Oct 12 2009

Satisfied with good

Proverbs 12 (NKJ)

1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
      2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD,
      But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.
       3 A man is not established by wickedness,
      But the root of the righteous cannot be moved.
       4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
      But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
       5 The thoughts of the righteous are right,
      But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
       6 The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,”
      But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
       7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
      But the house of the righteous will stand.
       8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom,
      But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
       9 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.
       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.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Oct 11 2009

His Delight

The K-LOVE Morning Show team is reading through the book of Proverbs this month.  If you're just finding this out, start today.  October 11's proverb is full of wisdom for today...

Proverbs 11 (New King James)

 1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD,
      But a just weight is His delight.
       2 When pride comes, then comes shame;
      But with the humble is wisdom.
       3 The integrity of the upright will guide them,
      But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.
       4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
      But righteousness delivers from death.
       5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright,
      But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
       6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
      But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.
       7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
      And the hope of the unjust perishes.
       8 The righteous is delivered from trouble,
      And it comes to the wicked instead.
       9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
      But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
       10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices;
      And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.
       11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,
      But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
       12 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,
      But a man of understanding holds his peace.
       13 A talebearer reveals secrets,
      But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
       14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
      But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
       15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
      But one who hates being surety is secure.
       16 A gracious woman retains honor,
      But ruthless men retain riches.
       17 The merciful man does good for his own soul,
      But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
       18 The wicked man does deceptive work,
      But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.
       19 As righteousness leads to life,
      So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
       20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD,
      But the blameless in their ways are His delight.
       21 Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished;
      But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.
       22 As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
      So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.
       23 The desire of the righteous is only good,
      But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
       24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
      And there is one who withholds more than is right,
      But it leads to poverty.
       25 The generous soul will be made rich,
      And he who waters will also be watered himself.
       26 The people will curse him who withholds grain,
      But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
       27 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
      But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.
       28 He who trusts in his riches will fall,
      But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
       29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind,
      And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
       30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
      And he who wins souls is wise.
       31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth,
      How much more the ungodly and the sinner.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Oct 07 2009

"You are my sister"

Reading through the Proverbs can get you thinking about a lot of things! Deep things. To stay true to God and His word, we need the wisdom that only comes from heaven. Reading and meditating on Proverbs really helps me.  I hope this month as we read through the whole book in 31 days, you find it helps you, too:)  blessings, Lisa

Proverbs 7 (New International Version)

 1 My son, keep my words
       and store up my commands within you.

 2 Keep my commands and you will live;
       guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

 3 Bind them on your fingers;
       write them on the tablet of your heart.

 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
       and call understanding your kinsman;

 5 they will keep you from the adulteress,
       from the wayward wife with her seductive words.

 6 At the window of my house
       I looked out through the lattice.

 7 I saw among the simple,
       I noticed among the young men,
       a youth who lacked judgment.

 8 He was going down the street near her corner,
       walking along in the direction of her house

 9 at twilight, as the day was fading,
       as the dark of night set in.

 10 Then out came a woman to meet him,
       dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

 11 (She is loud and defiant,
       her feet never stay at home;

 12 now in the street, now in the squares,
       at every corner she lurks.)

 13 She took hold of him and kissed him
       and with a brazen face she said:

 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home;
       today I fulfilled my vows.

 15 So I came out to meet you;
       I looked for you and have found you!

 16 I have covered my bed
       with colored linens from Egypt.

 17 I have perfumed my bed
       with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning;
       let's enjoy ourselves with love!

 19 My husband is not at home;
       he has gone on a long journey.

 20 He took his purse filled with money
       and will not be home till full moon."

 21 With persuasive words she led him astray;
       she seduced him with her smooth talk.

 22 All at once he followed her
       like an ox going to the slaughter,
       like a deer stepping into a noose

 23 till an arrow pierces his liver,
       like a bird darting into a snare,
       little knowing it will cost him his life.

 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
       pay attention to what I say.

 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways
       or stray into her paths.

 26 Many are the victims she has brought down;
       her slain are a mighty throng.

 27 Her house is a highway to the grave,
       leading down to the chambers of death.

New International Version (NIV)

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

Oct 05 2009

Snuggie!

Lisa got a Snuggie for her birthday!

 

And yes, she is as happy as the people in this Snuggie commercial!

While listening to Phillips Craig and Dean earlier today, Lisa had a moment with God...in her "prayer closet" Snuggie.