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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Angela Jacobs

Angela Jacobs

Hi, I am Angela Jacobs, wife to Jay, mom to four (Elle, Anna, Ivey, and Will), and caregiver to one overzealous dog. Other things I am thankful for include running with friends, good books, Baylor Bears, the Advent of Christmas, and the quiet of the early morning. I live among a crew of highly social extroverts whose favorite question often is, "Who is coming to dinner tonight?" My extroverts offer this introverted-extroverted speech therapist plenty of opportunity to use my own words well and, because of God's grace, speak hope and peace.

November 24, 2017

SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY . . . WITH NO REGRET


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Proverbs 25:15-28

15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded,
and a soft tongue will break a bone.
16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house,
lest he have his fill of you and hate you.
18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.
19 Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble
is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.
20 Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart
is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,
and like vinegar on soda.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
22 for you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.
26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain
is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
27 It is not good to eat much honey,
nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory. [1]
28 A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls.
(ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 25:27 The meaning of the Hebrew line is uncertain

MEMORY VERSES

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.