Friday, February 4, 2011

Determined to Be Wise? * Proverbs 4

Welcome to Day 4 in our daily look into Proverbs. All scriptures from this chapter are listed below. Thank you for your awesome support. Thanks to the McKinneys and Mike Waters of Joyful 'Toons! * All other Photo Images Credit: Google Images.  

V1-2Young men, listen to me as you would to your father.  Listen, and grow wise, for I speak the truth---don’t turn away.

V3 For I, too, was once a son, tenderly loved by my mother as an only child, and the companion of my father.

V4 He told me never to forget his words.”If you follow them,” he said, “you will have a long and happy life.”

V5 Learn to be wise, he said, and develop good judgment and common sense! I cannot overemphasize this point.

V6 Cling to wisdom – she will protect you.  Love her – she will guard you.

V7 Determination to be wise is the first step toward becoming wise! And with your wisdom, develop common sense and good judgment.

V8,9 If you exalt wisdom, she will exalt you.  Hold her fast and she will lead you to great honor; she will place a beautiful crown upon your head.

V10 My son, listen to me and do as I say and you will have a long, good life.

V11 I would have you learn this great fact:  that a life of doing right is the wisest life there is.

V12 If you live that kind of life, you’ll not limp or stumble as you run.

V13 Carry out my instructions; don’t forget them, for they will lead you to real living.

V14 Don’t do as the wicked do.

V15-16 Avoid their haunts – turn away, go somewhere else, for evil men don’t sleep until they’ve done their evil deed for the day.  They can’t rest unless they cause someone to stumble and fall.

V17 They eat and drink wickedness and violence.

V18 But the good man walks along in the ever-brightening light of God’s Favor; the dawn gives way to morning splendor.

V19 while the evil man gropes and stumbles in the dark.

V20 Listen, son of mine, to what I say.  Listen carefully.

 V21-22 Keep these thoughts ever in your mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart for they will mean real life for you, and radiant health.

V23 Above all else, guard your affection. For they influence everything else in your life.

V24 Spurn the careless kiss of a prostitute. Stay far from her.

V25 Look straight ahead; don’t even turn your head to look.

V26 Watch your step. Stick to the path and be safe.

V27Don’t sidetrack; pull back your foot from danger.


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