Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common; the Lord made them both The verse addresses the rich and the poor and here's what I believe he is saying. God looks at us in real time... meaning God has placed you where you are at rather you're a believer or not. He's always working with you in your current situation. If you are … [Read more...] about Word up — he’s placed you where you are at for growth
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Wow! This basically says that until you know who the Lord is and give him Lordship over your life that you're knowledgeless. That's probably pretty insulting to many who have found success in their life. Gone to schools, moved up their … [Read more...] about Word up — do we suppress it or address it?
Proverbs 19:23 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth I felt drawn to this verse the other day and thought there's a good lesson here. There's something special about the bible that should even make a non believer say wow... that is that, verses written by different authors in different books within … [Read more...] about Word up — be spiritually active
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a mans heart, but it is the Lords purpose that prevails. On a daily basis our brain in conjunction with our heart go thru a storm of ideas, dreams, what if's, did I leave the iron on?, do I even have an iron? and then the storm calms a bit and we start to plan... plan our day, week, month or whatever. Well … [Read more...] about Word up –The one who took the nails is the one who’s plan prevails
Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. The fear of the Lord is not fearing what he could do to us but more... fearing of what he has already done for us. He's displayed his awesome power in creation, including us as humans and the resurrection of his son Jesus Christ proving he has an … [Read more...] about Word Up — What a great promise if we hold on to it
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. Great verse to take heed to. The fruit is what we contribute in this world. There is fruit that can have it's rewards but they are temporary for example, you can teach your kids to have manners, respect their elders, get a good education which are … [Read more...] about Word Up — Able to produce righteous fruit
Proverbs 8:17 Those that seek me early shall find me. As I shared the other day about giving God that morning drive, that's great but I think of a different early mentioned in this verse. Those that seek me early shall find me. Early doesn't necessarily mean morning time, to me, I believe it means before the temptation becomes to strong to … [Read more...] about Word Up — Don’s say I got this ony to find out its’ really got you
Blessed are those who find wisdom and who gain understanding Proverbs 2:11 NIV They are more profitable than silver, and yield better returns than gold. To play basketball, I want to understand the game -- the rules, the way it was designed, everything I can find. I hear that this guy Naismith created the modern game we have of basketball … [Read more...] about Wisdom and Understanding