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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 20

Scripture: Proverbs 20:1Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. Observation: Alcohol doesn't lead to anything good. Using either is not wise. Application: I understand the draw of alcohol. Numbing of the senses, less inhibitions, relaxing the nerves. We live in a keyed up, on the go, high stress society. Who wouldn't wan...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 21

Scripture: Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom,no insight, no plan that can succeed against theLord. Observation: There can be no wisdom without God. He is our creator and he makes everything possible. There is no wisdom, no understanding and no wise council that can stand up to Him or surpass Him. Man against God is no match. Any attempt by man to outwit, out plan and/o...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 18

Scripture: "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in expressing his opinion. A fool's lips walk into a fight and his mouth invites a beating. If one gives an answer before he hears it is his folly and shame.""Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruits." Prov 18:2, v6, v13, v21 Observation: So much godliness is ...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 17

Scripture: Proverbs 17:9 - Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. Observation: The person that is willing to look past being wronged and forgive is showing love to the person that offended them. While an individual that can't bring themselves to get over a wrongdoing and keeps bringing it up will cause that relations...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 16

Scripture : "The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." - Proverbs 16:9 Observation : Ultimately God is sovereign. Much of Proverbs 16 looks at the differences between man and God. This verse perfectly represents that by showing that no matter what plans a person may make it is ultimately the Lord's plan that will prevail. Application : How...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 14

Scripture: There is a way that seems right to a man,butits end is the way to death. Observation: Man isn't as smart as he thinks he is. He thinks he knows what is best for him but it is actually what is worst. Application: I feel like I am pretty smart. I have a formal education. I read. I study. I am problem solve. However, I am not as smart as I think I am. If l...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 15

Scripture: "To make an apt answer is a joy to a man and a word in season-how good it is! The tongue of the wise commends knowledge but the mouth of fools pour out folly.""A soft answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger. A gentle tongue is a tree of life but perverseness in it breaks the spirit." Proverbs 15: v23; v2; v1; v4.Observation: I notice that a bu...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 13

Scripture:Vs 1 A wise son hears his father's instruction,but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.Vs 10 By insolence comes nothing but strife,but with those who take advice is wisdom.Vs 13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.Vs 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,that one may turn awa...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 12

Scripture: Proverbs 12:26 25Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Observation: Wickedness and righteousness compared as well as a lot of lying and truthfulness compared. There are only two types of people according to the Word. The wicked and the righteous. The honest and dishonest. The saved by grace and the one who is cond...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 11

Scripture: "A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight." Prov 11:1 Observation: Sometimes I have to think about what is being said in Proverbs; there are layers upon layers to find and see... Application: So I think I can discern what God is saying? Hah!! I know He chuckles and sometimes has a belly laugh at my poor attempts to unr...

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