Proverbs 31 Challege ~ Chapter 13


Proverbs 13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 A wise son heeds [and is the fruit of] his father’s instruction and correction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.

A good man eats good from the fruit of his mouth, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

The appetite of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied.

A [consistently] righteous man hates lying and deceit, but a wicked man is loathsome [his very breath spreads pollution] and he comes [surely] to shame.

Righteousness (rightness and justice in every area and relation) guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness plunges into sin and overthrows the sinner.

One man considers himself rich, yet has nothing [to keep permanently]; another man considers himself poor, yet has great [and indestructible] riches.

A rich man can buy his way out of threatened death by paying a ransom, but the poor man does not even have to listen to threats [from the envious].

The light of the [uncompromisingly] righteous [is within him—it grows brighter and] rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked [furnishes only a derived, temporary light and] shall be put out shortly.

10 By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom.

11 Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

13 Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded.

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard [like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp].

16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly.

17 A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador brings healing.

18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses instruction and correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.

19 Satisfied desire is sweet to a person; therefore it is hateful and exceedingly offensive to [self-confident] fools to give up evil [upon which they have set their hearts].

20 He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.

21 Evil pursues sinners, but the consistently upright and in right standing with God is recompensed with good.

22 A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.

23 Much food is in the tilled land of the poor, but there are those who are destroyed because of injustice.

24 He who spares his rod [of discipline] hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines diligently and punishes him early.

25 The [uncompromisingly] righteous eats to his own satisfaction, but the stomach of the wicked is in want.


1 thought on “Proverbs 31 Challege ~ Chapter 13”

  1. Day 13: Proverbs 13

    2 A good man eats good from the fruit of his mouth, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

    God is good, so when we serve Him and allow Him to fill us up, we become filled with the goodness of God and this is what makes us “good.” There is no “good” in me, apart from Christ. I am not good because of helping the poor, or caring for the sick, or thinking of others first.

    Romans 7:18 (AMP)

    18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]

    I really am bad to the bone. So, a “good” man or woman is one who allows the goodness of God to flow through them. In order to be a “good” man that eats “good” I must be trained, filled, and overflowing with the only good God! God gives me the ability to be good.

    Now, that I have established what being “good” means, how does a “good man” eat good? Well, a good cook is one who knows their ingredients and how to work with those ingredients. My ingredient is the Holy Spirit, given to me by my GOOD GOD. When I allow the Holy Spirit, who is the living water to teach me His Word, and I receive Jesus, my bread of life, it is gourmet time in Jenni’s heart. My heart shows forth His good fruits by what is heard on my lips. Just as you can smell what is being cooked or what is already cooked when you come into a restaurant, my lips will show forth what my heart is “cooking.”

    My mouth is supposed to be God’s fruit garden, where I am to eat good but also feed others. What kind of “fruit” is being produced in God’s fruit garden, my mouth? As I renew my mind to my GOOD GOD and His Word, His fruit is produced. His Word, totally changes my “badness” into His goodness and I begin to eat good, getting all the nutrients I need to live a healthy, well nourished, well balanced life. When I eat good, I grow good! Yummy! God is so good!

    ****Thank you, Lord for helping me understand your Goodness, and to show forth it. Let my heart be your garden to cultivate and produce the fruits you know I need and others need.

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