• Joyous Man
  • Proverbs Chapter 4

    Proverbs 4

    I enjoy reading these Proverbs everyday. I do hope that some of the Trek and Journey youth are reading as well.

    The kids who successfully complete this month long challenge will be going on an outing to the Drive-In Movies. I hope to see that they are following through with this challenge when we meet again next Wednesday.

    Get Wisdom at Any Cost

    1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
          pay attention and gain understanding.
    2 I give you sound learning,
          so do not forsake my teaching.
    3 For I too was a son to my father,
         still tender, and cherished by my mother.
    4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,
         “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
         keep my commands, and you will live.
    5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
         do not forget my words or turn away from them.
    6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
         love her, and she will watch over you.
    7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
         Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
    8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
         embrace her, and she will honor you.
    9 She will give you a garland to grace your head
         and present you with a glorious crown.”

    10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
         and the years of your life will be many.
    11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom
         and lead you along straight paths.
    12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
         when you run, you will not stumble.
    13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
         guard it well, for it is your life.
    14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
         or walk in the way of evildoers.
    15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
         turn from it and go on your way.
    16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
         they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
    17 They eat the bread of wickedness
         and drink the wine of violence.

    18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
         shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
    19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
         they do not know what makes them stumble.

    20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
         turn your ear to my words.
    21 Do not let them out of your sight,
         keep them within your heart;
    22 for they are life to those who find them
         and health to one’s whole body.
    23 Above all else, guard your heart,
         for everything you do flows from it.
    24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
         keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
    25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
         fix your gaze directly before you.
    26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
         and be steadfast in all your ways.
    27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
         keep your foot from evil.

    In chapter 4 of Proverbs Solomon tells us to guard the wisdom we gain with all our heart. For everything we do flows from it. If you are wise and if you have a pure and good heart, the things you do will be good.

    Controlling our thoughts is essential to living a good and Godly life. If we fill our minds with negativity all of our decisions will come from that dark place.

    19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
    they do not know what makes them stumble.

    In contrast to that though, starting each day with prayer and positive thoughts will undoubtedly lead our thinking and decision making in a good and pure direction.

    18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

    Blog Category: 

    Share this post

    Leave a comment

    Plain text

    • No HTML tags allowed.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

    About Us

    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

    Bread Santa Pornography Knowing God Grace tempest Adultery Family Tree Verdict Honesty Betrayal Kindness Faith or Fear Daily Bible Readings Theophany Rest in the Lord End Times Treasure Gender Purity letting go Dependence Regeneration OK Fire Jairus Joy Presence of God Perseverance Evangelicalism Confession Alabaster Jar Humility Newbigen Action Family of God Christmas Eve Hypocrisy Vision Wonders Sanctification trouble Watch Education Sin Free Will Salvation God's Timing Moving Mountains Baptism Palm Sunday Satan Spiritual Support Seventy Sevens Friendship Hebrew Names of God Apocalypse John the Baptist Nobles Empty Tomb victim Parenting through Christ Depression Atonement Giving Patience Danger Naughty exposure Worry Part 1 Eye Light Outcast Foundation Gentleness Narrow Way Lord Sexism Lamp Goodness living right Persecution Applause Father's Business fear relationship with God True Riches Poser Proverbs Daniel Breath Prayer Trek and Journey God is in control Conflict Forgiveness Weary demons Apologetics wholehearted suffering Gifts victor Pooronomics Holy Spirit Love Mary Magdalene denial Happiness Original Sin Christology Childlike Purpose Messages Son of Man Second Coming Money Antichrist Angel Easter Sacrifice Understanding Ready stress Doubt Not a Fan Trials Approval May Law Patient Materialism Inconvenience unforgivable sin Soil Messiah Repentance Anxiety Storms Self Worth Evangelism Morality Service Gentiles Cross Judas Wise Men Simple Complexity Envy Spiritual Need God the Father Lies Acceptance Parables Witness Holiness Healing Trek & Journey Clothing Faith Authority Liar Cost of Discipleship Traffic Women's Ministry Blog Spirit Walkers Neutrality Wealth Guests Judgment Mission Work Busy theodicy Rest Lunatic Speaking Scripture Memory trajectory Ezekiel Dragon Desperado Worship Racism Retaliation Damascus Road control Basket Injustice Nice outsiders Truth Predestination tribulation Emptiness Daily Bible Reading Disciple Fails Lost Cause Family Serving God Bible Study Poverty Signs Richonomics Expectations Politics judging others Fornication Exhausted Holy Love unpardonable sin Genealogy Desire Be Prepared Prophecy Heart Armor Assumptions Savior without Lord Blessings Advent Questions Walk on Water Tithes Topheth Fruit of the Spirit Jim Eliot Security Murder Holy Week Violence Sheperds Free Samples The Dukes of Hazzard Compassion Habits Unclean Restore unto me the joy Taste and See Restoration Discipleship Bushel Mercy Guilty By Reason of Humanity Word of God joyous thoughts Interpretation Lent Fruit fo the Spirit Lust Fasting Men Revelation God's Word Ash Wednesday Matthew Christmas Mary Apology Angels Backbiting Prayer Herod Miracles Reward Gehenna Spiritual Warfare Greed Obedience aim Spiritual Blindness Love Never Fails Christmas Dragon Temptation Gossip wisdom Social Justice Stubborn Provision Disappointment Shame Hell Judgement Great Commission Physical Need Serving Tired Christ Ancestry Son of God