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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Becky Lyus

Becky Lyus


Hey, y'all! My name is Becky Lyus—Canadian by birth, British by blood, Texan by heart. I am overjoyed to be a part of Watermark Community Church, the very place God used to transform my heart. A few years ago, I came to the Porch . . . my life hasn't been the same since. I love sunsets, fajitas, froyo, long chats with friends, making new friends, and laughing until I cry. Most people don't know this, but if I could do one thing (and had the talent to do so), I would be a rapper.

October 13, 2017


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Proverbs 13:13-25

13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself,
but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
15 Good sense wins favor,
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. [1]
16 In everything the prudent acts with knowledge,
but a fool flaunts his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21 Disaster [2] pursues sinners,
but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but it is swept away through injustice.
24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. [3]
25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.


[1] 13:15 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew is rugged, or is an enduring rut
[2] 13:21 Or Evil
[3] 13:24 Or who loves him disciplines him early


Proverbs 15:33

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