A Christ Filled Life – Getting To know Jesus
<p>”Proverbs of Solomon”, XV, Proverbs 18:1) Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth (defies) with all wisdom. 2) A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself (delights in his own opinions). 3) When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy (shame) reproach. 4) The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. Psalms 78:2. 5) It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6) A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes (beating). 7) A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8) The words of a talebearer (whisperer) are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9) He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 10) The name of the Lord is a strong tower the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Psalm 18:2. 11) The rich man’s wealth is the strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 12) Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. 13) He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 14) The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 15) The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 16) A man’s gift maketh room (opens the way) for him; and bringeth him before great men. Daniel 1:17, 19, 20. 17) He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbor cometh and searcheth (questions) him. 18) (Casting) The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty (keepeth opponents apart). 19) A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20) A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21) Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Matthew 12:37. 22) Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. 23) The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. 24) A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
*We all like to hear gossip, it makes us feel like we’re in the “in-crowd”. I have found that being a “gossip” is addictive, until you find out you’re the one being talked about, then you wish that people didn’t talk so much and your feelings are hurt and you feel alone. It’s very hard to find a friend or be a friend if you don’t care about the consequences of not keeping a secret or repeating something you heard or may or may not know. Proverbs v8.
So many things could be set right if we would only say two little words: “I’m Sorry”. For the lack of these two words much has been lost between man and between God. These two words can mend a broken heart and build a stronger friendship, partnership, marriage and society. And for God, the words “I Repent” and truly mean it, can turn one’s life around and begin a most profound beginning in Christ Jesus.
*)This person’s opinion.