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If Mr. O had read this, instead of the koran…

16 July, 2010

Good morning all! Welcome to breakfast at The Countdown. Today is the 16th and so we’ll continue our Proverbs study in Chapter 16. I understand there are good sayings and help in all forms of literature, but if only Mr. O had read these words instead of the ‘holy koran’, we might be off a bit better direction than the heading we are on…only God knows I guess (see verse 4 and of course there’s more…). Anyway here ya’ go:

Proverbs 16

1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.

2 All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.

3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends— even the wicked for a day of disaster.

5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.

7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

here’s a quarter (verse 7) buy a clue…hmmmm, so we need more regulation, legislation, security measures ‘for our safety’ b/c our ways are NOT pleasing to him as Americans…??? Just thinking out loud here…move along, nothing to see? … 😉

8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.

11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.

14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!

Here’s a ‘quarter’ for you , NWO peeps (verse 16), hope Y OU are taking notes…

17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

don’t be excited about your sins – especially PRIDE – it was the first one dooming this earth…

19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. [a]

22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.

23 A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. [b]

24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

26 The laborer’s appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.

27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.

28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.

30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.

31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.

32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

Patience a fruit of love (and of the Spirit) – praying for it, however, opens lots of situations you may not be ready for – trust me on this one… 😉

33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Yup, he’s still in control. It’s up to us to trust in Him and His promises to us, His children through Yehoshua (Jesus)…(Romans 8:28).

Footnotes:

a. Proverbs 16:21 Or words make a man persuasive
b. Proverbs 16:23 Or mouth / and makes his lips persuasive

Cheers!

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