Category Archives: 24

Avoid The Wicked – Proverbs 24:1-2

Avoid The Wicked
Proverbs 24:1-2 (NIV)

1 Do not envy the wicked,
do not desire their company;

2 for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about making trouble.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Avert the Wicked.
They bring only violence and trouble.

#envy #wicked #desire #company #hearts #plot #violence #lips #talk #trouble

Indolence Engenders Impecuniousness (obviously) – Proverbs 24:32-34

Indolence Engenders Impecuniousness (obviously)
Proverbs 24:32-34 (NIV)

32 I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw:

33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—

34 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Maximize your time.
Never rest when you can work.

#applied #heart #observed #learned #lesson #saw #sleep #slumber #folding #hands #rest #poverty #thief #scarcity #armed_man

 

A Lazybones Brings Decay – Proverbs 24:30

A Lazybones Brings Decay
Proverbs 24:30 (NIV)

30 I went past the field of a sluggard,
past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;

31 thorns had come up everywhere,
the ground was covered with weeds,
and the stone wall was in ruins.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The idler destroys by failing to act.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Benjamin Franklin

#field #sluggard #vineyard #someone #no_sense #thorns #everywhere #ground #covered #weeds #stone_wall #ruins

On Taking Revenge – Proverbs 24:29

On Taking Revenge
Proverbs 24:29 (NIV)

29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me;
I’ll pay them back for what they did.”

Proverbs Club Commentary

Revenge is a dish that is best served cold.
Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Kahn
Always be forgiving but get even first… NOT!

Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Luke 6:37c

#revenge #do_not_say #do_to_them #done_to_me #pay_them_back #what_they_did #say #do #them #me #pay #did

Do Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor – Proverbs 24:28

Do Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor
Proverbs 24:28 (NIV)

28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause;
would you use your lips to mislead?

Proverbs Club Commentary

Lying about others breaks the Ninth Commandment.

#testify #against #neighbor #without_cause #cause #lips #mislead