Tag Archive | Proverbs

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

 

Christmas is a great opportunity to start teaching children about Jesus.  You can find ways to teach them the story of how and why Jesus was born and the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior.  For example, you can read stories from the Bible or children’s books appropriate for their level of understanding, you can sing Christmas carols and talk about their origins, or you can use a nativity scene and other decorations, like a star to explain what they represent.  Make the most of this occasion to share Jesus with your family.

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Your Inner Circle

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 13:20

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

 

Choose wisely the people with whom you surround yourself, especially, your inner circle.  Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by those closest to us.  Be determined to surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, who inspire you and most importantly, who love the Lord.

Hard Work Pays Off   

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Verse of the Day:   Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

 

Even though we may be tempted to sleep in late, especially on a Monday, it’s time to rise and shine for another week of work.  Laziness may sound good now but you’ll pay for it later.  Whether we work outside of the home or not, or are a stay at home parent, we need to do our work diligently and for the glory of the Lord.

Overlook Offenses

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Verse of the Day:   Proverbs 19:11

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

 

Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses.  Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.

Generosity

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Verse of the Day:   Proverbs 3:28

Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go and come back; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it.

 

God has been generous to us and has supplied all of our needs and therefore, we should be generous to others.  We have been blessed so we can bless others.  We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, so let’s help those we can today.  Now is always the best time to help someone in need.

Finding the Good

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Verse of the Day:   Proverbs 11:27

Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

 

How are you living your life?  Are you trying to find the good in others or are you constantly looking for the negative in people and situations?  Be an optimistic person with a positive outlook trying to find the good in people and situations and you will find favor with God and people.   No one is perfect, try to see their good qualities instead of their shortcomings.

Stand Up

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. (GNT)

 

Speak up for the people who have no voice.  Stand up for the oppressed.  It is our duty to help those who cannot help themselves.  We need to go out into the world and donate our time, money and resources for the poor, needy and suffering.  We need to bring Jesus into the lives of others so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness, and love of God.