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For Drunkards And Gluttons – Proverbs 23:19-21

For Drunkards And Gluttons
Proverbs 23:19-21 (NIV)

19 Listen, my son, and be wise,
and set your heart on the right path:

20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
or gorge themselves on meat,

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Stretch your budget.
Avoid gluttony and quaffing.

Eschew Envy Of Transgressors And Embrace The Fear Of The Lord – Proverbs 23:17

Eschew Envy Of Transgressors
And Embrace The Fear Of The Lord
Proverbs 23:17

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.

18 There is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.

NIV

Proverbs Club Commentary

Avoid the way of the sinner.
Pursue The Fear Of The Lord.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:10

Speaking Of Wisdom – Proverbs 23:15-16

Speaking Of Wisdom
Proverbs 23:15-16

15 My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed;

16 my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.

NIV

PCDC Commentary

If your spirit is wise,
wisdom will grace your speech.

Discipline, Punishment, And The Rod – Proverbs 23:13-14

Discipline, Punishment, And The Rod
Proverbs 23:13-14

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.

New International Version (NIV)

PCDC Commentary

Disciplining children, in the main, has been discouraged in our current society.

Disciplining with a rod would certainly bring you major blowback
from your local authorities.

Punishment itself is rarely productive, and often counter-productive.

Physical discipline should not be used today, to protect all involved.

Apply Your Ears And Heart – Proverbs 23:12

Apply Your Ears And Heart
Proverbs 23:12

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

PCDC Commentary

Gather relevant information
and commit to administer it.