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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".
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
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
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".