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A Proverbial Journey - Day 30

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 30:5

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Read: Proverbs 30

Verse: 5  (NLT)

"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection."

If you read Scripture too quickly, you may miss little nuggets like this gem of a promise. "EVERY WORD of God proves true" (emphasis mine).

He is TRUTH! He is our shield if we . . .

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October 30, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 29

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 29:5

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Read: Proverbs 29

Verse:  5 (NLT)

 "To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet."

I think this verse is calling us to be real with our friends. Don’t sugar coat the truth but be willing, to be honest. At times it just feels easier to stay on the surface and not get involved with . . .

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October 29, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 28

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 28:26

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Read: Proverbs 28

Verse: 26  (NLT)

"Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe."

I am thankful to the Lord that I don't have to lean on my understanding (Proverbs 3:5) but that He gives me His! When I walk in His wisdom, I am safe, rescued. Such sweet . . .

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October 29, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 27

Write 31 Days Proverbs 27:1

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Read: Proverbs 27

Verse: 1  (NLT)

"Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring."

This verse really stuck out when I read it. We are not guaranteed tomorrow and God is calling us to live in the present. As I was reading, I felt like He nudged me to read . . .

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October 28, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 26

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 26:20

Silvrback blog imageRead: Proverbs 26

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

Silvrback blog imageRead: Proverbs 25

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