Posts Tagged ‘wicked’

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

May 21st, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:11 (NLT) 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,       but the tent of the godly will flourish.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Life is a series of personal building projects.  Planning.  Moving.  Construction. Not always with bricks or studs, but more so with the plans [...]

April 13th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 19 (NLT) 19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true,       but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I don’t remember the exact year or how old I was . . . probably nine or ten.  Many of [...]

February 25th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 13-14 (NLT) 13 The wicked are trapped by their own words,       but the godly escape such trouble.  14 Wise words bring many benefits,       and hard work brings rewards.     Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead If life is a book, then words are the audio version.  Words put [...]

February 4th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 31 (NLT)  31 If the righteous are rewarded here on earth,       what will happen to wicked sinners?   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I grew up in a distinctively southern church culture.  Our little congregation was closely knit and intimately involved in each other’s business.  There were [...]

February 4th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 31 (NLT)  31 If the righteous are rewarded here on earth,       what will happen to wicked sinners?   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I grew up in a distinctively southern church culture.  Our little congregation was closely knit and intimately involved in each other’s business.  There were [...]

January 21st, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 19 (NLT) 19 Godly people find life;       evil people find death.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead There is a natural, human perception of equity concerning what happens to people in life.  We assume that those who do good and have pure intentions should receive the best [...]

January 14th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 9-13 (NLT) 9 With their words, the godless destroy their friends,       but knowledge will rescue the righteous.  10 The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed;       they shout for joy when the wicked die.  11 Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper,       but the talk of the [...]

January 13th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 8 (NLT) 8 The godly are rescued from trouble,       and it falls on the wicked instead.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead When I was about six years old, I went on a canoe trip with our Royal Ranger outpost.  Royal Rangers is a Boy Scout-type program [...]

December 24th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 28-30 (NLT) 28 The hopes of the godly result in happiness,       but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.  29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to those with integrity,       but it destroys the wicked.  30 The godly will never be disturbed,       but the wicked will be removed from [...]