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Proverbs Project: Avoiding Evil & Seeking Good

Proverbs related to the the theme of Avoiding Evil & Seeking Good:

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Proverbs 4:14-16
14        Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
15        Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16        For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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Proverbs 5:7-10
7          Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
8          Keep to a path far from [the adulteress], do not go near the door of her house,
9          lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel,
10        lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man’s house.
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Proverbs Project: Laziness & Work Ethic

Proverbs related to Laziness & Work Ethic:

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Proverbs 6:6-11
6          Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7          It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8          yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9          How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
10       A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–
11       and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

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Proverbs 10:4-5
4          Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5          He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
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Cultivating Wisdom according to Proverbs

I’ve never heard someone say, “I wish I had less wisdom”, and I’m quite sure I never will.

Wisdom is one of the few things all of us should always aspire to have more of – never less – but unfortunately, true wisdom is something many will never have. Why? Because they refuse to trust this formula:

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An Individual + The Fear of the LORD = A Wise Person

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I believe this formula is true 100% of the time, and I did not come up with it on my own – this is what is taught at the beginning of the book of Proverbs:
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