Proverbs 22 “The Way to Proper Living’

The Cure Comes Through Discipline

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.  The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.  Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.  He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.  He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.  The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.  He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Don’t Move Back the Boundary Lines
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.  For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.  That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.  Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.  Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?  Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.  Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Here in this chapter you will see how you to live the proper ways according to GOD.  Your reputation means alot to GOD not man.  Man will think what they want most of the time, however the thought that GOD has is what truly matters most so therefore once again in all you do be mindful of what you do so that you will have that reputation that GOD will be proud of within you.  Set some goals for yourself that will assist in that reputation that GOD wants you to have as you accomplish the desires of your heart.  REMEMBER that the reputation is not just for status it is also for the accomplishment for GOD.
The book of proverbs describes the life that GOD intends it to be.  You
must know that each child is different so ask GOD for that discernment on how and what to bring each child up so that they are coming up the way GOD wants and not the way you want.  You can not treat each child the same as they are not, they are diferent so remember that.  Train your children to always make the right choice in life and that if he or she is uncertain to seek GOD for guidance.
GOD protects those who follows him and live accordingly to him.  Seek that knowledge that GOD wants you to have and use it wisely.
This proverb also speaks on laziness, stop being lazy and having excuses to being lazy.  GOD does not like that in anyone.  This proverb also has a mighty message of hope to his people.  People do become like the people they surround themself with, so if you surround yourself with someone that is lazy you will end up possessing that quality as well.  The bible does teach us how to be cautious of our choices in the people we are around.  If you are looking to be a specific way (more godly), look for those people to surround yourself with as you will develop those ways which GOD will be proud of.
Make it a habit to pray daily, read the word, meditate on the word, and seek GOD on the word.  REMEMBER he wants the best for you and wants to lead you the right way.  GOD Bless You Much Love
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