Day of Rest 1-20-13

“Truth is the most orient pearl in Christ’s crown. Let us contend for the truth, as one would for a large sum of money, that it should not be wrested out of his hand.” – Thomas Watson, Body of Divinity

Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say {correctly} that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37

“and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32 & the CIA’s Official Motto


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

Pro 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Pro 20:2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Pro 20:3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.

Pro 20:4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Pro 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is {like} deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

Pro 20:6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

Pro 20:7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity– How blessed are his sons after him.

Pro 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Pro 20:9 Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”?

Pro 20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

Pro 20:11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.

Pro 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Pro 20:13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, {and} you will be satisfied with food.

Pro 20:14 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.

Pro 20:15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Pro 20:16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

Pro 20:17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Pro 20:18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

Pro 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Pro 20:20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Pro 20:21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.

Pro 20:22 Do not say, “I will repay evil”; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Pro 20:23 Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

Pro 20:24 Man’s steps are {ordained} by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?

Pro 20:25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!” And after the vows to make inquiry.

Pro 20:26 A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the {threshing} wheel over them.

Pro 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

Pro 20:28 Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

Pro 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

Pro 20:30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes {reach} the innermost parts.