Wise Words *Proverbs

Proverbs 22:17-19    (Paraphrased)
Incline your ear
Wise words hear
In this you can take a pledge
Apply your heart to this knowledge
It’s pleasant to keep them within you
Yes, this is a good, wise thing to do
Let wisdom be fixed upon your lips
From your mouth let wise words drip
So that in the Lord you can trust
His Word is righteous and just
This is the instruction for today
Meditate on it as you go your way

Best Loot

The Spirit’s fruit
Is the best loot
It will help you in life
And protect you in strife
You will meet the day
And be more than okay
With God’s presence by your side
In His peace you will abide
There are no gifts like His
Gracious and generous He is
So if you want the Spirit’s fruit
Go to Him and ask for His loot
Who does not want these to employ
They are love, peace, and joy
Self-control, faithfulness, goodness
Gentleness, and kindness
Against these there is no law
The Spirit’s fruit has no flaw
Galatians 5:22-23

Yes, 7

Proverbs 6:16-19     (paraphrased)

These 6 things the Lord does hate
With them do not mate
Yes, 7 are an abomination to Him
Do them and your life will be grim:
1. A proud look; haughty eyes
This the Lord does despise
2. A lying tongue
Whether old or young
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
Avoid this like a grave flood
4. A heart devising wicked plans
In any woman or man’s
5. Feet swiftly running to evil
Wickedness is their retrieval
6. A false witness speaking lies
The truth he/she denies
7. One who sows discord among brethren
Whether young, old, women, or men

A Word

Proverbs 3:27-28 (paraphrased)

Here is a word straight from heaven
Proverbs chapter 3 verse 27
It now is being told
Do not withhold
Good from those to whom it’s due
This word is for me and you
Every moment and every hour
When it’s in the power
Of your hand to do so
Give and do not be slow

Continuing in verse 28
Give. Do not hesitate
To your neighbor do not say,
“I’m not giving to you today.
Come back, so now go.
I will give tomorrow.”
This you should not do
But say, “I will help you.”