A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked devices He condemns.
A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall never be moved.
A virtuous and worthy wife is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts and purposes of the righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones .
The wicked are overthrown and are not, but the house of the righteous shall stand.
A man shall be commended according to his Wisdom , but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Better is he who is lightly esteemed but works for his own support than he who assumes honor for himself and lacks bread.
A righteous man regards the life of his beast, but even the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.
The wicked desire the booty of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields .
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.
From the fruit of his words a man shall be satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hands shall come back to him .
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.
A fool's wrath is quickly and openly known, but a prudent man ignores an insult.
He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.
There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who devise evil, but for the counselors of peace there is joy.
No evil, misfortune, or calamity shall come upon the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil, misfortune, and calamity.
Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lord, but they who deal faithfully are His delight.
A prudent man is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims their folly.
The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad.
The righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.
The slothful man does not catch his game or roast it once he kills it, but the diligent man gets precious possessions.
Life is in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), and in its pathway there is no death but immortality (perpetual, eternal life).
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Summary: Using the letters T H I N K, we apply biblical truth related to our tongue. God has used this sermon in surprising ways. When I preach it, I use the five fingers of my hand to represent each letter of the alliteration. Some of our members have given feedb
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