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Proverbs 1:28

Daily dose of Proverbs:

“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me” - 1:28.

This only happens when God repeatedly calls to you and you don't respond.  Then one day you will call on Him and He will respond in kind.So let me ask you:  Are your prayers being answered? If not, could that be in part due to the principle in this verse? You may also want to take a look at 1 Chronicles 28:9.

Proverbs 30:2

Your daily dose of Proverbs:

“I am the most ignorant of men;
I do not have a man’s understanding” - 30:2.

It is good to be realistic and know that what you have, what you know and who you are is by God's grace. If you don't, then you can become arrogant and rude. Do you acknowledge God as the source of your life and success?  To better understand this verse, please read Galatians 6:3-4 and 1 Corinthians 4:7.

Proverbs 28:23

Daily dose of Proverbs: 

“He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue” - 28:23. 

Yesterday we saw that hidden love is no love at all. Today we see that confronting someone in the wrong is the best long-term strategy to win favor. So is it fair to say that those who love will be those who rebuke because they care?  You may also want to read Ezekiel 33:1-6.

Proverbs 27:5

Your daily dose of Proverbs:

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love” - 27:5.

If love is really love, it cannot be hidden.  It will act to benefit the one who is loved.  You cannot say you love God and not love His people. In other words, you cannot be a loner Christian.  What are you doing to show your love for God's people?  You may also want to take a look at 1 John 2:9-11.

Proverbs 26:7

Your daily dose of Proverbs: 

“Like a lame man’s legs that hang limp
is a proverb in the mouth of a fool” - 26:7.

If you don't have the character to back up your wise words, then your words will lack moral authority. If you don't know when or how to say something, then you can say the right things, but they will be in effective. How influential do you want to be? Then allow your life to be your message and your words will have added power.  You may also want to take a look at Colossians 4:6 to understand today's proverb more fully.

Proverbs 25:11

Daily daily dose of Proverbs:

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” - 25:11.

What a word picture this verse paints.  When you say the right thing in the right setting, it's like precious metals grandly displayed. So what are you waiting for?  Your words hold tremendous riches for others. Think of some folks and then write, call or visit them to give them an encouraging word!  You may also want to read Ephesians 4:29. 

Proverbs 24:3

Your daily dose of Proverbs: 

“By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established” - 24:3.

Proverbs says that wisdom is to fear God and understanding is how that fear applies to daily living.  If you want to build anything - a business, ministry, or family - you will do well to put God first and keep Him there. You may want to read something similar that Jesus said in Luke 14:25-35.

Proverbs 23:10

Your daily dose of Proverbs:

"Do not move an ancient boundary stone
or encroach on the fields of the fatherless” - 23:10.

Today's verse urges you to maintain integrity in the affairs of life. Respect other's property and treat it as your own, whether you know them or not. And especially don't take advantage of the weak for your own gain, whether personal or business.  God is watching.  You will definitely want to read Luke 16:10-12 to help comprehend this verse.

Proverbs 22:13

Your daily dose of Proverbs:

“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside!’
or ‘I will be murdered in the streets!’” - 22:13.

A lazy person's creativity is often channeled into excuse-making. Yet this laziness is often rooted in unwarranted fear. What are you afraid of that is keeping you from taking steps to achieve your dreams and purpose? What creative excuses are you offering to justify your inactivity? You may also want to read what Jesus said in Luke 9:57-62.