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No. 0     Original Topic: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 4, 2016 at 3:52 PM   Viewed 4045 times     
18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.

21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.


This is taken from the KJV, what do you think of these scriptures? These scriptures indeed bring solace and joy in understanding.

Thanks for your thoughts (if any). I do not normally blog, (post to myself on my own threads), but might with more Proverbs.

Blessings all.




No. 1     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Oct 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM     
Proverbs are wonderful. For awhile there in my morning studies, before I got back to book studies, I just focused on Proverbs - one per day, 31 days of the month - 31 proverbs. So every first day of the month, I was back in Proverbs One.
No. 2     Reply: Re: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 5, 2016 at 12:06 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Proverbs are wonderful. For awhile there in my morning studies, before I got back to book studies, I just focused on Proverbs - one per day, 31 days of the month - 31 proverbs. So every first day of the month, I was back in Proverbs One.


Storm, can I call you a 31 Proverbs man then? --

There is so much wisdom there to behold. I had taken my bookmarks and given them out as a teenager, but as you can imagine (I had a lot). I felt it my way of passing on the Word and Wisdom (in a gift form).

You idea is a great idea. There are similar formulas for reading the entire Bible. In college, I took a class that had us read the Bible in 4 months. My favorite course. I saw students everywhere with their Bibles...reading.

Awesomeness Storm! Thanks for sharing this.


No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Oct 5, 2016 at 1:16 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Stormchaser wrote:

Proverbs are wonderful. For awhile there in my morning studies, before I got back to book studies, I just focused on Proverbs - one per day, 31 days of the month - 31 proverbs. So every first day of the month, I was back in Proverbs One.


Storm, can I call you a 31 Proverbs man then? --


Ha ha. Pretty funny!


There is so much wisdom there to behold. I had taken my bookmarks and given them out as a teenager, but as you can imagine (I had a lot). I felt it my way of passing on the Word and Wisdom (in a gift form).

You idea is a great idea. There are similar formulas for reading the entire Bible. In college, I took a class that had us read the Bible in 4 months. My favorite course. I saw students everywhere with their Bibles...reading.

Awesomeness Storm! Thanks for sharing this.




Wasn't really my idea - read about it somewhere, but took it to heart and spent several months in Proverbs. Since then, I moved on to Ruth, Daniel, and Romans (couple of years in Romans and only up to Chap. 5 - truly Bible study is a lifetime occupation).

If I finish Romans in this life, lol, I'm thinking next I'll be going to Isaiah. Obviously talking about deep, deep studies. At one point or another in my near 50 yrs. as a Christian I've been involved with studies of nearly every book of the Bible, and it was all good, but it's even better now.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 6, 2016 at 10:36 PM     
Storm, due to courses in college I've read the Bible many times, but you never stop learning with every read (it's so expansive and there is such richness in His Word).

I'd recommend reading the Prophecy Scriptures together (so Daniel, Isaiah and Revelation for example). There are so many connections between the OT and the NT. In one class we did this and it was so eye opening. I feel blessed to have taken this class with such bright minds (it was an honors course, so those taking the class added so much to the studies). My best memory of college (ha! While others' were partying ... mine is of sitting in the grass with other students discussing the Bible). No complaints here though! :-p

No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Oct 7, 2016 at 11:07 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Storm, due to courses in college I've read the Bible many times, but you never stop learning with every read (it's so expansive and there is such richness in His Word).

I'd recommend reading the Prophecy Scriptures together (so Daniel, Isaiah and Revelation for example). There are so many connections between the OT and the NT. In one class we did this and it was so eye opening. I feel blessed to have taken this class with such bright minds (it was an honors course, so those taking the class added so much to the studies). My best memory of college (ha! While others' were partying ... mine is of sitting in the grass with other students discussing the Bible). No complaints here though! :-p



A good memory. I have similar good memories of college and post-college experiences with IVCF (Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship), even up to this very day. The world goes on with its entertainments, and even many Christians seem to live for the weekend at the beech or amusement park, yet in IV I found people that live for the Lord, in their conversations, their actions, their commitments.

(That camp I've talked with you about is like this, and it is an IV camp).
No. 6     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 8, 2016 at 12:12 AM     
Storm have you ever thought about moving near that camp and volunteering, etc. (it just might be more rewarding than the DR in the long run).

People who live for the Lord = family.

No. 7     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 50   on  Oct 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM     
I've read the Bible many times, but you never stop learning with every read

Now that's truth. Everytime we read it again we get more from it than the previous read and I don't care how many times we read it.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 10, 2016 at 1:26 AM     
Now that's truth. Everytime we read it again we get more from it than the previous read and I don't care how many times we read it.


TCG -- Yes, how true this is.

Some more Proverbs. I'm particularly fond of Proverbs 3; all of it, but given only part here:

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

What is the take away here, TCG with this Proverb?



No. 9     Reply: Re: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Oct 10, 2016 at 12:28 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Storm have you ever thought about moving near that camp and volunteering, etc. (it just might be more rewarding than the DR in the long run).

People who live for the Lord = family.



When I was still married, I thought about buying some property adjacent to the camp, using it occasionally but allowing the camp to use it otherwise, and then eventually willing it to the camp.

There are opportunities for volunteering, though mainly it is college students (crew) who do it. The ministry that I could most do for help in this stage of life would be financial support, which, without getting into the gory details (but you personally are aware of), is not happening at the present.

Really though, the experiences there are, though wonderful, transitory and as you mentioned, are 'family' based, through the attenders who stay usually for about a week and then are gone.

No. 10     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 14, 2016 at 1:14 AM     
Storm, it impacted your life so much though that I think you don't need a spouse to carry forth whatever dreams you once held and financial situation change.

What a joy it would be to meet all the Christians that come and go.

No. 11     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 4:55 PM     
More Proverbs:

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 18:15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

(Ephesians more of instruction, but a beautiful scripture to meditate upon).


No. 12     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 6:40 PM     
More words of wisdom from Proverbs and James:

Proverbs 29:11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

James 1:20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  ChildOfGod559   Gender: F   Age: 64   on  Apr 11, 2017 at 4:54 PM     
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5













No. 14     Reply: Re: Proverbs are so rich in knowledge   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Apr 14, 2017 at 8:47 PM     
ChildofGod -- Great proverbs!

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Another that I'd held dear since childhood ...

Proverbs 3:2 1My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; 2For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. 3Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart

(As a teenager I made home made book marks with Proverbs quoted/I still have some of them/others I gave with gifts).