Proverbs

Hulk Smash – Part Three

In the clip in the last Hulk Smash post, you may notice something interesting. At first, Thor tries to speak gently to Hulk. “We’re not your enemies, Banner. Try to think.”

Now, although this doesn’t work very well with the Hulk, the Bible tells us that it can work with *cough cough* um, more normal people.

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1

Being gentle, kind, and understanding with those who are angry is one of the best ways to deal with anger. The worst thing you can do is get angry back at them or say something to provoke them. Kindness and love. The anger antidotes. I can’t guarantee that they will always work for everyone, but it’s the best way. If it doesn’t work, hit them with your awesome hammer pray for them. Prayer works.

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Bible Trivia: 6-21-14 Answers

From Proverbs 30:33, surely the churning of milk bringeth forth ___.

4. Butter

In biblical times, who or what was Laodicea?

3. City

Jesus said, “I am the good ___.”

4. Shepherd

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Bible Trivia: 6-21-14

From Proverbs 30:33, surely the churning of milk bringeth forth ___.

  1. Food
  2. Abundance
  3. Strife
  4. Butter

In biblical times, who or what was Laodicea?

  1. Prophetess
  2. Demon
  3. City
  4. Angel

Jesus said, “I am the good ___.”

  1. Samaritan
  2. Storyteller
  3. Fisherman
  4. Shepherd

Brought to you by our Bible Trivia Challenge Calender. Answers will be revealed tomorrow.

God’s Delight

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8

God delights in the prayers of those who love Him and trust in Him. Remember that today.

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,
and you will stay out of trouble.

Proverbs 21:23

Man, was Solomon wise or what?

Anyway, this is definitely very good advice. Watch what you say. Words can speak so much about a person’s character, and the words you say can reveal who you truly are.

So keep your mouth shut.

Trust

Those who trust in themselves are fools,

but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

-Proverbs 28:26

This verse makes some good points. We shouldn’t trust in ourselves. We should use the wisdom that God has given us and his Scriptures to guide us along the right paths. That’s why, when we’re making a decision, whether important or seemingly trivial, we should pray to God to lead us, and refer to Scripture. Here’s another verse about trusting in God.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare,

but whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe.

-Proverbs 29:25

We don’t have to fear anyone or anything, for God will keep us safe if we trust in Him.

Pride and Humility

“Pride leads to disgrace,

but with humility comes grace.”

-Proverbs 11:2

Pride. God’s word says it’s bad. I like this verse about pride, too.

“Pride goes before destruction,

and haughtiness before a fall.”

-Proverbs 16:18

Pride will destroy us. It will lead to disgrace. Haughtiness will make us fall. But, if we’re humble, we will have grace. God wants us to be humble. We’re nothing without him. So don’t have pride in what you do, but in the God who gives you everything.

Challenge: Be humble!