Proverbs 16 “Doing and being right with GOD”

Everything with a Place and a Purpose

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.  Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.  The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.  By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.  When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.  Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.  A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

It Pays to Take Life Seriously

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.  A just weight and balance are the Lord‘s: all the weights of the bag are his work.  It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.  Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.  In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.  The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.  He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.  A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.  A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.  He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.  The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.  The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

Solomon knew that as long as he please GOD he was rewarded but when he let pride and greed enter his heart he went down the road of chaos and destruction.  GOD is the judge of all things so remember if your motives not just your actions are wrong then he will know that and you will not be rewarded for doing that good deed because your motive was for the wrong reason.

Preparation means everything.  We must plan and ask GOD for guidance in what we plan.  He will always lead us in the right way.  When you are doing this you can ask yourself questions to make sure that you are in alignment with GOD.  When you commit to the LORD you will have to trust in at all times not just until you get what you want.

GOD does not like what the wick people do but he may use what they  do for his good purpose.  We have to have that faith and believe that what he does is for our good and that he will never lead us the wrong way.  We must know that pride will stand in the way of what GOD meant for our life.  You can not let pride get in your way, I know it is hard but we must set aside that pride in order to become all that GOD wants us to be. 

Stop pleasing people and only please GOD.  Our effort to be that peacemaker will bring about attention around us even to the enemies.  However, remember GOD is the only one we should please in life.  Life has a lot of challenging but seeking GOD for discernment will help you.  Don’t feel pressured to be dishonest in order to get whatever it is that you are trying to get at that moment because that will once again be a temporary thing, at all times be fair and honest, GOD demands it.

GOD’s wisdom is a life-giving fountain that can give you all that you want in life; peace, joy, happiness, good health and more when you choose to live by his words.  If you have not made a choice, make it today as to if you will live by the wisdom of GOD or if you will be weighted down by your own foolishness.

Growing up I always heard that the people I see with that beautiful gray hair has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge.  The older people rejoice in their experience and practical wisdom as their gray hair is a crown of splendor. 

Remember that losing control may cause you to give up what you want the most in life.  Therefore be careful not to loose your temper.

Live a life with true faith, pray and ask GOD to guide you in every area of your life.


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