Month: December 2017

Proverbs 30:5

Wisdom, Day 30

Welcome to Day 30 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are doing things in our own human power, “daily bread”, things that are never “enough”, things that are “wonderful”, things that “tremble” the earth, things that are “wise”, and things that are “stately”.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Today opens like …

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Proverbs 29:25

Wisdom, Day 29

Welcome to Day 29 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are: advice, pride, corruption government, ruling, authority arguing, contention treating the poor according to their rights   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Right away we learn that someone who has been given advice or correction repeatedly, but who has not listened to …

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Proverbs 28:26

Wisdom, Day 28

Welcome to Day 28 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are “the rule of law”, and flourishing in wisdom.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Today’s chapter emphasizes almost start to finish the importance of following the “rule of law”. Without it a land cannot flourish and injustices abound. Our chapter, hundreds …

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Proverbs 27:17

Wisdom, Day 27

Welcome to Day 27 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are boasting and praise, friendship and wise counsel, and managing your retirement.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   The first verse is hard to get away from in day to day life. Of course the big boasts are obvious, like I will …

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Proverbs 26:20

Wisdom, Day 26

Welcome to Day 26 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are to leave a fool alone, and be wary of deceitful people.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Today’s chapter completely focuses on the foolish and the deceitful. We are warned to not meddle, interfere, or get tangled up with a foolish …

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Proverbs 25:21

Wisdom, Day 25

Welcome to Day 25 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are humility and discretion, mercy, and overstaying one’s welcome.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   The basic lessons today are to not invite yourself into a place of honor, but rather to allow the host or person of authority to actually invite …

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Proverbs 24:3

Wisdom, Day 24

Welcome to Day 24 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are building up good strength and victories, and letting things go without vengeance.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Our opening theme is to not envy others or their associations because it is better to build your foundations and future wisely and …

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Proverbs 23:12

Wisdom, Day 23

Welcome to Day 23 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are gluttony and drunkenness, and disciplining children to speak and do what is right.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   There is no mistaking today’s major theme to avoid getting drunk and being a glutton. In general there are warning about food, …

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Proverbs 22:6

Wisdom, Day 22

Welcome to Day 22 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories include raising up children in wisdom, avoiding drama, and being recognized for your good heart and efforts.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   This chapter is popular with parents raising kids, but there’s a lot here for anyone to grow from these …

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Proverbs 21:3

Wisdom, Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are God’s sovereignty, spouses who quarrel, and the consequences of poor sense and bad choices.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Right out of the gate we are told that even the rulers of the land are subject to God’s sovereignty, and …

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Proverbs 20:7

Wisdom, Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”! Today’s categories are good decision making, patience, and faithful love. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Today is one of the first places in Proverbs we hear a warning to stay sober in order to make clearer decisions. Several times we are given caution to not rush …

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Proverbs 19:20-21

Wisdom, Day 19

Welcome to Day 19 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are integrity, generosity and diligence.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Twice this chapter mentions it is better to be poor… vs being a liar (v.22) or to be crooked in speech and a fool (v.1). Several times throughout this book of …

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Proverbs 18:12

Wisdom, Day 18

Welcome to Day 18 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are pride and humility, and our speech can be our ruin or our blessing.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   This chapter gives us the famous saying, “pride comes before the fall”. Pride, arrogance, haughtiness, cockiness, conceit, disdain, and disrespect are all …

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Proverbs 17:28

Wisdom, Day 17

Welcome to Day 17 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are conflict resolution, and bringing honor to one’s family.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Wisdom, peace and honor are always better to be chosen than strife, foolishness, or ill-gotten gain. Always choose wisely and honor your self and your family by …

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Proverbs 16:9

Wisdom, Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are God’s plan and favor, integrity in governing, and a life well chosen.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   The beginning and end of this chapter (ex. v. 2 and 25) remind me a bit of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”, and …

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Proverbs 15:31

Wisdom, Day 15

Welcome to Day 15 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are dealing with anger properly, choosing your words wisely, the intent of the heart and one’s own contentment.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   I like how this chapter reminds us that God sees the deeds of both the evil and the …

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Wisdom, Day 14

Welcome to Day 14 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   [youtube id=”U7lMf9yjauI”]   [shareable cite=”https://www.bible.com/bible/59/PRO.14.ESV”] 1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.   2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways …

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Wisdom, Day 13

Welcome to Day 13 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are ‘the words we use’, ‘the wealth we manage’, and ‘the wisdom we apply’.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   We need to be careful the words we use. Just yesterday I was reminded of the phrase joking about a foolish man …

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Wisdom, Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is the Proverbs of Solomon (cont.) and his contrasts of wise vs foolish, or good vs wicked.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Today’s chapter resonates with me as a how to for establishing a solid foundation and good work ethic. It is …

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Purpose and Achievement

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. -W. Clement Stone @JohnMaxwellTeam This so true! Once we reach that place where we are “ready“, where we understand or see our purpose and become decided and definite to achieve it – then is when we are actually at the “starting point”. It is in …

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Proverbs 11:2 ESV

Wisdom, Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is a continuation of the Proverbs of Solomon. These sayings of wisdom are intended to bless us and protect us, to enrich our lives and secure our futures.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Chapter 11 continues the contrast between wise and foolish …

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Proverbs 10:17 ESV

Wisdom, Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is The Proverbs of Solomon. Solomon was King David’s son and heir to the throne, and it is said he was the wisest and richest man in the world.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   These proverbs or sayings are really self-explanatory and …

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Proverbs 9:11 ESV

Wisdom, Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are The Way of Wisdom and The Way of Folly.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Wisdom and Folly both cry out, inviting people to come in to their home, but beware whose invitation you accept. Beware being guilty by association.   …

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Proverbs 8:35 ESV

Wisdom, Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is first person from Wisdom ‘herself’, “The Blessings of Wisdom”.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   I have talked with people of varied beliefs about universal wisdom or laws of the universe. Some commonalities are that: wisdom is timeless and pure it …

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Proverbs 7:7 ESV

Wisdom, Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are adultery, seduction, temptation, and distraction. (anything taking you from your true love and fulfilling your promise)   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   As a bird gets trapped in a snare or the ox gets led to slaughter are graphic images of …

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Proverbs 6:23 ESV

Wisdom, Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s categories are Practical Warnings and Adultery.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   Practical warnings include advice against co-signing or providing surety for other people’s debts and responsibilities, as well as warnings against laziness, procrastination, and being ill-prepared.   This time when warning against …

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The Path of Least Resistance Will Never Make You Proud

The Path of Least Resistance Will Never Make You Proud @TonyRobbins aka – Don’t take the easy way. Always give your best. You don’t have to suffer needlessly, but your sacrifice and effort are always required. Take pride in your self, what you stand for, and what you contribute to those around you.

Proverbs 5:21 ESV

Wisdom, Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of our Journey through “31 Days of Wisdom”!   Today’s category is avoiding seduction, or the “adulteress”.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]   In the video I mention that avoiding seduction could of course be literal, but also figuratively as well. We can be tempted to stray or change our focus and path …

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