Monthly Archives: August 2012

Proverbs 27:10 Keep Your Friends Close

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,     and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster   strikes you—     better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. Keep Your Friends Close … Continue reading

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Proverbs 27:3-9 Illustrations From Nature

3 Stone is heavy and sand  a burden,     but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,     but who can stand before jealousy? 5 Better is open rebuke     than hidden love. … Continue reading

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Proverbs 27:1 Blowing Your Own Trumpet

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;     an outsider, and not your own lips. Blowing Your Own Trumpet It takes a lot to not blow your own trumpet.  It takes a lot to overcome the fears … Continue reading

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Proverbs 27:1 Don’t Count Your Chickens In Business

Do not boast about tomorrow,     for you do not know what a day may bring. Don’t Count Your Chickens In Business Business people tend to look at the future.  We have venture capital, speculation, and yearly forecasts.  The Bible … Continue reading

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Proverbs 26:17-28 Shooting Your Mouth Off

17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears     is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own. 18 Like a maniac shooting     flaming arrows of death 19 is one who deceives their neighbor     and says, “I was only joking!” … Continue reading

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Proverbs 26:13-16 Sluggard

13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road,     a fierce lion roaming the streets!” 14 As a door turns on its hinges,     so a sluggard turns on his bed. 15 A sluggard buries his hand in … Continue reading

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Proverbs 26:1-12 Fool

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,     honor is not fitting for a fool. 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,     an undeserved curse does not come to rest. 3 A whip for the horse, … Continue reading

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