Proverbs 20:16-30

Mary DeMuth | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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Today’s Scripture:

16 Take the coat of one who puts up money for what a stranger owes.

Outsider

Hold it until you get paid back if it is done for an outsider.

17 Food gained by cheating tastes sweet.

Gravel

But you will end up with a mouth full of gravel.

18 Plans are made by asking for guidance.

War - Advice

So if you go to war, get good advice.

19 A person who talks about others tells secrets.

Anyone

So avoid anyone who talks too much.

that person’s lamp will be blown out in total darkness.

End

will not be blessed in the end.

22 Don’t say, “I’ll get even with you for the wrong you did to me!”

Wait - Lord - Things

Wait for the Lord, and he will make things right for you.

23 The Lord hates weights that weigh things heavier or lighter than they really are.

Scales

Scales that are not honest don’t please him.

24 The Lord directs a person’s steps.

Anyone - Way

So how can anyone understand their own way?

and only later thinks about what they said.

A - Wise - People

26 A wise king gets rid of evil people.

He runs the threshing wheel over them.

Spirit - Person - Lamp - Lord

27 The spirit of a person is the lamp of the Lord.

It lights up what is deep down inside them.

Love - King

28 Love and truth keep a king safe.

Faithful love makes his throne secure.

Young - Men - Proud - Strength

29 Young men are proud of their strength.

Gray hair brings honor to old men.

Blows

30 Blows and wounds scrub evil away.

And beatings make you pure deep...
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