Proverbs 16 – As part of the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge, I am doing one chapter per day for 31 days since there are 31 chapters also in the Book of Proverbs. This is day 16 of 31, therefore I am focusing on Proverbs 16.
Today read the whole chapter of Proverbs 16. There are 33 verses in this chapter.
I am not totally sure what the first verse starts off talking about being honest. However in verse 2 it shows that we as a sinner, think that our own ways are good. But our ways may go against God’s ways. We may tend to think of it like I am a good person, better than this other person or compared to another person. But, we must follow God’s Law and ways. We must do God’s Will.
When you show fear for God, a reverence type of fear I will remind you. It says it will help one depart from evil. If you have this fear of God, you will not want to do evil. When you have a the right relationship with God, you will be respected as well, even by your enemies.
A man will go based on what his heart tells him to do, but God will direct your paths, the way you go.
This Proverb also tells us that the king wanted a mind like God, when he was to pass judgement on someone because God expects a king to be just. Often in those times, people under the king believed that judgment came from God, Himself to the king. Because it was wrong for a king to commit wickedness or evil.
This Proverbs talks about weights and scales. This time it telling us an honest scale belongs to the Lord. That tells us that God won’t lie or cheat. He will do what is right. God wants us to be honest too.
This Proverb also talks about wisdom, this time it compares wisdom to gold. Saying that wisdom is much better than gold. It is worth so much more. This wisdom is referring to a Godly wisdom. It also talks about understanding compared to sliver. How it is much more valuable than silver. This is a godly understanding.
The best road to take is the road that departs from evil.
[pullquote]Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18[/pullquote]
Again this Proverb talks about pride. It warns us that pride will lead to destruction. This destruction will cause us to fall. We can’t be proud, we must be humble and know we cannot do it on our own and that we can do nothing without Christ. (See Philippians 4:13)
That God does not like it when we are proud. This pride can make you think you don’t it on your own and won’t make you realize that you done it with God or acknowledge God did it. It also says that God won’t let evil go unpunished.
We must take heed to wisely words. Listen to them. They may help us on our walk with God. But use it with caution and make sure it is backed up by sound Word of God. Trust in the Lord and you will be happy.
Wisdom given by a professor or education is nothing compared to the wisdom of Christ. We may know of Christ, but do we really truly know Christ, have that personal relationship with Him? Remember if we walk with Him daily, we should know more and more about it. When we don’t walk with Him is when we learn the least about Him.
Take heed and watch out for correction from fools, like I mentioned above when someone shares something with you, it is important to study on it for yourself. Make sure it is the Word of God.
Soft or pleasant words can make a person feel good, it is sweet the Bible says, sweet like a honeycomb. It is good for the health and bones of our bodies. These good words, or encouraging words makes us feel good.
[pullquote]There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25[/pullquote]
Again this Proverb talks about the ways we think are right, may not be right. These wrong paths we take that we thing is right is not and will lead to death or sin.
For the ungodly person will dig up evil and keep evil around them. They will want evil to happen and be around everyone. They have ill feelings to other people. This evil person will tempt others to go astray. It will separate best friends. Break accord with neighbors.
This Proverb talks about the silver-haired person, or gray-headed. I always heard gray is a sign of wisdom. Some say the gray was stress from a child or something. But the Bible tells us that gray hair or silver-haired is a crown of glory. Crown because it is on our head. A glory that is well deserved it shows age and respect.
This Proverb also tells us we must be slow to anger. If we are hot-tempered or short fused, we will go off and say things we will regret and cannot take back what we said or we may do things that will later regret too.
This Proverb ends by telling us that all decisions are of the Lords. We must trust in Him with all things. Allow Him to lead us and guide us. After all God knows what is best for us. We must do what is right for Him and His Will.
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