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Understanding Warning Signs V

Friday, September 9, 2022 23 In the end, a severe reprimand is appreciated     far more than bootlicking flattery. 24 Anyone who robs father and mother     and says, “So, what’s wrong with that?”     is worse than a pirate. 25 A grasping person stirs trouble,     but trust in God brings a sense of … Continue reading “Understanding Warning Signs V”

Understanding Warning Signs IV

Thursday, September 8, 2022 17 A murderer haunted by guilt     is doomed—there’s no helping him. 18 Walk straight—live well and be saved;     a devious life is a doomed life. Doing Great Harm in Seemingly Harmless Ways 19 Work your garden—you’ll end up with plenty of food;     play and party—you’ll end up with … Continue reading “Understanding Warning Signs IV”

Understanding Warning Signs III

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11 The rich think they know it all,     but the poor can see through them. 12 When good people are promoted, everything is excellent,     but watch out when the bad are in charge! 13 You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it;     you find mercy by … Continue reading “Understanding Warning Signs III”

Understanding Warning Signs II

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 6 It’s better to be poor and direct     then rich and crooked. 7 Practice God’s law—get a reputation for wisdom;     hang out with a loose crowd—embarrass your family. 8 Get as rich as you want     through cheating and extortion, But eventually, some friends of the poor     is … Continue reading “Understanding Warning Signs II”

Understanding Warning Signs I

Monday, September 5, 2022 If You Desert God’s Law 28 The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off     even when no one’s after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident,     bold as lions. 2 When the country is in chaos,     everybody has a plan to fix it— But it takes … Continue reading “Understanding Warning Signs I”

Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring V

Sunday, September 4, 2022 22 Pound on a fool all you like—     you can’t pound out foolishness. 23-27 Know your sheep by name;     carefully attend to your flocks; (Don’t take them for granted;     possessions don’t last forever, you know.) And then, when the crops are in     and the harvest is stored … Continue reading “Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring V”

Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring IV

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Your Face Mirrors Your Heart 17 You use steel to sharpen steel,     and one friend sharpens another. 18 If you care for your orchard, you’ll enjoy its fruit;     if you honor your boss, you’ll be honored. 19 Like water mirrors your face,     your face reflects your heart. 20 … Continue reading “Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring IV”

Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring III

Friday, September 2, 2022 11 Become wise, dear child, and make me happy;     then nothing the world throws my way will upset me. 12 A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks;     a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered. 13 Hold tight to collateral on any loan to a stranger;     be … Continue reading “Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring III”

Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring II

Thursday, September 1, 2022 6 The wounds from a lover are worth it;     kisses from an enemy do you in. 7 When you’ve stuffed yourself, you refuse dessert;     when you’re starved, you could eat a horse. 8 People who won’t settle down, wandering hither and yon,     are like restless birds, flitting to … Continue reading “Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Bring II”

Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Brings I

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 You Don’t Know Tomorrow 27 Don’t brashly announce what you’re going to do tomorrow;     you don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. 2 Don’t call attention to yourself;     let others do that for you. 3 Carrying a log across your shoulders     while you’re hefting a boulder with your … Continue reading “Are You Sure You Know What Tomorrow Brings I”

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