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Can the Lord Stand You?

June 10, 2013

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There are six things the Lord hates.
There are seven things he cannot stand:

a proud look,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill innocent people,
a mind that thinks up evil plans,
feet that are quick to do evil,
a witness who lies,
and someone who starts arguments among families

– Proverbs 6:16-19 NCV

One thing I really like about the Proverbs is directly they speak to us. These seven actions are involved with just about any sin we could commit – No wonder the Lord can’t stand them!

How then, can we be certain that our actions will lead to a life full of blessings?

Check out a few of these lists of ways:

  • Matthew 5:3-10
  • Philippians 4:4-9
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
  • Galatians 5:22-23

Daily Bible reading for June 10

Proverbs 6:1-19
Deuteronomy 12
Hosea 9
Titus 3:8b-11

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Proverbs 10:22 – God Didn’t Do It

November 10, 2011

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 22 The Lord’s blessing brings wealth,
and no sorrow comes with it
.  – Proverbs 10:22 NCV

Solomon asked for wisdom rather than wealth and the Lord blessed him with both.

He learned that sorrow comes from sources other than the Lord, and probably from our own actions. For more information, see the book of Ecclesiastes.

So what do we do in the face of challenges and hard times? Paul says rejoice in them and be glad for the lessons we learn, and the experience we can pass on! (Romans 5:3-5)


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