~ Proverbs 23 ~ The Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom ~


~ Proverbs 23 The Goldmine Of Spiritual Wisdom ~


The Proverbs indeed contain a luxurious well appointed wealth of spiritual treasure. Fit for a king, yet equally important for anyone else! There is a profound wisdom here that transcends time and reaches out to us at whatever place or point we may be in life! The Proverbs contain a plethora of pithy sayings that can often befuddle one’s mind. King Solomon shares his godly wisdom via the Proverbs that were written over 3,000 years ago! They portray moral truth and a vast range of important imperative subjects. This is a continuing series of the thirty one Proverbs! I suggest for further in depth study that you begin reading at least one Proverb each day; in them you will discover a “Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom.”


King Solomon was the wisest man to ever live; yet he was not able at times to rise above his own fleshly desires! This lets us know that wealth is not a cure all! One must learn to rise above the desires of the flesh if self discipline is desired! Here is where temptation lurks! Remember in the garden the crafty serpent? “Did God really say?” Genesis 5. The devil continuously tries to find clever ways to get us to do things his way and walk contrary to what God says! He still wants to deceive the children of God! So, the ongoing spiritual battle continues…


It is important to know that whenever you are tempted, it is not of God! It is so important to know the Word of God for yourself! There is so much to pull you away and off course and onto the broad road that leads to destruction. Solomon is an excellent example. He provides us with a plethora of examples and many Proverbs to help us out! The Word tells us: "No temptation has seized you except is common to man. And God is FAITHFUL: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” I Corinthians 10.


Thank God for JESUS! We can now call upon Him as Savior and Lord! He is able to rescue us from the power and pull of sin! But, we in turn must call upon Him and obey His Word! Christ came so we could have a better life! He does not want you to have a legalistic, unhappy, dismal life! He wants the Fruit of His Spirit to flow from you! He wants His Light to shine through you!


What is this Fruit? “But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit. Let us keep in step with the Spirit…” Galatians 5. As we grow spiritually the Fruit becomes visible in our character. They are by-products of the Spirit of the Lord presence operating in our lives. Through self control we learn to actually implement the wisdom principles found in Proverbs! Here is a wonderful spiritual food to keep us on the path that leads to the Lord.


King Solomon did not turn away from God all at once. It was a gradual decline that led him down the primrose path. Sin is like cancer. When not properly addressed it will take over your body and drain you of your life! We must take a stand when sin lurks at our door. No matter what form it tries to cloak itself in. One must pray, meditate on the Word of God, seek and ask His Holy Spirit to open our understanding. Pray for discernment! Solomon’s downfall was because he allowed sin to stay around him. He should have confronted the sin. Instead, he embraced the ungodly ways of his seven hundred royal wives and three hundred concubines. They eventually corrupted him.


We are living in a time when anything goes! Therefore it is important to know that this is “Not so” as far as the Lord is concerned! His purpose and plan for our lives has not changed! Look around and notice how story after story in the news gets increasingly more perverted than the next! Things are really getting out of hand! Prayer is an essential tool for survival! There is much spiritual warfare to divide marriages and families!


As a Christian, God wants to be in charge of our lives from start to finish! He is the Ultimate Father who knows what is best for us! We who are believers belong to God! His Word is supposed to be our "Life Manual!" We can see just how much Solomon’s household was divided as well as His Kingdom! He paid a great price because he compromised the godly principles he knew to be right! The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from Him. All of God’s Word is true! God has not changed! If He is the source of everything why not go to Him first! Solomon allowed himself to be led away from listening to the Lord…


“So the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenants and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. Nevertheless, for the sake of your father, I will not do it during your lifetime.” I Kings 11. God keeps His promises! He had promised Solomon’s father King David that Solomon would be King! He could have been blessed for all time but he did not listen to the Lord! After His death His Kingdom was divided!


There is so much going on in our world today! Many leaders throughout the world on many levels have not listened to the Lord! This is true within God’s Church as well! Is tradition and what gets everyone in an emotional uproar most apparent? Many have allowed foreign gods and embraced ungodly, practices and principles! It is clear and concise in these Proverbs the consequences for ignoring God! “Unless the LORD builds the house its builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127. Be honest with yourself! Is God really welcomed in your home, your worship service, or your life?


The Proverbs has a wealth of spiritual wisdom to give us Joy for the journey! To direct us on the path that we should go. It is important to build your marriage, family, home, worship services and close relationships on godly principles! We are not supposed to compromise God’s principles when we engage with friends, family, strangers, coworkers, neighbors who are non believers. This does not mean we become rigid and legalistic. It does mean that we are conscious of God's principles and we do not lay them aside just to be accepted. God really can make a difference! Is God not Omnipresent? Meaning He is everywhere we are? Therefore in whatever we are doing or wherever we are HE is there! Just know He does not force His way upon us it is our choice! Daily embrace His principles an allow the Light of the Lord to shine through you!


Do you really want to be happy! Being blessed means being happy! The Word says:Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly. Nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of Lord and in His law does he meditate day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, bringing forth fruit in His season…” Psalms 1. Remember the Fruit we talked about earlier? This is why we must continuously embrace His Word so we can grow spiritually!I can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens me!” Philippians 4.


God has created us for our lives to center around Him! It is in Him you will find a rich, fulfilling, inner life that will help you weather the storms of life. He has given us His Holy Spirit to help us! It is important to take a personal inventory and see where you are? God is Omniscient! God already knows! He know everything! It is your choice; His way or your way? Have you accepted Him in your heart as your Savior and Lord! Trust Him! We can learn so much when we read, ponder, implement and apply the principles that are throughout the Word of God! You can be 100 % sure of who you are in Jesus Christ! These wonderful, brilliantly written God inspired Proverbs can help us make better life choices! It will make all the difference in the world! There is power in the Word of God!


~ Proverbs 23 ~

Proverbial Lesson Highlights

Bribes

When you sit down to dine with someone who is influential, or in power be careful when you are not certain of their character! A corrupt ruler will try to entice or bribe you into doing what they want you to do. Discernment is an invaluable gift from God! It is important to know the Word of God, implement it in your life and stand on it! God’s Word provides us with a strong foundation. This way you will not be easily swayed from what is right regardless of whoever it is! “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for his food is deceptive.”


Godly Spiritual Wisdom

Listening is important. We can learn a great deal when we listen to someone who is wise. We are forever growing. The Word of God has an endless wealth of wisdom to help us grow spiritually. The Proverbs are immensely concentrated in its contents with godly wisdom! Solomon candidly shares with us the benefits of wisdom. “Apply your heart to instruction and you ears to words of knowledge.”


Discipling Children

It is very important that we discipline our children! Without proper discipline they will not respect you, others or themselves. If you want your child to become responsible and productive you must teach them proper healthy boundaries. There are times when a rare occasional smack on the backside is warranted. This is to let the child know that they have gone too far and gone beyond their limits! Talking to your child and explaining why he or she is being disciplined is important. "Time out" is important! It interrupts whatever it is they want to do and readily allows them to feel a consequence! The majority of the time you can resolve the issue just by talking with them! Discipline should always be age appropriate!


Beating a child is always out of order! Abuse of any kind is totally unacceptable! When you properly discipline a child they will not be harmed in any way. Although unpleasant in the moment, this will later help them feel secure emotionally as well! This serves as a reminder that this particular action resulted in a drastic measure and the behavior is unacceptable! A tap on the hand also can be effective. Always keep in mind you want to readily and consistently discipline any inappropriate behavior that is not acceptable. Discipline is an important part of proper parenting. “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.”


Drinking Wine

This Proverb has a lot to say in regards to drinking wine. Wine itself is not bad. It is when one overindulges in wine that it begins to alter their ability to make sound judgments! It dulls their senses ! Israel was a wine producing country. Wine was extremely plentiful! It is important to note that the overindulgence to an extreme in anything is not good! Eating too much meat will result in one becoming overweight, which is unhealthy! Balance is key! Discipline helps one to know what their limits are. Each individual has a different temperament. Their strengths and weaknesses vary!


Be careful who you keep company with! The habits of your friends will soon become yours if you are not careful. Don’t let anyone pull you away from what you know to be right! Is it worth the consequences? A good spouse or friend will not support you in what is wrong! Be a good friend by setting a better example! Allow your light to shine! Let them see the JOY of the Lord in you! “Listen my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”


TRUTH is Invaluable!

Knowing God’s Word is important! The wisdom of God is more precious than rubies!If you look for it as silver and search for it as a hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord.” Proverbs 2. “Buy the TRUTH and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.”


A Wise Son

A wise son listens to his father who provides good godly counsel. He has his son’s best interest at heart. He wants him to be responsible, productive and prosperous in all that he does! He will not direct him away from the Lord but to Him. (This goes as well for a daughter.) A wise son brings much joy to his father! God is pleased when we obey him as well! “The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.”


Perils of Drinking

This Proverbs has a great deal to teach us about drinking! PLEASE! Listen and hear with your spiritual ears! Many indulge in drinking because they are in pain. Emotionally it is very difficult for them to deal with life sober! They elect to anesthetize themselves with alcohol, wine or beer! The effect is only temporary! At some point they will need more. Many form an addiction to drinking! They have lost their ability to cope without being under the influence!

It is important to find comfort in the Lord! This will relieve you from the need to escape and become oblivious to your inner pain. God is totally aware of everything that has ever happened in anyone’s life! Please do not continue to lose yourself in drinking. Turn to God and discover who you are in Him! God created you for a purpose and wants you to have self-control! He loves you and has a better way to help you to cope!

Being a drunkard is not honorable or acceptable. Perhaps you do not consider yourself a drunkard? How often do you drink? You have possibly chosen an unhealthy way to escape your inner emotional pain. You are being self indulgent and setting a poor example for those around you when you are always drinking. I can stop whenever I want! Well stop! Love “you” enough to take better care of yourself! Alcohol will destroy your body! Try reaching for the Lord instead of a drink! Or how about some water to cleanse you system? Humbly ask the Lord to help you? He can help you resolve your inner conflict! Don’t become another statistic! Please whatever you do, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

Why is it that you need a drink to unwind? To relax so you can socialize? Could it be that you fear being accepted? Are you disappointed in yourself or discouraged about life? Are you hurting and lack coping skills? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Whatever the reason the Lord knows? The wisdom of God is profound and timeless! Many do not realize that there is so much here to help us with our everyday lives right NOW today! God has a void in you that only He can fill! There is always HOPE in the Lord! He has a better way for you to live! He can and will heal you and give you the inner peace that only comes from truly knowing Him intimately!

Listen to the Power of the Word of God! Take some time and see and hear what the Word says here in Proverbs it is amazing! “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wines.


Proverbs 23 concludes by telling us:Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes shall see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of a rigging. “They hit me,” you will say. “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it. When will I wake up so I can have another drink?”



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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

terrific beautiful hub work thanks its great work thanks


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

The voice, Thank you for visiting and sharing your encouraging comments! In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thank you again. Vladimir


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

We are living in a time when anything goes!

We certainly are-when you see an 8 year old girl accuse two 10 year old boys of rape,and then admit it was a lie after 2 or 3 days in court---it begs the question 'what has she been exposed to?'...and then we have a large chain store ordered to remove padded bikinis it had on sale- for 7 year old girls!

This same society is busy church bashing, and religion bashing,and blaming them for all the wrongs! A man recently told me in graphic detail what he would do to every member of the clergy,in order to protect his children--yet those children have unsupervised access to TV and all it has to offer in their bedrooms.

I rant a bit --but it's a funny old world at times:)


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Thanks for educating. Indeed the book of Proverb is the book of Knowledge.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

DeBorrah,

Listening is important. There are over 200 verses that speak about listening. God says "be still and know that I am God." When we take time to listen it is in those quiet moments that God imparts wisdom. He directs and moves me and if I am not listening I may miss a valuable lesson in wisdom.

AS always thanks for imparting truth.

CS


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ALL4JESUS 6 years ago from USA

Oh, I love your Hubs! Excellent Hub and great advise and wonderfully written.

Blessings to you and your family.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Valdimir Uhri, Thank you so much for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!


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djbraman 6 years ago

The Proverbs are a wealth of insight and wisdom, I tackled it myself in the Virtuous Woman, she is truly amazing when you think about it. Thank you for such rich discern in this wonderful book in the bible DeBorrah!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Mr.s Deborrah : I loved your hub. You are so right that God is faithfull. Although I am constantly fighting against sin which is a temptation, my mind is always on God. I am so happy in my life that God loves me, even though I am a sinner that is always praying for forgiveness and for the good of my family and friends. I love the way you write. I am learning so much from your hubs. GBY Dear Heart.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Itakins, It is so interesting! This world is really getting interesting. You are right! That child really needs some healthy loving attention!

This is why it is so important to know the Word of God for yourself! We the baptized believers are God's CHURCH. Regardless of our position or denomination or lack of we have a responsibility to uphold and live out the principles God has set before us. God knows exactly where each of us are or are not! Each one of us will be accountable to Him...

We must continue to grow spiritually and learn to rise above the overabundance of conflicts within God’s Church; which is because of man not GOD! We must shine the Light on the darkness. Our motivation should be to live so the Light of the Lord shines through us! “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom.”

We must teach our children and granchildren godly principles to protect them from the many pitfalls of this world... Fill free to rant here!

This is why We pray daily “Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil….” To GOD be the GLORY!

In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Philipo, The Proverbs are excellent! As always thank you for stopping by to share! In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Coffeesnob, Wonderful! Listening is so very important! Thank you for stopping by to share additional wisdom and insight! Yes "Be STILL and KNOW" In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

All4Jesus, Your presence is welcomed! Your words of encouragement are appreciated! To GOD be the GLORY! Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DjBraman, The Proverbs are truly a treasure of spiritual wisdom and insight! When I complete Proverbs 31 in this series I look forward to linking it to your hub on the virtuous woman!

Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars439, Great! So glad you enjoyed this... The Proverbs are wonderful and have much to teach us about godly wisdom! I hope you are encouraged to begin to read a Proverbs each day! I am sure that they will be very beneficial! There is much insight to help us ALL grow spiritually and live healthier God centered lives!

Thank you for stopping by to share, In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

DeBorrah, I love the verse about putting a knife to your own throat when sitting down with rulers. People look for occasions to network and many times in this world, we are willing to do anything for promotions and advancements. Anything someone higher-up says, we are willing to execute in order to prove some form of loyalty that will benefit us. It is vitally important we learn to discriminate the things leaders ask of us and not be willing to do anything to get ahead.

1 Corinthians 10:23 'All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.'

Anything does not go for a Christian. A little drink can be healthy for the heart and a joy, but the extent some go only shows how desperately they strive to silence the Spirit completely and let the body free. Sin upon sin can be accomplished when the 'spirit' of alcohol is winning. That last part of Proverbs 23 is almost Psalms-like. Wonderful hub. Peace.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

A M Werner, As always you have made a great point! But is the promotion worth the compromising of one’s principles? “It is vitally important we learn to discriminate the things leaders ask of us and not be willing to do anything to get ahead.”Amen! There are times when we must stand alone! By not compromising, in the moment it may hinder things for you! It is very important to spend some time in prayer seeking God’s direction, and praying for discernment! In His time He will work it all out for our good! Sometimes He allows us to be placed in a difficult position or situation that most would buckle under. Just so others can see Faith in action… To God Be the GLORY! Our first priority should be to please the Lord. This brings us closer to Him and fortifies our trust and intimacy with Him as well…

I agree about “everything not going for a Christian.” The Proverbs truly are a spiritual treasure. There is much here to ponder... Wow! I too thought the concluding verses are poetically quite deep… Thanking you for sharing your insight! !n His love, Peace & Blessings!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I think we often forget about being the "fruit." Great read!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, So true! Much love ... So nice of you to stop by!


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esllr 6 years ago

Great Hub as usual DeBorrah.It's so gradual when we realize that we've been slowly pulled away from the Lord. That is why you must pray and read to keep him in the forefront of your mind and heart.

HE will then warn you,give you answers,and chastise you.Sometimes the words you read you may find out it's about you.

Yes in deed the words in the bible read the same but speaks differently every time.

You just to listen and not turn your back. God is love , God Bless


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

So much and where to begin. Maybe reading this is my way of listening.

I've worked with a number of students and recently noticed one who listens when an adult speaks - he will just stop talking whereas other students will keep talking and even talk louder to be heard. But the one student who will stop and listen...is absolutely brilliant! This is an 8th grader and he can talk on just about every subject on earth, intelligently - because he has listened while the adults in his life have spoken. What a difference it makes in a child - who listens.

Thanks for so much!


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

"There is so much going on in our world today! Many leaders throughout the world on many levels have not listened to the Lord! This is true within God’s Church as well! Many have allowed foreign gods and embraced ungodly, practices and principles! It is clear and concise in these Proverbs the consequences for ignoring God! “Unless the LORD builds the house its builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127." AMEN, AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD!!

Yet, there is nothing new under the sun. As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, all is vanity of vanities. The early church battled the same ignorance that we battle and fought the same war in a different time and space in history. Man continues to think he is captain of his own ship and refuses to acknowledge the sovereignty of God. Thus, the war continues...

"Beating a child is always out of order! Abuse of any kind is totally unacceptable! When you properly discipline a child they will not be harmed." TRUE!!

I think the purpose of discipline is to TEACH children acceptable behavior, not to harm the body or kill the spirit of the child.

A beautiful hub DeBorrah that presented many truths from the Wisdom of Solomon that ought to be inculcated into our own faithful living.

God bless you and keep you in His mighty power.

Forever His,


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Esllr, Great insight! The Proverbs are indeed wonderful! It is important to read and meditate on His Word! “HE will then warn you, give you answers,and chastise you. Sometimes the words you read you may find out it's about you.” So true! God is always speaking we just have to get better at listening!

Thank you for visiting and sharing your comments are welcomed and much appreciated! In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

BK Creative, Listening is important! What a wise student! It is apparent he has absorbed much wisdom by listening. I see it has noticeably enhanced his perception! What a great example! It really is a great practice for children to have quiet time it is a good discipline to learn …

Thank you for sharing your insight! So nice of you to stop by, In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Rev Lady, Excellent observations! “Man continues to think he is captain of his own ship and refuses to acknowledge the sovereignty of God. Thus, the war continues...” This is why it is important to know the Word for yourself.

When before the Sadducees and Pharisees, Jesus was asked? What was the greatest commandment? Jesus replied “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and your soul and with all your mind….” Matthew 22. As each of us do this everything else will come into place… We then truly give GLORY to HIM!

I always ask do you want to discipline or punish? The intent should be to help the child to learn self discipline! Godly love should be a priority! Children need healthy boundaries this is what gives them stability! “think the purpose of discipline is to TEACH children acceptable behavior, not to harm the body or kill the spirit of the child.” I wholeheartedly agree!

As always it is a pleasure!

Thank you for stopping by to share. In His love, Peace & Blessings! May the Lord forever Keep you as well!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I feel as if this particular message was for me. I used to have that feeling when I was a teenager and our church had a fire and brimstone guy who would say, "There's somebody in the church right now who's not living right!" I always thought he was looking at me. Or was about to. The message is received. Thank you for the beautiful delivery. You are truly a conduit for the Holy Spirit.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

James A Watkins, We never know who may be touched by what we say or write... Praise GOD for His Holy Spirit! The Lord has blessed you with a marvelous gift! You continue to reach many with your in-depth erudite writings. Just know from day one the enemy has tried to quiet the voice of the Lord in you! I can see as a youth you were aware of His presence as well…

No doubt you love the Lord! Never let anyone make you doubt that He loves you! Any and everything that has ever happened in your life He knows! He knows everything you have been through. We are saved by Grace! God is not a respecter of persons. As long as He has us on this side of heaven it is to learn, improve and grow spiritually!

God’s Promised are ALL true! “AND WE KNOW THAT IN ALL THINGS GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM…

What is so WONDERFUL about Our Father, He is the Master Potter who continuously molds and shapes us as long as we are willing… Each day is a gift from Him! Some days we have to take it a day at a time! God is ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING! Always remember “This is the Day that the LORD has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it! Keep looking up He will see you through the valley and on the mountaintop! This is why we need JESUS as our personal SAVIOR! Each day is a new day of beginnings… “Your gift will make room for you!’ Keeep pressing forward! Thank you so much for sharing. PRAISE GOD I am THANKFUL if this has been helpful in any way…In His love, Peace & Blessings!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you, my dear, for this lovely response. :-)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

James A Watkins, You are so welcome! God Bless!


ARIES JOHN 6 years ago

I LOVE HUBS.PROVEBS IS THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Aries John, Thank you for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Thank you DeBorrah, that is one of my favorite scripture, Psalms 1. Nice hub


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Sherrylou, Thank you for stopping by to share and please do come again! In HIS, Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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