Proverbs‬ ‭19 A Thousand Elsewhere

Proverbs‬ ‭19

I like creating graphics of the not-so-popular verses of the Bible. Over the course of the 5+ years of creating and sharing Bible creative here, I’m sure you’ve seen a few.

The Bible is rich in teaching, not just lovely quotes for our lives about the joy and love of being a Christian.

The Word is a double edged sword, remember.

There is encouragement and conviction, saving and condemning.

Does your life and evangelism speak to both? The love of Christ and the righteous wrath of God? The call to repent and turn 180 degrees from our sin?

If we are living comfortably in our sin alongside the world, we’re not sharing the true Gospel message with our neighbour—we’re sharing a false religion, a false security, a false god. --- Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way! A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord. Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them. A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free. Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. The poor are shunned by all their relatives—how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found. The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish. Proverbs‬ ‭19:1-9‬ ‭| NIV‬‬