Be a Tree
Proverbs 11:28-31 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like sprouting leaves. 29 Those who trouble their families inherit the wind, and the fool becomes slave to the wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls. 31 If the righteous are paid what they deserve here on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner! Verse 28 starts this out with a clear warning: He who trusts in his riches
Give and it will be given...
Proverbs 11:24-27 Some give freely and still get richer, while others are stingy but grow still poorer. 25 The person who blesses others will prosper; he who satisfies others will be satisfied himself. 26 The people will curse him who withholds grain; but if he sells it, blessings will be on his head. 27 He who strives for good obtains favor, but he who searches for evil — it comes to him! Give... and it will be given to you. Luke 6:38 Give, and you will r
Pursue His Love
Proverbs 11:18-23 The profits of the wicked are illusory; but those who sow righteousness gain a true reward. 19 Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuer of evil goes to his own death. 20 The crooked-hearted are an abomination to Adonai, but those sincere in their ways are his delight. 21 Depend on it: the evil will not go unpunished; but the offspring of the righteous will escape. 22 Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig is a beautiful woman
Proverbs 11:12-17 He who belittles another lacks good sense, whereas a person of discernment stays silent. 13 A gossip goes around revealing secrets, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence. 14 Without clever tactics an army is defeated, and victory comes from much planning. 15 He who guarantees a loan for a stranger will suffer, but refusing to underwrite is safe. 16 A gracious woman obtains honor; aggressive men obtain wealth. 17 A man who is kind do
Is your mouth a blessing or curse?
Proverbs 11:5-11 The righteousness of the innocent levels their way, but wickedness of the wicked makes them fall. 6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own intrigues. 7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; what he hopes for from evil comes to nothing. 8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked comes to take his place. 9 With his mouth the hypocrite can ruin his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous a
Proverbs 11:1-4 False scales are an abomination to Adonai, but accurate weights please him. 2 First comes pride, then disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom. 3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the duplicity of the treacherous destroys them. 4 On the day of wrath, wealth doesn’t help; but righteousness rescues from death. When my children first heard verse 1 about false scales, they didn't quite understand it. They didn't realize that scales can b
Righteous vs Wicked
Proverbs 10:27-32 The fear of Adonai adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. 28 What the righteous hope for will end in joy; what the wicked expect will come to nothing. 29 The way of Adonai is a stronghold to the upright but ruin to those who do evil. 30 The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not remain in the land. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. 32 The li
Claim the blessings
Proverbs 10:22-26 The blessing of Adonai is what makes people rich, and he doesn’t mix sorrow with it. 23 To a fool, vileness is like a game, as is wisdom to a person of discernment. 24 What a fool dreads will overtake him, but the righteous will be given his desire. 25 When the storm has passed, the wicked are gone; but the righteous are firmly established forever. 26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes is a lazy person to his employer. The bl
How to use words
Proverbs 10:16-21 The activity of the righteous is for life; the income of the wicked is for sin. 17 He who observes discipline is on the way to life; but he who ignores correction is making a mistake. 18 He who covers up hate has lips that lie, and anyone who slanders is a fool. 19 When words are many, sin is not lacking; so he who controls his speech is wise. 20 The tongue of the righteous is like pure silver, but the mind of the wicked is worth little.
Fountain of LIFE
Proverbs 10:11-15 The speech of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence. 12 Hate stirs up disputes, but love covers all kinds of transgressions. 13 On the lips of the intelligent is found wisdom, but a stick is in store for the back of a fool. 14 Wise people hide their knowledge, but when a fool speaks, ruin is imminent. 15 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.