Proverbs 17:16-28

Mary DeMuth | 7/17/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Scripture:

16 Why should a foolish person try to buy wisdom?

They are not even able to understand it.

17 A friend loves at all times.

Trouble

They are there to help when trouble comes.

18 A person who has no sense agrees to pay what other people owe.

People - Bills

It isn’t wise to promise to pay other people’s bills.

19 The one who loves to argue loves to sin.

One - Gate

The one who builds a high gate is just asking to be destroyed.

20 If your heart is twisted, you won’t succeed.

Tongue - Tells - Trouble

If your tongue tells lies, you will get into trouble.

21 It is sad to have a foolish child.

Parents - Godless - Fool - Joy

The parents of a godless fool have no joy.

22 A cheerful heart makes you healthy.

Spirit - Dries

But a broken spirit dries you up.

23 Anyone who does wrong accepts favors in secret.

Then they turn what is right into what is wrong.

24 Anyone who understands what is right keeps wisdom in view.

Eyes - Person - Look

But the eyes of a foolish person look everywhere else.

and his mother sorry.

26 It isn’t good to fine those who aren’t guilty.

So it certainly isn’t good to whip officials just because they are honest.

Anyone - Knowledge - Controls - Words

27 Anyone who has knowledge controls their words.

Anyone who has understanding is not easily upset.

People - Silent

28 We think even foolish people are wise if they keep silent.

We think they understand what is right if they control their tongues.

Prayer - Transcript

Prayer Transcript:

Lord, I’m going to start with that. We think even foolish people are wise if they keep silent. We think they understand what is right, if they control their tongues and so Lord, help us to be silent today, help us instead of talking back, instead of spouting our opinions, help us to be quiet. What a discipline that is and how hard that can be Lord, but we trust You to show us how to do that, to keep a guard over our mouths....
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