Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Ounce of Holy Prevention

Proverbs 3

My son do not forget My law, be true to My commands;
A longer life will come to you by following their demands.

Keep truth and mercy in your heart; bind them around your neck.
They will faithfully do their part to keep your life in check.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding,
Keep yourself firmly on God’s path; honor what He is commanding.

Don’t follow the wisdom of human minds in your walk with the Lord.
His truth and wisdom will combine with health as your reward.

Honor the Lord from all you earn. For many this is a test.
Those who faithfully give to Him will be richly blessed.

Be sure to respect the Lord’s reproof; He disciplines all He loves.
He who is wise responds to rebuke for it comes from heaven above.

Keep sound judgment close at hand; discernment clearly in sight,
They will prevent heartache and pain that flows from sin and strife.

Always be ready to help the deserving if it’s within your power.
Never delay your decisive action until a later hour.

Do not plot against your neighbor living nearby in peace,
For you will incur the Lord’s disfavor causing His blessings to cease.

Don’t withhold good for whom it is due if you’re able to bless him.
Loving others as God loves you is sure to please and impress Him.

Believers inherit blessings from God because of what they do,
The wicked have only their life of shame—the legacy of a fool.

Make these proverbs your daily intention. Remain committed and sure.
You’ll find them to be God’s holy prevention essential to sin’s cure.

© Copyright 2010 George M. Cuff, All Rights Reserved

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