Albert J. Lowry set out to prove that it was easy to get rich quick in real estate with no money
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The rich are often filled with pride but the poor man who has understanding will see through this person (v. 11). The poor man who has understanding is of far more value than his well to do neighbor. When an honest person wins, it’s time to celebrate; when crooks are in control, it’s best to hide (v. 12). It is not the great, the rich, the mighty, or the noble, that God has chosen to use; but “the poor who are rich in faith” (I Cor. 1:26-28).
The greatest mistake a person can make is to try to cover his sin. It seems to be natural for fallen man, like Adam and Eve with their fig leaves, to try to cover his sin. Confession is the divinely appointed method for obtaining the blessing of God (v. 13). True confession involves genuine repentance and self judgment. When a man tries to cover his own sin, he is only adding to his sorrow. The Lord blesses everyone who is afraid to do evil, but if you do it, you will end up in trouble (v. 14).
When is the last time I have used I John 1:9? It is so easy to see the sin in the other persons’ life but not willing to admit the sin in my own life and confess it.
A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out. When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves. Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity. Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death; let no one help him. Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.
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Proverbs 25:11-20Self Control is Important
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Proverbs 26:10-19The Less You Do, The Less You Want to Do
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Proverbs 27:10-18Iron Can Sharpen Iron
Proverbs 27:19-27The Natural Man is Never Satisfied
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Proverbs 28:11-18The Rich Are Often Filled With Pride
Proverbs 28:19-28Giving Needed Rebuke is Never Easy
Proverbs 29:1-11An Honest Ruler Makes a Nation Strong
Proverbs 29:12-18Biblical Discipline Brings Delight
Proverbs 29:19-27The Rod and Reproof Bring Wisdom
Proverbs 30:1-10God Chooses to Use Ordinary People
Proverbs 30:11-17We Are Never Satisfied and Always Want More
Proverbs 30:18-23We Will be Judged For What We do in The Body
Proverbs 30:24-28Anger Produces Trouble
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