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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

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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