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Proverbs 15 - AMP

2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the fool pours out folly. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch upon the evil and the good. 4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit. 5 A fool despises his father's instruction and correction, but he who regards reproof acquires prudence. 6 In the house of the righteous is great treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge ; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish. 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight! 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination, extremely disgusting and shamefully vile to the Lord, but He loves him who pursues righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). 10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes God's way; and he who hates reproof will die . 11 Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the final place of the accuser Satan) are both before the Lord--how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men? 12 A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise . 13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. 14 The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the fool feeds on folly. 15 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil , but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast . 16 Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases contention. 19 The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns , but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway. 20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame. 21 Folly is pleasure to him who is without heart and sense, but a man of understanding walks uprightly . 22 Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. 23 A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment--how good it is! 24 The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead). 25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He makes secure the boundaries of the widow. 26 The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him. 27 He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. 28 The mind of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him). 30 The light in the eyes rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones. 31 The ear that listens to the reproof life will remain among the wise. 32 He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding. 33 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

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Tim Pollock avatar
Promote a Spirit of Generosity
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock
Scripture: Proverbs 15:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 288
Perry Greene avatar
Heart of Hearts
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2015
Summary: The bible speaks often about the heart. It is more than the blood-pump in our chests, it is all-encompassing to our lives. This lesson looks at some if the ways "heart" is used in scripture.
Shine Thomas avatar
Cheerful Countenance!
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Jun, 2015
Summary: How can we be happy in spite of our circumstances? Joy stealers. How can I be happy?
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-33
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 649
David Leach avatar
Hell - Who Really Chooses?
Shared by: David Leach on Apr, 2015
Summary: Another great myth: A God of love won’t send me to Hell (regardless of whether I choose to fully devote my life to Him while I’m here on earth)
Scripture: Proverbs 15:4
Views: 271
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD hears the prayer of the righteous
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: This is an encouragement to pray more and use our power and authority in praying, and exercise our faith in praying.
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Evil vs. merry heart
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to rejoice all the time in the LORD because of His victory in us, an afflicted and broken heart will always lead to anxiety.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 318
Donnie De loney avatar
Words are Killers!
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Nov, 2014
Summary: A message to Singles on how words can either heal or hurt in relationships and in life.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:18-15:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 459
Rick Crandall avatar
Help for a Happier Home
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jun, 2014
Summary: How can we have a happier home? 1. Remember to rejoice in the Lord (vs. 13 & 15). 2. Focus your fear on the Lord (vs. 16). 3. Live in godly love (vs. 17). 4. Act to overcome your anger (vs. 18). 5. Walk in the wisdom of God's Word (vs. 14&20).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,224
Michael Cotie avatar
Strife Tears Down
Shared by: Michael Cotie on Mar, 2014
Summary: We should be working in accordance to the Spirits leadership not out of Strife. Strife tears down Love and Peace build up.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 512
Martin Holland avatar
Hell and Destruction
Shared by: Martin Holland on Jan, 2014
Summary: The Bible speaks of two distant places one (heaven) is talked of by men often, but the other (hell) is rarely mentioned and the reality of it goes ignored by man.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:8-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 287
Damian Phillips avatar
Words of Affirmation
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Dec, 2013
Summary: Session 2: This session discusses the first love language, which is "words of affirmation," mentioning also the three dialects of encouraging words, kind words, and humble words.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,107
Shine Thomas avatar
Pressed but not crushed
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Nov, 2013
Summary: One moment we can be happy and soon life brings circumstances that can trouble us. If not careful we will let everything become so intense that we will lose our joy. God did not create us to live a stressful life but to enjoy every moment of our day.
Series: Success
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-25
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,533
Clay Gentry avatar
8 Keys To Fighting Fair
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: This lesson is about not fighting because hey let's face it well all fight. Rather, using biblical principles let's learn how to fight fair.
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The ten commandments in verses lived out
Shared by: your brother in Christ a on Jun, 2013
Summary: love is the fulfulment of the law Pro_19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 483
Jeff Strite avatar
A Word To The Wise On Your Tongue
Shared by: Jeff Strite on May, 2013
Summary: James says the tongue is a filthy and foul organ of the body. But Proverbs 15 tells us that that very tongue has ability to do mighty things for God. What does Proverbs tell us are the good things we can use this muscle to do?
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Feb, 2013
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 377
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2012
Summary: The answers to the riddles & problems of life lies with God. Therefore wise counselors know the God of the Bible & know the Bible of God. The Bible’s profound insights should cause us to face & solve problems in the wisest way.
Series: Proverbs
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,497
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2012
Summary: God’s Proverbs instructs us in how God wants us to live. These Proverbs teach us that God has designed us to function better when we are cheerful. Even our physical & emotional health is effected by our spiritual mood.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,993
D Marion Clark avatar
Something Better
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Sometimes what we need to do is not try to create something better, but appreciate what already is best, as these proverbs lead us to do reflect on what is better in life.
Series: Proverbs
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:16-19
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,468
D Marion Clark avatar
Good Joy
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: What do you find joy in? Perhaps the answer to that question reveals who you are. Are you wise or foolish? What makes for a good time reveals what our minds and heart are made of.
Series: Proverbs
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:20-24
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 671
D Marion Clark avatar
Wicked Troubles
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Sometimes we bring our troubles on ourselves (and on others). That is the case of the wicked as these proverbs note.
Series: Proverbs
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:25-29
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 917
D Marion Clark avatar
Good Learning
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Those who succeed, i.e. succeed in living life wisely, are those who have learned to listen well under all manner of instruction – pleasant instruction and that not so pleasing.
Series: Proverbs
Scripture: Proverbs 15:30-33
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,133
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on May, 2012
Summary: Reproof is a very positive use of speech, provided it's motivated by love and directed by wisdom. Rebuke is not pleasant to our fallen nature but we learn to value it for the results it brings. The best and wisest of us falls short and has much to learn &
Series: Proverbs
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:31-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,672
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 15 - Contrast the Upright and the Wicked
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter fifteen.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-33
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 4,527
Jimmy Haile avatar
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Feb, 2012
Summary: Sometimes, we have to put feet to our prayers and go after what we’ve asked for.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,667
Ed Vasicek avatar
Crucial Relational Issues
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2012
Summary: All our relationships are significantly affected by how we deal with anger, how we argue, and our comfort with forgiving and asking for forgiveness.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,531
Ed Vasicek avatar
Am I Getting Through?
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2012
Summary: It is worth great effort to communicate better!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 15:2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,947
John Shearhart avatar
The Eyes of the Lord
Shared by: John Shearhart on May, 2011
Summary: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Prov. 15:3).
Scripture: Proverbs 15:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,752
Jeremy Poling avatar
Love and Anger
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Mar, 2011
Summary: Anger can destroy a marriage.
Scripture: Proverbs 15:17-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 923
Rich  Anderson avatar
Shared by: Rich Anderson on Feb, 2011
Summary: I suspect all of us can identify a Barnabas or two in our past who gave us a second chance. Maybe it was a parent or a relative or a teacher or a church leader or a close friend. Christianity means second chances.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:23
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,304