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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Russ Brown

Russ Brown

@watermarklawyer

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona (Bear Down, Cats!), but I’m a native Texan going back at least four generations. The generational seed was firmly planted, apparently, as I returned to my Texas roots in 1999. My native Texan wife Renee and I have three awesome little native Texans: Luke (9), Garrett (7), and Evelyn (2). The roots run deep!

I help lead the legal justice ministries, Watermark Justice and Dallas Justice. One of the many functions of these awesome ministries is to plant seeds of faith and service in the hearts of lawyers both here and in several African countries. 

October 10, 2017

THE ROOT OF THE RIGHTEOUS STARTS WITH THE SEED OF THE GOSPEL


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Proverbs 12:1-13

12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
A good man obtains favor from the Lord,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
No one is established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous will stand.
A man is commended according to his good sense,
but one of twisted mind is despised.
Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.
10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
12 Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
but the righteous escapes from trouble. (ESV)

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.