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PROVERBS & PSALMS

Pray First

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable time;   O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,   Answer me with Your saving truth. (Psalm 69:13)   by [...]

I will give thanks to You, O Lord

I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. (Psalm 57:9)   by Pastor Bert Spann This is Missions Week at our [...]

The Lord Tests Hearts

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the Lord tests hearts. (Proverbs 17:3)   by Pastor Bert Spann This verse has almost become cliché in church [...]

Smiling’s My Favorite

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)   by Mark Whitehead   In the movie Elf, Buddy (Will Ferrell) was asked why he [...]

Oh, that I had wings like a dove!

I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.  Behold, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness.” For it is not an enemy [...]

The Way That Seems Right To Man

  There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25     by Pastor Bert Spann I used to read Choose Your Own Adventure books.  [...]

Pride goes before destruction

Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. [...]

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Proverbs 13 1A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the [...]

The Commendation of Wisdom

Proverbs 8 1Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?      2On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;3Beside the [...]
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