The Daily Word
Monday, February 15, 2010
There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs... which makes it convenient to read a chapter a day, each month. Here are some excerpts from Proverbs chapter 15.
|1||A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
|3||The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
|4||The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
but perverseness crushes the spirit.
|5||A fool spurns his father's instruction,
but he who receives correction is prudent.
|6||In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
but the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
|8||The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
|9||The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
but He loves those who pursue righteousness.
|13||A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance,
but heartache crushes the spirit.
|15||All the days of the afflicted are wretched,
but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
|22||Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.
|26||The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked,
but those of the pure are pleasing to Him.
|28||The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
|29||The Lord is far from the wicked,
but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
|30||A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.
|31||He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
will be at home among the wise.
|32||He who disdains instruction despises his own soul,
but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
|33||The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.