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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Beau Fournet

Beau Fournet

@beaufournet

Hello, my name is Beau. I am a South Louisiana boy, but I have called Dallas home for 18 years. Natalie has been my bride for 21 years, and we have grown to an action-filled home of six children, ages 1 to 15.

Several years ago, I decided to personalize a Bible for each child, including application questions, prayers, and theological thoughts for each Bible chapter. This has energized my focus to be an active reader. I am currently working on my fifth child’s Bible.

Finally, I count it a privilege to serve as an elder at Watermark.

September 8, 2017

MY LOVE FOR CHRIST IS THE BASIS OF MY HOPE TO LIVE WISELY.


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Proverbs 1:1-19

The Beginning of Knowledge

1:1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Enticement of Sinners

Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
and forsake not your mother's teaching,
for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you,
do not consent.
11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood;
let us ambush the innocent without reason;
12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 we shall find all precious goods,
we shall fill our houses with plunder;
14 throw in your lot among us;
we will all have one purse”—
15 my son, do not walk in the way with them;
hold back your foot from their paths,
16 for their feet run to evil,
and they make haste to shed blood.
17 For in vain is a net spread
in the sight of any bird,
18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood;
they set an ambush for their own lives.
19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;
it takes away the life of its possessors. (ESV)

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.