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-Praying Thru Proverbs: 24: 1-22

by Dr. D ~ April 16th, 2019

24 Be not envious of evil men,
nor desire to be with them,
2 for their hearts devise violence,
and their lips talk of trouble.

3 By wisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
4 by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
7 Wisdom is too high for a fool;
in the gate he does not open his mouth.

8 Whoever plans to do evil
will be called a schemer.
9 The devising[a] of folly is sin,
and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.

10 If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.

15 Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous;
do no violence to his home;
16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
18 lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
and turn away his anger from him.

19 Fret not yourself because of evildoers,
and be not envious of the wicked,
20 for the evil man has no future;
the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

21 My son, fear the Lord and the king,
and do not join with those who do otherwise,
22 for disaster will arise suddenly from them,
and who knows the ruin that will come from them both? –ESV

 

Footnotes:
a.  Proverbs 24:9 Or scheming

 


Our Father,

Thank you for your wisdom and guidance; through your teaching we gain hope and an abundant life. We build our lives upon the sure foundation of your knowledge and understanding through faith in your Son Jesus; and you bless and love us in the process.

We ask that you would strengthen us and help us to stand in the days of adversity; we thank you for rescuing us from danger and from death as we follow your teaching and treat others like you have taught us.

Father, you know our hearts and you know that we seek your righteousness; you also know that we seek to avoid evil but you have also taught us to prayer for our enemies and never to rejoice in their failures. Justice, O Lord, is in your hands and we rejoice in your actions now and forever.

In Jesus Name , Amen.

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