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Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23 - Proverbs 23!

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
- Proverbs 23:4-5

Proverbs is giving me a series of excellent sayings in Chapter 23.  -- I'm liking this one about overworking.  Money does seem to sprout wings...Why kill ourselves to get it?

Proverbs reminds us again to discipline our children AND I LOVE how it tells the kids to listen to us! 

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. - Proverbs 23:22

-- Don't you love the part about the OLD mother????  I LOVE that -- Listen up, kids!

The final part of Proverbs 23 deals with drinking again.  Saying 19 sounds very very interesting ...unfortunately, some people have been there.  This is a staunch warning for teens headed to crazy college days -- Sounds like Solomon spent time on campus! 

The warning is very chilling, however...and a great one to read with teens. 

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