Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 19

Image result for Proverbs 19It is far better to put your trust in God than in a world who day by day turns away from God …

Proverbs 19:1-29

1. Better to be poor and live with integrity, …
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Many try to win the favor of a generous person, and everyone is a friend to someone who gives gifts.
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Whoever gains a wise heart loves his own soul, and whoever preserves understanding experiences true goodness.
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11 A person with discretion is not easily angered; he gains respect by overlooking an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the thunderous roar of a lion, but his favor is like a cooling mist upon the grass.
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14 Houses and riches may be inherited from parents, but a sensible wife is a gift from the Eternal.
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16 Whoever keeps God’s commands lengthens his life, …
17 Whoever cares for the poor makes a loan to the Eternal; such kindness will be repaid in full and with interest.
18 Discipline your children while there is still hope of influencing their future, so as not to play a part in their destruction.
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20 Heed counsel, act on instruction, and you will become wise later in life.
21 The impulses of the human heart may run wild, but the Eternal’s plan will prevail.
22 Loyalty is a trait admired in others, and being destitute is better than being a liar.
23 Reverence for the Eternal leads to a fulfilled life; those who have it will sleep well, for disaster will not touch them.
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25 If you beat one who mocks, the naive will see and learn a lesson; if you correct someone with understanding, that’s all he needs to grow a little wiser.
26 Children who mistreat their father and run down their mother are a root of shame and disgrace.
27 My child, should you stop listening to instruction, you will wander from the voice of knowledge.
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Positive Confession with Wisdom: Proverbs 18

Far better be a fool for God as being opposed to being a fool for the world whose ways go against God …

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Words bubble up from waters deep within a person; a stream gushes from the fountain of wisdom.
It is wrong for a judge to show partiality to the guilty or to rob the innocent of justice.
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10 The Eternal is known to be like a sturdy watchtower; those who do right flee to Him for protection.
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15 Clever people go after knowledge to obtain it, and wise people attune their ears to hear it.
16 The right gift at the right time can open up new opportunities and gains access to influential people.
17 The first ones to tell their side of a story seem right until cross-examined by their peers.
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19 Winning over an offended brother is harder than breaching a strong city’s defenses; such fights are as tough as the iron gates of a castle.
20 Good words satisfy like a fine meal; yes, good conversations are sure to satisfy.
21 Words have power in matters of life and death, and those who love them will savor their fruit.
22 The man who finds a wife finds something good, and the favor of the Eternal is indeed his.
23 The poor plead for help, …
24 Someone with many so-called friends may end up friendless,
    but a true friend is closer than a brother.

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Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 17

 imagesBetter to be a fool for God rather than be a fool who presumes that God cannot see into a heart of a fool ….

Proverbs 17:1-28

1. Better to gnaw on a bit of dry crust in peace than to feast in a house full of stress.
A wise servant will be put in charge of a child who behaves badly and will take a share of the inheritance like one of the family.
Silver is purified in the crucible, gold in the furnace, but motives of the heart are judged by the Eternal.
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Anyone who makes fun of the poor disparages his Maker, and those who celebrate another’s misfortune will not escape certain punishment.
Grandchildren are the crowning glory and ultimate delight of old age, and parents are the pride of their children.
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Those who forgive faults foster love, …
10 A single correction makes a more lasting impression on one who is wise …
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15 Both of these deeply offend the Eternal: one who acquits the guilty and one who condemns the innocent.
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17 A true friend loves regardless of the situation, and a real brother exists to share the tough times.
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22 A joy-filled heart is curative balm, …
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24 Those who understand look to wisdom for guidance, …
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26 Also know this: It is wrong to penalize those who do what is right or to lash the noble because of their integrity.
27 Those with knowledge know when to be quiet, and those with understanding know how to remain calm.
28 Even a fool who keeps quiet is considered wise, for when he keeps his mouth shut, he appears clever.

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Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 16

 Image result for Proverbs 16When one speaks positive words with wisdom then they are like streams in the desert to thirsty and dry throat … Selah

Proverbs 16:1-33

1. People go about making their plans, but the Eternal has the final word.
Even when you think you have good intentions, He knows your real motives.
Whatever you do, do it as service to Him, and He will guarantee your success.
The Eternal made everything for a reason …
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The penalty of sin is removed by love and loyalty; and by devotion to the Eternal, evil is avoided.
When people make good choices, He is pleased; He even causes their enemies to live peacefully near them.
Better to have little and stand for what is right …
People do their best making plans for their lives, but the Eternal guides each step.
10 The king makes a decision under divine inspiration, but he must never render an unfair judgment.
11 The Eternal requires that business be conducted honestly; He wants fairness in all your dealings.
12 When kings commit evil, it is despicable, because their thrones should be built on justice.
13 Kings admire those who tell the truth; they adore those who set the record straight.
14 A king’s rage signals that people will die, but whoever is wise will pacify him.
15 If a king is smiling brightly, life will be granted; his favor is like a cloud swelled with the first spring rain.
16 How much better it is to receive wisdom than the riches of gold and to gain understanding over some silver prize!
17 The highway of the just bypasses evil; those who watch where they’re going protect their lives from sin.
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19 It is better to be humble and live among the poor, …
20 Those devoted to instruction will prosper in goodnessthose who trust in the Eternal will experience His favor.
21 The wise at heart have a reputation for understanding; pleasant words make the lips more persuasive.
22 Understanding for those who have it is a spring of life, but it is pointless to try and instruct a fool.
23 From a wise heart flow careful words; wise words make the lips more persuasive.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb: they drip sweet food for life and bring health to the body.
25 Before every person lies a road that seems to be right, but at the end of that road death and destruction wait.
26 People work to stay alive, pressed daily by their need to eat.
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30 Body language can expose a person’s intentions: …
31 Gray hair is a crown of honor, earned by living the right kind of life.
32 It is better to be a patient man than a mighty warrior, better to be someone who controls his temper than someone who conquers a city.
33 We may try to control the roll of the dice,but actually, the Eternal decides what they will determine.

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Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 15

imgresThere is nothing worth more than knowing how to speak Words of Life with Wisdom on your tongue ….

1. A tender answer turns away rage, …
The words of the wise extend knowledge, …
The Eternal can see all things, His gaze is fixed on both the evil and the good.
A word of encouragement heals the one who receives it, …
5 … sensible children accept correction.
Great treasure may be found where the right-living make their home, …
When the wise speak, knowledge spreads far and wide, …
8 … the prayers of those who do right are a pleasure to Him.
9 … those who do right are a delight to the Eternal.
10 Harsh punishment is waiting for those who reject the path of lifeand those who hate correction will die.
11 The grave and destruction are fully exposed before the Eternal;
    how much more does He know the thoughts of Adam’s children!
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13 A warm, smiling face reveals a joy-filled heart, … 
14 Those who have understanding hearts hunger after knowledge, …
15 The poor and oppressed suffer hardship day after day, but those with kind hearts continually feast.
16 It is better to live with less and honor the Eternal than to have riches and carry the burdens that come with them.
17 Better to eat only vegetables served lovingly than a fattened ox served hatefully.
18 … but one with patience settles a fight.
19 … but those with integrity travel a wide, level road.
20 A wise child makes his father happy, …
21 … people with insight steer a straight course through life.
22 Plans fall apart without proper advice; with the right guidance, they come together nicely.
23 There is great joy in having the right answer, and how sweet is the right word at the right time!
24 For the wise the road of life climbs up steep grades in order to avoid the slide down to the grave.
25 … He secures the property of widows.

“It is ironic that we may have more to fear from the proud and powerful than from the poor and needy. Those who have want more, and so they take it” (The Voice).

“Oh, maybe they won’t pick your pocket or break into your home. Their ways are more subtle and more effective. As James, Jesus’ brother, wrote, “Isn’t it the rich who step on you while climbing the ladder of success” (The Voice).

“And isn’t it the rich who take advantage of you and drag you into court?” (James 2:6b). James isn’t describing all the rich, of course, but many have made their fortunes off the backs of others” (The Voice).

God is the One who can protect the poor, the One who can reduce the grand houses of the haughty to splinters.

26 … but kind words are pure pleasure for Him.
27 … those who refuse a bribe will live in peace.
28 The right-living think before they speak, …
29 The Eternal … listens to the prayer of the right-living.
30 Bright eyes and a cheerful expression bring joy to the heart, and good news revives the spirit and renews health.
31 Those who learn from the lessons of life will join the others who are wise.
32  … those who are open to correction gain understanding.
33 Reverence for the Eternal is the first lesson of wisdom, and humility always precedes honor.

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Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 14

 imagesActivate the Words of Wisdom and your life and family will prosper …

1. A wise woman builds her house, …
Whoever travels through life with integrity respects the Eternal, …
3 … the humble speech of the wise will spare them.
4  there’s a good return in the strength of an ox.
An honest witness can always be trusted, …
6 … insight comes quickly to those with understanding.
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It takes wisdom for the clever to understand the path they are on, …
9 … those who do what is right receive special standing 
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13 Laughter can mask heartache, and joy often gives way to grief.
14 … a good person will be satisfied from above.
15  …clever people know to question every step.
16 The wise are cautious and stay far from evil, …
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19 Evil people will be humbled before the good; the wicked will stoop at the doorstep of the righteous.
20 The poor are hated even by their own neighbors, …
21 … but those who are kind to the poor are happy.
22  … Those who plan goodness experience unfailing love and faithfulness.
23 Prosperity comes from hard work, …
24 The wise are honored for their wealth; …
25 A truthful witness protects lives by not allowing evil to triumph, …
26 Reverence for the Eternal brings bold confidence, and one’s offspring will have hope of protection.
27 Respect and honor for Him is the basis of a satisfied life, …
28 A king’s splendor is in his many people, …
29 Whoever is patient and slow to anger shows great understanding, …
30 A serene heart can add years to one’s life; …

“The wrong kind of passion can be a dangerous thing. Too often people are ruled by strong emotions, thoughts that cannot be checked, and actions that cannot be controlled. If that’s the case, then you are putting your life and well-being in jeopardy. Peace of mind, tranquility of soul, and serenity of heart become the recipe for a long, happy life” (The Voice)

31 … anyone who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
32 … the right-living find hope’s sanctuary even in their death 
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one with insight …
34 Living according to God’s instructions makes a nation great, …
35 The king shows kindness to a servant who acts wisely, …
 

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Positive Confessions with Wisdom: Proverbs 13

imagesActivate God’s Word by speaking God’s divine Wisdom into your personally into your lives, families, neighborhoods, churches and nations with Proverbs 13:

1. A wise child is attentive to his parents’ instruction, …
A person eats well when he speaks wisely, …  
Those who guard their speech insure they will take another breath, …
4 … the hardworking desire and are completely satisfied.
The right-living will not tolerate any lie, …
Doing right keeps the innocent on the path of life, …
7 …  one may seem to be poor but has great wealth.

The light of the right-living brings joy as it burns brightly; …
10  …wisdom accompanies those well advised.
11 … hard-earned money continues to grow.
12 … when a dream comes true, life is full and sweet.
13 … the one who reveres God’s instruction will be rewarded.
14 Wise instruction is a spring yielding a satisfied life; …
15 Good sense brings blessing, …
16 A clever person acquires knowledge and then acts on it; …
17 … a faithful emissary is curative balm.
18 … one who regards constructive criticism is well respected.
19 A dream fulfilled is the sweetness of life, …
20 One who walks with the wise becomes wise, …
21 … success rewards the right-living.
22 A good person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, …
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24 … those who are quick to correct their children show them true love.
25 Those who do right have plenty to eat, …

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