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A Proverbial Journey - Day 26

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 26:20

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Verse: 20 (NLT)

"Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops."

I must have a great "like" for the number 20 because that's the verse I chose out of today's chapter, as well as yesterday's post. "Twenty is twice ten and can, at times, mean a complete or perfect waiting . . .

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October 26, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 25

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 25:20

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Verse: 20 (NLT)

"Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound."

I was caught off guard reading this at first. If someone is sad, why wouldn't they want cheerful songs? Of course, I'm a musician so music . . .

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October 25, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 24

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 24:3-4

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Read: Proverbs 24

Verses: 3-4 (NLT)

"A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.  Through knowledge, its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables."

Just as a house is built with wisdom, our lives are built by wisdom. The older I . . .

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October 24, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 23

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 23:15-16

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Read: Proverbs 23

Verses: 15-16 (NLT) 

"My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice! Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right."

As I was reading the 23rd chapter of Proverbs, these 2 verses kind of jumped out at me. As I've read a couple of commentaries, . . .

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October 23, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 22

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 22:24-25

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Read: Proverbs 22

Verses: 24-25 

"Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,  or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared." (NIV)

I couldn't decide which version I liked best, so I gave you 3 for these verses today.

We all . . .

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October 22, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 21

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 21: 26

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Read: Proverbs 21

Verse: 26 (NLT)

"Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!" 

Wow, this is such a picture of our society. So many people want more...power, wealth, prestige, the list could go on and on. However, Jesus wants us to give our time, talents and wealth back to Him. In . . .

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October 21, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 20

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 20:22

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Read: Proverbs 20

Verse: 22 (NLT)

"Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong. Wait for the Lord to handle the matter."

During this series, we've learned about how to obtain wisdom and why it's important. Today's verse instructs us to allow the Lord room to work in a situation.  At . . .

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October 21, 2017


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