Proverbs

I am now on Day 49 of my “Bible in 90 Days” challenge.  How awesome it is to feel like I just started reading the Bible from the beginning and I’m now more than half way through!  For any of you thinking of participating in this Bible reading program, I encourage you to do so.  It’s been an amazing experience!

What could be more perfect in the half-way point than reading the wisdom found in the book of Proverbs.   Here are some of my favorite gems:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
Prov. 3:5

My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.  Prov. 7:1-3

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.  Prov. 9:10a

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.  Prov. 10:19

The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.  Prov. 13:4

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.  Prov. 14:30

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  Prov. 15:1

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.  Prov. 15:17

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Prov. 16:24

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed up spirit dries up the bones.  Prov. 17:22

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.  Prov. 18:10

The man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Prov. 18:24

Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Prov. 22:6

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.  Prov. 24:3-4

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.  Prov. 29:11

And of course, the 31st book of Proverbs from verses 10-31 is known by it’s list of characteristics of a virtuous woman.  It makes me aspire to live better.

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One Response to Proverbs

  1. Kellie Wiersma August 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Wow! The whole Bible in 90 days! I did the Bible in a year once and found that to be such a blessing, but I imagine it’s even better when it’s done in a shorter period of time.

    Thank you for visiting my blog — nice to “meet” you!

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