Thursday, June 30, 2016

Proverbs 22: Truths that will Transform your Life

Truths that will Transform your Life
Proverbs 22:1, 3, 6, 7, 8,9,10,11,13,16

A good name is better than riches, God’s favor better than gold.
A soul that faithfully served its Maker knows peace, as it slowly grows old.

There is a reward for humility, for holding our God in awe.
Heaven is filled with riches and honor, joy that we answered the call.

Teach your children the ways of God as you raise them on this earth.
You want them to be a light to their world proclaiming salvation’s new birth.

There is a truth about borrowing, one that will drive itself home:
Borrowing leads to sorrowing until you repay the loan.

In life we frequently see injustice from those who cheat and steal,
But God has a rod to punish such men. Its sting they surely will feel.

Do you exhibit a generous heart? Do you care about those in need?
As you continually do your part, God will bless you indeed.

Remove the scoffer from your presence; treat quarreling and strife like disease.
The peace of God will fill your mind, putting your soul at ease.

I have a young friend whose heart is pure, whose words are kind and gracious.
That is why I remain so sure he is destined to serve with greatness.

The sluggard is a man of excuses: “There’s a lion out in the street.”
A lazy man and his foolish thesis will never be whole and complete.

The evil man who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and wages,
To poverty he, himself, will descend whether sudden or in stages.

What do we learn from these truths? How does it affect our living?
We learn to abandon the habits of fools and embrace these proverbs life-giving.

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