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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

When we are afraid of what people might say or do to us, we fall in the trap of thinking they as if they are greater than God. No matter what this world does to us, we can know we are eternally safe in Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 21:21

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:21, ESV

We know God’s love for us because He calls us to the pursuit of righteousness, and as we seek He gives us eternal life and righteousness through His Son.

VerseD: Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6, ESV

When we follow and worship God, life makes much more sense. This life may not be the easiest, but we know webare going the right way.

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17, ESV

We can choose friends, but Christ chose us as His friends, and He has given us a brotherhood of believers to help us through life and into eternity.

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We like to think we know enough or can figure everything out ourselves, but if we don’t start with God, knowing He has a standard that we fail to meet without Him, we are fools. Yet God can make us wise and loving if we trust in Him.

VerseD: Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21, ESV

We try to run our own lives, but God has an ultimate plan. Trust in His plan, in Him.

VerseD: Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 19:17, ESV

Our God gives us good things, especially life and grace. Let us worship Him by giving to others.

VerseD: Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:25, ESV

Our fears and anxieties make us feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders, but a simple compliment, encouragement, and especially the gospel of Jesus Christ can make all the difference.

VerseD: Proverbs 22:4

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 22:4, ESV

We think too highly of ourselves far too often, but if we truly “look inside our hearts,” we would see our need for God. Seek Him today and find eternal life.

VerseD: Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 23:24, ESV

We all make mistakes, but wisdom is learning from mistakes: our own and those of others. It is also learning from our Heavenly Father, bringing joy to our earthly family.