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Proverbs 16 - AMP

2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). 3 Roll your works upon the Lord so shall your plans be established and succeed. 4 The Lord has made everything to its own end and His own purpose--even the wicked for the day of calamity and evil. 5 Everyone proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting, hateful, and exceedingly offensive to the Lord; be assured they will not go unpunished. 6 By mercy and love, truth and fidelity , iniquity is purged out of the heart, and by the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord men depart from and avoid evil. 7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice. 9 A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. 10 Divinely directed decisions are on the lips of the king; his mouth should not transgress in judgment. 11 A just balance and scales are the Lord's; all the weights of the bag are His work . 12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established and made secure by righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). 13 Right and just lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right. 14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will pacify it. 15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud bringing the spring rain. 16 How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. 17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life. 18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the meek and poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He who deals wisely and heeds word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord--happy, blessed, and fortunate is he. 21 The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning . 22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly. 23 The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. 26 The appetite of the laborer works for him, for his mouth urges him on. 27 A worthless man devises and digs up mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire. 28 A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. 29 The exceedingly grasping, covetous, and violent man entices his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good. 30 He who shuts his eyes to devise perverse things and who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. 31 The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). 32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord .

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Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Blue Haired Ladies, Please PRAY!
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ladies, the ball may well be in your court to see revival!
Scripture: Proverbs 16:31
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 142
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 237
David Henderson avatar
Finding Success-Message for Kids
Shared by: David Henderson on Apr, 2016
Summary: This message is written for children to help them begin to get a proper view of what success is. It has to do with following God;s direction.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 241
William R. Nabaza avatar
A violent man entices and leads
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD shows that we don't need to adapt to the leadership of bad men but continue to serve and be a slave of JESUS not men.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 272
William R. Nabaza avatar
Better to get wisdom and understanding
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD sees better those with wisdom and understanding rather than those who have gold and silver.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 454
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Ways of a Man
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2015
Summary: This message deals with the way the Lord works with the inner motives of a man and how that ultimately all have to stand the test of time.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 552
Archie Norman avatar
The Most Powerful Sin
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2015
Summary: word to the wise
Scripture: Proverbs 16:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,028
Greg Gordon avatar
Slander, Criticism, Unteachableness and Pride
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. - Proverbs 16:18 Have you ever said you are wrong? Have you taught something, wrote something in a book, or made decisions and then humbled yourself to say you were wrong? Even harder it se ..
Scripture: Proverbs 16:18
Views: 162
Dr. David Wesner avatar
Jesus Really IS the Answer
Shared by: Dr. David Wesner on May, 2015
Summary: By living a godly life, by rejecting worldliness and letting God transform us, then, and only then can God accomplish His will for our lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 401
Angela Holliday avatar
Proverbs - My Dead Dads Sermons
Shared by: Angela Holliday on Feb, 2015
Summary: Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25 - exactly the same words - EXPLAINED
Series: 2011
Mike Rickman avatar
Whatever You Say
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Jan, 2015
Summary: Are you committed enough to God to believe His promises?
Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,082
William R. Nabaza avatar
Mercy, Truth and Fear of the LORD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show that it's all GOD's Divine effort to cleanse us by using His Mercy and Truth - the LORD JESUS CHRIST and the Fear of the LORD enables us to turn away from evil.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,710
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Learning self control
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2014
Summary: Five thing we must learn to control as Christians.
Bruce Goettsche avatar
If God is Sovereign, Why is Life Such a Mess?
Shared by: Bruce Goettsche on Aug, 2014
Summary: God's Sovereignty raises some honest questions about life in this world.
Bruce Goettsche avatar
Greed and Contentment
Shared by: Bruce Goettsche on Aug, 2014
Summary: We live in a materialistic world. How do we find contentment in a world designed to breed discontent?
Scripture: Proverbs 16:8
Views: 731
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: This sermon discuss how to implement God's unique vision for the church
Scripture: Proverbs 14:15-16:3
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,833
Donnie De loney avatar
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Apr, 2014
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,232
David Holwick avatar
Don't Bet On Gambling
Shared by: David Holwick on Mar, 2014
Summary: Christian arguments against gambling.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 571
Shared by: OLU-TIMI LEWIS AFOLABI on Jan, 2014
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 16:25
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,970
Eric Hanson avatar
Principles of Prosperity
Shared by: Eric Hanson on Dec, 2013
Summary: This little outline message gives principles taken straight from the Bible to help believer manmage their personal finances in ways that are pleasing to God and are wise for llfe.
Rodney Johnson avatar
I Choose Forgiveness
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Oct, 2013
Summary: This message focuses on what King Solomon says about our willingness to forgive others.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:6-24:18
Views: 661
Dean Courtier avatar
Forward in Faith 7: Why are you here? A communion reflection
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Oct, 2013
Summary: WHY ARE YOU HERE? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why did God permit me to wake up this morning? Why is my heart still beating, & my lungs still breathing?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,006
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.
Jeff Strite avatar
A Word To The Wise On Finding Your Way
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2013
Summary: One man once asked a number of important men: "What is the meaning of life", and nobody seemed to have an answer. But Proverbs 16 does. What does this passage tell us about living a life that is fulfilling and filled with God's blessings?
Herbert Cooper avatar
Success at Work
Shared by: Herbert Cooper on Jun, 2013
Summary: How to have success at work: have purpose, integrity, self-development, intensity, and resolve.
Series: New You
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:3
Views: 1,996
Tim Smith avatar
The Only New Year’s Resolution That Matters
Shared by: Tim Smith on Jan, 2013
Summary: This message is about discovering God's will for your life
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-4
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 743
Michael McCartney avatar
Proud vs. Humble
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jan, 2013
Summary: Pride is very subtle and crafty and loves to work or weave its way through our lives, our hearts and our minds. It wants to convince us that all the blessings come from our work, our talent our pride tells us that God did not help or intervene – you did
Scripture: Proverbs 16:18-19
Views: 1,560
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Every action has an "afterwards" to it & Proverbs is studded with reminders of this fact. Proverbs calls us to the premise that nothing should be completely judged by its initial enticing stages. The moral law of sin & its consequences are written on
Series: Proverbs
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,575
D Marion Clark avatar
Best Laid Plans
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: Proverbs has one primary “keep-in-mind” consideration that overhangs all its maxims. It is this: Keep in mind that God is in charge. Every proverb here specifically calls that truth to mind.
Series: Proverbs
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-5
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,183
D Marion Clark avatar
A Pleasing Life
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jul, 2012
Summary: These proverbs give us good guidance in considering how to live a life that is pleasing to the Sovereign Lord.
Series: Proverbs
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 16:6-9
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,388