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Proverbs 12:25 NASB

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25 NASB I spent the day anxious yesterday. Not sure if that’s a confession of sin or statement of fact. I’m going with the fact. Just feels a bit safer. Feeling anxious is certainly normal and everybody deals with…

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Proverbs 11:31 NASB

“If the righteous will be repaid on the earth, How much more the wicked and the sinner!” Proverbs 11:31 NASB   I’m not a huge proponent of the King James Version of the Bible. However, there are times when its translation does seem to capture a bit of the intent of the writer that some…

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Proverbs 10:13 NASB

“On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who has no sense.” Proverbs 10:13 NASB   The dictionary says, “Discerning is an adjective that means able to discern—recognize small details, accurately tell the difference between similar things, and make intelligent judgements by using such observations.”…

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Proverbs 9:6 NASB

“Abandon your foolishness and live and proceed in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:6 NASB   You don’t have to spend long in Proverbs to see that Solomon likes to draw comparisons between a life of sin and a life of Godly blessing. Jesus and sin are constant rivals. They both want supremacy in our…

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Proverbs 7:5 NASB

“So that they may keep you from an adulteress, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.” Proverbs 7:5 NASB   Sun Tzu in The Art of War said, “Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but…

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Proverbs 6:12 NASB

“A worthless person, a wicked man, is one who walks with a perverse mouth,” Proverbs 6:12 NASB The original word used here for ‘worthless’ is the Hebrew word ‘Belial’. Literally ‘a man of Belial,’ a child of Satan. Thankfully, as I reflect on the people I’m familiar with I can’t think of one person this…

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Proverbs 4:12 NIV

“When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.” Proverbs 4:12 NIV   When my oldest was little I would play baseball with him in the yard. I would pitch the plastic ball to him, and he would hit it with his little plastic bat. When he was…

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Proverbs 3:5 NASB

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 NASB Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, mac and cheese, Mary Kate and Ashley. If you don’t know that last duo, you are old, and they are irrelevant. That being said, these are all famous pairs.…

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Proverbs 2:5 NASB

“Then you will understand the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:5 NASB My seven-year-old granddaughter loves to tell the joke, “What’s a pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet?” The answer has always been “arrr.” That would be “R” for those of you new to this humor. Recently she has…

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Proverbs 1:1 NASB

“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, King of Israel:” Proverbs 1:1 NASB   Solomon and David were two very different men in a lot of ways. There is no question that the son inherited both the good and bad traits or ‘bents’ of the father. Solomon took David’s problem with fidelity and expanded…

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