Friday, August 17, 2007

Favorite Proverbs

I read the book of Proverbs a lot and I have some favorites I'd like to share today. Anyway, the Word of God is far superior to anything that I write and it can speak in ways that I can't. Read and enjoy these proverbs from chapters 15 and 16 (NIV)....

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.

I really get comfort from those proverbs when I have a big decision to make and I'm not sure what to do. I know that I have the freedom to make my choices, but God will guide me about what is the right choice to make. And here are a few more proverbs that I like...

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

....and here are some pleasant words for today -- It's Friday!


Sindi said...

And a glorious Friday it is. Just going to your blog puts a smile on my face. I went running around with my hubby today and when I got home I ran in to see if you had put in another one. I had checked before I left today and there was not. I was so happy when I saw you did put in another one today. You brighten my days. Thank You!

Kathy said...

Sindi, Thanks so much for saying that! You have brightened my day! I look forward to reading your next post.

Strawberry said...

Kathy - It is Friday! Sunday is comin! :)

Amel's Realm said...

THANKS for sharing the verses! ;-D

NeoAuteur said...

I love reading proverbs. One can learn so much from them.