Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 30

"The eyes of the LORD are everywhere,
keeping watch on the wicked and the good."

--Proverbs 15:3 (NIV)


Monday, June 29, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 29

"A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly."

--Proverbs 14:29 (NIV)


Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 28

"He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,
and for his children it will be a refuge."

--Proverbs 14:26 (NIV)


Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 27

"A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil,
but a fool is hotheaded and reckless."

--Proverbs 14:16 (NIV)


Friday, June 26, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 26

"A simple man believes anything,
but a prudent man gives thought to his steps."

--Proverbs 14:15 (NIV)


Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 25

"Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest."

--Proverbs 14:4 (NIV)


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 24

"The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
turning a man from the snares of death."

--Proverbs 13:14 (NIV)


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 23

"From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things
as surely as the work of his hands rewards him."

--Proverbs 12:14 (NIV)


Monday, June 22, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 22

"Wicked men are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm."

--Proverbs 12:7 (NIV)


Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 21

"A man cannot be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted."

--Proverbs 12:3 (NIV)


Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 20

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and he who wins souls is wise."

--Proverbs 11:30 (NIV)


Friday, June 19, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 19

"A generous man will prosper;
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."

--Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)


Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 18

"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever."

--Proverbs 10:25 (NIV)


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 17

"The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin."

--Proverbs 10:8 (NIV)


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 16

"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot."

--Proverbs 10:7 (NIV)


Monday, June 15, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 15

"Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life."

--Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)


Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 14

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day."

--Proverbs 4:18 (NIV)


Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 13

"Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the LORD will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being snared."

--Proverbs 3:25-26 (NIV)


Friday, June 12, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 12

"By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew."

--Proverbs 3:19-20 (NIV)


Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 11

"My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in."

--Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV)


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 10

"Honor the LORD with your wealth,
with the first fruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine."

--Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 9

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight."

--Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)


Monday, June 8, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 8

"My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man."

--Proverbs 3:1-4 (NIV)


Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 7

"For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you."

--Proverbs 2:10-11 (NIV)


Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 6

"For the LORD gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones."

--Proverbs 2:6-8 (NIV)


Friday, June 5, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 5

"My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God."

--Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)


Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 4

"Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
she raises her voice in the public squares;
at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,
in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you."

--Proverbs 1:20-23 (NIV)


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 3

"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
They will be a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck."

--Proverbs 1:8-9 (NIV)


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 2

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline."

--Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)


Monday, June 1, 2009

A Month of Proverbs - Day 1

Dear Soul Strokes readers,

By the time you read this I will be winging my way back to Africa. Two of our older children and I will be returning to Dakar, Senegal, for the majority of the month of June in order to pack up or sell the rest of our belongings before returning to Oklahoma to prepare for our new ministry in the States.

The Senegalese love their proverbs, and so in keeping with that spirit and to carry this blog forward during the weeks we are away, I have selected a month's worth of proverbs from the Bible to hopefully inspire you in the days to come. As you read each day's entry, I pray you will be touched anew by the message of God's word to mankind. Please feel free to pray for us while we are gone. Thanks!

Yours By His Grace,


"Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise."

--Proverbs 1:5-6 (NIV)


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