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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

John Wingfield

John Wingfield

Howdy! My name is John Wingfield Sr. My wife Debbie and I have been married for 41 years. We have been best friends since second grade.

We serve in re|engage, Watermark's marriage ministry. We have been called to comfort others with the same comfort we have received.

I love the outdoors and all things camping and backpacking. My wife and three kids are Aggies. Gig 'em! I hope some day to get a (plastic) Aggie ring of my own just for helping pay for their tuition!

Interesting fact: I am a partner in a tornado shelter company.

October 19, 2017

BE LIKE JESUS, NOT LIKE JOHN.


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Proverbs 15:1-11

15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
A gentle [1] tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
A fool despises his father's instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
not so the hearts of fools. [2]
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;
whoever hates reproof will die.
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;
how much more the hearts of the children of man! (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 15:4 Or healing
[2] 15:7 Or the hearts of fools are not steadfast

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.