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.