Oct 20 2009

Pledge Drive and Proverbs

Hey:)  Thanks for stopping by the K-LOVE Morning Show blog.  It's already late in the day and I'm just now posting today's Proverb (for those of us who are reading through the book of Proverbs in the month of October).  Why the delay?  Pledge Drive brain.  :)  I was driving to get my boys' haircut and realized:  no Proverb today.  So as I get ready to get ready for bed, I just wanted to take a minute to...

Thank you for reading through the Proverbs with us.

Thank you for listening during Pledge Drive week.

Thank you for praying, if you would, for our staff as we continue the Pledge Drive for the rest of this week. 

It's been very precious for us to see how many people have gotten in touch to support the station.  K-LOVE only exists because of God's people responding to Him and taking care of the financial needs of all that happens at K-LOVE.

So here's today's Proverb, while it's barely still today:)  blessings, Lis

Proverbs 20 (Contemporary English Version)

  1It isn't smart to get drunk!

   Drinking makes a fool of you

   and leads to fights.

    2An angry ruler

   is like a roaring lion--

   make either one angry,

   and you are dead.

    3It makes you look good

   when you avoid a fight--

   only fools love to quarrel.

    4If you are too lazy to plow,

   don't expect a harvest.

    5Someone's thoughts may be

   as deep as the ocean,

   but if you are smart,

   you will discover them.

    6There are many who say,

   "You can trust me!"

   But can they be trusted?

    7Good people live right,

   and God blesses the children

   who follow their example.

    8When rulers decide cases,

   they weigh the evidence.

    9Can any of us really say,

   "My thoughts are pure,

   and my sins are gone"?

    10Two things the LORD hates

   are dishonest scales

   and dishonest measures.

    11The good or bad

   that children do

   shows what they are like.

    12Hearing and seeing

   are gifts from the LORD.

    13If you sleep all the time,

   you will starve;

   if you get up and work,

   you will have enough food.

    14Everyone likes to brag

   about getting a bargain.

    15Sensible words are better

   than gold or jewels.

    16You deserve to lose your coat

   if you loan it to someone

   to guarantee payment

   for the debt of a stranger.

    17The food you get by cheating

   may taste delicious,

   but it turns to gravel.

    18Be sure you have sound advice

   before making plans

   or starting a war.

    19Stay away from gossips--

   they tell everything.

    20Children who curse their parents

   will go to the land of darkness

   long before their time.

    21Getting rich quick may turn out to be a curse.

    22Don't try to get even.

   Trust the LORD,

   and he will help you.

    23The LORD hates dishonest scales

   and dishonest weights.

   So don't cheat!

    24How can we know

   what will happen to us

   when the LORD alone decides?

    25Don't fall into the trap

   of making promises to God

   before you think!

    26A wise ruler severely punishes

   every criminal.

    27Our inner thoughts are a lamp

   from the LORD,

   and they search our hearts.

    28Rulers are protected

   by God's mercy and loyalty,

   but  they must be merciful for their kingdoms to last.

    29Young people take pride

   in their strength,

   but the gray hairs of wisdom

   are even more beautiful.

    30A severe beating can knock all

   of the evil out of you!

 

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society

blessings, Lis

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10/21/2009 5:43:47 AM
Chuck Petersen United States
Chuck Petersen
It is interesting that the Lord mentions twice in yesterday's Proverb about dishonest scales. I believe we as Christians must go out of our way to show honesty and even turn the other cheek when somneone is dishonest with us and will not admit it. This is our testimoney and showing others that Christians ARE different.
10/21/2009 6:31:42 AM
Deb United States
Deb
I want my bump my giving by $60 but need member services to check their voice mail and call me back please Smile

Blessings!
10/21/2009 6:42:12 AM
Michael Ragusa United States
Michael Ragusa
From a brother in Christ to my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ: I double-dare 2000 of you (including 150 business owners) to make a pledge of ANY AMOUNT to K-LOVE in the next 90 minutes. Obviously, do so only if God wants you to and you want to. And let me encourage you what He promised in Malachi 3:10-12 (NLT):

10 Bring all the tithes ... Read Moreinto the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! 11 Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease.[a] Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 12 “Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

May God bless you for helping His servants at K-LOVE, in Jesus' most holy and precious Name.
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