The Motives You Save Maybe Your Own II

Friday, July 29, 2022

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6 Make it to the top by lying and cheating;

    get paid with smoke and a promotion—to death!

7 The wicked get buried alive by their loot

    because they refuse to use it to help others.

8 Mixed motives twist life into tangles;

    pure motives take you straight down the road.

Do Your Best, Prepare for the Worst

9 Better to live alone in a tumbledown shack

    than share a mansion with a nagging spouse.

10 Wicked souls love to make trouble;

    they feel nothing for friends and neighbors.

-Proverbs 21:6-10 The Message

6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue

    is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,

    because they refuse to do what is just.

8 The way of the guilty is crooked,

    but the conduct of the pure is upright.

9 It is better to live in the corner of the housetop

    than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

10 The soul of the wicked desires evil;

    his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

-Proverbs 21:6-10 ESV

Verse 6 study: The Hebrew is difficult; this proverb maybe relate to 20:17; stolen bread tastes sweet, but soon your mouth is full of gravel. Being dishonest with people.

Verse 7 study: The wicked refuse to help; this is a reminder to listen to wise people and to stay out of conversations involving gossip. The gossip of bad people keeps you in trouble, while good people have the self-control to stay out of trouble.

Verse 8 study: Upright motives; remember, your honest life shows respect to God. A life full of unstableness is a slap to God’s face.

Verse 9 study: The corner of the housetop may reference a small attic room built on the flat house. An argumentative wife didn’t come from God. A pleasant spouse comes from God.

Verse 10 study: A wicked or evil person is destructive of human relationships. They have no regard for anybody.

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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