Proverbs 19 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
1. Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. 3 A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
Luter election reflects SBC’s growing diversity, New Orleans pastors say By Diana Chandler Aug 22, 2011 NEW ORLEANS (BP) — African American pastors in the New Orleans Baptist Association say the election of Fred Luter as the Southern Baptist Convention’s first vice president is important evidence that the SBC has departed from the racial … [Read more…]
Proverbs 12 A wise son ⌊responds to his⌋ father’s discipline,but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke. 2 From the words of his mouth, a man will enjoy good things, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. 3 The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin. 4 The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied. 5 The righteous hate lying, but the wicked act disgustingly … [Read more…]
Proverbs 10 18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,and whoever spreads slander is a fool. 19 When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,but the one who controls his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;the heart of the wicked is of little value. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many,but fools die for lack of sense. 22 The Lord’s blessing enriches, and struggle adds nothing to it. 
Proverbs 11 4 Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death. 5 The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them,but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires. 7 When the wicked man dies,his expectation comes to nothing,and hope placed in wealth vanishes. 8 The righteous one is rescued from trouble;in his place, the wicked one goes in. 9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,but … [Read more…]
Proverbs 9 7 The one who corrects a mockerwill bring dishonor on himself;the one who rebukes a wicked man will get hurt. 8 Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. 9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more. 10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11 For by Wisdom your days … [Read more…]
Proverbs 8 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate … [Read more…]
During the month of August beginning today, the Irish Channel Christian Church Family is consecrating a fast for Revival and God’s clear direction for our church, our families and our careers. Feel free to join us. Each day a devotional scripture from Proverbs will help you focus on what God says is important. We are … [Read more…]
Jennie Wilson and F. L. Eiland wrote in the song, Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand, “Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal…” Tragically, today’s culture encourages us to live for the day, grab all the gusto you can, etc. But with so much constantly … [Read more…]