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Proverbs 18 for Sept by Doug

Proverbs 18

September 2009

by Doug


Proverbs 18:1 →Do our pursuits lead us to defy sound judgment? Should they remain our pursuits, then?


Proverbs 18:2 →Do I seek more to broadcast than to understand?


Proverbs 18:4 →Wisdom is ever refreshed, though it is the same thing, just as a cool mountain stream.


Proverbs 18:6 →And he'll get that beating.


Proverbs 18:13 →You ever see this happen on Jeopardy? And it's even worse in real life.


Proverbs 18:14 →Be careful that you don't crush the spirits of others. It's truly crucial to keep people encouraged and strengthened.


Proverbs 18:17 →Every church needs to know this verse.


Proverbs 18:22 →And it is truly a blessing. Your wife, men, is a favor from the Lord. Treat her as such.


Proverbs 18:23 →Yet reverse the roles, make the rich man poor, the poor man rich, and still the rich one is oppressive.


Proverbs 18:24 →Don't try to please the many. Really, it's not going to turn out well.


Doug Hibbard


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