September 29, 2014

Proverbs Blog-Along: Days 29 and 30

Almost there!


CHAPTER 29
1Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism
will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.
Constructive criticism isn't a bad thing. Like I mentioned in the last post, which had a similar verse, it only seeks to help you make better choices and decisions.  

2When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
4A just king gives stability to his nation
but one who demands bribes destroys it.
If you've been following the series, you know exactly what I'm about to say... NIGERIA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

15To discipline a child produces wisdom,
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child
17Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.
Do you know, I'm secretly afraid of having children that are just mini tyrants? I always feel bad when I see a child throwing a tantrum and getting away with it, or a child that's so obviously spoilt, because it usually reflects badly on their parents and upbringing. Cakes has already said he won't even stand for nonsense, so future Muffin and Pumpkin (and maybe Sweetie Pie), just start behaving yourself now. For all our sake.


CHAPTER 30

Okay, let me just say that I think this chapter was a little weird and random. I can say that, right? If you don't believe me, go and read it yourself. Despite the randomness, I thought the following passage was interesante!

7O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die.
8First, help me never to tell a lie.
Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
9For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the lord?”
And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.
Do you think you could ever pray that God shouldn't make you all that rich? This guy here (it wasn't Solomon who wrote this chapter) prayed exactly that. He didn't want to be so rich that he wouldn't "need" to depend on God for provision. Sometimes I think about it - it's easy to get very comfortable when you have money and begin to feel like you don't need to depend on Him as much. At the same time though, he also prays that he isn't too poor that he goes and commits a sin. That's more understandable, right? I think this is a good line of prayer - praying that you don't have to handle what you cannot bear, and also what can be too big for you to handle or take care of.  


I said I'd make sure to finish Proverbs by the end of this month, right?! 31 tomorrow and we're done!!!


5 comments:

  1. Nice post....My first time here, i hope i would visit more

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  2. Just 3 things I noted.
    First of all, lol at those names. You will probably spoil them a lot out of love.
    If you want to kill me,tell me to babysit a tantrum throwing prone kid.
    It drives me crazy.
    Second,Solomon didn't write all of the Proverbs? Thats news to me.
    Third. I think the key word is constructive. However some people don't take criticism whether constructive or not well.They just flip out.
    Fourthly, Food for thought on not being too rich or too poor.
    Lastly( I no I said 3) Yes Lord! Help me not to tell a lie.
    But isn't it weird that some people actually feel better when you lie to them. You say the truth and then they flip out.

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    1. 1. BUAHAHAHAHA
      2. Yeah, he didn't
      3. True sha, and it's very sad
      4. Yup
      5. Amen!

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  3. hmm solomon was indeed wise i love the fact that he still wanted to depend on God for his provisions

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