Monthly Archives: April 2012

Proverbs 13:19-25 Spanking?

A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,(AA)     but fools detest turning from evil. 20 Walk with the wise and become wise,     for a companion of fools suffers harm.(AB) 21 Trouble pursues the sinner,(AC)     but the righteous(AD) are rewarded with good things.(AE) 22 A … Continue reading

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Proverbs 13:8-18 Not The Prosperity Gospel

A person’s riches may ransom their life,     but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.(K) 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,     but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.(L) 10 Where there is strife, there is pride,     but wisdom … Continue reading

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Proverbs 13:1-6 What You Crave

1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.  2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,    but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.  3 Those who guard their … Continue reading

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Proverbs 12:8-28 Fortune Cookies

8 A person is praised according to their prudence,    and one with a warped mind is despised.  9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant    than pretend to be somebody and have no food.  10 The righteous … Continue reading

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Proverbs 12:1-7 Standing Firm

1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,    but whoever hates correction is stupid.  2 Good people obtain favor from the LORD,    but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.  3 No one can be established through wickedness,    but the righteous cannot be uprooted. … Continue reading

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Proverbs 11:20-31 Inappropriate

 20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse,    but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.  21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,    but those who are righteous will go free.  22 Like a … Continue reading

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Proverbs 11:15-19

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,    but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.  16 A kindhearted woman gains honor,    but ruthless men gain only wealth.  17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, … Continue reading

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