Saturday, February 7, 2015

some proverbs of Solomon

Proverbs is such a rich & interesting book. Each time I read it I find something different.

If you haven't read it, give it a read. The first few chapters can be tedious, so just wade through them, or start reading at chapter 10. That's where the typical "proverbs" kick in.

Here's some particularly good ones from chapter 16. A lot of them talk about the favor of God & who's really in charge are here ;-)

Proverbs 16

vs 1 We can gather our thoughts, but God gives the right answer.

vs 3 Commit your work to the Lord, & your plans will succeed.

vs 8 It is better to be poor & godly than rich & dishonest.

vs 9 We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

vs 18 Pride goes before destruction, & haughtiness before a fall.

vs 19 It is better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.

vs 20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be happy.

vs 25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

vs 31 Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.

vs 32 It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city.

vs 33 We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.

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