Posted By Kim on April 18, 2012
Evening by Evening
Posted By Kim on March 7, 2012
KJV Ladies Bible Study Blog would like to welcome Jennifer as a new author to the site. I am so excited to have a great author and avid reader of the Word. I am looking forward to reading her reviews and Bible studies.
Read all about Jennifer below.
My name is Jennifer Barker and I’m the proud mother of three precious boys, Bryce, Rylan, and Jayce. It is because of them that I am closer to the Lord.
My husband, Tom, is so supportive of my writing. Thank you so much! I love you!
I’m always studying and reading. Probably to a fault. But I love to learn. I like to take the Bible, read it in context, and see what else I can glean from it. This love of reading and learning is the reason that I founded the blog Always Searching, Always Growing. What you read in this blog is the result of my digging.
I hope you join me on this incredible journey. Feel free to comment on any of the topics I write about. Actually, I relish the conversation! Let’s join hands and grow together in the Lord.
What I believe:
I believe in Jehovah, the One who sent His blessed Son, Jesus, to save the world from our sins.
I believe in Jesus, the only Begotten of the Father. He’s the One who laid down His life for me on that cruel cross, so I won’t ever have to taste of death. He asks that I abide in Him, the Vine, so that I will continue to grow and become a better Christian.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Advocate for us with the Father. Without Him, I would be completely lost. He’s the One who breathed out the words of the Holy Scriptures. We are so blessed to have the whole counsel of God in the form of these words. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches me what the words mean.
I believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God. It is without error and can be tried and never found wanting.
~Jennifer Barker, Always Searching, Always Growing
Posted By Kim on December 13, 2011
7 Rules for a Happy Day!
I will read my Bible today.
I Timothy 4:13
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
I will pray today.
I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
I will let Jesus be my example today, not others.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
I will practice the fruit of the Spirit today.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,meekness, temperance: against such these is no law.
I will encourage others with my words today.
She opened her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
I will dress modesty today.
I Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
I will stay pure today and pray for my (future) husband.
II Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Posted By Kim on December 6, 2011
1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother _ _ _ _ _ _ him.
2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the _ _ _ of my vows?
3 Give not thy strength unto _ _ _ _ _, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink _ _ _ _; nor for princes strong drink:
5 Lest they drink, and _ _ _ _ _ _ the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to _ _ _ _ _ _, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and _ _ _ _ _ _ his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
8 Open thy _ _ _ _ _ for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
9 Open thy mouth, _ _ _ _ _ righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
10 Who can find a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her _ _ _ _ _ _ _ doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have _ _ need of spoil.
12 She will do him _ _ _ _ and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her _ _ _ _ from afar.
15 She _ _ _ _ _ _ also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the _ _ _ _ _of her _ _ _ _ _ she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is _ _ _ _: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her _ _ _ _ _ to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the _ _ _ _ _.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and _ _ _ _ _ _.
23 Her _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with _ _ _ _ _ _; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the _ _ _ _ of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her _ _ _ _ _ _ _; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them _ _ _.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a _ _ _ _ _ that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the _ _ _ _ _of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
A. What did King Lemuel’s mother teach him about strong drink (wine)?
B. What is a King to do from verse eight (8) and nine (9)?
C. A virtuous woman is described in verse 10-31. The woman all of us should have a desire to strive for.
D. What are some of the things she does for others?
E. What are the “extra” things she does for her household in addition to providing food?
F. What does she fill her time with?
G. She looks for ways to bless her household and takes care of them. How does her family feel about her?
Proverbs ends on a special note for women giving us wisdom and knowledge with verse thirty-one (31).
It is time again to examine yourself.
Can your family call you blessed?
Are you a virtuous woman? What does it mean to be a virtuous woman? Explain it.
Are you filling your extra time for you?
Are you doing extra things like shopping?
How about your hobby? Maybe you like to sew or use the computer.
Women are multi-taskers on a large scale handling many different things at once. Sometimes, we get so busy we lose focus of the things that are really important. Having a just balance can keep us focused. Step back and take some time to find out what is really important for you and your family. Write down all you do for a week in a journal. Can you believe it! Yes, you are probably like the rest of us and wonder how do we do it? What items rise to the top? Find a way to balance your time. You may need to cut back in some area and limit yourself. Finding balance can be difficult, but is so worth the effort. Not only will it please God, but also help other areas of your life.
Posted By Kim on November 29, 2011
1 The _ _ _ _ _ of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
2 Surely I am more brutish than any _ _ _, and have not the understanding of a man.
3 I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ learned wisdom, _ _ _ have the knowledge of the holy.
4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is _ _ _ name, and what is his _ _ _’ _ name, if thou canst tell?
5 Every _ _ _ _ of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou _ _ _ unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7 Two things have I required of thee; _ _ _ _ me them not before I die:
8 Remove far from me vanity and _ _ _ _: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the _ _ _ _ of my God in vain.
10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse _ _ _ _, and thou be found guilty.
11 There is a generation that _ _ _ _ _ _ _ their father, and doth not bless their mother.
12 There is a generation that are pure in their _ _ _ eyes, and yet is _ _ _ washed from their filthiness.
13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are _ _ _ _ _ _ up.
14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as _ _ _ _ _ _, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are _ _ _ _ _ satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
16 The grave; and the barren _ _ _ _; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
17 The _ _ _ that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to _ _ _ _ his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
18 There be three things which are too _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for me, yea, four which I know not:
19 The way of an _ _ _ _ _ in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done _ _ wickedness.
21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot _ _ _ _:
22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a _ _ _ _ when he is filled with meat;
23 For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is _ _ _ _ to her mistress.
24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding
_ _ _ _:
25 The _ _ _ _ are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the _ _ _ _ _;
27 The locusts have no _ _ _ _, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
28 The _ _ _ _ _ _taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.
29 There be three things which go well, yea, _ _ _ _ are comely in going:
30 A _ _ _ _ which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a _ _ _ _, against whom there is no rising up.
32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up _ _ _ _ _ _ _, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth _ _ _ _ _ _.
A. Verse seven (7) speaks of two things that are not denied. What are they? Why would a person ask for it?
B. List three (3) things never satisfied and four (4) things that are not enough.
C. List three (3) things that are too wonderful and one (1) the author knows not of.
D. List three (3) things for which the earth is disquieted and four (4) can not bear.
E. List four (4) things that are little on the earth, yet exceedingly wise.
Verse 32 – Write it out.
We have all at one time or another done foolishly by lifting ourselves up. We also have talked when we should have remained silent. Is there any pride in your life? Are you speaking foolishly when you should be silent and listening? This can be very difficult. We naturally want to join in a converssation or add our “two cents”. We show so much more wisdom when we listen to others. They are also very receptive to someone that has interest in what they are saying. Are your thoughts evil? The Bible talks about our thoughts being sinful.
Verse 33- Write it out.
This verse is so true. Yet, there are some that think it is funny to get people going. When you are always picking at people or forcing them to become angry, irritated and full of wrath what happens? You become the fool causing discontentment. This happens a lot within families and it can be very destructive causing so much pain. If you find you are that person, repent and seek God’s forgiveness. Ask him to help you in this area. Make a plan that you will not be that way to others. Resist that tempation.
Posted By Kim on November 22, 2011
1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people _ _ _ _ _ _ _: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his _ _ _ _ _ _: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the _ _ _ _: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for _ _ _ feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a _ _ _ _ _: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the _ _ _ _: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away _ _ _ _ _.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man, whether he rage or laugh, there is _ _ rest.
10 The bloodthirsty _ _ _ _ the upright: but the just seek his soul.
11 A fool uttereth _ _ _ his _ _ _ _: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearken to _ _ _ _, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth _ _ _ _
their _ _ _ _.
14 The king that faithfully _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to
_ _ _ _ _.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their _ _ _ _.
17_ _ _ _ _ _ _ thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18 Where there is no _ _ _ _ _ _, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not
_ _ _ _ _ _.
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more _ _ _ _ of a _ _ _ _ than of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a _ _ _ _ _ shall have him become his son at the length.
22 An _ _ _ _ _ man stirreth up strife, and a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A man’s _ _ _ _ _ shall bring him _ _ _: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his _ _ _ soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his _ _ _ _ _ in the LORD shall be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment _ _ _ _ _ _ from the LORD.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the _ _ _ _: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the _ _ _ _ _ _.
A. What does the rod of reproof do? A child left to himself brings what?
B. Why should you correct your son (children)?
C. What happens when there is no vision?
D. Where does every man’s judgment come from?
This chapter jumps back and forth regarding the person that acts foolishly and the one that demonstrates or uses wisdom. Write down each verse dividing up each kind of behavior. Seek to be the person with wisdom. Ask God for his help. What have you learned?
Posted By Kim on November 15, 2011
1 The wicked _ _ _ _ when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a _ _ _ of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping _ _ _ _which leaveth
no _ _ _ _.
4 They that forsake the _ _ _ praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
5 _ _ _ _ men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be _ _ _ _.
7 Whoso keepeth the law is a _ _ _ _ son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
8 He that by usury and _ _ _ _ _ _ gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9 He that turneth away his _ _ _ from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil _ _ _, he shall fall himself into his _ _ _ pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
11 The _ _ _ _ man is wise in his own conceit; but the _ _ _ _that hath understanding searcheth him out.
12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is _ _ _ _ _ glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13 He that covereth his _ _ _ _ shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked _ _ _ _ _ over the poor people.
16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his days.
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the _ _ _; let no man stay him.
18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be _ _ _ _ _: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of _ _ _ _ _: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
20 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
21 To have respect of persons is not good: for a piece of bread that man will
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an _ _ _ _ eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the _ _ _ _ _ _.
24 Whoso _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his father or his mother, and saith, It is _ _ transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
25 He that is of a _ _ _ _ _ heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the _ _ _ _ shall be made fat.
26 He that trusteth in his _ _ _ heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
27 He that giveth unto the poor shall _ _ _ lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a _ _ _ _ _.
28 When the wicked rise, men _ _ _ _ themselves: but when they perish, the righteous _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
A. Who flees when no person pursues them? What do the righteous do? Why?
B. What happens to a person that covers his sins?
C. Verse fourteen (14) speaks of being happy. Explain it.
D. A faithful man and someone pursuing to be rich each have outcomes. What happens to each of them?
Write out verse nine (9).
This verse talks of turning your ear from hearing the law. Putting up a wall that stops God’s commandments can be dangerous. Are you the church goer that attends Sunday morning service only? You sneak in the back row, half listen to the service and rush out quickly. You have your ears open to hear only the good things. And you get very offended and turn your ear to anything that offends you. Often God speaks to us by conviction. He wants us to turn in his direction and stop sinning. He uses the preacher to get his message across. You may even feel the service was specially made for you. It was! God is speaking to you! This week attend Sunday morning, evening and Wednesday services. That is anytime the church doors are open. This time listen to the preacher with renewed interest and resist getting offended. Shake it off. Go to your Bible after service and search the Scriptures to know God.
Posted By Kim on November 8, 2011
1 _ _ _ _ _ not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man _ _ _ _ _ _ thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s _ _ _ _ _ is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before _ _ _ _?
5 _ _ _ _ rebuke is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the _ _ _ _ _ _ of an enemy are deceitful.
7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the _ _ _ _ _ _ soul every bitter thing is sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his
_ _ _ _ _.
9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
10 Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
11 My son, be wise, and make my heart _ _ _ _, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
12 A prudent man _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a _ _ _ _ _ _ of him for a strange woman.
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a _ _ _ _ _ to him.
15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ woman are alike.
16 Whosoever _ _ _ _ _ _ her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his
_ _ _ _ _ _ shall be honoured.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of _ _ _ to _ _ _.
20 Hell and destruction are _ _ _ _ _ full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the fining pot for silver, and the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for gold; so is a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will
_ _ _ his foolishness _ _ _ _ _ _ from him.
23 Be thou _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
24 For _ _ _ _ _ _ are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
26 The _ _ _ _ _ are for thy clothing, and the _ _ _ _ _ are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for _ _ _ food, for the food of thy
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, and for the maintenance for thy _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
A. Should you praise yourself or let someone else?
B. Between wrath, anger or envy which can not stand before another? What do they bring?
C. What rejoices a person’s heart?
D. The Bible makes a comparison with a rainy day. What is it?
It is so easy to lift ourselves up and give praise for the things that we do. Verse 2, tells us not to, but to let others do that. Pride can creep in so easily. Take a day and be conscious of the words you speak. Better yet – record yourself. Are you prideful? In what area do you fall short? Repent and turn from it. Ask God to show you all areas you are prideful in. This is another opportunity to get right.
Posted By Kim on November 1, 2011
1 As _ _ _ _ in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the _ _ _ _ _ causeless shall not come.
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a _ _ _ for the fool’s back.
4 Answer _ _ _ a _ _ _ _ according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest _ _ be wise in his _ _ _ conceit.
6 He that sendeth a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
7 The legs of the lame are _ _ _ equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth _ _ _ _ _ _ to a fool.
9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the _ _ _ _ _ of fools.
10 The great God that _ _ _ _ _ _ all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a _ _ _ _ returneth to his folly.
12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more _ _ _ _ of a fool than of him.
13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the _ _ _; a lion is in the streets.
14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ upon his bed.
15 The slothful _ _ _ _ _ _ his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own _ _ _ _ _ _ _ than seven men that can render a reason.
17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with _ _ _ _ _ _ belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
18 As a _ _ _ man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not _ in sport?
20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth _ _ _: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to
_ _ _ _ _ _ strife.
22 The _ _ _ _ _ of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
23 Burning lips and a _ _ _ _ _ _ heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and _ _ _ _ _ _ up deceit within him;
25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are _ _ _ _ _ abominations in his heart.
26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be _ _ _ _ _ _ before the whole congregation.
27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall _ _ _ _ therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
28 A _ _ _ _ _ tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
A. Write down all verses that pertain to a fool. What is the Bible’s disposition regarding a fool or acting like a fool?
B. Write down verses of slothfulness and the sluggard. The Bible warns us. Are you lazy about anything?
C. Write down verses of the talebearer, burning lips and lying tongue. How does God feel about it?
This chapter deals with three types of character traits. The one that acts foolishly, the lazy person and the person that lies. The Bible provides clear warnings and examples for each type of trait a person can possess. You can perform an act or possess a trait. Examine yourself to make sure you are none of these. Do you find yourself being lazy or doing foolish things? Next, examine your friends. Do you have friendships or keep company with these types of people? This is the time to go into prayer and ask the Lord to show you if there be any wicked way in you. It is best he show you and you get it right.
Posted By Kim on October 25, 2011
1 These are also proverbs of _ _ _ _ _ _ _, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a
_ _ _ _ _ _.
3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of _ _ _ _ _ is unsearchable.
4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the
_ _ _ _ _.
5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his _ _ _ _ _ _ shall be established in righteousness.
6 Put not forth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
7 For _ _ _ _ _ _ it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to _ _ _ _ _.
9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour _ _ _ _ _ _ _; and discover not a secret to another:
10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine _ _ _ _ _ _ turn not away.
11 A _ _ _ _ fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ear.
13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
14 Whoso boasteth himself of a _ _ _ _ _ gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft _ _ _ _ _ _ breaketh the bone.
16 Hast thou found _ _ _ _ _? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so
_ _ _ _ thee.
18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a _ _ _ _, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a _ _ _ _ _ _ tooth, and a foot out of joint.
20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an _ _ _ _ _ heart.
21 If thine enemy be _ _ _ _ _ _, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
22 For thou shalt heap coals of _ _ _ _ upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an _ _ _ _ _ countenance a backbiting tongue.
24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling _ _ _ _ _ and in a wide house.
25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good _ _ _ _ from a far country.
26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ spring.
27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their _ _ _ glory is not glory.
28 He that hath no rule over his own _ _ _ _ _ _ is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
A. Confidence in an unfaithful person in the time of trouble is similar to what?
B. What are we to give our (hungry) enemies? What happens to them because of our generosity and kindness?
C. The north wind drives away the rain. So does something else. List what else does too.
D. What is a brawling woman compared to?
E. What verse talks of ruling your spirit? Think on this verse.
Go through the first part of this chapter as it gives advice regarding Kings. These chapters were written down by the men of a King. Those that have authority over us can rule righteously or unrighteously. Pray for those that have authority over you. Pray for the salvation of your boss, parents, spouse and that they have wisdom and understanding.
Posted By Kim on October 18, 2011
1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither _ _ _ _ _ _ to be with them.
2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
3 Through _ _ _ _ _ _ is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4 And by _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is _ _ _ _ _ _.
7 Wisdom is too _ _ _ _ for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
8 He that _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
9 The thought of foolishness is _ _ _: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is _ _ _ _ _.
11 If thou forbear to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it _ _ _; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his _ _ _ _ _?
13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is _ _ _ _; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a _ _ _ _ _ _, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
15 _ _ _ not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
16 For a just man falleth _ _ _ _ _ times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
17 Rejoice _ _ _ when thine enemy falleth, and let _ _ _ thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
18 Lest the LORD see it, and it _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
19 _ _ _ _ not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:
20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put _ _ _.
21 My son, _ _ _ _ thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
22 For their calamity shall _ _ _ _ suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
23 These things also _ _ _ _ _ _ to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; _ _ _ shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
25 But to them that _ _ _ _ _ _ him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a _ _ _ _ _ answer.
27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine _ _ _ _ _.
28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour _ _ _ _ _ _ _ cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will _ _ _ _ _ _ to the man according to his work.
30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man _ _ _ _ of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was _ _ _ _ _ _ down.
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ instruction.
33 Yet a little sleep, a little _ _ _ _ _ _ _, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an _ _ _ _ _ man.
A. The wise man is decribed in verse 5. What is he? Because of this what happens?
B. The Bible uses honey to show what can be so sweet. List the two verses. What can you learn from them?
C. How many times does a just person fall? Does he get back up? What does the wicked do?
D. What can the field of the slothful and vineyard of man void of understanding teach you?
Verses 3 and 4 give an example of a house. Does your home have a firm foundation on the Lord? Is it built on the Word of God? Praying with your spouse and children can strengthen and keep your foundation strong. How is this house described?
Posted By Kim on October 11, 2011
1 When thou sittest to eat with a _ _ _ _ _, consider diligently what is before thee:
2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man _ _ _ _ _ to appetite.
3 Be _ _ _ desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own _ _ _ _ _ _.
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they _ _ _ away as an eagle toward heaven.
6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an _ _ _ _ eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his
_ _ _ _ _ is not with thee.
8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy _ _ _ _ _ words.
9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the wisdom of thy words.
10 Remove not the old _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11 For their redeemer is _ _ _ _ _ _; he shall plead their cause with thee.
12 Apply thine _ _ _ _ _ unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13 Withhold not correction from the _ _ _ _ _: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from _ _ _ _.
15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even _ _ _ _.
16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak _ _ _ _ _ things.
17 Let not thine heart _ _ _ _ sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
18 For surely there is an _ _ _; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
19 _ _ _ _ thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous _ _ _ _ _ _ of flesh:
21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to _ _ _ _ _ _ _: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
22 Hearken unto thy _ _ _ _ _ _ that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23 _ _ _ the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have _ _ _ of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother shall be _ _ _ _, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine _ _ _ _ observe my ways.
27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange _ _ _ _ _ is a narrow pit.
28 She also lieth in wait as for a _ _ _ _, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
29 Who hath _ _ _? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? _ _ _ hath redness of eyes?
30 They that _ _ _ _ _ long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is _ _ _, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it _ _ _ _ _ _ like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall behold _ _ _ _ _ _ _ women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the _ _ _, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have _ _ _ _ _ _ me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
A. Verses 1-3 give an example of a person doing what? What are we to consider?
B. We are not to labour (or make our top #1 goal or priority) to be what? Where does this understanding come from? What can it do?
C. Who are we not to let our heart envy?
D. What are we to buy and not sell?
Verses 29-35 speak clearly about wine or strong drink. Go through these verses and pick out all the things it causes a person to do and the outcomes of it. With these verses –do you think the Bible supports it?
Posted By Kim on October 4, 2011
1 A GOOD _ _ _ _ is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the _ _ _ _ _ of them all.
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and _ _ _ _ _ _ himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are _ _ _ _ _ _, and honour, and life.
5 Thorns and _ _ _ _ _ _ are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
6 _ _ _ _ _ up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the _ _ _ _ _ _.
8 He that soweth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his _ _ _ _ _ to the poor.
10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, _ _ _ _ _ _ and reproach shall cease.
11 He that loveth pureness of _ _ _ _ _, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the _ _ _ _ _ of the transgressor.
13 The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
14 The mouth of strange women is a deep _ _ _: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the _ _ _ of correction shall drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the _ _ _ _ to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the _ _ _ _, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy _ _ _ _.
19 That thy _ _ _ _ _ may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
20 Have not I written to thee excellent _ _ _ _ _ _ in counsels and knowledge,
21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the _ _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _ _ to them that send unto thee?
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in the gate:
23 For the LORD will _ _ _ _ _ their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
24 Make _ _ friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou _ _ _ _ _ his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of them that strike _ _ _ _ _, or of them that are sureties for debts.
27 If thou hast nothing to _ _ _, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
28 _ _ _ _ _ _ not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall _ _ _ _ _ before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
A. Verse 6 tells us as parents to train our children in the way they should go. What happens to that child when they get older?
B. What do the eyes of the Lord do? And the rest of the verse states?
C. What is the mouth of a strange woman like? Who will fall into it?
D. Foolishness and a child have what in common?
E. Two verses talk of an angry man. What are the verses? What happens?
Verses 19-21 shift to the first person. In your own words, explain what the writer (Solomon wrote Proverbs.) is saying. What message is he conveying to us?
Posted By Kim on September 27, 2011
1 The king’s heart is in the _ _ _ _ of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the _ _ _ _ pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is _ _ _.
5 The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
6 The getting of treasures by a _ _ _ _ _ tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
7 The robbery of the wicked shall _ _ _ _ _ _ _ them; because they refuse to do judgment.
8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is _ _ _ _ _.
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ woman in a wide house.
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his _ _ _ _.
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the _ _ _ _ _ _ for their wickedness.
13 Whoso stoppeth his _ _ _ _ at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14 A _ _ _ _ in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the _ _ _ _.
17 He that _ _ _ _ _ _ pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the
_ _ _ _ _ _ _.
19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry
_ _ _ _ _.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ man spendeth it up.
21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth _ _ _ _, righteousness, and honour.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth _ _ _ _ the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in _ _ _ _ _ wrath.
25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his _ _ _ _ _ refuse to labour.
26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous _ _ _ _ _ _ and spareth not.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked _ _ _ _?
28 A false witness shall perish: but the _ _ _ that heareth speaketh constantly.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the _ _ _ _ _ _ _, he directeth his way.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but _ _ _ _ _ _ is of the LORD.
A. The King’s heart (or those in authority over you) is directed by whom?
B. What verse starts out talking about a scorner with being wise, instruction and knowledge. How does it start and end? Who recieves what? How does it work?
C. What does a contentious and angry woman force a man to do?
D. In following after righteousness and mercy, you will find…
E. Keep your mouth and tongue in line to keep your soul from what?
F. You will find no wisdom, understanding or counsel against whom?
The King’s heart can also be applied to your husband. He is a type of king. He has authority over you and the household. He will be held accountable to the Lord for his family and the decisions made. Pray for him that he would have his heart in the right direction. Your husband makes important decisions that affect the family in many ways. List the different ways or things that you can pray for your husband. For example, that he would have wisdom, understanding…etc.
Posted By Kim on September 20, 2011
1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ thereby is not wise.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to _ _ _ _ _ sinneth against his own soul.
3 It is an _ _ _ _ _ _ for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will
_ _ _ _ it _ _ _.
6 Most men will proclaim every one his own _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: but a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ after him.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his _ _ _ _.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart _ _ _ _ _, I am pure from my sin?
10 Divers _ _ _ _ _ _ _, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
11 Even a child is known by his _ _ _ _ _ _, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing _ _ _, and the seeing _ _ _, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13 Love not _ _ _ _ _, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is _ _ _ _ his way, then he boasteth.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the _ _ _ _ of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a _ _ _ _ _ _ of him for a strange woman.
17 Bread of _ _ _ _ _ _ is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten _ _ _ _ _ _ _ at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but _ _ _ _ on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a _ _ _ _ _ balance is _ _ _ good.
24 Man’s _ _ _ _ _ _ are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a _ _ _ _ _ to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26 A _ _ _ _ king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27 The _ _ _ _ _ _ of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the _ _ _ _ head.
30 The blueness of a _ _ _ _ _ cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
A. What is like deep water? A man of understanding does what with it?
B. Even whom else is known by his doings?
C. What is a precious jewel?
D. Describe a talebearer. What do we call that kind of person? What does verse 19 say we are to do?
E. Curse your Father or Mother….the Bible states this will happen. List it.
The Bible lists two (2) verses in this chapter that talk about divers weights and measures with a false balance. Do a study using your dictionary and concordance on what this means. How does God feel about it?
Posted By Kim on September 13, 2011
1 Better is the _ _ _ _ that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also, that the soul be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his _ _ _ _ _ fretteth against the LORD.
4 _ _ _ _ _ _ maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not
_ _ _ _ _ _.
6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a _ _ _ _ _ _ to him that giveth gifts.
7 All the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his _ _ _ soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh _ _ _ _ shall perish.
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have _ _ _ _ over princes.
11 The discretion of a man _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king’s _ _ _ _ _ is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ dropping.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ wife is from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep _ _ _ _ _; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall _ _ _.
17 He that hath _ _ _ _ upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19 A man of great wrath shall _ _ _ _ _ _ punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20 _ _ _ _ counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the LORD, that shall stand.
22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a _ _ _ _ man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to _ _ _ _: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall _ _ _ be visited with evil.
24 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 _ _ _ _ _ a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth
_ _ _ _ _, and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to _ _ _ from the words of knowledge.
28 An ungodly _ _ _ _ _ _ _ scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
A. A false witness and one that speaks lies have outcomes explained in 2 verses.
What are the two verses? What is different about them?
B. The contentions of a wife produce what to her husband?
C. You may have inherited much from your family, what is from the LORD?
D. What does the Bible tell you to do with your son (children) while they are still young?
If you have young children meditate on this verse.
E. In the latter end times there will be many deceivers of the Word – What should we be doing now?
There are at least five passages in this chapter that talk of being poor or of the poor. Find the verses. Meditate on them. Is it better to be poor, rich or a fool? The world teaches us that it is better to be rich in money and material items. Yet, God’s word tells of being rich in another way. Are you seeking material and monetary gain? The Bible says it is better to be poor than a liar. How does God feel about liars? What are your motives and goals? Are they God-driven? Focusing on God’s word, and what he has for you can be very rich.
Posted By Kim on September 5, 2011
1 Through _ _ _ _ _ _ a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
2 A fool hath no _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
3 _ _ _ _ the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep _ _ _ _ _ _, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
5 It is not good to _ _ _ _ _ _ the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his _ _ _ _ _ calleth for strokes.
7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his _ _ _ _.
8 The words of a talebearer are as _ _ _ _ _ _, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great _ _ _ _ _ _.
10 The name of the LORD is a strong _ _ _ _ _: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11 The rich man’s wealth is _ _ _ strong city, and as an high wall in his _ _ _ conceit.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
13 He that answereth a matter _ _ _ _ _ _ he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the _ _ _ of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before _ _ _ _ _ men.
17 He that is _ _ _ _ _ in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18 The _ _ _ causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
19 A brother _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the _ _ _ _ _ of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life are in the _ _ _ _ _ of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
22 Whoso findeth a _ _ _ _ findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
24 A man that hath friends must shew himself _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A. You first have to obtain a desire of the heart and separate yourself from the world. What are you able to do next?
B. Find the two verses that talk of a fool’s lips and mouth. What are the results?
C. What is a strong tower?
D. Who run to it? What happens to them?
E. Be mindful and careful of words spoken to a brother or sister in Christ. An offense taken can cause…?
F. What does the Bible say about a wife?
G. What about friends?
The words we speak can have a great effect on others. We can cause happiness by lifting someone up. We can also cut them deep and cause great, lasting pain. Have you ever spoken something and wanted to take it back immediately? I think everyone has.
Look at two verses in this chapter.
Verse thirteen (13) “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him”.
There are times when you get the same questions from co-workers or your children. Immediately you think you know the answer and sometimes you are correct. But, this does not allow the other person to express themselves and
shows your impatience. And sometimes it is not the correct answer and can cause folly and shame. It also sets a bad example for your children. How do you expect them to listen patiently to you when you do not for them? For some, this
truly is a lesson in being patient and focusing on the other person’s needs. Do you struggle in this area? Take today and slow down to listen to others around you. What do you hear?
Verse twenty-one (21) states, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.
The words we speak can really hurt or help others. Words can be very powerful. The gospel message of salvation through Jesus is power. The seeds of words that go out have the power to change a person’s life eternally forever. Have you told someone about what Jesus did for you lately? You may be able to add water to the seed someone else may have already planted. That person needs Jesus.
Posted By Kim on August 30, 2011
1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with _ _ _ _ _.
2 A wise servant shall have _ _ _ _ over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the
_ _ _ _ _ _.
4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a _ _ _ _ giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
5 Whoso mocketh the _ _ _ _ reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall _ _ _ be unpunished.
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their
_ _ _ _ _ _ _.
7 Excellent _ _ _ _ _ _ becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
8 A _ _ _ _ is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh _ _ _ _; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
10 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a _ _ _ _ _ messenger shall be sent against him.
12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a _ _ _, rather than a fool in his folly.
13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall _ _ _ depart from his house.
14 The beginning of _ _ _ _ _ _ is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
15 He that justifieth the _ _ _ _ _ _, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no
_ _ _ _ _ to it?
17 A friend _ _ _ _ _ _ at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 A man _ _ _ _ of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate _ _ _ _ _ _ _ destruction.
20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to _ _ _ sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no
_ _ _.
22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a _ _ _ _ _ _ spirit drieth the bones.
23 A _ _ _ _ _ _ man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24 _ _ _ _ _ _ is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a _ _ _ _ _ to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26 Also to _ _ _ _ _ _ the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent _ _ _ _ _ _.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted _ _ _ _: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A. This chapter talks a lot about false lips (lying) and a wicked tongue (speech). List all the things associated with this kind of behavior.
B. What does God hate?
C. What happens to those who laugh or are glad at other people’s calamities (problems, issues)?
D. A foolish child does what to their parents?
E. Using your words sparingly and having an excellent spirit produces what?
F. To hold your peace and shut your mouth shows that you are what?
G. How do others esteem you?
Examine your speech.
You may even want to record yourself for a period of time. Do you find yourself asking forgiveness after you have done the deed? Or wishing you had not said something? Do you slip with harsh unnecessary words? Maybe you do not even know the damages your speech makes on others. Ask the Lord to show you if there be any wicked speech in you. Seek him for victory.
It is better to be counted as a wise woman than a blabbering fool that no one trusts.
Posted By Kim on August 23, 2011
1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the _ _ _ _ _ _ of the tongue, is from the LORD.
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his _ _ _ eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ shall be established.
4 The LORD hath made all things for _ _ _ _ _ _ _: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5 Every one that is proud in _ _ _ _ _ is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
6 By _ _ _ _ _ and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from _ _ _ _.
7 When a man’s _ _ _ _ please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without _ _ _ _ _.
9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his _ _ _ _ _.
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
11 A _ _ _ _ weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the _ _ _ _ _ _ is established by righteousness.
13 Righteous _ _ _ _ are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a _ _ _ _ man will pacify it.
15 In the light of the king’s countenance is _ _ _ _; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than _ _ _ _! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than _ _ _ _ _ _!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his way preserveth his soul.
18 _ _ _ _ _ goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an _ _ _ _ _ _ spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 He that handleth a matter _ _ _ _ _ _ shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction
of _ _ _ _ _ is folly.
23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to his lips.
24 Pleasant _ _ _ _ _ are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25 There is a way that seemeth _ _ _ _ _ unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that laboureth laboureth for _ _ _ _ _ _ _; for his mouth craveth it of him.
27 An _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth _ _ _ _
31 The hoary head is a crown of _ _ _ _ _, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that _ _ _ _ _ _ his spirit than he that taketh a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the _ _ _ _.
A. What is purged by mercy and truth?
B. The fear of the LORD causes you to do what?
C. What can make your enemies be at peace with you?
D. What happens before destruction and a fall?
E. Pleasant words produce…..
Examine verse 20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he”. Verse 25 states, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”.
The ways of the Lord are right and wise, yet we try to take over situations and circumstances without Him and his righteousness. Just because we think something is right – is it really? What does the Bible say about the matter? Have you searched the scriptures?
All of us deal with circumstances and people on a continuous basis. The next matter you enounter think about your reaction. Did you handle it wisely? What could you have done differently? Are you giving sound advice to others? Dealing with your children can really help in this area. It does not matter their age whether they are little or adult children. As a mother, you are always instructing them in the way they should go. Give them sound wisdom from the Bible. Give them verses to help them in their daily life.
Posted By Kim on August 16, 2011
1 A _ _ _ _ answer turneth away wrath: but grievous _ _ _ _ _ stir up anger.
2 The _ _ _ _ _ _ of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The _ _ _ _ of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof
is _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
6 In the house of the righteous is much _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The _ _ _ _ of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the _ _ _ _ _ _ of the upright is his delight.
9 The _ _ _ of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he _ _ _ _ _ _ him that followeth after righteousness.
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that _ _ _ _ _ _ reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of men?
12 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A _ _ _ _ _ heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by _ _ _ _ _ _ of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding _ _ _ _ _ _ _ knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual _ _ _ _ _.
16 Better is _ _ _ _ _ _ with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and _ _ _ _ _ _ therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is _ _ _ _ to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made _ _ _ _ _.
20 A wise son maketh a _ _ _ _ father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of counsellors they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due _ _ _ _ _ _, how good is it!
24 The way of life is _ _ _ _ _ to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the _ _ _ _ _: but he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the
_ _ _ _ are pleasant words.
27 He that is _ _ _ _ _ _ of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out _ _ _ _ things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the prayer of the righteous.
30 The _ _ _ _ _ of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of _ _ _ _ _ _; and before honour is humility.
A. Where are the eyes of the Lord? What does he see?
B. As women, we carry our hearts openly. Sometimes it is so difficult to hide our true emotions. The Bible talks about how to carry your heart. What verse talks about the merry and sorrowful heart?
C. What does it do to your countenance?
D. Can you lift others up with a sorrowful heart?
E. Can you be a blessing to others?
F. What does a wise son make a parent? A foolish one?
G. Everyone has had some time in their life where they have spoken when they wished they had not. You cannot take back words already spoken. What happens when you speak at the right time with a well spoken word?
H. What happens when you hear reproof and not refuse it?
Verse 24 is our main focus.
“The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.”
The way of life is only Jesus. The wise seek him and gain salvation through him only. Works will not save you. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Salvation through Jesus is the only way to heaven.
Jesus died on the cross as the perfect sacrificial lamb for our sins. Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Are you saved? Have you gone to Jesus knowing that you were born a sinner and repented of your sins to him? Believe in him and ask him to come into your heart to save you. You can go to him at any time. He wants all to go to heaven and none to perish.
What about your family members or co-workers? Do you know if they are saved? Ask them.