Discuss Proverbs 20

  • Shabbat Keeper - In Reply - 7 months ago
    Proverbs 20:3

    "It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling."

    Chris,

    You step beyond pleasant discussion into disputatious contention.

    It is not helpful to those seeking to engage.

    I say this in love. Please consider.
  • Richard H Priday - 10 months ago
    Value of life; Part 2. Survival skills

    Rugged individualism; taken too far results in pride and that comes before a fall. ( Prov. 16:18). A sluggard; however will not eat of his own harvest ( Prov. 19:24 loosely translated. Proverbs 20:4 in a similar light says a sluggard won't plow in the cold and later will go hungry. Today; we are more or less totally dependant on food supply brought through transport and our current economic infrastructure; except for the small percent of farmers and those growing substantial gardens or hunting for meat who are off the grid. This; and providing a generator and having sufficient money and provisions for disaster is probably lacking for anything more than a few days for many people. This is something not everyone can afford to do; but for those who can we need to consider our other brothers and sisters in the Lord we can help; to be the "head not the tail" in situations of lending or giving to those in need ( Deut. 28:13). Such wisdom comes from above.

    Training our arm for war ( Psalm 18:34; Psalm 144:1) may not be popular if we are pacifists; but if we are to fight it should be something we are well trained in (such as those in Israel who have mandatory time in the Army to ensure the survival of the State). Such an attitude surely will keep our schools and communities safer if authorities and parents as well as children themselves are tought PROPERLY how to defend themselves.

    There is no substitute; of course for prayer; and trusting God in our protection through angelic assistance ( Psalm 91:11-12). All of our strength of course is dependant upon the Lord. We are asked in James to seek wisdom to obtain it ( James 1:5). Balance is needed; we cannot naively trust our government to be able to protect us from all ills; and with its deficit if the Lord tarries we should prepare ourselves for much less help from them financially and otherwise.

    For now let us all seek to "work heartily unto the Lord" if we can. ( Col. 3
  • Chris - In Reply - 10 months ago
    Hi Nstew. In Genesis 1:26,27, these words, "Let us make man in our (his) image, after our likeness", firstly tells us that God made us in a completely different way that he had made the animals ( Genesis 1:20-25). In other words, it was not only our different appearances, but that humans would receive a spirit from God, that could enable man to be in tune with his Maker, align with His Will in all things, & converse with Him by word and spirit.

    Genesis 2:7, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul", and Proverbs 20:27, "The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly." These verses tells us that when God breathed the breath of life into man to give him life, that man also received a spirit from Him that would always remain in him as the Lamp of God, giving him a direct connection to his Maker & keeping him open & accessible to the LORD's Gaze.

    To be made in God's Image, also involves representing His Likeness in the World; not in appearance, for God is Spirit, but by His Attributes. And these could include our capacity to rule, enjoy deep meaningful relationships with others, exercise the ability to reason, intelligence, speech, moral consciousness, creativity, rationality, & choice (you might think of others as well). All these are within the Character of God & which He has also given to mankind alone so that we might always enjoy fellowship with God & with others in His Creation.

    But of course, the bad news is that when sin entered into man, all those Godly traits have been severely marred & we now reflect a very very poor Image of the Glorious Holy God. Man is now sin-affected & sin-consumed, falling way short of the Glory of God. But Jesus stepped in, bringing us redemption to the Father, giving us His Spirit, & causing that we now live a new life by His Power that will even conform those traits to His original design.
  • Duncan - In Reply - 11 months ago
    Part 2

    it is written in Proverbs 20:28

    28.Mercy and truth preserve the king:

    And his throne is upholden by mercy.

    -What I am pointing out to you is this

    The soul can make one Love or Live right before men, while before God the Living God who made the heavens we are sinning thinking we are right with Him.

    Remember even the thief who steals and murder says he is a good person who is able to love and live well, moreover during burial no one stands and says this dead person was a sinner but you will hear he is a good person.

    -For all are in the soulish and not in the spirit

    Bear this in mind as it is written in John 4:23-24

    23.But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    24.God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

    And if one has repented of his sins at the cross in Jesus Christ the Son of the living God, Instead of doing everything to please himself. he lives to glorify God whether he eat or drink all he does is in the glory of God.

    as it is written in 1 Corinthians 10:31

    31.Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

    Therefore Worship God in Spirit and Let God lead you He knows how, He will teach you if you ask by prayer God is faithful.

    Remember

    it is written in romans 8:14

    14.For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    - Let us hear the conclusion of this matter

    Yes we see people love in the soulish in fact people marry for long years but the marriages are either very shaky and majority end up in divorce

    we see father loving their kids and mothers loving their kids and the kids likewise love their parents and at the end there is not true compassion and the love is a love of gain.

    read part 3
  • Ajwallace1 - 1 year ago
    Proverbs 20:1 about drink
  • Alexander Martinez on Proverbs 20 - 1 year ago
    I am practicing the reading of the proverb and the date of the day. Today is proverb # 20. Today is 2-20-23.
  • Richard H Priday - 1 year ago
    Trusting God vs trusting self.

    There is something to be said for wisdom that comes from above in guiding our decisions; if anything simply trusting the Word of God on certain things like guidance on money ( Proverbs 10:2 on "ill gotten gains"; Proverbs 20:21 warns of a quickly received inheritance that is spent rapidly and or unwisely reminding us of the story of the son who squandered his inheritance in Luke 15.)

    Similar things can be said for other basic issues in life such as behaviors that enhance or disrupt marriages and other family relations; as well as the general counsel not to trust in themselves. Proverbs 3:5-6 warns us about not leaning on our own understanding.

    The difficulty comes in the seemingly mundane actions that the saved and unsaved perform every day. At least we USED to assume a standard indicative of verses like 2 Thessalonians 3:10 which interestingly enough was apparently repeated by Lenin (an avid atheist) but for some odd reason is missing from the far left today. Go figure. When we look at work; assuming that we are not a total criminal for a living (not to be the case as much today in society); we can certainly see how those who are highly skilled; making a "name for themselves" in the world as well as very rich can be much more likely to be caught up in their own accomplishments and status. What would be considered a disaster for them (i.e. having to do manual labor because of mental decline or their company folding) would be to many a cause of rejoicing who are struggling to survive. Such perspective of individuals inevitably squews (however you spell it) our viewpoint. Our natural affections are self centered as well as many of our personal dislikes. The Spirit must be renewing the inner man daily and those who are saved have access to this sanctification. There is ALWAYS contention between the Spirit and the flesh; it may lie dormant but sin is always present as long as we are in these mortal bodies ( Romans 7:24).
  • Ronnette on 2 Timothy 2 - 1 year ago
    2 Timothy 2:15 is a powerful verse. If we do not learn how to rightly divide the word of truth, we will be lost understanding the chain of events from the time God brought the Hebrews from the Land of Egypt until The Christ Lord Jesus died on the cross up to our time today which is approximately 2,000 years. Honestly, we do not have time. As you all noticed the rapid days go by quickly as God says 2 Peter 3:8 and you see Psalms 2:1-12

    I do not mind repeating to all that the Bible is a complete book Revelation 19:13 for us today to prepare ourselves and others. I pray all to be saved. We cannot have the people caught unaware of Matthew 24:37. To rightly divide is to know for us today what we need to do. So I will say that the 11 apostles messages are important for the physical Jews Matthew 10:5-7 at the end time; and there are verses in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that pertains to a spiritual Christians of today.

    God had chosen Paul to be His vessel so we can read and believe not in vain. Study the Book of Romans to Philemon because he was the Last and believe it or not the 12th Apostle Galatians 1:1, Acts 9:15, Acts 13:47, Acts 22:21, Roman's 11:13, Ephesians 3:8, 1 Timothy 2:7, Galatians 1:16. After Jesus died He says Hebrews 9:14-17. Then you are Ephesians 1:12-14, 2 Timothy 2:19 and 2 Corinthians 1:22. Therefore, 1 Corinthians 9:2 just like Romans 15:28. Ephesians 4:30 and sing Psalms 49:8, 111:9, 130:7. In conclusion my fellow-believers, Paul is sealed 1 Corinthians 9:2 by God to be our apostle today. Weneedtoputtheworkof Paul not in vain Galatians 6:11. Paul tells us Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25, 2 Timothy 2:8. And the gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Then we are sealed Ephesians 1:13. Perhaps you are not understanding me because Revelation 18:4, Proverbs 20:1, Roman's 7:11, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Galatians 6:7, 1 Timothy 2:14, 2 Timothy 3:13, Titus 3:3, and lastly Revelation 18:23. Psalm 37:1-40 then we meditate Psalms 27:1-3. Shalom/Agape.
  • Anthony Mazio - In Reply - 1 year ago
    'There is more Scripture objectively condemning the use of alcoholic beverages than will be found on the subjects of lying, adultery, swearing, cheating, hypocrisy, pride, or even blasphemy.

    1) Genesis 9:20-26 - Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.

    2) Genesis 19:30-38 - Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality

    3) Leviticus 10:9-11 - God commanded priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.

    4) Numbers 6:3 - The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.

    5) Deuteronomy 21:20 - A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious.

    6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 - God gave no grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the wilderness.

    7) Deuteronomy 32:33 - Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.

    8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 - Samson was to be a Nazarite for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.

    9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 - Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine.

    10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 - Nabal died after a drunken spree.

    11) 2 Samuel 11:13 - By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped to cover his sin.

    12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 - Amnon was drunk when he was killed.

    13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 - The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when he was assassinated

    14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 - Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.

    15) Esther 1:5-12 - The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he commanded the queen to come.

    16) Psalm 75:8 - The Lord's anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.

    17) Proverbs 4:17 - Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.

    18) Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.

    19) Proverbs 23:19-20 - A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.

    20) Proverbs 23:21 - Drunkenness causes poverty.

    21) Proverbs 23:29-30 -
  • Chris - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Thank you David. You wrote: "how are we born dead in trespasses and sins before being born again of holy spirit." I tried finding this reference in the Bible & the best I could do, was in Ephesians 2:1, "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins." Maybe you have another verse that you're thinking of, so I'd be interested to look at that.

    So, using my Ephesians 2:1 verse, I understand that Paul is saying that after sin was imputed to us (through committing the first act), then we died spiritually. Physically alive, but spiritually dead - but God, through His Son, has quickened (enlivened) us, that our spirits might become alive God-wards & not dead, once upon a time having our spirits inclined only towards evil. So, I can't see where we are "BORN dead in trespasses & sins" - I believe that we can only die spiritually after we sin & its imputation to us & not at birth.

    Re: "body, soul, & spirit". As I shared in another thread, this triunity of man is given us in the womb - though obviously undeveloped & without expression. I don't understand if you're stating that before our spiritual re-birth, we had only a body & 'breath life soul', without a spirit? Maybe, you're equating the arrival of our spirit only upon the onset of our spiritual rebirth. I could in a small way understand what you're saying (if that's what you're inferring), except for the volume of Scriptures indicating that a human (whatever his spiritual state) must have a human spirit to be alive.

    I think these Scriptures reveal what I believe: Haggai 1:14; Job 32:8; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Proverbs 20:27; Zechariah 12:1; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Hebrews 4:12; James 2:26. I've picked a few verses specifically showing the evidence of a human spirit well before ever being touched by God's Spirit. If our spirits are untouched by God's Spirit (i.e. without rebirth), we remain spiritually dead towards God, but humanly alive & our spirits accountable to Him in that coming day.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on 2 Thessalonians 3 - 1 year ago
    2Thessalonians 3:10-16, Proverbs 13:4, Job 34:11, Psalms 28:4, Psalms 62:12, 1Thessalonians 4:11

    Exodus 20:9,10, Exodus 23:12,

    Even to build the house of GOD takes work, 2Kings 12:11, 2Kings 22:5,9, 1Chronicles 9:33, Nehemiah 4:21,

    Proverbs 26:16, Proverbs 20:4, Proverbs 6:6-11, Proverbs 10:26,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • T Levis - In Reply on Zechariah 4:6 - 2 years ago
    Golden candlestick: Zechariah 4:2-6, Proverbs 20:27,

    Exodus 25:31,32, placement, Exodus 26:35, Leviticus 24:4, Hebrews 9:1-28,

    Jeremiah 52:19,

    Matthew 5:14-16,

    Revelation 1:12-20, Revelation 2:1-5, Revelation 11:3-4, Revelation 22,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Proverbs 20:11,
  • Daniel - In Reply on Zephaniah 2 - 2 years ago
    I could share more but...

    Proverbs 20:29 - The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

    Old age is a wonderful thing and as I get older I appreciate everything much more than I did in my youth. I like seeing my hairs go gray (even though age-wise...I'm not even in the middle yet) and some of the best spiritual mentors I've had in my life were over the age of 65.
  • Influences That Change Us Physically__Emotionally - In Reply - 2 years ago
    [There are 549 scriptures on strong drink, meaning fermented.]

    Isaiah 24:9

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    Isaiah 5:22

    Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

    Isaiah 28:7

    But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

    Judges 13:7

    But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink,

    Proverbs 20:1

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is RAGING; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

    Isaiah 5:11

    Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

    Isaiah 56:12

    Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

    Proverbs Chapter 23

    29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? (tears)

    30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

    31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

    32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

    33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

    34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

    35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet AGAIN.

    Life is easier without being under the influence of anything that causes the brain to harden and go dark.
  • Moderation in All Things - In Reply - 2 years ago
    VERSES ON MODERATION. Jesus practiced moderation.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

    1 Corinthians 6:12 - All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of [excesses of anything]

    Ephesians 5:18 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is EXCESS; but be filled with the Spirit;

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: [over consumption=poor health]

    1 Timothy 4:2-5 - Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    Philippians 4:5 - Let your MODERATION be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

    Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

    1 Timothy 5:23 - Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. (This was a stomach remedy; not a reason to party.)

    1 Timothy 3:8 - Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

    Comment: anger creates cortisol in the blood, and it kills people.

    Almost everyone knows these things. The only way I've found to fight back, is to not even bring stuff into the house. God created everything to give us life and health.

    I drink water until my brain sends the signal I am "full". It turns off that screaming. Try it.
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Not in Bible scripture however, I feel the idea in many ways is: Psalms 37, 2Corinthians 4, Noteably 2Corinthians 4:16,17, 1Peter 4:7,12,13, 1Peter 4:17-19, 2Timothy 2:3, Matthew 24:13, Mark 13:13, 2Thessalonians 1, Psalms 30:5, James 5:10-11, Psalms 62:5, Proverbs 20:22,

    Romans 8:24-39

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Chris - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Here are few wise words from Solomon: Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 23:19-21; Proverbs 23:29-32.
  • Chris - In Reply on Matthew 26 - 2 years ago
    Here are a few for you to consider, Dorothea:

    Leviticus 19:16; Psalm 15:2,3; Psalm 101:5; Proverbs 6:16-19; Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 16:27,28; Proverbs 17:9; Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 26:20; Romans 1:28-30; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 1 Timothy 5:11-13; Titus 2:3.
  • ELB - In Reply on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    Amen, Brother Alex, if Christ (the word(s) are in us and we are in the word(s)), we are in the BOOK OF LIFE. The SEED awaiting the harvest.
  • Alex N - In Reply on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    Marke you are so right GBU We should not partake in any kind of liquor..But we must remember what Jesus said its not the things that goes into our mouths that DEFILE us but the things that comes out of our mouths that DEFILE us,..What comes out of our mouths comes from the HEART and its the things that come from the HEART of a MAN THAT DEFILES HIM...Just as Jesus the living word washed their feet it was just prophetic that the living words that new covenant is gonna wash our hearts...You are made clean by the Word that i have spoken unto you...Abide in me and I in you.

    ...... the foot washing was just prophetic of a heart washing via his Words the contents of the book that New Covenant...Then we will all sing a NEW SONG...The blood and the living word are the same...Simply b/c Jesus was the living Word made Flesh and Blood...And talking about the Blood, Today is April 2 nd...which answers to Abib the 14 th the beginning of Passover...according to the old Hebrew Calendar...But now his Blood is applied to the Doorpost of our hearts to them that hear his WORDS...He wrote that Book with his own blood...Thats y it is called the book of life...My words are spirit and life...

    .....OK mi Voy Nesesita caf'e
  • Marke on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    Proverbs 20:1

    Proverbs 20:1

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

    Christians should abstain from strong drink. There is no excuse for drunkenness or partaking in the fermented beverages that lead to it.
  • Brother Carl - In Reply on Romans 7 - 2 years ago
    The outward man is the flesh:

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    Rom 2:28 (KJV)

    But the inward man is the Spirit:

    But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    Rom 2:29 (KJV)

    We perfect holiness in the fear of God (Afraid to Sin) by cleansing ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit:

    Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    2 Cor 7:1 (KJV)

    This cleansing is done with washing by the word of God:

    That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

    Eph 5:26 (KJV)

    Man is spirit, soul and body which must be blameless when JESUS CHRIST comes back:

    And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    1 Ths 5:23 (KJV)

    The Spirit of man is the Candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly - Proverbs 20:27

    The washing of the regeneration is with the renewing of the Holy Ghost - Titus 3:5

    Building up your most holy faith praying in the holy ghost - Jude 1:20

    This way the inward man is renewed day by day.

    For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

    2 Cor 4:16 (KJV)

    JESUS CHRIST bless you.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Genesis 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello Debra:

    The Bible does not say it is sinful to drink alcohol, but it does say that drunkenness is sinful. See Isaiah 5:11, Proverbs 20:1. Ephesians 5:18 tells us not to be drunk with wine, but to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    2 Corinthians 5:11 and Romans 13:13 and Galatians 5:21 all list drunkenness or drunkard as sinful.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Genesis 1 - 2 years ago
    * 1Peter 5:8, Proverbs 20:1, Proverbs 23:29-35, Ephesians 5:18,

    1Thessalonians 5:5-10, 1Timothy 3:2,11, Titus 1:8, Titus 2, 1Peter 1:13, 1Peter 4:7, Leviticus 10:9, Leaders, priests, Numbers 6:2-4,

    There are a two stories in Genesis that shows negative results.

    Deuteronomy 32:33, Proverbs 21:17, Isaiah 5:10-23, Isaiah 28:7,

    Proverbs 31:4-7,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Free - In Reply - 2 years ago
    It's nice to follow you brothers, in a way it's right everything u al write and refer to. I will try and come up with an input that is about daily life with Jesus Christ.

    First, He never sleeps. Why do we have to? Yes The body of sin Screams for sleep. And then we know, we who have read a bit, that we have some good words that explain us about sleep in Proverbs 19:15 and Proverbs 20:13

    I have to get a little personal here now. For my uncle, it can be said lukewarm. Think it's okay with Christmas and elves. Hymns and songs. But do not give up the self to anyone other than oneself. This is a stage where a person can become proud and stubborn. So how can I see that he can surrender to Jesus. Because we have some words that make it not "my business" to see who gets fair or not. I leave it to the Holy Spirit.

    1 Timothy 1:9

    Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, Here we clearly see who the law is for.

    2 Timothy 3:16

    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    So what does that mean to be fair and righteous? Firstly, James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

    Romans 6:1-4

    Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

    Proverbs 4:18

    Romans 6:1

    We have so many benefits we who are born after Christ! There is nothing to wonder about. He who believes is saved and righteous. He did this once for all. 1 Corint 15:22
  • Jessyca - 2 years ago
    Proverbs 20:1

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

    God does specifically tell us that we should not drink! I guess you can say He calls those that chose to drink either wine or strong drink are fools...
  • Moving from Darkness to Light - In Reply on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    I think if you go on YouTube and watch a video of a preacher I once met. You'll understand better. You can't win this fight alone. You need all of heaven on your side. That means quieting yourself and give the fight to your Father in Heaven. Your anger attracts evil spirits. We have to cling to the Lord in these times.

    Don't give your power to the evil spirits who feed on anger. Satan's names are CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION; murder, envy, memories.

    God knows the Day of a persons death. It's scripture. No matter how much we want them to hang on, their time here is over. I'm not lying when I say that when my Dad was dying I would not let him go. He was drowning on food in his lungs. He had Alzheimer's. A spirit came into the room and said: LEAVE NOW! I'm taking him now! I left for 5 mins and when I returned, Dad was gone, but his face was relaxed and glowing; like joy. I knew he was in heaven now, but I still missed him sorely !

    Her terror was greater than your love to keep her. Realize she is with her Lord.

    Your children still need a quieted mother, because they probably feel they will lose you. Open your bleeding heart and let Jesus love you to wellness.

    We will see them again. Right after you see the Lord, you'll see your loved one waiting to see you.

    "The Authority of the Believer, with Charles Capps." He teaches us how Satan came to destroy our lives; and his evil spirits. He shows us how to get them out of our lives. All that anger gives them permission to make you feel worse. Don't turn away from Jesus's love and care of you.

    I must've cried an ocean of tears, but they washed away the pain. I wore Dads old flannel shirts for a while; then I gave them to my brother because he was hurting too.

    There is great peace that comes_later. Give the hurt to God. He will carry you for a while, until strength returns.

    Much love and prayers for your loss. Mishael
  • David - In Reply on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    God Bless Terri My own admonition would be remember a certain man on a cross that some of

    His last words were FORGIVE THEM FATHER FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO. We plant we water

    we reprove we admonish but God gives the increase and delivers.
  • Rick - In Reply on Proverbs 20 - 2 years ago
    Hi Terri Queen The things you've shared are very understandably challenging and from what I gather

    your either angry or disgusted. When I have focused on a problem I've never solved it because I didn't go to

    God's word first get peaceful Col. 3:15 and ask for the solution. In dealing with others we speak the truth in Love, not

    judging but I personally have never told someone their going to hell if they don't believe, but I said your not

    headed in the right direction if you keep going in the one your in. I have a few relatives that are very religious

    but in a high minded self righteous pharrisitic way. Not saying you are but don't become what you dislike,

    remember wise as serpents and harmless. The world is geared to take away our peace hope joy and most our Love

    which from what I'm seeing is being worked on in an excellerated way. Which by the way 2 Timothy 3:13 evil will

    wax words and worse which is a gradual advance to hardening. The only solution for us to stay tenderhearted and

    loving and forgiving is being cemented mentally in Christ. Ephesians 5:1+2, by Gods Grace I pray you will be comforted

    in your mental pressure. It's challenging not to be overcome by the unbelief in our current society.

    Just thought I'd share some heart!


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