Oct 21 2009

Victory rests with the Lord (read the last verse!)

 Hello friends who are reading through Proverbs with us in October!  Proverbs 21 is SO rich.  I'm just trying not to live our verses 9 & 19:)  Enjoy these words of wisdom... blessings, Lis

Proverbs 21 (NIV)

 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD;
       he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.

 2 All a man's ways seem right to him,
       but the LORD weighs the heart.

 3 To do what is right and just
       is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
       the lamp of the wicked, are sin!

 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit
       as surely as haste leads to poverty.

 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue
       is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.

 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
       for they refuse to do what is right.

 8 The way of the guilty is devious,
       but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof
       than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

 10 The wicked man craves evil;
       his neighbor gets no mercy from him.

 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
       when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.

 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked
       and brings the wicked to ruin.

 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
       he too will cry out and not be answered.

 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger,
       and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
       but terror to evildoers.

 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding
       comes to rest in the company of the dead.

 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor;
       whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.

 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous,
       and the unfaithful for the upright.

 19 Better to live in a desert
       than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.

 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil,
       but a foolish man devours all he has.

 21 He who pursues righteousness and love
       finds life, prosperity and honor.

 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty
       and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.

 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
       keeps himself from calamity.

 24 The proud and arrogant man-"Mocker" is his name;
       he behaves with overweening pride.

 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him,
       because his hands refuse to work.

 26 All day long he craves for more,
       but the righteous give without sparing.

 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—
       how much more so when brought with evil intent!

 28 A false witness will perish,
       and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.

 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front,
       but an upright man gives thought to his ways.

 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
       that can succeed against the LORD.

 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
       but victory rests with the LORD.

New International Version (NIV)

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10/22/2009 3:22:17 AM
terence United States
terence
I am so glad that the battle belongs to the Lord. The Klove station here off the air last week and I miss spending the mornings with you. I will continue to pray for you. God bless!  
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