Proverbs 11 – Wise counsel…

Good evening y’all. Happy Monday 🙂

Today we are studying chapter 11 of the book of Proverbs. I’ve picked out a few of the verses that spoke to me as I read the chapter.

Be blessed 🙂

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Verse 7

When the wicked die, their hope dies with them. Confidence placed in riches comes to nothing”.(Proverbs 11: 7 GNT)

The latter part of the verse says confidence placed in riches comes to nothing. Our confidence shouldn’t be in the things we have or our strength, rather it should be in God. Our strength can only take us so far before it fails us.

Jeremiah 17:5 says:  “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the lord”.

Today, ask yourself: In what or whom is my confidence? Is it in my abilities, possessions or in God?

Verse 9

With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous”.(Proverbs 11: 9 NLT)

Our words can either destroy or construct. Godly people use their words to construct. Their words edify and build up. Let’s pay attention to what comes out of our mouths. The CEVUS06 version says “Dishonest people use gossip to destroy their neighbors”.

Are we destroying someone by our words or building them up?

Verse 14

Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers”.(Proverbs 11: 14 NLT)

This is true of us too. We need good and godly counsel as we go through our journey in life. It is important that we surround ourselves with people who can give good advice and keep us in check.

The message version sums it up well –
Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances”.(Proverbs 11: 14 MSG)

Let’s put our confidence in God, use our mouths to edify others and surround ourselves with godly people who can give good counsel.

Thanks for joining today.  Feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.

Have a blessed evening 😉

***With God all things are possible***

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