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November 14-15, 2017

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Reading along with us in Proverbs? Here’s today’s reading:

Proverbs 10 (ESV)

The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot....Continue Reading

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  1. 19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
    20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
    the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
    21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
    but fools die for lack of sense.

    I think I understand what these verses are talking about. When you go on talking forever without any sort of filter or thinking before you speak, you are most likely going to say bad things that could hurt yourself or others. But does that mean God wants us to overall be quiet people who don’t talk very much? Or does he want us to just really think before we say anything?

  2. 8 The wise of heart will receive commandments,
    but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
    9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

  3. In my first reading of the Proverb here, certainly all it has to say about the tongue certainly jumps out. Reminds me of what Jesus said, it is not what goes into the mouth that matters (food), but what comes out of it (words) that matters and reveals the heart. Here in Proverbs 10 what is revealed is whether we are a person of wisdom or not. And we should think about both what we say as well as how much we say particularly if there is a pride or self importance found in the amount of things we say. But this doesn’t mean we don’t speak at all or need to stay quiet because people need the wisdom we have if we have it. We just need to recognize the pitfalls found in words and the warnings passages of scripture like this gives.

  4. So nice to read this a second time because the overarching theme is the great value of the righteous, of those who seek wisdom, of those who tell the truth, etc verses the destruction that comes form those who are evil, or lack judgement or are lazy, etc. Wealth, blessing, positive impact on others and a good legacy, etc. come to those who are righteous. Destruction, negative impact on others, and a blotted memorial comes to those who are evil.

    What great affirmations throughout this proverb to do what is right!

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