Day of Rest 1-30-11

“A godly man is heavenly in his disposition.  He sets his affections on things above (Col. 3:2). He sends his heart to heaven before he gets there; he looks upon the world as but a beautiful prison and he cannot be much in love with his fetters, though they are made of gold.  A holy person contemplates glory and eternity; his desires have got wings and fled to heaven.”  – Thomas Watson,Godly Man’s Picture, p. 104

The Master's Mission - Robbinsville, NC
The Master’s Mission – Robbinsville, NC

History and Development of TMM

January: A Proverb a Day – Keeps Stupidity at Bay!

Pro 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:

Pro 30:2 Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.

Pro 30:3 Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.

Pro 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know!

Pro 30:5 Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Pro 30:6 Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.

Pro 30:7 Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:

Pro 30:8 Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Pro 30:9 That I not be full and deny {You} and say, “Who is the LORD?” Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Pro 30:10 Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.

Pro 30:11 There is a kind of {man} who curses his father And does not bless his mother.

Pro 30:12 There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.

Pro 30:13 There is a kind–oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised {in arrogance.}

Pro 30:14 There is a kind of {man} whose teeth are {like} swords And his jaw teeth {like} knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the                             needy  from among men.

Pro 30:15 The leech has two daughters, “Give,” “Give.” There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, “Enough”:

Pro 30:16 Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Pro 30:17 The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

Pro 30:18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

Pro 30:19 The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a                           maid.

Pro 30:20 This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, “I have done no wrong.”

Pro 30:21 Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

Pro 30:22 Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,

Pro 30:23 Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.

Pro 30:24 Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

Pro 30:25 The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;

Pro 30:26 The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks;

Pro 30:27 The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;

Pro 30:28 The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings’ palaces.

Pro 30:29 There are three things which are stately in {their} march, Even four which are stately when they walk:

Pro 30:30 The lion {which} is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

Pro 30:31 The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king {when his} army is with him.

Pro 30:32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself Or if you have plotted {evil,} {put your} hand on your mouth.

Pro 30:33 For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.