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Processing A Rebuke – Proverbs 19:25

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Processing A Rebuke
Proverbs 19:25 (NIV)

25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

Proverbs Club Commentary

“Mockers” are also called “The Simple”.
It takes pain to get the attention of the simple.
The wise become wiser by acknowledging a rebuke.

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The Sluggard Goes Hungry – Proverbs 19:24

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The Sluggard Goes Hungry
Proverbs 19:24 (NIV)

24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

Proverbs Club Commentary

It is a slight exaggeration,
but an idler is too lazy to even feed himself.

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Untouched By Trouble – Proverbs 19:23

Untouched By Trouble
Proverbs 19:23 (NIV)

23 The fear of the Lord leads to life;
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The Fear of the Lord brings confidence and comfort in troubled times.

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The Desire For Ummm – Proverbs 19:22

The Desire For Ummm
Proverbs 19:22 (NIV)

22 What a person desires is unfailing love;
better to be poor than a liar.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The phrase “Unfailing Love” is admittedly suspect.
The Hebrew context is uncertain.
It could mean “Good Reputation”, because this is something that most people desire.

Also, it makes sense in the second line.
A poor person has limited resources to help others, and must depend on his actions.
A rich person, who lies about his works, is worse than the poor.

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Follow The Narrow Path, Not Yours – Proverbs 19:21

Follow The Narrow Path, Not Yours
Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Admonition from God is incomparable to our plans.
I have heard it said: We plan; God laughs.

#many #plans #person #heart #Lord #purpose #prevails