Apr 15 — Proverbs 19-21

Prov 19 — The Proverbs of Solomon: Friends and Family
Prov 20 — The Proverbs of Solomon: Wine is a Mocker
Prov 21 — The Proverbs of Solomon: Righteousness and Justice

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One Reply to “Apr 15 — Proverbs 19-21”

  1. Patience, overlooking an offense and avoiding arguments, what a concept!

    “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense” (19:11)
    “It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel” (20:3)
    “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (20:5)
    “The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being” (20:27)
    “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weights the heart” (21:2)

    Lord I pray that I will learn to read between the lines of words spoken or written about me, that I would not take them personally as offensive or inviting an argument. Help me to see the heart, to draw out insight that would reveal your glory. As David wrote in Psalm 51, “Create in me a clean heart, O God.” May your ways be evident in my heart, show me the wise plan.

    “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” (21:30)
    “Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.” (21:16)

    You Lord are the source of knowledge and wisdom, keep me on the path of prudence. Help me lead others on the right path, not as a judge, but as your humble servant. I pray that I can help my brothers and sisters, show them your insights while being open to your rebuke (19:25) to continuously grow in your wisdom.

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