And I put your sins
on His back, to punish them.
He died for you, child
Yet some of you do
not see nor appreciate
His death on the “tree!”
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the heart. ~Proverbs 17
12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
than a fool bent on folly. ~Proverbs 17
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—
the Lord detests them both. ~Proverbs 17
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions. ~Proverbs 18
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked
and so deprive the innocent of justice. ~Proverbs 18
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it a wall too high to scale. ~Proverbs 18
13 To answer before listening—
that is folly and shame. ~Proverbs 18
23 The poor plead for mercy,
but the rich answer harshly. ~Proverbs 18
25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge. ~Proverbs 19
27 Stop listening to instruction, my son,
and you will stray from the words of knowledge. ~Proverbs 19
17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,
but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. ~Proverbs 20
24 A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.
How then can anyone understand their own way? ~Proverbs 20
Refs ~The NIV Study Bible, copyright 1995, Zondervan ~ biblehub.com ~
Consider My ways and
My words, that you may take them
into your own heart.
For these are the most
intimate, loving, faithful
bits of My nature.
I ask you to worship Me.
Do you do so, child?
Remember My Son.
For He died to set you free;
Such a high price paid!
There is no place that
I do not see, there is no
thought I do not know.
In all the corners
of heaven and earth, I am
holding your hand, child…
Bridle your tongue, child!
Do not use unwholesome speech
for it is harmful…
Do not grieve My heart!
Season your words and please Me.
Build others up in love!