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Proverbs 4 - NIV
Get Wisdom at Any Cost
Get Wisdom at Any Cost
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.”
Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.
I instruct you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
or walk in the way of evildoers.
Avoid it, do not travel on it;
turn from it and go on your way.
For they cannot rest until they do evil;
they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
They eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what makes them stumble.
My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
Sermons on Proverbs 4
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 5, 2017
There's a New Year's custom in some villages in Scotland where barrels of tar are set ablaze and rolled through the streets, signifying the burning of the old year. Perhaps this signifies leaving it all behind and being focused on looking ahead.
Contributed by Dennis Lee on May 24, 2016
This is the introduction to the new sermon series, "A Christian's Heart." In this sermon we look at the heart, specifically the spiritual heart and three aspects of what a Christian's heart should be, a loving, changed, and a heart that follows God.
Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 21, 2016
This is the 12 installment on Understanding love. This is part of a series or this lesson can stand alone. We need to learn to identify the traps and pitfalls of love. Guard your heart ---