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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Walter Peseski

Walter Peseski

Hello, Journeyers! My name is Walter Peseski, and I’m a transplant from New Jersey. The Lord used a job in Dallas to save me, and what a life change it’s been! I met the greatest woman a man could ask for, convinced her to spend the rest of her life with me, and married her last year. My wife would tell you that I have too many hobbies, which is why I’m not very good at any of them. I love to play golf. And, by the time you read this, I hope to have completed a triathlon. 

December 1, 2017

IRON SHARPENS IRON, BUT WHO GETS THE PRAISE?


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Proverbs 27:17-27

17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another. [1]
18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and he who guards his master will be honored.
19 As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man.
20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of man.
21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
and a man is tested by his praise.
22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle
along with crushed grain,
yet his folly will not depart from him.

23 Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
24 for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
25 When the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
26 the lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
27 There will be enough goats' milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.
(ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 27:17 Hebrew sharpens the face of another

MEMORY VERSES

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
for you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.