Proverbs 17:1-15

Mary DeMuth | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Scripture:

than to eat a big dinner in a house full of fighting.

A - Wise - Servant - Child

2 A wise servant will rule over a shameful child.

He will be given part of the property as if he were a family member.

Fire - Tests - Heat - Tests - Gold

3 Fire tests silver, and heat tests gold.

But the Lord tests our hearts.

People - Lies

4 Evil people listen to lies.

Lying people listen to evil.

Anyone - Fun - Maker

5 Anyone who laughs at those who are poor makes fun of their Maker.

Anyone who is happy when others suffer will be punished.

Grandchildren - Crown - People

6 Grandchildren are like a crown to older people.

And children are proud of their parents.

Fancy - Words - Mouths - Fools

7 Fancy words don’t belong in the mouths of ungodly fools.

And lies certainly don’t belong in the mouths of rulers!

Money - Favors

8 Those who give money think it will buy them favors.

They think that no matter where they turn, they will succeed.

9 Whoever wants to show love forgives a wrong.

But those who talk about it separate close friends.

Person - Learns - Strokes - Whip

than a foolish person learns from 100 strokes with a whip.

11 An evil person tries to keep others from obeying God.

Messenger - Death

The messenger of death will be sent against them.

than to meet a foolish person who is acting foolishly.


of anyone who pays back evil for good.

14 Starting to argue is like making a crack in a dam.

Matter - Fight

So drop the matter before a fight breaks out.

15 The Lord hates two things.

He hates it when the guilty are set free.

He also hates it when...
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