Favorite Proverb?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by JohnP, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Last week Cturtle started a thread asking what our favorite Psalm is. It inspired me to wonder what everyone's favorite from the book of Proverbs is? Since God blessed me with a wife that is simply amazing - Godly, loving and caring - mine is Proverbs 18:22 - "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD."

    I also love Proverbs 31:10-31. I think of my wife every time I read it -

    10 A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
    12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
    13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
    14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
    15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
    16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
    18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
    19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
    20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
    21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
    22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
    23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
    24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
    25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
    26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
    27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
    30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
    31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
    Fish Catcher Jim and Cturtle say Amen and like this.
  2. Here are mine from right off the top of my head :) thanks John for this thread

    Pro 4:20 — Pro 4:27

    My son, attend to my words;
    incline thine ear unto my sayings.
    Let them not depart from thine eyes;
    keep them in the midst of thine heart.
    For they are life unto those that find them,
    and health to all their flesh.

    Keep thy heart with all diligence;
    for out of it are the issues of life.
    Put away from thee a froward mouth,
    and perverse lips put far from thee.
    Let thine eyes look right on,
    and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
    Ponder the path of thy feet,
    and let all thy ways be established.
    Turn not to the right hand nor to the left:
    remove thy foot from evil.

    Pro 4:5 — Pro 4:10

    Get wisdom, get understanding:
    forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
    Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
    love her, and she shall keep thee.
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
    and with all thy getting get understanding.
    Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
    she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
    She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
    a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

    Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings;
    and the years of thy life shall be many.
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  3. John that is an awesome testimony towards your wife and your marriage and it is such a Blessing to have such a wife. Believe me when I say you dont want the experience of the other kind.
    God Bless
    James W
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