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    by Jan Couns

I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. Proverbs 8:17 When we understanding the worth and necessity of God’s wisdom, we more fervently desire and love her. W. Dodd, LL. D, 1729-77, English Anglican clergyman

Riches and honor are with me.. Proverbs 8:18a A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift, English novelist, 1667-1745

With me is enduring wealth and righteousness. Proverbs 8:18b The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James1842-1910,…  ( Click for more )

November 26, 2021

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.. Proverbs 8:13a Evil is in opposition to God’s divine nature and His will. We honor God and are wise when we carefully abstain from all sin, not from carnal or prudential motives, but from a true dislike and hatred of it. Joseph Benson, 1749-1821, English Methodist minister

Pride . I hate. Proverbs 8:13b Pride is spiritual cancer; it eats the very possibility of love or contentment, or even common sense. C.S. Lewis, 1898–1963 .arrogance .. I hate. Proverbs 8:13c An unbroken will is self-assertive…  ( Click for more )

(God’s truths are) Sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 19:10b After having asked in a few words the Lord's blessing upon His precious Word, I begin to meditate on the Word of God, searching, as it were, into every verse, to get blessing out of it; not for the sake of the public ministry of the Word; not for the sake of preaching on what I had meditated upon, but for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul. George Fredrick Müller, 1805-98, a Christian evangelist and coordinator of British orphanages .by them (God’s truths –…  ( Click for more )

November 12, 2021

God’s wise and noble truths are all straightforward to him who understands, Proverbs 8:9a God never contradicts reason, he elevates it. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917

God’s wise and noble truths are right to those who find knowledge. Proverbs 8:9b When we are able, from reliable evidence, to prove some fact, we shall find that it is not contrary to Scripture. St Augustine of Hippo, 354-430

Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. Proverbs 8:10 You love money more than you love God when you have to choose between…  ( Click for more )

Guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Proverbs 7:2b Our decisions and how we live our lives are based on how we see things. In that sense, perspective is often even more important than reality. Bruce Enns, Lead Pastor Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Bind My commandments on your fingers.. Proverbs 7:3a Where is the mariner without his compass? Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92

Write My commandments on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 7:3 The unattended garden will soon be overrun with weeds; the heart that fails to…  ( Click for more )

Correction and instruction are the way to life .. To keep you from evil .. Proverbs 6:23c, 24a

There are two types of pain in this life; that of discipline, which lasts a short while and that of regret, which can last a life time.

My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you. Proverbs 7:1

When a man or even a boy knows the Scriptures, they follow him like the memory of his mother. They frequent him like an old song. They remind him like the words of an old and revered teacher. They form a part of the warp…  ( Click for more )

There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

A false witness who utters lies.. Proverbs 6:16,19a The faults of others can lead our judgment to believe them capable of all the rest and we inspire the minds of those who listen to us with a thousand suspicions. Jean Baptiste Massillon, 1663-1742, French bishop, preacher to court of Versailles

There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: .one who spreads strife among brothers. Proverbs 6:16,19b

A faultfinder is a person with a bad…  ( Click for more )

October 15, 2021

A worthlessness man of iniquity Walks with a perverseness of mouth.. Proverbs 6:12

Redefining words and relabeling vocabulary with cleaver euphemisms can be device for deception. Anon

There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes.. Proverbs 6:16-17a

Pride consists in an unduly exalted opinion of one's self. It is impatient of a rival, hates a superior, and cannot endure a master. Edward Payson, D.D., 1783-1827, American Congregational preacher

There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are…  ( Click for more )

Do not turn to the right nor to the left.. Proverbs 4:27a

A man who has not resolved that he will take God's way in spite of every dog that can bay or bark at him or in spite of every silvery choice that woos him aside will be a weak and miserable man. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; That you may maintain thoughtful judgment. Proverbs 5:1-2a

Pray with your intelligence. Bring things to God that you have thought out and think them out again with Him. Charles…  ( Click for more )

Give attention to my words; . Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. Proverbs 4:20a,21b,22

A healthy outside starts from the inside. Robert Urich, 1946-2002, American actor

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

The learning of the heart is the way in which the life will lean. C.H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Proverbs 4:24

Associate yourself with men of good quality if…  ( Click for more )

I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; Proverbs 4:11-12a

God has a straight way through every difficulty that will lead us to victory. Warren Wiersbe American pastor writer Christian literature b.1929

I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. And if you run, you will not stumble. Proverbs 4:11-12b There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. Orison…  ( Click for more )

September 17, 2021

.the Lord’s intimacy is with the righteous. Proverbs 3:32b

We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. There are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved. J. Oswald Saunders, 1902-1992, New Zealand, lawyer, Bible teacher, author, speaker, general director China Inland Mission The Lord blesses the home of the righteous. Proverbs 3:33b

When man honours God, God honours him. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

The Lord gives grace to the lowly (humble and/or…  ( Click for more )

September 10, 2021

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25-26

The Lord ministers grace to His people, and that grace provides the sufficiency for every occasion, even the most difficult ones. ‘Greek Thoughts’, 2007 Bill Klein Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it. Proverbs 3:27

God makes us a dispenser of good, either physical or spiritual, according to the blessings He has bestowed upon us. By God’s…  ( Click for more )

The commandment of the Lord is pure. Psalm 19:8b It is contrary to reason for a thirsty person to turn from a pure, sparkling mountain stream to quench his thirst at a stale, putrid cistern—yet that is what the human race does when it rejects God’s truth and standards in favor of impure philosophies. Billy Graham, 1918-

(The precepts of God lead to) enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8c It is the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. C. W. Leadbeater The fear (reverential…  ( Click for more )

In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. Psalm 19:4b,5 When we contemplate His mighty genius in maintaining the universe, we can rest in His unparalleled power to preserve, protect, and provide for us. The sun’s rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. Psalm 19:6 Even the hardest hearts may be melted by the bright heavenly rays. Julias Charles Hare, M.A., 1841 The law (entire doctrine)…  ( Click for more )

(David) said: I love (deep tender affection) You, O Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1 My God, I love Thee Not for the hope of winning heaven, or of escaping hell-- Not with the hope of gaining aught, nor seeking a reward, But as Thyself hast loved me. Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1274 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 Recognize the science in the revealed truth of God. Kenneth Ham Day by day they (the heavens) pour forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Psalm 19:2 Observe, meditate,…  ( Click for more )

.hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who oppress me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:8b,9 God’s capability to conceal us is one of the many ways we may seek His protection. They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance. Psalm 17:10 Contempt and ridicule are the weapons of the proud; he has forgotten how to use others of a more sacred character. His mental habits are marked by scorn; and he treats with contempt the judgments, opinions, and practices of the wisest of men. John Morison They are like a lion…  ( Click for more )

As to the doings of men, by the Words of Your lips I keep from the paths of the violent. Psalm 17:4 Get it from the Word and avoid the field trip. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005 When You hold my goings in Your paths, my footsteps slip not. Psalm 17:5 The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph. George Whitefield, 1714- 70, Anglican Protestant minister who helped spread the Great Awakening.

I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. Psalm 17:6 Past deliverances are strong pleas for present assistance.…  ( Click for more )

.at Your right hand are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11c To place ourselves in range of God's choicest gifts, we have to walk with God, work with God, lean on God, cling to God, come to have the sense and feel of God, refer all things to God. Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Calvin Seminary Hear a just cause, O Lord, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. Psalm 17:1 True prayer wears no mask of truthless insincerity. It speaks not falsely with hypocritical pretense. It utters deep-felt truth from honest heart. Henry Law, Exposition of Psalms,…  ( Click for more )

My heart is glad and my soul rejoices. Psalm 16:9a He who has found his soul's life in God has a secret joy which is beyond the reach of temptation, unrest, and sorrow; a quiet confidence and steadfastness which abide even while the waves and storms of life sweep over him. Jean N. Grou (The Lord is with me) Therefore my flesh (body) shall also rest in hope. Psalm 16:9b God is our strength for any circumstance. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007 Thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol, neither wilt thou allow thy Holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16:10 Christ's resurrection…  ( Click for more )

You (God) have made my lot secure. Psalm 16:5b Hitch your life to the only security there is, The living, moving & active God. Anon The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6

I rest satisfied that I was crafted by my Master to be who I am and to live eternally as He has planned.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7 If we have first committed ourselves in prayer to God, and taken a prayerful spirit with us to our bed; in the quiet of its silent…  ( Click for more )

Watch over me, O God, for I put my trust in You. Psalm 16:1 Seeing that the Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness. John Calvin, French ecclesiastical Statesman and Theologian, 1509-1564 O my soul, you have said to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.’ Psalm 16:2 To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and…  ( Click for more )

(The godly man) does not backbite with his tongue. Psalm 15:3a Make an effort to bring up something good about a person every time that you hear a negative comment and try to refrain from making negative comments yourself. Streams of Light, Doug Batchelor

(The godly man) does no evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend. Psalm 15:3b God expects all believers to treat others – no matter who they are – with the same compassion He exhibits toward us. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007

(The godly man) despises a vile…  ( Click for more )

Long life is in Wisdom’s right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Proverbs 3:16 We too often step aside from God’s wisdom to our own hurt and grief. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister Bible commentator

Wisdom’s ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. Proverbs 3:17 Enlightened self-interest would point out the same course as the highest law of Wisdom. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy…  ( Click for more )

Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7b-8 We have a bodily machine which we must regulate. God does not regulate it for us. Until we learn to bring the bodily machine into harmony with God’s will, there will be friction, and the friction is a warning that part of the machine is not in working order. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917

Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.…  ( Click for more )

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