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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Victoria Rogers

Victoria Rogers

My name is Victoria Rogers, and I am a daughter of the King! I love spending time with my very large family—I am the oldest of seven sisters and brothers. I love to work out, and I am also a personal trainer. I serve in one of Watermark's equipping ministries, Equipped Disciple, which teaches you how to grow spiritually and how to share the good news of Jesus Christ! Best of all, I get a front-row seat to witness how God is changing the lives of people around me through this ministry!

September 15, 2017

THE FINAL TEST OF UNDERSTANDING IS OBEDIENCE TO GOD.


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Proverbs 3:13-35

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called blessed.

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.

21 My son, do not lose sight of these—
keep sound wisdom and discretion,
22 and they will be life for your soul
and adornment for your neck.
23 Then you will walk on your way securely,
and your foot will not stumble.
24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror
or of the ruin [1] of the wicked, when it comes,
26 for the Lord will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being caught.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, [2]
when it is in your power to do it.

28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
who dwells trustingly beside you.
30 Do not contend with a man for no reason,
when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy a man of violence
and do not choose any of his ways,
32 for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord,
but the upright are in his confidence.
33 The Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34 Toward the scorners he is scornful,
but to the humble he gives favor. [3]
35 The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get [4] disgrace. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 3:25 Hebrew storm
[2] 3:27 Hebrew Do not withhold good from its owners
[3] 3:34 Or grace
[4] 3:35 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.