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Proverbs 19 by Doug

Proverbs 19:1 (NLT) –>Is this why most politicians are rich? Because poor and honest go together, while foolish and dishonest go together? 

What do we often offer to trade for being rich?  How often do offer our honesty and wisdom?  STOP IT!

 

Proverbs 19:2 (NLT) –>Take note of this verse, my brethren in the Tea Party movement! My Glenn Beck-loving reader, it's not enough to be zealous, to have enthusiasm.  We need to know what's going on, and that means real evidence, not the conspiracy theory fill-in-the-blank. 

 

Proverbs 19:3 (NLT) –>Hmmm….

 

Proverbs 19:11 (NLT) –>I have my days that I show this verse to be true. Unfortunately, it's by not having good sense.  Learning to trust God to deal with the objects of my anger is challenging.

 

Proverbs 19:13 (NLT) –>Too many justify nagging by saying that at least the dripping will get fixed.  Put this in context---we're not talking dripping pipes! We're talking an unfixable drip.  And we're talking about a leak in a mud-brick style house that the drip will eventually erode and destroy.  Nagging destroys homes like leaks destroy houses. And go ahead and sub "spouse" for "wife" men.  We do it too.

 

Proverbs 19:15 (NLT) –>Wake up and get to work!!!

 

Proverbs 19:17 (NLT) –>There are those who need help, and it's a waste of effort to try and be 'repaid' for it.  Trust God to handle it if you need repaid.

 

Proverbs 19:18 (NLT) –>While there is hope….before their behavior patterns are set.  Ann's coaching a group of K-1 kids in basketball.  They all have their moments that show an unwillingness to listen and obey.  At 5 and 6! Discipline your children, expect them to listen and learn….because if you wait until they're old enough to 'reason' with, you're too late.

 

Proverbs 19:20-21 (NLT) –>Put these two together: get advice, instruction, wisdom.  Make a plan.  Then listen to God's answer and do His will, as His purpose will succeed!  Make your purpose His, and you'll do much better.

 

Proverbs 19:24 (NLT) –>And their laziness does not obligate others to feed them.  There are those who cannot, and those who will not.  Cannot need to be helped. Will not need to be forced to deal with the consequences.

 

Proverbs 19:27 (NLT) –>This assumes something that many falter at: that we started listening to instruction!!!

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