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Proverbs 14:30

by: FCC Staff

09/24/2020

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A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,but envy makes the bones rot.Proverbs 14:30Envy, wanting what someone else has, even to the point of feeling they don’t derisive it themselves, is a dangerous mindset. A study done in England showed that when young children were made to envy their peers, they were less likely to be able to focus on anything other than the object of their envy. Clowns would enter the room, puppies, a man in a sheet like a gho...


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Proverbs 14:23

by: FCC Staff

09/23/2020

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In all toil there is profit,but mere talk tends only to poverty.Proverbs 14:23Talk, talk, talk. Whether it is an unproductive employee or coworker, someone we are in a close relationship with, a politician, contractor, or service provider… listening to long drawn out plans, excuses and empty rhetoric while nothing happens can be frustrating.The same is true in our spiritual lives. If we are all talk, and have no action, we frustrate oursel...


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14:20-21

by: FCC Staff

09/22/2020

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The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,but the rich has many friends.Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.Proverbs 14:20-21Often it helps to look at the immediate context of a proverb or (any particular verse of scripture for that matter) to help us understand and apply the truth of what scripture is saying to our lives.Proverbs 14:20 states a fact of life: Rich people are generally mo...


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Proverbs 14:15

by: FCC Staff

09/21/2020

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The simple believes everything,but the prudent gives thought to his steps.Proverbs 14:15Today’s proverb shines a light on the contrast between insightful wisdom and naïve belief. When what he hold to be true is simply a matter of the last idea we have been exposed to, our behaviors, thoughts, and spiritual practice can become erratic and unmoored from the principals and truth of scripture.Blind faith isn’t the path of a child...


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Proverbs 14:13

by: FCC Staff

09/18/2020

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Even in laughter the heart may ache,    and the end of joy may be grief.Proverbs 14:13Whether we acknowledge them or not, deep within each of us our emotions churn away inside us, sometimes in ways that completely baffle us. Anger, fear, sadness, guilt, joy, peace… all these emotions are part of how we experience and process the world.
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Proverbs 14:12

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/17/2020

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There is a way that seems right to a man,    but its end is the way to death.Proverbs 14:12“It seemed like a good idea at the time…” is a popular phrase used to express out mindset after realizing behavior we had been engaging in was foolish. While we may be happy to have “lived and learned” our proverb for today tells us that ultimately, choosing our own wisdom over God’s ...
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Proverbs 14:10

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/15/2020

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The heart knows its own bitterness,    and no stranger shares its joy.Proverbs 14:10It’s never easy to know what it going on in the hearts and minds of others as we interact with them. Part of the wisdom of this proverb is to acknowledge that when someone is acting in a way that that we don’t understand, we have to acknowledge that there may be something that is going on beneath the surface, in the...
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Proverbs 14:9

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/15/2020

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Fools mock at the guilt offering,    but the upright enjoy acceptanceProverbs 14:9Guilt offerings were a very interesting concept in God’s covenant with Israel. Basically, they were to atone for something wrong you had done to someone else…  but gotten away with. But now, you feel guilty about it. The law stated, “Speak to the people of Israel, when a man or w...
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Proverbs 14:7

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/14/2020

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Leave the presence of a fool,for there you do not meet words of knowledge.Proverbs 14:7Goodbyes are never easy, and walking away from situations or relationships that are harmful to our walk with Jesus are no exception. While we all desire for everyone to know and embrace the truth of Christ found in scripture, there are inevitably times where we must have some space and healthy boundaries from others who have yet to accept that truth.In the cult...


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Proverbs 14:6

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/11/2020

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A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,but knowledge is easy for a man of understandingProverbs 14:6We all have things in life that we lack talent or skills in. Whether it is cooking, budgeting, home or auto repairs, knowing the latest in computer trends or home entertainment technology… we have our limitations, and we acknowledge them, letting professionals or friends who do show us the way.But when we become overly critical and skeptical, sc...


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Proverbs 14:4

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/10/2020

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Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.Proverbs 14:4Today’s proverb is an amusing bit of truth to consider. We mostly live our lives isolated from the everyday realities of the agricultural efforts it takes to sustain our daily lives. But a quick drive to Phoenix, past the large stockyards of livestock… you probably want to forgo your road snacks until the smell subsides. That’s w...


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Proverbs 14:1

by: Sydney Mckneelen

09/09/2020

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The wisest of women builds her house,but folly with her own hands tears it down.Proverbs 14:1Since wisdom is personified many times throughout proverbs as a wise woman, it is no accident the series of proverbs that begins with the contrasting imagery of wisdom, being constructive, and folly being destructive.One of the clearest themes in Proverbs as a whole is one of personal accountability. Whether we choose wisdom, and its blessings, or the pat...


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