I have read these Proverbs so many times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me how my Father continues to speak to my heart about something just when my life needs it most. Lately I’ve felt separated from everything as I feel the Lord drawing me closer to Him. Right out of the gates of chapter 18 verse 1 says, “Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.” *** looks up and smiles*** In verse 10 we are reminded, ” The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” *** looks up and says thank You Poppa! *** And verse 16 encourages, ” A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. *** looks up and smiles, giving praise! *** I don’t know what your situation is or what you are facing, but I do know WHO your God is. Take some time to seek His wisdom, run to Him and remember He IS your strong tower, and praise Him for the gifts HE has given you. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
18 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.