Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Proverbs 18

Proverbs 18:1 "Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom."
Proverbs 18:2 "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself."
Proverbs 18:3 "When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach."
Proverbs 18:4 "The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.
A man must desire to have wisdom before it comes to him. The Bible says if you want wisdom to pray and God will give you wisdom.  A fool is not interested in learning. He just is interested in his own thoughts.  A person of wisdom has beautiful words springing forth and continuing as a beautiful brook.
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Proverbs 18:8 "The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly."
Proverbs 18:9 "He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster."
Proverbs 18:10 "The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."
The words of a talebearer are whisperings that they would not dare say in front of the person they are talking about.  Neither the lazy nor the waster will have anything. One is too lazy to work and make anything, and the other throws away everything he makes.  Christians depend upon the name of Jesus Christ.    without the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we would not even exist.
Proverbs 18:15 "The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge."
Proverbs 18:16 "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men."
Proverbs 18:19 "A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle."
Proverbs 18:20 "A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled."
Someone eager to learn by doing and by listening.  Little gestures of friendship make everyone feel good.  We see that hurt feelings between physical brothers and between close friends are much harder to overcome than to go to war and take a city. They won't forget it.  The consequences of one’s words should produce satisfaction and fulfillment.
Proverbs 18:22 "[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD."
God's plan is for one woman and one man to be married and become one flesh. They are to live together in peace and harmony and build a home for them and their children.

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