Sunday, March 16, 2014

Proverbs 16

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Proverbs 16:1 "The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the LORD."
Proverbs 16:2 "All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits."
God does not want us for our worldly abilities. He wants us because we are willing to be molded into His image.   man's deeds are not always what the man really is. God looks into our heart and sees what our intents are.
Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."
Proverbs 16:4 "The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil."
Proverbs 16:5 "Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished."
Every job we do should be done as unto the Lord.  God does not want us to be arrogant. Those who are proud of self, God turns away from. Pride is what caused Lucifer to lose out in heaven. He thought too highly of himself.
Proverbs 16:6 "By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil."
Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."
Proverbs 16:8 "Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right."
Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps."
 We are all saved by faith in Jesus Christ, but we must walk in that saved condition.  A man who is pleasing the Lord is living a peaceable life.   man plans what he wants to do, but God decides whether it will happen or not.   

Proverbs 16:16 "How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!"

Proverbs 16:18 "Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
Proverbs 16:19 "Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud."
Proverbs 16:20 "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he."
Haughtiness leads to hell.  A haughty person thinks too highly of himself.   We must throw in our lot either with God or Satan. The humble have thrown in their lot with God. The proud have chosen the ways of Satan.  A person who trusts in God has nothing to fear.  

Proverbs 16:23 "The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips."
Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."
Proverbs 16:25 "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death."
Proverbs 16:28 "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends."
Proverbs 16:31 "The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it be found in the way of righteousness."
Proverbs 16:32 "[He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city."
We know that pleasant words bring happiness to the listener.  One of the most dangerous things a man can do is try to do whatever feels good to him.   Labor is hard and often grievous, but necessary, even for the lazy.  This wicked man twists the truth so that he can cause trouble.  We see the man with gray hair has lived this life and getting ready for his reward in heaven. Getting old is a blessing and a reward of a clean wholesome life.   

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