Do not let your heart envy sinners

Proverbs 23:17-18
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
18 For surely there is a hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:1-2
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1 Do not be envious of evil men,
Nor desire to be with them;
2 For their heart devises violence,
And their lips talk of troublemaking.

Proverbs 24:13-14
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13 My son, eat honey because it is good,
And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste;
14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul;
If you have found it, there is a prospect,
And your hope will not be cut off.

How to make the Lord’s heart to rejoice?

Proverbs 23:15-16
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15 My son, if your heart is wise,
My heart will rejoiceindeed, I myself;
16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice
When your lips speak right things.

Proverbs 23:22-25
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22 Listen to your father who begot you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it,
Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
25 Let your father and your mother be glad,
And let her who bore you rejoice.

Parenting in Proverbs

Proverbs 22:6
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6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:15
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15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

Proverbs 23:13-14
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13 Do not withhold correction from a child,
For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
14 You shall beat him with a rod,
And deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 29:15
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15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom,
But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 29:17
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17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest;
Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

Proverbs 13:24
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24 He who spares his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

Project Execution in Proverbs

Proverbs 19:2
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2 Desire without knowledge is not good—
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

Proverbs 19:2
New International Version (NIV)

2 Desire without knowledge is not good
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

  • Desire without Knowledge is not good
  • how much more will hasty feet miss the way

Proverbs 20:21
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21 An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning
Will not be blessed at the end.

Proverbs 21:5
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5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,
But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

Proverbs 15:16-17
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16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,
Than great treasure with trouble.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
Than a fatted calf with hatred.

Proverbs 16:8
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8 Better is a little with righteousness,
Than vast revenues without justice.

Proverbs 23:4-5
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4 Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 24:27

New King James Version (NKJV)
27 Prepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house.

New International Version (NIV)
27 Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.

New Living Translation (NLT)
27 Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.

Importance of Counsel

Decision Making

  • Follow the Spirit
  • Make decision when your inner most is calm ( eg: mud inside a cup of water : when mixed, you can’t divide the soul and spirit : but when settled down, you can divide the soul and spirit )
    • soul is you, spirit is where God dwells
  • No Substitute for waiting (calmness)

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Do not remove the ancient landmark

Proverbs 22:28
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28 Do not remove the ancient landmark
Which your fathers have set.

Proverbs 23:10-11
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10 Do not remove the ancient landmark,
Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;
11 For their Redeemer is mighty;
He will plead their cause against you.

Father and Mother in Proverbs

Proverbs 1:8-9
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8 My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother;

9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head,
And chains about your neck.

Proverbs 10:1
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The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

Proverbs 15:5
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5 A fool despises his father’s instruction,
But he who receives correction is prudent.

Proverbs 15:20
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20 A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 19:13
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13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father,
And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.

Proverbs 19:26
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26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother
Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

Proverbs 20:20
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20 Whoever curses his father or his mother,
His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

Proverbs 23:22-25
New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Listen to your father who begot you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it,
Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
25 Let your father and your mother be glad,
And let her who bore you rejoice.

Proverbs 29:3
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3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice,
But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.