Thursday, June 22, 2006

Instant Life And Godly Living (Prov. Part 8)

One of the joys of reading and re-reading Proverbs for me recently has been having different things stand out to me every time. This time, as I read through, I noticed how often it spoke of things in the context of rushing, quickness, or haste. Almost every time, the concept of haste was shown as negative and contrasted with something better, which is in the form of Hebrew Poetry that is called Antithetical. In this day and age of instant gratification, microwave ovens, and 30 minute plot lines, we have been trained to hurry. Wisdom is a time consuming pursuit, a life long endeavor. Let us slow down for a few minutes and look over some of the scriptures in Proverbs relating to haste… Pamela



As always…. The scriptures speak for themselves……… Enjoy!



Proverbs 20:25 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows.

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

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Proverbs 20:3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

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Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end.

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Proverbs 1:15-16 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.

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Proverbs 14:17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.

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Proverbs 14:29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

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Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.

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Proverbs 20:25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows.

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Proverbs 12:16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

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Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

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Proverbs 14:16 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.

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Proverbs 15:2 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

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Proverbs 15:28 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

.Proverbs 15:18 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

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Proverbs 19:19 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.

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Proverbs 22:24-25 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.

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Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.

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Proverbs 18:13 He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame.

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Proverbs 19:2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.

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Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

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Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

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