Previous Verses
March 2015
MARCH 31

Proverbs 31:30: "Favour [a charming personality] is deceitful [deceptive], and beauty is vain [only skin deep]: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

MARCH 30

Proverbs 30:24-28: "There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding [very] wise: The ants are a people not strong [they're weak], yet they prepare their meat [gather their food] in the summer [to eat in the fall and spring, as they sleep during the winter]; The conies [small animals, similar to rabbits, large mouse-like creatures, or groundhogs, that evidently don't dig*] are but a feeble [weak and helpless] folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts [flying grasshoppers] have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands [in an orderly group, like an army]; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces."

*Definition taken from Salem Bible Church's Sermon and Bible Study Notes on The Book of Proverbs. See "A. What Is a Coney?" (http://www.salembible.org/biblestudies/proverbs_notes/ch30_html/Prov.30.26.htm) for more information on conies.

MARCH 29

Proverbs 29:26: "Many seek the ruler's favour [favor, or approval]; but every man's judgment [including the rulers'] cometh from the LORD."

MARCH 28

Proverbs 28:22: "He that hasteth [is in a hurry] to be rich hath an evil eye [is an envious, or covetous, person], and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him."

MARCH 27

Proverbs 27:6: "Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful." [In other words,
our friends have good intentions (want to be helpful) when they rebuke or correct us (point out our sins), but enemies' kisses are usually phony and misleading, as they hide the peoples' true feelings.]

MARCH 26

Proverbs 26:14: "As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful [lazy person] upon his bed [i.e., he turns from side to side but does not get up]."

MARCH 25

Proverbs 25:21-22: "If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head [referring to God's wrath, or anger], and the LORD shall reward thee [bless you]."

MARCH 24

Proverbs 24:29: "Say not, I will do so to him [my neighbor] as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work." [In other words, if someone does you wrong, don't try to get even. Romans 12:19 says, "…Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord," so let God take care of the matter.]

MARCH 23

Proverbs 23:17: "Let not thine [your] heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long."

MARCH 22

Proverbs 22:15: "Foolishness [sin] is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction [a spanking, given with love, not anger] shall drive it far from him."

[Note: A good article about biblical discipline is called "How should Christians discipline their children? What does the Bible say?" Here's the link, if you want to read it: http://www.gotquestions.org/disciplining-children.html.]

MARCH 21

Proverbs 21:4: "An high [conceited] look, and a proud heart [pride], and the plowing of the wicked [their bad intentions and actions, or evil schemes and deeds], is sin."

MARCH 20

Proverbs 20:6: "Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness [brag about themselves]: but a faithful man who can find?"

MARCH 19

Proverbs 19:27: "Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge."
[In other words, stop listening to bad advice and false teachings about the Bible.]

MARCH 18

Proverbs 18:13: "He that answereth a matter [gives his opinion] before he heareth it [hears the whole story or both sides of it], it is folly [foolishness] and shame unto him."

MARCH 17

Proverbs 17:23: "A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom [secretly offers money or accepts a bribe] to pervert the ways of judgment [to prevent justice from taking place]."

MARCH 16

Proverbs 16:20: "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good [results]: and whoso[ever] trusteth in the LORD, happy is he."

MARCH 15

Proverbs 15:8: "The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his [God's] delight."

MARCH 14

Proverbs 14:34: "Righteousness [behavior that is morally justifiable or right] exalteth [brings honor to] a nation: but sin is a reproach [disgrace, shame] to any people."

MARCH 13

Proverbs 13:20: "He that walketh [keeps company] with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."

MARCH 12

Proverbs 12:2: "A good man [a person who is saved by God's grace and walks in obedience to his word] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices [someone who does very bad things] will he [God] condemn [reject or sentence to punishment]."

MARCH 11

Proverbs 11:14: "Where no counsel [advice] is, the people [kingdoms, nations, etc.] fall [into ruin and destruction]: but in the multitude [large number] of counsellors [advisers] there is safety."

MARCH 10

Proverbs 10:22 "The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he [God] addeth no sorrow with it."

MARCH 9

Proverbs 9:8: "Reprove not [don't criticize or correct] a scorner [someone who lacks respect or approval for people or things], lest he hate thee [or he might hate you]: rebuke [correct] a wise man, and he will love thee."

MARCH 8

Proverbs 8:17-21 ["Wisdom" speaking]: "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue [is better] than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst [middle] of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures."

MARCH 7

Proverbs 7:25-27 [referring to prostitutes, whores, adulteresses, mistresses]: "Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths [i.e., stay on the right path and don't follow hers]. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea [yes], many strong men have been slain [i.e., their reputations have been ruined] by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death."

MARCH 6

Proverbs 6:32-33: "But whoso[ever] committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach [disgrace, shame] shall not be wiped away."

[Note: A good article about adultery is called "What is the biblical punishment for adultery?'" Here's the link, if you want to read it: http://www.gotquestions.org/punishment-for-adultery.html.]

MARCH 5

Proverbs 5:21: "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings." [In other words, God notices and carefully considers--and eventually will judge--everything that we think and do, both publicly and privately.]

MARCH 4

Proverbs 4:14-17: "Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not [cannot sleep], except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence."

MARCH 3

Proverbs 3:1-2: "My son, forget not my [God's] law; but let thine [your] heart keep my commandments:
For
length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee."

MARCH 2

Proverbs 2:6: "For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and  understanding."

MARCH 1

Proverbs 1:7: "The fear of the LORD [deep respect, awe, and love for God] is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise [hate] wisdom and instruction."

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