Friday, August 14, 2009

Proverbs

Before Chris and I went to sleep the other night I was looking thru my Bible and I started reading all the Proverbs out loud that I had underlined. Here are some of our favorites.

1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.

6:16-19 These six things the lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

7:4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your nearest kin,

10:3 The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish,

12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

12:4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

16:31 The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.

18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

19:15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

20:13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty;

21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common, the Lord is the maker of them all.

22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

27:4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy?

29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your soul.

31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she will be praised.

2 comments:

Grandmom said...

Don"t you love the book of Proverbs for a quick, uplifting read?

Julie said...

There is something about reading scripture aloud, isn't it? It's like it gives the scripture Power in the words. Thanks for sharing this!