Oct 06 2009

A little sleep, a little slumber

If you've never read through the book of Proverbs, this is your month!  We're reading all 31 Proverbs in October, one a day.  There are so many verses you'll read this month that could become part of the fiber of your soul.  For me, verses 6-11, and 16-19 are a part of me.  We hope you'll join us in reading through the book of Wisdom.  peace and k-love, Lisa

Proverbs 6 (New International Version)

 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
       if you have struck hands in pledge for another,

 2 if you have been trapped by what you said,
       ensnared by the words of your mouth,

 3 then do this, my son, to free yourself,
       since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands:
       Go and humble yourself;
       press your plea with your neighbor!

 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,
       no slumber to your eyelids.

 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
       like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
       consider its ways and be wise!

 7 It has no commander,
       no overseer or ruler,

 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
       and gathers its food at harvest.

 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
       When will you get up from your sleep?

 10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
       a little folding of the hands to rest-

 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit
       and scarcity like an armed man.

 12 A scoundrel and villain,
       who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

 13 who winks with his eye,
       signals with his feet
       and motions with his fingers,

 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart—
       he always stirs up dissension.

 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
       he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

 16 There are six things the LORD hates,
       seven that are detestable to him:

 17 haughty eyes,
       a lying tongue,
       hands that shed innocent blood,

 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
       feet that are quick to rush into evil,

 19 a false witness who pours out lies
       and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

 20 My son, keep your father's commands
       and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

 21 Bind them upon your heart forever;
       fasten them around your neck.

 22 When you walk, they will guide you;
       when you sleep, they will watch over you;
       when you awake, they will speak to you.

 23 For these commands are a lamp,
       this teaching is a light,
       and the corrections of discipline
       are the way to life,

 24 keeping you from the immoral woman,
       from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.

 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
       or let her captivate you with her eyes,

 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread,
       and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap
       without his clothes being burned?

 28 Can a man walk on hot coals
       without his feet being scorched?

 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife;
       no one who touches her will go unpunished.

 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals
       to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.

 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold,
       though it costs him all the wealth of his house.

 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment;
       whoever does so destroys himself.

 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot,
       and his shame will never be wiped away;

 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury,
       and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

 35 He will not accept any compensation;
       he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.

New International Version (NIV)

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10/6/2009 8:20:46 AM
Joyce Lamaster United States
Joyce Lamaster
I thank God for K Love... I go to sleep with it  and wake up to it .... I am so thankful for your station......may God Bless you
10/6/2009 11:23:57 AM
Karl and Stacie Boelkins United States
Karl and Stacie Boelkins
Lisa and Eric,

Thank you so much for sharing the idea to read the book of Proverbs throughout October.  Each day we are suprised to see how each reading is so relatable to our lives.  We so appreciate not only the great music on KLOVE but also the wonderful personalities too! Peace be with all of you!
10/6/2009 12:54:53 PM
Dakota United States
Hey! I totally LOVE K-LOVE. LOL. Anyway, I am so glad you guys are here...I would not survive without you -- all the right songs at the right time!
10/6/2009 10:07:06 PM
Sandy United States
I love starting my day with Lisa and Eric! You make getting ready for work such a pleasant experience. You two really know how to set my mood for my day! God bless and keep cracking me upSmile
10/7/2009 9:13:01 PM
chastity United States
I just wanted to let you know that I am going through a divorce and reading proverbs is helping me a lot. I was married for fifteen and a half years, but was with my husband for eighteen years. I was having trouble with getting a divorce and how God will see me now, but reading these chapters and talking to my pastor has helped me a lot.
11/28/2010 5:12:05 AM
Joyce Lamaster United States
Joyce Lamaster
Thank you for KLove sometimes I need a reminder..that God is in control of our lives and we need to back up take our hands off of the situation and give our problems back to God ...I need to say thanks to KLove this station has bless me beyond measure .no matter how hard things get I know I can turn on my radio and get food for my soul.( That is God's word) this station with all the encouragement they give away keeps Joy in my heart and a smile on my face thru every storm that comes my way.. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
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