Week 28   Day 3


The fear of the Lord means

            the attitude of

            reverence for God 

It is the first step toward wisdom



The knowledge of God

            leads to understanding



Humility is the next step

            on the road to wisdom



Kindness shown

            to someone who is

            weak or disadvantaged

is the beginning of righteousness.




The benefits of wisdom or the consequences of foolishness.
                                  Proverbs 14, 15 & 17


     20The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,

But the rich has many friends.

21He who despises his neighbor sins;

But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

     22Do they not go astray who devise evil?

But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads to poverty.

24The crown of the wise is their riches,

But the foolishness of fools is folly.

25A true witness delivers souls,

But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

     26 In the fear of the Lord, there is strong confidence,

And His children will have a place of refuge.

27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,

To turn one away from the snares of death.

28 In a multitude of people is a king's honor,

But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.

29He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,

But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

30A sound heart is life to the body,

But envy is rottenness to the bones.

31He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,

But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

34Righteousness exalts a nation.

But sin is a reproach to any people.

     1A soft answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger.

1Better is a dry morsel with quietness,

Than a house full of feasting with strife.

10Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a fool.

13Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

14The beginning of strife is like releasing water;

Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.

15He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,

Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

     17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

22A merry heart does good, like medicine,

But a broken spirit dries the bones.

27He who has knowledge spares his words,

And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
        This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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