A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall share in the inheritance among the brothers.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.
An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished.
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Fine or arrogant speech does not befit fool--much less do lying lips befit a prince.
A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; he prospers, whichever way he turns.
He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.
A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly .
Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles ; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out.
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination to the Lord.
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom--when he has no understanding or heart for it?
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.
He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.
He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.
He who becomes the parent of a fool does it to his sorrow, and the father of fool has no joy .
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.
Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.
Summary: Encouragement means coming alongside and inputting courage. Where courage has faded away, encouragement is the putting back or refilling of courage. The leaders of the early church gave one man, Barnabas, the nickname "Son of encouragement".
Summary: The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some 15 times in Proverbs & describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or dispute. Let's look at 3 aspects of contentions so w
Summary: Being a good father is more than just bringing home a paycheck and meeting the physical needs of your children. It’s not enough just be a good father by the world’s standards; fathers need to be the spiritual leaders in their homes.
Summary: Jesus, in John 15:13 makes a statement that let's us know that friendship is to be proven by friends making sacrificing and then Proverbs 27:5&6 teach that friendship is shown as we give constructive criticism and Gal. 5:14&15 enforce that we are not to b
Summary: If we hold on to God… to His wisdom and His power…
• Then we will succeed in this coming year.
• And we will be able to grab a hold of everything God wants us to have.
• It may seem that our future may be in doubt at times…
• But in the end it wil
Summary: It’s tough to be a teenager today. I wrote this series of messages for our new 7th graders graduating into teenage life. Teenagers today are very relational. In this lesson we take a contrast what the Bible and the World have to say about relationships
Summary: Every Grandparent can testify that if someone would have just told them that grandchildren were so much fun, the choice would have been made to have them first! Since we can’t do that, let’s use our influence to impact the next generation.