & Taking God Seriously

Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, 
       but fools \despise wisdom and discipline.” NIV
“ Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; 
   only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.” The Message

Proverbs 3:4-6

“Then you will win favor and a good name 
       in the sight of God and man.
 Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
       and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways acknowledge him, 
       and he will make your paths straight.” ~Proverbs 3:4-6

Proverbs 9:10

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, 
       and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” NIV
I love this.

Proverbs 15:33

“The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” The Message

Proverbs 14:2

“An honest life shows respect for God; 
   a degenerate life is a slap in his face.” The Message

Proverbs 14:27

“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, 
       turning a man from the snares of death.” NIV
“The Fear-of-God is a spring of living water 
   so you won't go off drinking from poisoned wells.” The Message

Proverbs 19:15

“Laziness throws one into a deep sleep,
   and an idle person will go hungry.
GOD’S WORD Translation
 “Life collapses on loafers; 
   lazybones go hungry.” The Message

Proverbs 24:23-25

More Sayings of the Wise – An Honest Answer
“It's wrong, very wrong,
   to go along with injustice.
Whoever whitewashes the wicked
   gets a black mark in the history books,
But whoever exposes the wicked
   will be thanked and rewarded.” The Message
Learning From Wise People
“These also are the sayings of wise people:
   Showing partiality as a judge is not good.
 Whoever says to a guilty person, “You are innocent,”
      will be cursed by people and condemned by nations.
 But people will be pleased with those who convict a guilty person,
      and a great blessing will come to them.” GOD’S WORD Translation

Proverbs 28:14

Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, 
       but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.” NIV

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