Saturday, June 12, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Thirty-Nine

Day One Hundred Thirty-Nine, Proverbs

Motive and the heart

Prov. 21:2

All a man’s ways seem right to him,
but the Lord weights the heart.


False worship

Prov. 21:3

To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.


Duplicity

Prov. 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.


Love and faithfulness

Prov. 16:6

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.


Love, hatred, and compassion

Prov. 10:12

Hatred stirs up dissension,
but love covers over all wrongs.


Kindness and mercy

Prov. 12:25

An anxious heart weighs a man down,
but a kind word cheers him up.


Overstaying welcome

Prov. 25:16-17

If you find honey, eat just enough—
too much of it, and you will vomit.
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—
too much of you, and he will hate you.


Pride and humility

Prov. 13:7

One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.


Selfishness

Prov. 18:1

An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends;
he defies all sound judgment.


Jealousy

Prov. 27:4

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?


Envy

Prov. 14:30

A heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones.


Greed

Prov. 28:25

A greedy man stirs up dissension,
but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.

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