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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/25/2017 7:54:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Today's highlighted proverb is, 25:2626 A righteous man who falters before the wicked00 Is like a murky spring and a polluted well. As Christians, we are admonished throughout the Scriptures to be strong, especially in the face of temptation from wicked people around us. As Christians we are all tempted on a daily basis. If you have lived a life of sin before coming to Christ, the temptations to return to the old ways just add to the pressure we are already under by the world. This proverb speaks to us about the destruction that can happen to us...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/24/2017 8:05:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 24 (NKJV)Do Not Envy Evil Men 01 Do not be envious of evil men, 00 Nor desire to be with them; 02 For their heart devises violence, 00 And their lips talk of troublemaking. 03 Through wisdom a house is built, 00 And by understanding it is established; 04 By knowledge the rooms are filled 00 With all precious and pleasant riches. 05 A wise man is strong, 00 Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; 06 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, 00 And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. 07...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/23/2017 9:52:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Here is some good advice I found years ago and saved in a file. Not sure where I gathered it from, but it's good advice on finances on how to survive during good, bad, and especially uncertain times by preparing for the future. It is never too late to change one's ways, since you know not when God will bring you home. So if you are nearing retirement with the understanding that none of your ancestors lived past 85, beware, you could be the one who lives to be 110. that would be 25 years longer than you believe...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/22/2017 8:51:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/21/2017 7:54:31 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/20/2017 6:50:56 PM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    A Sordid Affair & The Levirate Law Of Proverbs 20:16 There are many sordid story's with many shocking facts shared in the Scriptures about God's people. One such story is the twisted account of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar? (Genesis 38:7-26) The story of Judah and Tamar is certainly not the most pleasant story in the Bible. In fact, most commentaries on the book of Genesis donít spend much time on this chapter. After all, the story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-38), has a lot more preaching material and great spiritual lessons! Customs at the time of the Patriarchs...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/19/2017 8:03:37 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/18/2017 9:59:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    There are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. That is a total of 31,102 verses from Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 22:21 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelations 22:21 In all those verses, there are many ways to interpret what each and everyone means. Without getting into the different ways people study or interpret things, I will just say that it takes the Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth. That being said, there...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/17/2017 8:11:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/16/2017 8:17:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/15/2017 8:36:45 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    In Proverb 15, Solomon tells us how the peace may be kept, that we may know how in our places to keep it; it is by soft words. If wrath be risen like a threatening cloud, pregnant with storms and thunder, a soft answer will disperse it and turn it away. When men are provoked, speak gently to them, and give them good words, and they will be pacified, as the Ephraimites were by Gideon's mildness (Judges 8:1-3); whereas, upon a likeoccasion, by Jephthah's roughness, they were exasperated, and the consequences were bad, (Judges 12:1-3). Reason will be better...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/14/2017 9:32:58 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Today's commentary is short and to the point. It's about anger and how so often it gets the better of us all. As Christians we are to be in control of our faculties at all times, yet we are all guilty of losing control at times. Proverbs 14:29 tells us to be patient and understanding, because a quick-tempered is a sign of foolishness. A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Proverbs 14:29 We all have the power to chose how we will react in any given situation. When we are expecting something and it...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/13/2017 9:09:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Did you know that the Bible has more to say on laziness than drunkenness? Yet, how often are we quick to judge someone when they've had a bit too much to drink, but neglect to chastise another person who sits around all day and does nothing? Laziness is a pervasive, insidious disease in our society. One that seems to be growing in leaps and bounds, because no one seems to want to work hard anymore. They want the easy life. If they can't find a job that pays good without requiring them to break a sweat, then they would...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/12/2017 7:14:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 12 (NKJV) The House of the Righteous Shall Stand 01 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, 00 But he who hates correction is stupid. 02 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, 00 But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. 03 A man is not established by wickedness, 00 But the root of the righteous cannot be moved. 04 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, 00 But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. 05 The thoughts of the righteous are right, 00 But the counsels of the wicked are...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 11 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/11/2017 11:41:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    When the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream, He said to him; , "Ask! What shall I give you?" 1 Kings 3:5 Solomon could have asked for anything his heart desired; wealth, women, slaves, victory in battle over all of God's enemies, or even a very long healthy life. Yet, he asked for none of those things. Instead, Solomon humbled himself and said to the LORD; ".....give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" 1 Kings...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 10 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/10/2017 8:39:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 10 (NKJV ) A Wise Son and a Foolish Son01 The proverbs of Solomon: 00 A wise son makes a glad father, 00 But a foolish son is the grief of his mother. 02 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 03 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, 00 But He casts away the desire of the wicked. 04 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, 00 But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 05 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; 00 He who sleeps...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 9 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/09/2017 10:35:23 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Gaining wisdom does not make you arrogant, it makes you humble. That's because when you know the truth you realize how stupid you have been, and then you will desire to help others who are as foolish as you once were. Thus the reason I enjoy sharing a Proverb a Day, while sharing what nuggets of gold I found found in this wonderful book. When one understands that Christ is the Wisdom of God, how could you not desire to have that which encompasses the very brain of our Creator? I had a college history professor who answered a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 8 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/08/2017 8:39:06 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 8 (NKJV) The Excellence of Wisdom Wisdom Is Everlasting01 Does not wisdom cry out, 00 And understanding lift up her voice? 02 She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, 00 Beside the way, where the paths meet. 03 She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, 00 At the entrance of the doors: 04 "To you, O men, I call, 00 And my voice is to the sons of men. 05 O you simple ones, understand prudence, 00 And you fools, be of an understanding heart. 06 Listen, for I...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb (number here) [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/07/2017 9:02:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Probably the greatest example of the consequences mentioned in Proverbs 7, is the way Delilah sold out for some silver. Only the betrayal of Christ by Judas', will you find a greater example of betrayal. However, this Proverb is about a man being brought down by a harlot, so Samson's by Delilah fits for today. Many men through the ages have lost everything, because they cherished the moment over their future. I would lie if I said I never fell for such a woman, as many men have. Mine cost me my first marriage, and to this day I...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 6 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/06/2017 9:09:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    There are only a handful of passages in Scripture that strike fear into one’s life like Proverbs 6:16-19, the seven things that are an abomination to God. This passage which lays out a list of sins that God hates. In this list we all see a reflection of our own sinful hearts and intents. This list of sins finds it's remedy in the cross. I offer you a commentary by the greatest evangelist of our era, Billy Graham on the things the Lord finds abominable. The Things God Hates by Billy Graham We in the church have failed to...