Proverbs 10

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“The Lord will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked” (Proverbs 10:3 NLT).

February 18, 2019

NEED OR GREED The righteous look to the Lord for provision. They sow and labor for the harvest, yet they look to the Lord for the increase. They know that both the seed and the fruit are from the Lord, so they work while trusting God for their food. The Lord meets their needs, so

“The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22 ESV)

March 2, 2016

Worldly riches are temporary and so is the happiness they bring, for they always contain trouble as well. The new car smell always wears off. The new clothes always fade. Moth and rust destroy and thieves steal. But the blessing of the Lord is eternal and adds no trouble. His blessing cannot be earned, only received. Which do you seek?

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent” (Proverbs 10:19 ESV)

February 28, 2016

The more one talks, the greater the likelihood of sinning. The wise man “restrains his lips,” keeping silent and actively listening to others before carefully choosing words of response. Try talking less and listening more today. Ask the Lord to help you hear His voice and to hear the voices of others before uttering a word yourself. Talkers should talk less.

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses” (Proverbs 10:12 ESV)

February 23, 2016

The heart without love is easily offendable. It looks for offense and strikes back to defend. It leaves a trail of broken relationships in its wake. But the heart of love is hard to offend because it thinks of others ahead of itself. It has no need to defend or protect because love is its strong tower. Where ever the heart of love goes, healing and reconciliation happen. Are you overly sensitive and easily offendable? Ask God to examine your heart.

“The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22 ESV)

March 2, 2013

Worldly riches are temporary and so is the happiness they bring, for they always contain trouble as well. The ‘new car’ smell always wears off. The new roof eventually leaks. Moth and rust destroy and thieves steal. But the blessing of the Lord is eternal and adds no trouble. His blessing cannot be earned, only received. Which do you seek?

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent” (Proverbs 10:19 ESV)

February 28, 2013

The more one talks, the greater the likelihood of sinning. The wise man keeps silent, actively listening to others before carefully choosing words of response. Try talking less and listening more today. Ask the Lord to help you hear His voice and to hear the voices of others before uttering a word yourself.

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses” (Proverbs 10:12 ESV)

February 23, 2013

The heart without love is easily offendable. It looks for offense and strikes back to defend. It leaves a trail of broken relationships in its wake. But the heart of love is hard to offend because it thinks of others ahead of itself. It has no need to defend or protect because love is its strong tower. Where ever the heart of love goes, healing and reconciliation happen. Are you overly sensitive and easily offendable? Ask God to examine your heart.

“Fear of the Lord lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short” (Proverbs 10:27)

March 6, 2012

Fear (awe, respect) of God and His Word are good for this life and for the next.

“The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22)

March 2, 2012

Striving for riches, we often find suffering instead. But when we follow Jesus, seeking first His Kingdom, He meets our needs along the way. Following is better than striving. When we drink from His cup, it may burn on the way down, but it leaves no bitter aftertaste.

“People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace” (Proverbs 10:10)

February 22, 2012

A truism for the family, the church and the nation. It starts with the parent who thinks their child’s sin is cute. It won’t be when its full-grown. This “winking at wrong” problem starts in the home and has spread to our culture. Parents, boldly reprove sin in your child!