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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 26

Scripture: Proverbs 26:18-19 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I am only joking!" Observation: The sluggard, the drunkard, the wicked are being described in chapter 26 of Proverbs. A lot of comparisons are being made with things in this world that you would compare to the person that acts in certain w...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 24

Scripture: Proverbs 24:26 Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips Observation: A true friend/brother, who has wisdom, will not avoid or overlook problems but honestly share them with someone. The friend, if wise, will receive the constructive correction. Application: There are many ways how a need for change can be presented and received. In today's society, ...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 23

Scripture -Proverbs 23:17 "Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day" Observation -Much of Proverbs chapter 23 reads like a father giving a son advice for his life. In much of this advice the fatherly voice urges the son to not forsake his future for momentary pleasure or quick gain. In life it is not always doing the right thing th...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 22

Scripture: "Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked. Whoever guards his soul will keep far from them." Prov 22:5"Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise and apply your heart to my knowledge-for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, (and) if all of them are ready on your lips. (So) That your trust may be in the Lord I have made them known to you ...

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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 Church - Proverbs 19

Scripture: Proverbs 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. Observation: Lying seems like the best way to get out of a bad situation or to buy time until a straight story can be given. However, lying always gets found out. Lying never works out. Application: Speaking the truth all the time is hard. Truth can hurt. It ...

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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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