My life is but a weaving between the Lord and me!

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Proverbs 21

Amplified Bible (AMP)

21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts.

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Haughtiness of eyes and a proud heart, even the tillage of the wicked or the lamp [of joy] to them [whatever it may be], are sin [in the eyes of God].

The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want.

Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death.

The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, because they refuse to do justice.

The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop [on the flat oriental roof, exposed to all kinds of weather] than in a house shared with a nagging, quarrelsome, and faultfinding woman.

10 The soul or life of the wicked craves and seeks evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

11 When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.

12 The [uncompromisingly] righteous man considers well the house of the wicked—how the wicked are cast down to ruin.

13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor will cry out himself and not be heard.

14 A gift in secret pacifies and turns away anger, and a bribe in the lap, strong wrath.

15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God), but to the evildoers it is dismay, calamity, and ruin.

16 A man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall abide in the congregation of the spirits (of the dead).

17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

18 The wicked become a ransom for the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and the treacherous for the upright [because the wicked themselves fall into the traps and pits they have dug for the good].

19 It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation.

20 There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.

21 He who earnestly seeks after and craves righteousness, mercy, and loving-kindness will find life in addition to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) and honor.

22 A wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles.

24 The proud and haughty man—Scoffer is his name—deals and acts with overbearing pride.

25 The desire of the slothful kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

26 He covets greedily all the day long, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous gives and does not withhold.

27 The sacrifice of the wicked is exceedingly disgusting and abhorrent [to the Lord]—how much more when he brings it with evil intention?

28 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears attentively will endure and go unchallenged.

29 A wicked man puts on the bold, unfeeling face [of guilt], but as for the upright, he considers, directs, and establishes his way [with the confidence of integrity].

30 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.

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Comments on: "Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapters 21" (4)

  1. My Prayer

    Father:
    The question is not how is a King’s heart in the hand of the Lord?; for you have set those to rule for your Glory and divine purpose. How wonderful we have the opportunity to walk in servant leadership. It is a humble heart that finds understanding and a just man who can lead with wisdom. Help us Lord as we follow the true King of Kings…Jesus. Try our hearts, Lord. Cause my steps to do right and justice, that Your Name will be lifted up! Praise the Lord from who all blessings flow, yes, Bless His holy Name! I pray that as we pursue righteousness and Love, we will find ABUNDANT life, prosperity and honor in our actions. ~ Amen

    Our God Reigns!~Zoey

    21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.
    2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts.
    3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
    21 He who earnestly seeks after and craves righteousness, mercy, and loving-kindness will find life in addition to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) and honor.

    • jennisahagun said:

      This scripture always brings me so much comfort. Especially when I cannot understand the leadership over me. I can trust the Lord with the “king’s” heart. God’s will, will be established. I also loved that you wrote, “Cause my steps to do right and justice, that Your Name will be lifted up!” My steps follow my thoughts and here is what He says about our thoughts :

      Proverbs 16:3

      Amplified Bible (AMP)

      3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.

      • Jenni: This is true. At times I have to be willing to sit at the feet of Jesus, it is good for my heart to rest in the Lord, even when I am excited to press forward in my walk…I can trust in the “King’s Heart” for His perfect will to be established in ALL things. Bless you~Zoey ❤

  2. jennisahagun said:

    Day 21:Proverbs 21

    5 The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want

    Boy, oh boy, what are my thoughts tending to? Lately, it is problems, concerns, and lack. I have been struggling to produce my small harvest of faith. I have been tending the wrong things. I have been imagining the problems instead of the solutions.

    As I studied out the words of this scripture in Hebrew and in the dictionary I found the following definitions:

    Thoughts: imagination
    Diligent: constant in effort
    Tend: to move in action in attending a specific direction, idea or vision
    Plenteousness: yielding abundantly, fruitful, ample, plenty,

    Here is my interpretation of this verse:

    Jenni’s thoughts, her imagination by her constant attention to renewing her mind and tending her thoughts, lead her to yielding abundant fruit.

    My thoughts are constantly bombarded with weeds. Just like dandelion seeds, the winds of doubt, and of unbelief blow over my heart trying to embed those negative, lack filled thoughts. The sad thing is my heart will produce what is sown there. It is very fertile, it does not discriminated from God honoring and world honoring seeds, that is my mind’s job. What my thoughts tend to, in constant effort, will be produced in my heart in abundance, whether negative or positive.

    What happens when my thoughts tend toward plenteousness in wrong thinking? I become desperate and act out of impatience and fear. I can’t trust God to provide. I must do it myself. I always end up hastening to want. I increase my lack instead of increasing my God. Oh this is so wrong and yet I have been here many times.

    Today, I am convicted by this word. I repent for allowing my mind to mass produce my problems, my worries, and my fears.

    *****Thank you, Lord for helping me think correctly. For tending my imagination with constant effort. Let your life be amply reproduce through me. Let your fruits be abundantly fruitful in my heart garden.

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