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Children And The Rod – Proverbs 23:13

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Children And The Rod
Proverbs 23:13-14 (NIV)

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
14 Punish them with the rod
and save them from death.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Many adults insist that a child must never be physically disciplined.
This duel proverb rejects that philosophy.
The older the child becomes, the less effective the rod becomes.

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Wisdom, The Heart, And 3 Senses – Proverbs 23:12

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Wisdom, The Heart, And 3 Senses
Proverbs 23:12 (NIV)

12 Apply your heart to instruction
and your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Store wisdom in your heart.
Write it down so your hands can feel it,
and your eyes can see it.
Speak it audibly so your ears can hear it.

Make it real to three of your five senses,
as well as your spirit.

#apply #heart #instruction #ears #words #knowledge

Jesus Protects The Defenseless – Proverbs 23:10-11

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Jesus Protects The Defenseless
Proverbs 23:10-11 (NIV)

10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone
or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their Defender is strong;
he will take up their case against you.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Protect the widow and the fatherless
for Jesus is their advocate.

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Avoid Conversations With Fools – Proverbs 23:9

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Avoid Conversations With Fools
Proverbs 23:9 (NIV)

9 Do not speak to fools,
for they will scorn your prudent words.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The godless will only ridicule your discussions.
So, avoid them whenever possible.

#speak #fools #scorn #prudent #words

Avoid A Begrudging Host- Proverbs 23:6-8

Avoid A Begrudging Host
Proverbs 23:6-8 (NIV)

6 Do not eat the food of a begrudging host,
do not crave his delicacies;

7 for he is the kind of person
who is always thinking about the cost.
“Eat and drink,” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.

8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten
and will have wasted your compliments.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The stingy host says “Eat, Drink, and Party Hardy!”
But, he will resent you for the cost of your presence.

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