Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 14:1-14. In this Scripture we are reminded that every wise woman builds her house: but a foolish woman tears hers down. As women we can either build up our house and the people who live in our house or we can tear them down. Many times it is up to the woman to set the tone for the home. Haven’t you heard the saying, “If mama is happy then everybody is happy, and if mama isn’t happy then nobody is happy?”
Many of these Scriptures in the book of Proverbs can teach us how to discern the people we should hang around. It can help us to know who we should choose for our best friends.
Those who walk in uprightness fear the LORD: but those who are perverse in their ways despise him.
A rod of pride is in the mouth of the foolish: but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will tell lies.
A scorner seeks wisdom, and doesn’t find it: but knowledge is easy to those who understand.
Leave the presence of a foolish person, when you don’t perceive knowledge in their mouth.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand their way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Fools mock sin: but the righteous find favor.
The heart knows its own bitterness; and a stranger does not inter-meddle with their joy.
The house of the wicked will be overthrown: but the sanctuary of the upright will flourish.
Verse 12 is one of my favorite verses from this passage of Scripture, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Sometimes we choose ways that seem right to us at the moment, but in the end they lead to destruction. We need to ask God for His leadership, guidance, and direction in our lives. Only He can help us to make the right choices.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
The backslider in heart will be filled with their own ways: and a good person will satisfy themselves.
These Scriptures may also help us to see some of our own short comings. If you notice something in these Scriptures that you need help with, now would be a good time to pray and ask God to forgive you, and to help you do away with these things in your life.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
Things to think about:
- What are some ways that a good woman can build her house?
- What are some characteristics of the foolish mentioned in this Scripture?
- What are the characteristics of the wise mentioned in this Scripture?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read and study this Scripture in Proverbs help us to learn the difference between the wise and the foolish. Give us discernment and help us to know who to associate with and who to avoid. Help us to make wise decisions. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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