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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Lynn Pointer

Lynn Pointer

@jlpointer

Hey, y'all! I'm Lynn Pointer, wife to Stephen, momma to Mason (23), Ryker (7), and Scout (5½). I'm a native Texan who is passionate about my family, my dogs, road trips, CrossFit, documentaries, anything chocolate, and living in recovery. Want to know more? Come hang out with me and my friends on Monday nights at re:generation, Watermark's recovery ministry. I love to share God's story of mercy and grace in my life.

November 17, 2017

BUT FIRST, GET WISDOM. AVOID CONSEQUENCE.


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Proverbs 23:22-35

22 Listen to your father who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
25 Let your father and mother be glad;
let her who bore you rejoice.

26 My son, give me your heart,
and let your eyes observe [1] my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit;
an adulteress [2] is a narrow well.
28 She lies in wait like a robber
and increases the traitors among mankind.

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine.
31 Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.
32 In the end it bites like a serpent
and stings like an adder.
33 Your eyes will see strange things,
and your heart utter perverse things.
34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
like one who lies on the top of a mast. [3]
35 “They struck me,” you will say, [4] “but I was not hurt;
they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
I must have another drink.”
(ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 23:26 Or delight in
[2] 23:27 Hebrew a foreign woman
[3] 23:34 Or of the rigging
[4] 23:35 Hebrew lacks you will say

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.