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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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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10:8 The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin. Observation- Solomon is providing advice by comparing and contrasting the actions of the wise verses that of a fool.Much of what he is observing has to do with our heart and our words. In verse 8, we learn that a wise person will listen and follow commandments while a fool...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 9

Scripture :"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." Observation :Proverbs 9 offers two different voices. One is the voice of wisdom, the Godly voice. The other is the voice of folly and of the world. The voice of folly is loud and seductive but the author of proverbs 9 urges the reader to not listen to it but focus...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 8

Scripture: Title: I, Wisdom"The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old. Ages ago I was set up at the first; before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth when there were no springs abounding with water.When He established the heavens, I was there. When He made firm the skies above, established the fo...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 6

Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-9 Vs 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Vs 7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, Vs 8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. Vs 9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? Observation: The writer has very strong warnings and advi...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 7

Scripture: Proverbs 7:1 My son,keep my words and store up my commands within you. Observation: This is a lesson from a father to a son. It is told through a story of a young man who is led by a prostitute. It is a story of a simple mean who get seduces by a temptress. This man does not go looking for trouble but it finds him and he falls victim to her words. While he ma...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 3

Scripture : Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Observation: This advice is given from the perspective of a father to a son or child. We are given counsel to trust the Lord with all of our heart or in all matters. We are not to rely on our...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 4

Scripture: "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure." Prov 4:26Observation: Straight talk, clear speech, nothing ambiguous here. How often do I consider one simple thing?Application: Action-result. It seems simple enough. Do this and that will be the result. A promise of God.Not so simple in real life, though. Perhaps it is because we have mispl...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 5

Scripture: For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.Observation: The warning is against adultery in this section of Proverbs. The wisdom that the son needs in these moments is to know the deception in the adulteress woman and the one whom also sees all that we do.Application: For me when I read this I was immediately convicted an...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 1

Scripture: "The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:To know wisdom and instruction; to understand words of insight; to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth-Let the wise hear and increase in learning and let the one who understands obtain guidance; to...

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