Posts Tagged ‘evil’

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Good people, evil people…

March 21, 2009

  

The Lord is pleased with a good person,
       but he will punish anyone who plans evil.

                             King Solomon

 

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Don’t withold good….

March 4, 2009
Proverbs 3:27-35

When it is in your power, [a]
    don’t withhold good (A) from the one to whom it is due.

    28 Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later.
    I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you. (B)

    29 Don’t plan any harm against your neighbor, (C)
    for he trusts you and lives near you.

    30 Don’t accuse anyone without cause, (D)
    when he has done you no harm.

    31 Don’t envy a violent man (E)
    or choose any of his ways;

    32 for the devious are detestable to the LORD,
    but He is a friend [b] to the upright. (F)

    33 The LORD‘s curse is on the household of the wicked, (G)
    but He blesses the home of the righteous;

    34 He mocks those who mock,
    but gives grace to the humble. (H)

    35 The wise will inherit honor,
    but He holds up fools to dishonor. [c]

                                                        King Solomon

Footnotes:
  1. Proverbs 3:27 Lit in the power of your hands
  2. Proverbs 3:32 Or confidential counsel
  3. Proverbs 3:35 Or but haughty fools dishonor, or but fools exalt dishonor

Cross references:
  1. Proverbs 3:27 : Gl 6:10;
  2. Proverbs 3:28 : Lv 19:13; Dt 24:15;
  3. Proverbs 3:29 : Pr 6:14; 14:22;
  4. Proverbs 3:30 : Pr 24:28; Rm 12:18;
  5. Proverbs 3:31 : Ps 37:1; Pr 23:17; 24:1;, 19;
  6. Proverbs 3:32 : Ps 25:14; Pr 11:20; 12:22; 15:8-9;
  7. Proverbs 3:33 : Zch 5:3-4; Mal 2:2;
  8. Proverbs 3:34 : Jms 4:6; 1Pt 5:5;

 

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…hearts full of evil

November 8, 2008

I’ve been  thinking about the ugliness that I have seen this week since the historic event that took place November 4  here in  the United States of America.  These thoughts have sometimes kept me up at night.  Barack Obama has been elected as our new president.  I have heard terrible things being said about a man who has not yet taken office.  It has caused my heart to ache to see the bigotry that had been hidden and cloaked in garments of niceness and tolerance. Now the big event has uncovered the true nature of some.  Hate speak abounds.  Nothing is held back.  The  feelings of the heart are being exposed.  It has made me sick.   I searched for answers in the Holy scriptures.  King Solomon offered an explanation in the 9th book of Ecclesiastes verse 3.  This explanation has calmed my spirit and brought understanding.

“This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all:  yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.”

Hearts full of evil and madness. The only explanation that has brought definition to what I have seen and heard. I want to be a child of God.  I want my heart to be filled with love and understanding.  Creator God please help me.

Just thinking……….

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Don’t envy evil people….

October 26, 2008
 Don’t envy evil people
       or try to be friends with them.
Their minds are always planning violence,
       and they always talk about making trouble.
 It takes wisdom to have a good family,
       and it takes understanding to make it strong.
It takes knowledge to fill a home
       with rare and beautiful treasures.
 Wise people have great power,
       and those with knowledge have great strength.
 So you need advice when you go to war.
       If you have lots of good advice, you will win.
 Foolish people cannot understand wisdom.
       They have nothing to say in a discussion.
 Whoever makes evil plans
       will be known as a troublemaker.
 Making foolish plans is sinful,
       and making fun of wisdom is hateful.
If you give up when trouble comes,
       it shows that you are weak.
Save those who are being led to their death;
       rescue those who are about to be killed.
If you say, “We don’t know anything about this,”
       God, who knows what’s in your mind, will notice.
    He is watching you, and he will know.
       He will reward each person for what he has done.
 My child, eat honey because it is good.
       Honey from the honeycomb tastes sweet.
In the same way, wisdom is pleasing to you.
       If you find it, you have hope for the future,
       and your wishes will come true.
 Don’t be wicked and attack a good family’s house;
       don’t rob the place where they live.
 Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated,
       but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble.
 Don’t be happy when your enemy is defeated;
       don’t be glad when he is overwhelmed.
 The Lord will notice and be displeased.
       He may not be angry with them anymore.
 Don’t envy evil people,
       and don’t be jealous of the wicked.
 An evil person has nothing to hope for;
       the wicked will die like a flame that is put out.
 My child, respect the Lord and the king.
       Don’t join those people who refuse to obey them.
 The Lord and the king will quickly destroy such people.
       Those two can cause great disaster!
More Words of Wisdom
These are also sayings of the wise:
    It is not good to take sides when you are the judge.
Don’t tell the wicked that they are innocent;
       people will curse you, and nations will hate you.
 But things will go well if you punish the guilty,
       and you will receive rich blessings.
 An honest answer is as pleasing
       as a kiss on the lips.
 First, finish your outside work
       and prepare your fields.
       After that, you can build your house.
 Don’t testify against your neighbor for no good reason.
       Don’t say things that are false.
 Don’t say, “I’ll get even;
       I’ll do to him what he did to me.”
 I passed by a lazy person’s field
       and by the vineyard of someone with no sense.
 Thorns had grown up everywhere.
       The ground was covered with weeds,
       and the stone walls had fallen down.
 I thought about what I had seen;
       I learned this lesson from what I saw.
 You sleep a little; you take a nap.
       You fold your hands and lie down to rest.
 Soon you will be as poor as if you had been robbed;
       you will have as little as if you had been held up.
Proverbs 24
New Century Version (NCV)The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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Wisdom has built her house…

October 18, 2008

Proverbs 9

Being Wise or Foolish

Wisdom has built her house;
       she has made its seven columns. 
She has prepared her food and wine;
       she has set her table. 
She has sent out her servant girls,
       and she calls out from the highest place in the city.
She says to those who are uneducated,
       “Come in here, you foolish people!
Come and eat my food
       and drink the wine I have prepared.
Stop your foolish ways, and you will live;
       take the road of understanding. 

“If you correct someone who makes fun of wisdom, you will be insulted.
       If you correct an evil person, you will get hurt. 
Do not correct those who make fun of wisdom, or they will hate you.
       But correct the wise, and they will love you.
Teach the wise, and they will become even wiser;
       teach good people, and they will learn even more. 

“Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord,
       and understanding begins with knowing the Holy One.
If you live wisely, you will live a long time;
       wisdom will add years to your life.
The wise person is rewarded by wisdom,
       but whoever makes fun of wisdom will suffer for it.” 

Foolishness is like a loud woman;
       she does not have wisdom or knowledge. 
 She sits at the door of her house
       at the highest place in the city.
 She calls out to those who are passing by,
       who are going along, minding their own business.
She says to those who are uneducated,
       “Come in here, you foolish people!
Stolen water is sweeter,
       and food eaten in secret tastes better.”
But these people don’t know that everyone who goes there dies,
       that her guests end up deep in the grave

New Century Version (NCV)The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.