Posts Tagged ‘heart’

March 24th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 7  (NLT)  7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich;       others who are rich pretend to be poor.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Passages like these seem to be the inspiration behind a plethora of popular movies in the modern era.  The concept that someone [...]

March 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 20 (NLT) 20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil;       joy fills hearts that are planning peace!   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I often write about the actions that result from the motivations of one’s heart . . . how the heart determines what we do [...]

December 17th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 22 (NLT & Amplified)  (New Living Translation)  22 The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich,       and he adds no sorrow with it. (Amplified Version) 22The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].   Stop Here and [...]

December 16th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 20-21 (NLT) 20 The words of the godly are like sterling silver;       the heart of a fool is worthless.  21 The words of the godly encourage many,       but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Words seems to be our [...]

December 12th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 18 (NLT) 18 Hiding hatred makes you a liar;       slandering others makes you a fool.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The hardest thing to swallow about the Christian faith is the constant rerouting of life’s issues to the heart. The teachings of Jesus constantly dealt with [...]

December 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 15-16 (NLT)  15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress;       the poverty of the poor is their destruction.  16 The earnings of the godly enhance their lives,       but evil people squander their money on sin.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Wealth.  What a word.  The goal [...]

September 30th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 4: 23 (NLT) 23 Guard your heart above all else,       for it determines the course of your life.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead It is an incredible coincidence, if not an eerie one, that today’s passage is Proverbs 4:23.  Why?  Well, because this is a verse that [...]