1270.) Proverbs 29

Pro29 glassesProverbs 29   (NIV)

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Pr29 prodigal son

The prodigal son, you remember, wasted his father’s wealth in riotous living, breaking his father’s heart.  There was rejoicing only after he came to his senses in the pigsty and then returned home.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

Pr29 Mark Twain

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

Pro29 speak angry

12 If a ruler listens to lies,
    all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Pro29 train up a child

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
    but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Pro29 speak think

21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

Pro29 23

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
    they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

Pr29 Gurnall

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
    but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
    the wicked detest the upright.

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Music:

Verse 18 says, “Where there is no vision (= divine revelation), the people perish.”  Oh, for a clear vision of God Most High!  HERE  is Robin Mark and “Be Thou My Vision.”

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Where there is no vision.    http://leadershipvoices.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Eyeglasses-Proverbs-29_18.jpg
the prodigal son.    http://www.jimkeelingministries.com/Prodigal_Son/prodigal_son_4.jpg
Twain quote.    http://www.photoblip.com/images/821/2fb2952509cbde04dcea7066191eeade.jpg
Speak when you’re angry.    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a2/e8/a3/a2e8a332643a3ca2bcf3c5bb03b10e64.jpg
Train up a child.    http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Inspirational-Images/large/Proverbs_22-6.jpg
Before you speak.    http://ind.ccio.co/kG/mq/xF/104286547590816212pliJXKcZc.jpg
tortoise and hare.    http://christrescuemission.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/pride_prov_29-23_humble_spirit_honor.10594224_std.jpg
Gurnall quote.    http://meetville.com/images/quotes/Quotation-William-Gurnall-god-fear-men-theology-Meetville-Quotes-162360.jpg
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