September 16, 2009
Proverbs 16:1 (NIV) →Whose tongue? My own? Or perhaps that of Godly counselors to whom I share my plans in my heart? And that from their tongues I hear the reply of the Lord, of His wisdom. Nehemiah 2 seems to contain an illustration here.
Proverbs 16:2 (NIV) →I've often heard people defend action or inaction with “God knows my heart.” Yes He does. Do you still have a viable defense?
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) →Because you will pursue His glory!
Proverbs 16:4 (NIV) →His ends. His purposes. His will. When will we realize all of creation is about Him?
Proverbs 16:6 (NIV) →Faithfulness takes time to demonstrate. Just an observation.
Proverbs 16:7 (NIV) →Notice, he still has enemies.
Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) →Determines. Not recommends.
Proverbs 16:10 (NIV) →People automatically assume leaders speak truth. Leaders? How you doing with this?
Proverbs 16:12-13 (NIV) →Kings should elevate those who speak truth, even if they don't like the truth they hear.
Proverbs 16:16 (NIV) →But colleges shouldn't try to bankrupt you!
Proverbs 16:17 (NIV) →Avoids. Not goes into the midst of it to show off his awesomeness.
Proverbs 16:19 (NIV) →Among the oppressed. Not just poor, but mistreated too. Ready for it?
Proverbs 16:21 (NIV) →Teach well.
Proverbs 16:26 (NIV) →Say hungry enough to be driven.
Proverbs 16:32 (NIV) →Conquer yourself. Yet we train and teach young people to idolize those who conquer others. Are we prepared to reap the consequences of that? Are we already doing so?