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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - Proverbs 17-20

Today is catchup day. When my computer generated our Bible reading plan, most of the Bible readings were one chapter in length. There were a few readings of two chapters to enable our to finish our plan by Labor Day. I overlooked the last three double reading days as I prepared my emails. This morning I set about to catch up. Join me in these extra long notes to get us ba...

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - Proverbs 16

Many of the proverbs in this chapter teach us about God's sovereign control of all things. God is more in charge of our lives than many of us realize. Pray about your plans. God must be behind them if they are to succeed (v. 3). It is easy to think we determine our plans for the future. The truth is that unless God lines things up, our plans will not succeed. Talk to Go...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Proverbs 13

Don't say the first thing that comes to mind when you get angry (v.3). When we get angry it is easy to let off steam and tell people what we feel. We feel justified in tearing somebody up in our anger. The problem is we usually destroy our reputation when we get "ticked off" and say what comes to mind. Keep your mouth shut. Walk away. Take a deep breath. Pray. Calm down ...

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - Proverbs 11

God detests dishonest business (v.1). God detests dishonest business, such as when a merchant has two weights in his bag, one heavy and one light. Old Testament prophets frequently talked about God's anger when a business wasn't delivering what people paid for (Amos 8:5; Hosea 12:7). Dishonest business brings chaos to society. This also applies to dishonesty in manufactu...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - Proverbs 12

One of the hardest parts about gaining knowledge is it involves discipline and a willingness to be corrected (v. 1). If we rebel against correction and don't have an attitude that is willing to learn and an openness to change our minds, we are stupid. Don't be stupid! Work hard to listen and learn from what others say. A wife is either your greatest blessing or your gre...

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Proverbs 14

Here are a few comments on my favorite proverbs in this chapter. A wife will either make or break her family (v. 1). The word "house" in the Bible usually stands for household or family. A wise woman builds her family up. She does this through her commitment to her husband and children, her enthusiasm and attitude around her home, her calmness in challenging circumstanc...

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - Proverbs 10

f you love your parents, be wise and don't grieve them (v. 1). It is essential to learn wisdom if you don't want to break your parents' hearts. How can you be wise and avoid grieving your parents? The proverbs in this chapter are terse sayings designed to develop wise living. Here are a few of my favorite proverbs in this chapter: Make an honest living (vv.2-3). Dishon...

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Proverbs 9

When was the last time you had an invitation to dinner? Proverbs 9 is about two dinner invitations. One by Lady Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1-6) and another by Lady Folly (Proverbs 9:13-18). In the middle are a few words of self-diagnosis to help you discover which dinner invitation you are taking based on how you take correction from others. Choose wisely where you will eat your d...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Proverbs 7

Don't ignore warnings about sexual sin (vv.1-4). When was the last time you found yourself NOT struggling with sexual temptation? This chapter is a father pleading with his son (and us) to listen to his words of advice and avoid sexual sin. He begs us to listen closely, to treasure these words in our hearts, to protect them like we were protecting our own eyes, to memo...

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - Proverbs 6

Be careful of unwise alliances or commitments (vv.1-5). Do you remember asking your parents to co-sign one of your first car loans or school loans? I suspect you found they were hesitant. They were afraid to make a commitment that if you backed out on your word, they might be unable to keep. Life is full of commitments that are easy to make but hard to fulfill. Buying on...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Proverbs 8

Proverbs 7 warned against the dangers of the seductress. Proverbs 8 tells us about another woman that calls our name. Her name is Lady Wisdom. Instead of having a commitment to ruin our lives, she is committed to the success of our lives. From the earliest Christian centuries, scholars recognized that lady wisdom is not an abstract idea but is Jesus Christ. Paul also reco...

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Proverbs 4

Wisdom is a family tradition worth maintaining (vv.1-9). Here a father appeals to his son to get wisdom because it is the same appeal his own father made to him. This means the father was also once a young man. He understands the hard work of getting God's wisdom. He understands the temptation to be distracted. He also understands the benefits of a life spent pursuing an...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:1-12 gives us five great promises on which we can build our lives. Proverbs 3:13-20 gives us two principles to remember about the way God works. Five Great Promises The promise of life and prosperity (vv. 1-2). God promises long life, prosperity and peace to those who do not forget God's Word as they remember what it teaches and store it up in their hearts. ...

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - Proverbs 5

While Proverbs 1-4 talked about wisdom in the positive sense, beginning with Proverbs 5, we learn about the dangers of not listening to the wisdom of God. The first danger of ignoring God's wisdom is sexual sin. Sex education begins at home (vv.1-6). It is a parent's job to carefully teach his or her children the truth about their sexuality. Parents are not to leave it ...

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Summer 2016 Bible Reading Calendar

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Monday, June 6, 2016 - Proverbs 1

Welcome to the CrossWinds Spirit Lake campus summer Bible reading plan. Each weekday we study a chapter or two in the Bible plus I will provide a few paragraphs of notes to help you get more from your reading....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2:1-4 tells us how to pursue God’s wisdom. Proverbs 2:5-22 shows us the benefits of having God’s wisdom....

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