HEART CHOICES

Proverbs 31:1-31 TPT>

*Lemuel is translated: To God (El). Most scholars believe this is a poetic name of Solomon. I tend to confer this to be true! I really like The Passion Translation on this particular chapter in Proverbs! Please check out the link at the end of this blog.

“King Lemuel’s royal words of wisdom: These are the inspired words my mother taught me. Listen, my dear son, son of my womb. You are the answer to my prayers, my son. So keep yourself sexually pure from the promiscuous, wayward woman. Don’t waste the strength of your anointing on those who ruin kings— you’ll live to regret it! For you are a king, Lemuel, and it’s never fitting for a king to be drunk on wine or for rulers to crave alcohol.

For when they drink they forget justice and ignore the rights of those in need, those who depend on them for leadership. Strong drink is given to the terminally ill, who are suffering at the brink of death. Wine is for those in depression in order to drown their sorrows. Let them drink and forget their poverty and misery. But you are to be a king who speaks up on behalf of the disenfranchised and pleads for the legal rights of the defenseless and those who are dying.

Be a righteous king, judging on behalf of the poor and interceding for those most in need. Who could ever find a wife like this one — she is a woman of strength and mighty valor! She’s full of wealth and wisdom. The price paid for her was greater than many jewels. Her husband has entrusted his heart to her, for she brings him the rich spoils of victory. All throughout her life she brings him what is good and not evil.

She searches out continually to possess that which is pure and righteous. She delights in the work of her hands. She gives out revelation-truth to feed others. She is like a trading ship bringing divine supplies from the merchant. Even in the night season she arises and sets food on the table for hungry ones in her house and for others. She sets her heart upon a field and takes it as her own.

She labors there to plant the living vines. She wraps herself in strength, might, and power in all her works. She tastes and experiences a better substance, and her shining light will not be extinguished, no matter how dark the night. She stretches out her hands to help the needy and she lays hold of the wheels of government. She is known by her extravagant generosity to the poor, for she always reaches out her hands to those in need.

She is not afraid of tribulation, for all her household is covered in the dual garments of righteousness and grace. Her clothing is beautifully knit together — a purple gown of exquisite linen. Her husband is famous and admired by all, sitting as the venerable judge of his people. Even her works of righteousness she does for the benefit of her enemies. Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her as she laughs with joy over the latter days.

Her teachings are in filled with wisdom and kindness as loving instruction pours from her lips. She watches over the ways of her household and meets every need they have. Her sons and daughters arise in one accord to extol her virtues, and her husband arises to speak of her in glowing terms. “There are many valiant and noble ones, but you have ascended above them all!”

Charm can be misleading, and beauty is vain and so quickly fades, but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe, and fear of the Lord. She will be praised throughout eternity. So go ahead and give her the credit that is due, for she has become a radiant woman, and all her loving works of righteousness deserve to be admired at the gateways of every city.”

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 11

Proverbs 30:29-33 TPT>

“There are four stately monarchs who are impressive to watch as they go forth: the lion, the king of the jungle, who is afraid of no one, the rooster strutting boldly among the hens, the male goat out in front leading the herd, and a king leading his regal procession. If you’ve acted foolishly by drawing attention to yourself, or if you’ve thought about saying something stupid, you’d better shut your mouth. For such stupidity may give you a bloody nose! Stirring up an argument only leads to an angry confrontation.”

Commentary:

Watching our conduct and words proves our character! Don’t be a troublemaker but do represent Christ well.

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 10

Proverbs 30:24-28 TPT>

“The earth has four creatures that are very small but very wise: The feeble ant has little strength, yet look how it diligently gathers its food in the summer to last throughout the winter. The delicate rock-badger isn’t all that strong, yet look how it makes a secure home, nestled in the rocks. The locusts have no king to lead them, yet they cooperate as they move forward by bands. And the small lizard is easy to catch as it clings to the walls with its hands, yet it can be found inside a king’s palace.”

Commentary:

We can learn so much from these examples! It just takes determination to accomplish your goals. We have said, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 9

Proverbs 30:21-23 TPT>

“There are four intolerable events that are simply unbearable to observe: when an unfaithful servant becomes a ruler, when a scoundrel comes into great wealth, when an unfaithful woman marries a good man, and when a mistress replaces a faithful wife.”

Commentary:

Does this somewhat describe our world?

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 8

Proverbs 30:18-21 TPT>

“There are four marvelous mysteries that are too amazing to unravel — who could fully explain them? The way an eagle flies in the sky, the way a snake glides on a boulder, the path of a ship as it passes through the sea, and the way a bridegroom falls in love with his bride. Here is the deceptive way of the adulterous woman: she takes what she wants and then says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.””

Commentary:

What more can I say?

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 7

Proverbs 30:17 TPT>

“The eye that mocks his father and dishonors his elderly mother deserves to be plucked out by the ravens of the valley and fed to the young vultures!”

Commentary:

I know this verse seems harsh! Do we ever need respect and honor in our world! It starts with family and honoring your father and mother! Sadly, the powers that be have done so much to tear down our family unit as God intended! Lord, forgive us and heal us! Let ours be a nation that is truly under God’s blessings, one that serves you!

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 6

Proverbs 30:15-16 TPT>

“There are three words to describe the greedy: “Give me more!” There are some things that are never satisfied. Forever craving more, they’re unable to say, “That’s enough!” Here are four: the grave, yawning for another victim, the barren womb, ever wanting a child, thirsty soil, ever longing for rain, and a raging fire, devouring its fuel. They’re all insatiable.”

Commentary:

The generation of give me more is never satisfied!

They can’t seem to say I have had enough! But, is it all really their fault? We hand them I pads, and I phones, money, buy their gas, gifts for their dates. We have spoiled them so they have a lack of drive to accept responsibility. So in decorating we sometimes say less is more!

However, in the case of get the kids out of your hair, more is less! They need quality time, sitting and talking, dinner together and family activity. Well, quantity of things never trumps quality of life and unity in the family!

Some things seem to never get satisfied! There is the grave for instance. How many countless lives have been wasted by accidents, drug addictions, sickness and even murder! What a sad thing it is living in a world with so much prejudice around us! We live in a land full of abortions where innocent lives are taken! Yet, so many wish to adopt or have a child and don’t or can’t. Our regulations hinder the process! There is fostering though!!!

Our country is like thirsty soil for love, respect, and honor! We long for the rain of such blessings but it seems the world is set on fire by hatred, anger, and vengeance! It seems as if it will never stop! An old song says so well, If we ever needed the Lord before, we sure do need him now!

“Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call on Him [for salvation] while He is near.”

Isaiah 55:6 AMP

Save us Oh LORD!

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 5

Proverbs 30:10-14 TPT>

“Never defame a servant before his master, for you will be the guilty one and a curse will come upon you. There is a generation rising that curses their fathers and speaks evil of their mothers. There is a generation rising that considers themselves to be pure in their own eyes, yet they are morally filthy, unwashed, and unclean.

There is a generation rising that is so filled with pride, they think they are superior and look down on others. There is a generation rising that uses their words like swords to cut and slash those who are different. They would devour the poor, the needy, and the afflicted from off the face of the earth!”

Commentary:

These verses above depict our generation so very much! It’s a cutthroat world when folks do whatever it takes to get ahead of their fellow man. I guess one might say dog eat dog. The sad thing is that sometimes people do this in their daily lives, their churches, schools, and in their government!

This is a generation that for the most part despises the godly teachings of their parents.

Millennials try to redefine and twist the word of God to suit their lifestyle! It will never work for God and his word define sin, not carnal men! He is the shot caller!!!

This generation is somewhat morally filthy, unwashed, and unclean. However, judgment is coming! They think they are pure in their own eyes but they are full of pride!

They look down on their fellow man desiring to run the next person’s business. It seems everybody knows best for the their fellow man. However, they speak as if everything people choose to do is alright! Yet, they are so two-faced and become so angry, even violent when anyone disagrees with their idea of things!

They need to look in the mirror and straighten themselves out. Sadly it is predominant in the church world as well. Politicians and sometimes religious leaders use their words in harsh manners towards others just because they can! You can not dice sheep up and expect they won’t react baadly!

We are to be salt in the earth as believers, ministers and pastors speaking with grace in our hearts! Don’t be found of those who would devour and annihilate the poor! They have no regard for the afflicted and the needy! Remember, God ever watches over the poor! You would do well to take heed to the words of this proverb!

Note: The kingdom of God is exactly that! It does not belong to old school, new school; nor, any school of thought to come! Truth and real wisdom for the believer should only come from Yahweh. As I heard a pastor say anytime we deny the authority of God’s word, we are acting as anti-Christ, against God! I choose to believe the report of the Lord and cast all others thoughts aside! Yes, you can as an individual believe whatever you want as well as I can choose to reject your opinion! The word of God is the final authority!

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 4

Proverbs 30:5-9 TPT>

“Every promise from the faithful God is pure and proves to be true. He is a wraparound shield of protection for all his lovers who run to hide in him. Never add to his words, or he will have to rebuke you and prove that you’re a liar. God, there are two things I’m asking you for before I die, only two: Empty out of my heart everything that is false— every lie, and every crooked thing. And give me neither undue poverty nor undue wealth— but rather, feed my soul with the measure of prosperity that pleases you. May my satisfaction be found in you. Don’t let me be so rich that I don’t need you or so poor that I have to resort to dishonesty just to make ends meet. Then my life will never detract from bringing glory to your name.”

Commentary:

There is not much I could add to enhance the thought here! I can say this is a good model for prayer! I especially like the part that says:

Empty out of my heart everything that is false— every lie, and every crooked thing.

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PROVERBS 30 – Series 3

Proverbs 30:4 TPT>

“Who is it that travels back and forth from the heavenly realm to the earth? Who controls the wind as it blows and holds it in his fists? Who tucks the rain into the cloak of his clouds? Who stretches out the skyline from one vista to the other? What is his name? And what is the name of his Son? Who can tell me?”

Commentary:

Who is he that travels back and forth from the heavenly realm to the earth? Excerpts from John Gill’s Exposition – Since the coming of Christ there is no need of any further revelation to be made nor of any such expedition, in order to obtain it, Romans 10:6. He lay in the bosom of the Father, and was privy to his whole mind and will; he descended from heaven to earth not by local motion, but, by assumption of nature; and when he had made known his Father’s will, and done his work, he ascended far above all heavens, and received gifts for men; to fill his churches and ministers with them, in order to communicate and improve spiritual and divine knowledge; and therefore, with great propriety and pertinence, he applies these words to himself, John 3:13.

“But we receive the faith-righteousness that speaks an entirely different message: “Don’t for a moment think you need to climb into the heavens to find the Messiah and bring him down.” Romans 10:6 TPT

“No one has risen into the heavenly realm except the Son of Man who also exists in heaven.”John 3:13 TPT

Who controls the wind as it blows and holds it in his fists? JGE – Not any mere creature; not any man or set of men; it is not in the power of any, either men or angels, to restrain or let loose the winds at pleasure; nor has Satan, though called the prince of the power of the air, that is, of the devils in the air, any such command of them; none but he that made them can command them to blow, or be still; even he who brings them out of his treasures, and his own son, whom the wind and seas obeyed; see Psalm 135:7.

“He forms the misty clouds and creates thunder and lightning, bringing the wind and rain out of his heavenly storehouse.” Psalms 135:7 TPT

Who tucks the rain into the cloak of his clouds? JGE – Either the waters above, which are bound in the thick clouds as in a garment which hold them from pouring out; or the waters of the sea, which are as easily managed by the Lord as an infant by its parent, and is wrapped about with a swaddling band, Job 26:8. But can any creature do this? none but the mighty God; and his almighty Son!

“He fills the thick clouds with water. But he does not let its heavy weight break the clouds open.” Job 26:8 ERV

Who stretches out the skyline from one vista to the other? JGE – Fixed the boundaries of the several parts of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and the several countries in them? settled the foundations of the earth, and secured the banks and borders of it from the raging of the sea? None but these next mentioned; see Job 38:4.

““Where were you when I made the earth? If you are so smart, answer me.” Job 38:4 ERV

What is his name? And what is the name of his Son? Who can tell me?” JGE – If thou surest it is a mere man that does all these things tell his name; or, if he be dead, say what is the name of his son or of any of his family; so Jarchi and others interpret it: or rather, since “it is the Lord alone and his own proper Son,” to whom these things can he ascribed say what is his name; that is, his nature and perfections which are incomprehensible and ineffable; otherwise he is known by his name *Yahweh and especially as his name is proclaimed in Christ which is *Yeshua and manifested by him and in his Gospel.

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