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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Kirk McGregor

Kirk McGregor


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm Kirk McGregor and thrilled to guide your "Journey" today.

For the past five years, I have been married to a godly woman and (in my humble opinion) the greatest OB/GYN in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: Dr. Lori Romberg. Our blended family consists of four children: Sarah and Matthew (17), Alex (11), and Abby (9).

You may have seen me around the Dallas campus serving in Equipped Disciple (equipping classes), Merge (premarital ministry), DivorceCare, and Frontlines (Sunday morning volunteer). I am also the only NY Jets fan from Foxborough, Massachusetts. Feel free to stop me so I can explain that anomaly.

November 23, 2017


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Proverbs 25:1-14

More Proverbs of Solomon

25:1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied.

It is the glory of God to conceal things,
but the glory of kings is to search things out.
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,
so the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Take away the dross from the silver,
and the smith has material for a vessel;
take away the wicked from the presence of the king,
and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence
or stand in the place of the great,
for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”
than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

What your eyes have seen
do not hastily bring into court,
for [1] what will you do in the end,
when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Argue your case with your neighbor himself,
and do not reveal another's secret,
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
and your ill repute have no end.

11 A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold
is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
is a faithful messenger to those who send him;
he refreshes the soul of his masters.
14 Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. (ESV)


[1] 25:8 Hebrew or else


Proverbs 21:1-2

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the heart.