Proverbs 19 – June 3

The Discover One Thing Online Study is doing a proverb a day for 31 days, seeking knowledge and discretion (Proverbs 1:4) and learning and guidance (Proverbs 1:5) from God. Read today’s scripture, journal on it using SOAP, then please share as we encourage one another in this one thing. Below is the NIV version of today’s reading, then below that is a SOAP from one of our study leaders. The Comments section on our website is an open forum for sharing, requesting prayer, and asking questions.

Proverbs 19 – Proverbs of Solomon

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than a fool whose lips are perverse.
Desire without knowledge is not good—
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,
    yet their heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth attracts many friends,
    but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
Many curry favor with a ruler,
    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.
The poor are shunned by all their relatives—
    how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
    they are nowhere to be found.
The one who gets wisdom loves life;
    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish.
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—
    how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;
    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,
    but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
    and a quarrelsome wife is like
    the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness brings on deep sleep,
    and the shiftless go hungry.
16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,
    but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
    and he will reward them for what they have done.
18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.
19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;
    rescue them, and you will have to do it again.
20 Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
22 What a person desires is unfailing love;
    better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life;
    then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
    he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
    rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother
    is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop listening to instruction, my son,
    and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice,
    and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Penalties are prepared for mockers,
    and beatings for the backs of fools.

God’s Plans | Dyea Rowland

Scripture

Proverbs 19:21

Observation

Often we make our own plans; what we’re going to say and do. What we’re called to do is pray so that we would know the plans that God has for us.

Application

So often I get ahead of You, making and keeping plans in my heart. You show me Your purpose, but it doesn’t keep me from attempting to orchestrate how the outcome will be. I want Your purpose to prevail.

Prayer

Father, the plans that I make for myself will never compare to the plans You have for me. I’ve been getting in Your way, and I know I have. Thank You for being patient with me and showing me that Your ways will always prevail. In Your name, Jesus, I pray…Amen.

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