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VerseD: Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Proverbs 29:25, ESV

What can people do to you that is so bad? At worst, they kill. At best, they make us happy.
Only God can give us eternal life and peace through Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.
Proverbs 13:6, ESV

Our righteousness is found in Christ alone,  and without turning and believing that we are destined for eternal destruction.
Choose Life.

VerseD: Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 9:10, ESV

Knowing our Creator and His wrath against sin leads us to understanding this world and our need for His forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3, ESV

More than asking Him to bless our plans, committing our work to God is agreeing with what He has planned for us in this life.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9, ESV

None of our plans will work apart from God.
“Seek first his kingdom and righteousness …”

VerseD: Proverbs 11:24

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Proverbs 11:24, ESV

Generosity often begets generosity.
Especially in matters of love and grace.
Do as our Lord has done and share His love and grace, growing in both.

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We can be streetwise or experts in a field, knowing the best way to do or explain something, but if we never seek God, we are fools.
Find full knowledge and wisdom by seeking God above all things.

VerseD: Proverbs 11:25

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Proverbs 11:25, ESV

We help each other grow in Christ through mutual support of works and God’s Word.

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17, ESV

Siblings often cause contention with each other. This is no different in the Church. Yet, Jesus has called us friend, because He is always with us.

VerseD: Proverbs 27:5

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Proverbs 27:5, ESV

Hiding truth is never the best. Love is expressed through words and actions, and it is better to know when something is wrong than to keep going in error.
Thus, we must know that we are wretched sinners in need of salvation, but God loves us so much that Jesus came to save us!