Sunday, June 13, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Forty-Three

Day One Hundred Forty-Three, Proverbs

Wealth and poverty

Prov. 3:9-10

Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.


Benevolence and generosity

Prov. 19:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward him for what he has done.


Oppression of the poor

Prov. 14:31

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.


Industriousness

Prov. 24:30-34

I went past the field of the sluggard,
past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;
thorns had come up everywhere,
the ground was covered with weeds,
and the stone wall was in ruins.
I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw:
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
and poverty will come on you like a bandit
and scarcity like an armed man.
As a door turns on its hinges,
so a sluggard turns on his bed.


Conservation

Prov. 21:20

In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil,
but a foolish man devours all he has.


Surety for another

Prov. 11:15

He who puts up security for another will surely suffer,
but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.

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