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Meditation Proverbs 24a

1 Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. 5 The wise prevail through great […]

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Meditation Proverbs 23d

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down […]

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Meditation Proverbs 23c

19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path: 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not […]

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Meditation Proverbs 23b

9 Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words. 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of […]

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Meditation Proverbs 23a

29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. (Prov. 22:29 NIV) 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. […]

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Meditation Proverbs 22d

28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. (Prov. 22:28 NIV) As you read through the OT, you notice that there is a recurring mention of ‘land’ or ‘earth’.  I will just use the term ‘land’ in this meditation.  It could be argued that there is a theme in the […]

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Meditation Proverbs 22c

17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, […]

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Meditation Proverbs 22b

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. 13 The sluggard says, […]

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Meditation Proverbs 22a

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. 4 Humility is […]

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Meditation Proverbs 21c

19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. 20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honour. 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and […]