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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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Proverbs Project: God’s Wisdom & Sovereignty

Proverbs related to God’s Wisdom & Sovereignty:

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Proverbs 2:6-8
6      For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7      He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8      for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.

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Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
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Proverbs Project: Accepting Correction & The Fear of the LORD

Proverbs related to Accepting Correction & The Fear of the LORD:

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Proverbs 1:7
7          The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

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Proverbs 1:23-33 [WISDOM PERSONIFIED SPEAKING]
23        If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
24        But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25        since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
26        I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you–
27        when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28      “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.
29        Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30        since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31        they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32        For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33        but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

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