Wise Words from Solomon

Good evening beautiful people. Tonight’s focus is on Proverbs  14, the main topics being knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Just as he did in chapter 12, Solomon provides readers with simple strategies on how we can l.t.l-(love to learn) . So while reading these verses I suggest you sit back, relax and let Solomon teach you to l.t.l. God bless! 

Knowledge: 14:6, 14:29; 14:17;14:18

Wisdom:14:1, 14:3, 14:8, 14:16, 14:24, 14:33, 14:35

Understanding: 14:6, 14:29

Proverbs 14 NKJV

The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,
But the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean;
But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.

A faithful witness does not lie,
But a false witness will utter lies.

A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it,
But knowledge is easy to him who understands.
Go from the presence of a foolish man,
When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way,
But the folly of fools is deceit.

Fools mock at sin,
But among the upright there is favor.

10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
And a stranger does not share its joy.

11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown,
But the tent of the upright will flourish.

12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.

13 Even in laughter the heart may sorrow,
And the end of mirth may be grief.

14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways,
But a good man will be satisfied from above.[a]

15 The simple believes every word,
But the prudent considers well his steps.
16 A wise man fears and departs from evil,
But a fool rages and is self-confident.
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly,
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil will bow before the good,
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,
But the rich has many friends.
21 He who despises his neighbor sins;
But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?
But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit,
But idle chatter[b] leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,
But the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 A true witness delivers souls,
But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
And His children will have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.

28 In a multitude of people is a king’s honor,
But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.

29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
But he who is impulsive[c] exalts folly.

30 A sound heart is life to the body,
But envy is rottenness to the bones.

31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,
But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness,
But the righteous has a refuge in his death.

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding,
But what is in the heart of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant,
But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

It’s time to L.T.L

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Good evening beautiful people. Happy Monday!  Tonight’s focus is on Proverbs chapter 12 , the main topics being knowledge and wisdom. In this chapter Solomon provides us with simple strategies on how we can l.t.l-(love to learn) . At times we feel like we’re to good to listen or take advice from others, but we must remember that we are far from perfect and even we must take heed and learn from others. So while reading these verses I suggest you sit back, relax and let Solomon teach you to l.t.l. God bless!

Knowledge: 12:1, 12:23

Wisdom: 12:15, 12:18

Proverbs 12 (NKJV)

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
But he who hates correction is stupid.

A good man obtains favor from the Lord,
But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

A man is not established by wickedness,
But the root of the righteous cannot be moved.

An excellent[a] wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,”
But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand.

A man will be commended according to his wisdom,
But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.

Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant,
Than he who honors himself but lacks bread.

10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal,
But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.[b]

12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men,
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
But the righteous will come through trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,
And the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But he who heeds counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s wrath is known at once,
But a prudent man covers shame.
17 He who speaks truth declares righteousness,
But a false witness, deceit.
18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
19 The truthful lip shall be established forever,
But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.
21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous,
But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
But those who deal truthfully are His delight.

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad.

26 The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
For the way of the wicked leads them astray.

27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,
But diligence is man’s precious possession.

28 In the way of righteousness is life,
And in its pathway there is no death.

Proverbs 5: That is not Bae

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Good evening beautiful people. Happy Monday!  Tonight’s focus is on Proverbs chapter 5 , the main topics being wisdom,understanding and knowledge. Although only two verses expound on these topics, Solomon does an astounding job on explaining to his sons  why it is important NOT to get attached to someone who is already married or in a relationship.

With today’s hottest hits and seductive t.v. shows, the world has made it okay to do these things, however, after reading this passage you will know that it is not. As always if you do not understand the text below, please check out the message version right here or ask me. Grace and Peace. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (John 13:17)”

Wisdom: 5:1

Understanding: 5:1

Knowledge:5:2

The Peril of Adultery

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
Lend your ear to my understanding,
That you may preserve discretion,
And your lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.[a]
Lest you ponder her path of life—
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.

Therefore hear me now, my children,
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Remove your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
Lest you give your honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
11 And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
12 And say:
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
13 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
14 I was on the verge of total ruin,
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?

21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He ponders all his paths.
22 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
23 He shall die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Intoducing the Journey of Proverbs

Happy Monday beautiful people! It’s time to put on your walking shoes and join me on this journey of Proverbs. The month of November is on the horizon and God has great things in-store  for you and I both. However, before we receive those glorious gifts we must first be willing to take heed and listen to what He has to say.

The book of Proverbs is credited by Solomon in chapters 1-29  and Agur and Lemuel in the last two chapters 30:1; 31:1.  In the book,readers are provided with a lifestyle guide on how to live life as a holy, acceptable beings in Christ.In addition, it sheds light on what changes can be made that will lead one to eternal life in heaven.

Although, Proverbs hits on a slue of topics from relationships, emotions, traits and more, the main topics that I will showcase on my blog will be: knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Starting tomorrow I will post verses that focus on those specific topics and explain in-depth if need be.

Before reading the Word, be sure to ask God to show you the message behind the text and reveal to you what He wants you to know in Proverbs. Since Proverbs is written as Hebrew poetry, the first line frequently showcases imagery and the second line complements or contrasts the thought of the first line. When reading each proverb not only should you compare the second phrase with the first phrase but with the entire Word of God.  Overall, be sure to set aside 20 to 30 minutes of your day when you began the journey and truly let God lead you.   Below is a quick view of what the book of Proverbs is ALL about. I can’t wait to begin this journey with you! Stay tuned!

Verse of the Day

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My God if this verse hasn’t touch me it has touched me TODAY! #ImLearning

Philippians 4:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.