Day 246 - Proverbs 20

Proverbs 20  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
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V.4 The lazy person always can find a reason for not working, but later he will be asking for help!
V.7 What an encouragement to every believing father and mother.
V.8 True when the Lord Jesus reigns over the world during the millennium. Then righteousness shall reign. Now righteousness suffers. In the eternal state, righteousness will dwell.
V.9 Solomon did not know what we believers now know. The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:77The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (John 1:7)).
V.10, 23 Weights were used in balances in trading long ago. Sometimes dishonest people would change the weights so that they could give less to their customers. God always gives a perfect amount, more, but never less.
V.12 A believer has been given both these.
V.14 The buyer tries to deceive the seller into thinking that he does not value his goods. But when he has them, then he boasts about how valuable they are!
V.15 To know the Lord is the greatest possession we can have.
V.17 The pleasures of sin are only for a little while.
V.19 A person who flatters us will do us no good.
V.22 When we are wronged by a person, leave it to the Lord! He will save us. What He will do to the other person, we leave to Him.
V.24 The “man” here refers to an upright man who is like a believer today.
V.25 Better to think a matter over before forming an opinion.
V.28 Mercy and truth come from God. When we confess and forsake a sin, we receive mercy from God (Prov. 28:1313He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)).
V.30 Sometimes a doctor has to do more probing which causes added pain. He knows that it is necessary in order to bring a good result. So it is with God’s dealings with us when He sees something in our life which we may not be conscious of, He allows something painful to happen to cause us to listen. He knows the pain, but He also knows the good result, if we listen.