Tuesday, October 15, 2013

31 Days of His Wisdom - Day 15 - The Good Life

source - Microsoft Office.com
source - Microsoft Office.com

Proverbs 15 is another chapter of comparisons.  When searching for photos for this post, I was captivated by these two images.  The first is a great picture of a fool.  He is suffering.  The second is a picture of rest.  Peace.  Gentleness.  Joy.  I don't know about you, but I like number two the best.  

Let's see how to achieve the "good life".
Fool                                                                             Wise

Seen by ADONAI                                                      seen by ADONAI
Harsh words                                                                gentle responses
Spews folly                                                                 presents knowledge well
Twists things/breaks the spirit                                soothing tongue / gives life
Despises discipline                                                      heeds warnings
Troubled home                                                            home is full of treasures
Lips talk of foolishness                                               lips spread knowledge
Sacrifices are detested by ADONAI                  ADONAI delights in their prayers
Their ways are detested by ADONAI                        ADONAI loves them
Heartache / broken spirit                                             glad heart / happy face
Feeds on / speaks of foolishness                  has discernment / seeks knowledge
Every day is hard                                                        perpetual feast
Worry                                                                          fear of ADONAI
Hate                                                                            love    
Hot-tempered / stir up strife                                       patient / quiet quarrels
Lazy / always in a crisis                        works steadily / productively 
Despises his mother                                                    gives joy to his father 
Folly appeals to him / lacks sense                   has discernment / obeys G-d
Doesn’t think things through/plans go wrong     Seeks advisers / plans succeed
Has to speak his mind                                 discerns when it is best to speak
Headed for Sh’ol (hell)                              headed for heaven / eternal life
Proud / house will be pulled down                             is protected
Plans to do evil / detested by ADONAI                    speaks kindness and is pure
Greedy for gain / troubles his home                            hates bribes / good life
Spews out evil thoughts                                              thinks before speaking
Far from ADONAI                                    ADONAI  listens to his prayers
Spurns life-giving correction/self hate      heeds correction/has understanding
Uncomfortable around the wise                            feels at home around the wise
Focused on self                                  thinks of others/smiles/brings joy
Pride                                                                            fears ADONAI
Does not like being corrected                    humble / will be honored            
Won’t go to the wise for advice
Hates correction / severe discipline and death

Quotations are from The Complete Jewish Bible.

Each time I read through Proverbs, something different jumps out at me.  This is ADONAI quickening His Word to my heart.  

As I go through this month of studying Proverbs, I hope you'll join me and read the chapter, too.  I'll share what stands out to me for that day.  

I'd love for you to share something He shows you through the day's reading. 
I'll be linking these posts to the 31 Days event at The Nester

This 31 day series will focus on the things I learned from Proverbs, as well as some things from Torah study, and will add in a sprinkling of what I've learned from Judaism. 

I will be posting daily through October 31.  To read the posts, just go to the Labels section on the left, and click on "31 Days of His Wisdom".

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