IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 29 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Good morning, LORD! How are You? I pray You’re happy! 🙂 It’s hard to believe there’s only 2 more days of this Proverbs Bible Study after today! Thank You for giving me this journal, and for walking me through Proverbs again. I love Your Proverbs! I love ALL of Your Holy word! I love you!
When someone is tested so often they harden their necks (or their hearts), they shall be suddenly destroyed with no way to save them.
With righteous in authority, people rejoice, but when they wicked rule, people mourn.
Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice (I pray I make You rejoice, Heavenly Father! I love Your wisdom!), but whoever hangs with harlots spends his substance.
A king establishes a land by judgment, but bribery causes it to be overthrown. Flattering my neighbor traps him. The sin of an evil man is a trap, but the righteous rejoice and sing. The righteous consider the poor, but the wicked won’t even regard them. Scornful men are a trap for a city, but wise men turn away wrath. When a wise man hangs with a foolish man when he’s raging or laughing, there’s no rest.
The blood thirsty hate the upright, but the just seek after him. A fool runs his mouth about anything on his mind, but a wise man shuts his trap. This verse convicts me, God, because I talk too much!! Especially if I’m nervous. Help me! Be the guard over the door of my tongue!
If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked. You bring the poor and the deceitful man together to enlighten both their eyes. Th king that judgeth the poor faithfully establishes his throne for ever. The rod and the reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
When the wicked increase, sin increases, but the righteous shall see their fall. I am to correct my son, and he will give me rest and delight my soul. I remembered verses like this when raising Anthoni. It helped me to be a strong mom because I knew I had a responsibility to keep him from being evil to himself or anyone else, to keep him out of jail or any trouble the best that “I” could, and to not fail him in teaching him the value of discipline. I knew I had doubly the responsibility in being his mom and dad. Thanks for leaving me all these instructions to help him, and the assurance in “training up a child.”
Keeping the law makes You and me happy. Help me to answer, Lord, and be corrected. Hasty words are foolish. Delicate love can nourish a servant and a child. It can foster. Anger and furious men bring strife and sin. Pride brings low, honor upholds. Hate a thief, not myself. Cursing is wrong. Fear of men is a trap. Trusting You, Lord, is safe. We all seek favor, but our judgment comes from You. The just and the unjust are an abomination to each other.