Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Contrast of Right and Wrong

Proverbs 11

The Lord is not pleased with fraudulent scales; dishonesty He detests.
Be fair and upright in all your sales and you will pass His test.

Riches won’t help on Judgment Day. You might as well hold your breath.
So honor God in all your ways; be saved from eternal death.

When good people trust in God, His Word will be their guide.
If selfish ambition runs roughshod, it turns the truth aside.

With his mouth the godless man defames his innocent neighbor.
If this becomes your personal plan, do not expect God’s favor.

The integrity of the godly man will help his city thrive,
But when the wicked control the land, it’s difficult to survive.

A gossip betrays a confidence; he cannot control his tongue.
Be done with him; run away, for surely you will be stung.

For lack of guidance a nation falls. Be sure you have good advisors.
From foolish counsel disaster spews forth, a strong and relentless geyser.

The Lord despises the perverse, but He loves the righteous man.
When your casket is in the hearse, what then will be your plan?

The wicked will not go unpunished; of this you can be sure.
Eternal glory awaits the righteous, the one who kept his way pure.

A generous man gives freely indeed and yet he gains still more.
Another withholds from those in need. Soon he himself is poor.

Godliness is freely expressed when the generous gives to others.
Some day he may find himself blessed by godly sisters and brothers.

The righteous person is like a tree rooted and grounded in love.
Be a soul-winner, for wise is he who prepares for heaven above.

Treasure these proverbs; bury them deep. Don’t let them get away.
It’s time to awake from life’s dull sleep and live for God each day.

© Copyright 2010 George M. Cuff, All Rights Reserved

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