Posts Tagged ‘King Solomon’

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Don’t close your eyes and stop your ears…

March 24, 2009
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.
                                                                           King Solomon
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Take care of your parents…

March 24, 2009
Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not forget your mother when she is old.
Learn the truth and never reject it.
Get wisdom, self-control, and understanding.
The father of a good child is very happy;
parents who have wise children are glad  because of them.
Make your father and mother happy;
give your mother a reason to be glad
                                                            King Solomon
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Strange Women

March 5, 2009

Proverbs 5

Avoid Seduction

 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
    listen closely to my understanding

    2 so that [you] may maintain discretion
    and your lips safeguard knowledge.

    3 Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
    and her words are  smoother than oil,

    4 in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood 
    and as sharp as a double-edged sword.

    5 Her feet go down to death;
    her steps head straight for Sheol.

    6 She doesn’t consider the path of life;
    she doesn’t know that her ways are unstable.

    7 So now, [my] sons, listen to me,
    and don’t turn away from the words of my mouth.

    8 Keep your way far from her.
    Don’t go near the door of her house.

    9 Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
    and your years to someone cruel;

    10 strangers will drain your resources,
    and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.

    11 At the end of your life, you will lament
    when your physical body has been consumed,

    12 and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
    and how my heart despised correction.

    13 I didn’t obey my teachers
    or listen closely  to my mentors.

    14 I was on the verge of complete ruin
    before the entire community.”

   

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 15 Drink water from your own cistern,
    water flowing from your own well.

    16 Should your springs flow in the streets,
    streams of water in the public squares?

    17 They should be for you alone
    and not for you [to share] with strangers.

    18 Let your fountain be blessed,
    and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.

    19 A loving doe, a graceful fawn—
    let her breasts always satisfy you; 
    be lost in her love forever.

    20 Why, my son, would you be infatuated
    with a forbidden woman
    or embrace the breast of a stranger?

    21 For a man’s ways are before the LORD‘s eyes, 
    and He considers all his paths.

    22 A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him; 
    he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.

    23 He will die because there is no instruction, 
    and be lost because of his great stupidity

       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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poor man’s wisdom…

November 24, 2008

Now there was a poor but wise man in the town who used his wisdom to save his town. But later on, everyone forgot about him. I still think wisdom is better than strength. But those people forgot about the poor man’s wisdom and stopped listening to what he said.

The quiet words of a wise person are better 
than the shouts of a foolish ruler.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

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

 

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Time and chance…..

November 14, 2008

I returned and saw under the sun that—

      The race is not to the swift,
      Nor the battle to the strong,
      Nor bread to the wise,
      Nor riches to men of understanding,
      Nor favor to men of skill;
      But time and chance happen to them all.

King Solomon

Eccleciastes 9:11