Day 241 - Proverbs 15

Proverbs 15  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
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V.1-4 Who could ever add up the harm which has come to people through the human tongue? And yet God has come to earth, in human form, and used the tongue to speak the message of heaven.
V.3 When we are living to please the Lord, gladly we agree with this verse.
V.8-9 Until a sinner turns to God in repentance, all that he does is of no value to the Lord. Paul said the same thing in Romans 8:88So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:8).
V.10-12 God sees everything. The unseen world is open before Him, and if that is so, how much more is the human heart!
V.16-17 These verses are like the comparison between the believer and the unbeliever. The believer may have little in this world but he has the Lord; the unbeliever may have great treasures in this world but nothing for eternity.
V.18 God told us this in the first verse. It must be important if He reminds us again. A wrathful man is a hot-tempered person and is a proud person because he thinks he is something. The humble person has low thoughts of himself and therefore he will not quickly resent an insult.
V.19 Let’s apply this verse to a believer who is careless in his Christian life. He sees all kinds of reasons why he shouldn’t take a stand for the truth of God. Now look at the second half of the verse. Apply it to a believer who walks (lives) in the truth he knows he should. Everything is plain as he takes one right step after another. If God speaks to him (her) through His Word, he (she) simply obeys and God here says He will make everything plain and clear.
V.23 The answer a person gives which helps someone is “a word spoken in season.”
V.25 The Lord is always against those who try to lift themselves up and supports those who are weak.
V.26 We have read of the actions and the words of those who do not love the Lord. Here even their thoughts are hated by Him. (See also the last part of Prov. 21:44An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. (Proverbs 21:4)).
V.29 Do you want your prayers answered? Here is how.