Sunday, August 16, 2020

Speaking Proverbs

 

Proverbs

Continuing to speak the Bible out loud over this one year period, the summary for Proverbs is below. Prior links are at the bottom of the post.

Proverbs Summary
  • Seek out and study the proverbs, the witty sayings that teach the ways of God.
  • His wisdom, instruction, knowledge, and understanding are for those who choose the fear of the Lord. Choose it over the way of the violent and wicked.
  • Choose the upright and blameless way--kindness and truth--and you'll find favor with God and man, healing, plenty, and blessing.
  • Acknowledge Him, don't reject His discipline. It will add length of days, years, and peace to you.
  • Wisdom, understanding and instruction will bring discretion and knowledge. 
  • Go after it. Don't forget it. Embrace it. She will guard you. They are life and health.
  • The voice of wisdom is crying out. She is the path of righteousness and truth. Diligence and discernment. Generosity and discretion. The fear of the Lord.
  • Foolishness also calls out offering false wisdom.
  • Arise and awaken to righteousness. Desire and seek after it. Follow it. It will exalt your nation.
  • Let your words be few and true. When you speak, ponder what and when to say.
  • Speak wise and pleasant words. Life -giving reproof.
  • Commit your plans to the Lord and they will be established. He will direct your steps.
  • Don't follow the path of the fool, lazy, drunkard, angry, or liar. 
  • Don't trust in riches.
  • Maintain integrity, even if it means being poor.
  • Be generous to the poor.
  • Keep strife out of the home to bring the favor of the Lord.
  • Your words will feed you. Choose them wisely.
  • The righteous king will be upheld. Loyalty and truth will preserve him.
  • Hasty and lying behavior to gain riches and feed appetites lead to poverty and death.
  • Laziness, debt, bribery, and bad counsel lead to trouble.
  • Guard your mouth and tongue.
  • Listen to truth--buy it. Don't sell it.
  • Be pure in heart, applying discipline, humility, and the fear of the Lord.
  • Be diligent. Make plans. Listen to knowledge. Be generous.
  • Let the wicked counselors and advisors be removed from the land, from leadership positions and influence. 
  • Establish leadership positions in righteousness, built by wisdom, established by understanding, filled by knowledge.
  • Let the faithful and wise rise up and lead.
  • Seek understanding and friends who also seek understanding. Listen to their counsel and rebuke.
  • The king brings stability to the land by justice.
  • Remove bribery from leadership.
  • Let the king judge all things in truth.
  • Let the righteous kings arise. Those who do not desire drink, but soberly maintain what is right.
  • Speak up for the rights of the unfortunate. Defend the needy and afflicted.
  • Let the wise wives arise who fear the Lord and tend to their homes, families, and business with strength, dignity, wisdom, and kindness.
  • Let the pure generation arise who bless their parents, heed wisdom, are humble and generous.
Prior posts:

No comments:

Post a Comment