Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Proverbs 12

Proverbs 12:1 "Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof [is] brutish."
Proverbs 12:2 "A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn."
Proverbs 12:3 "A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved."
Proverbs 12:4 "A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones."
Proverbs 12:5 "The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: [but] the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit."
Proverbs 12:6 "The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them."
A person who loves instruction grows into a very intelligent being.  A good man is seeking to please God instead of himself.  When you see a righteous man, it is like looking at a giant oak tree with deep, deep roots. We will not be easily moved even though the winds of false doctrine are strong.  The wicked are deceivers, trying to convince others that lies are truth.    False accusations many times cause a person to kill someone who is totally innocent;
Proverbs_Wisdom561x316-500x500Proverbs 12:8 "A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised."
Proverbs 12:9 "[He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread."
Proverbs 12:10 "A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel."
Proverbs 12:11 "He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding."
If you know not to sin and go ahead and sin anyway, you are guiltier than someone who sins not knowing that it is sin.  A righteous man has concern for the condition of his beast.    But show me a man who is cruel to animals, and I will show you a wicked man to others.   Someone who works his fields with his hands shall not go hungry.
Proverbs 12:15 "The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise."
This is describing self centered people who will not listen to good counsel, but thinks the world revolves around them.  
Proverbs 12:16 "A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent [man] covereth shame."
This is commonly known as "loosing your temper".     A careful man, thinks it out before he goes off head strong.
Proverbs 12:17 "[He that] speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit."
He That speaketh truth has truth in his heart.
Proverbs 12:18 "There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health."
More people are hurt by their so called friends and family saying cutting things than by actual wounds inflicted.
Proverbs 12:19 "The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment."
Proverbs 12:20 "Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace [is] joy."
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Proverbs 12:25 "Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad."
Proverbs 12:26 "The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them."
Proverbs 12:27 "The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious."
Proverbs 12:28 "In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death."
When a person is worried, they do have a tendency to hang their head low.  A Christian is not only valuable to God, but is valuable to his community, as well.  God made animals, birds, and fish for meat for man's table not to destroy for the fun of it.   Being in right standing with God  does bring a fuller life here and brings life eternal with Jesus.

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