~ Proverbs 30 ~ The Goldmine Of Spiritual Wisdom ~

This Proverbs is by Agur son of Jakeh

~ Proverbs 30 The Goldmine of ~ Spiritual Wisdom ~


Proverbs is an illustriously affluent awe-inspiring compendium of astute wise counsel! Here in these prolifically profound mind expanding pithy sayings, is a marvelous consummate accomplished collection of life altering words of wisdom! The majority of this brilliantly wonderful sacred manuscript was composed by King Solomon! It is in his latter days of life he shares this plethora of trustworthy prudent judicious well thought-out verses to compel us to move toward a closer personal intimate relationship with the Lord!


This essentially, indispensible wealthy anthology of spectacular complied collected works is worthy of our undivided attention. If you are wondering where to turn for wise godly counsel spend time here! There is a vast array of endless wisdom on a multiplicity of erudite scholarly subjects. The Proverbs are a rich memorable collection of pithy sayings! They are the twentieth (20) book of the Bible found midway in the Old Testament! The Proverbs are a superb, affluent, instructive didactic collection of godly wisdom!King Solomon has now aged and on the latter end of his life. He is sharing his intimate introspective reminiscing of his plentiful life lessons.


This has been an amazing expeditious journey through this endlessly vast miraculous goldmine of SPIRITUAL WISDOM! Here is one of the two final segments of this ongoing series of Proverbs fashioned by King Solomon! They both have been written by two assisting authors; Agur and King Lemuel! Little is known about either. Yet their contribution is noteworthy and undeniably God inspired! They both acknowledge their humility and exude wisdom! It is said that possibly Agur came from King Lemuel’s kingdom… Agur & Lemuel were both wise teachers! Lemuel means “devoted one” and he is attributed as composer of Proverbs 31 that is to follow! How ironic Proverbs 31 was taught to him by his mother!


These well heeled godly principles are spiritual victuals for the soul and delectable delicacies for the mind to ponder! Here in this goldmine of highly appraised wisdom, is an overwhelming well presented poetically flowing collection of succinct sayings, brilliant short stories, proficiently constructed parables and couplets of wisdom filled topical maxims and pithy sayings!


Keep in mind again that these last two; Proverbs thirty and thirty-one are written by: Agur and Lemuel the two other wise sages that hold authorships of the Proverbs along with King Solomon. The proverbs were compiled somewhere between 71 and 86 B C. The tone is a tad different yet they ALL reinforce life sustaining godly principles!


The fear of others can hamper and distort whatever you do! It is important to know that no man or woman is above God! To fear God is the superior choice! Fearing God yields respect and reverence and liberating TRUST in HIM! Think about it? Why fear people who can do no eternal harm? God will never lead you to do anything that goes against His principles! It is important to know His Word! Instead fear GOD who can turn any intended fear or intimidation to good! “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen of them. If you do you have your reward from your Father who is in heaven…” Matthew 6. God sees your unrecognized service to others! Absolutely nothing goes unnoticed by Him!


“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen of men, I tell you the TRUTH, they have their reward in full. But when you PRAY go into your room, close the door and PRAY to your FATHER who is unseen. Then your FATHER who sees what is done in secret will reward you...” Matthew 6.


Life


Life is about getting to know God our Father and Lord who is the Giver and Sustainer of Life! Through Jesus Christ we have been given the wonderful opportunity of “New Life! Through His marvelous plan of Salvation we can be “Born Again” into His spiritual kingdom! This invitation is open to ALL!


To be sure our deeds are not self serving we must be able to accept being often misunderstood as well as being persecuted and mistreated by those you know and do not know! Know that many deeds you do will go unrecognized yet continue to diligently seek God above all else! Our sample prayer given in Matthew 6 says; “Your kingdom come…” This is in reference to God’s kingdom here on earth. His kingdom is not physical but spiritual! The carnal mind does not accept the things of God!


We must begin to turn to God and His Word and allow Him to reveal the deeper meaning! The Word says; His thoughts is not our thoughts or our ways His ways” in Isaiah 55; listen attentively hear with your spiritual ears! If you read this often miss quoted passage of Scripture closely; you will see it is talking about the thoughts of the wicked and evil person, who has forsaken the ways of God! Listen closely: He who has an ear let Him hear! “Seek the LORD while He may be found; CALL upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord and HE WILL have mercy on him, and to our GOD for HE WILL freely pardon. For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, neither your ways MY ways.” As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are MY ways higher than your ways and MY ways and MY thoughts…” Isaiah 55.


Please take some time and ponder on this! God wants our ways to become like HIM. We are created in His image. "Finally my brothers, whatever is True, whatever is Noble, Whatever is Right, Whatever is Pure, Whatever is Lovely, Whatever is Admirable ~ if anything is EXCELLENT or PRAISEWORTHY, ~ think about these things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put into practice. And the GOD of PEACE will be with you" Philippians 4 Thank You Lord for setting me FREE!


Jesus Christ makes all the difference in the world! Here we are offered a spiritual pardon! We must recognize the authority in the Word of God! The Word of God has cleansing power! God is truly able! We must be willing to relinquish carnal ways, thoughts and concepts in order to understand and properly comprehend His Word! Jesus Christ our Savior, Lord and Deliverer came for a purpose! So we could have a better abundantly blessed life in every way! God’s Blessings is for ALL people who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior! We are saved by HIS GRACE!


This does not mean that everything will always go as we think or want! In actuality it means quite the contrary; there will be much spiritual warfare! In these marvelous Proverbs we can see that King Solomon had to deal with an enormous amount of adversity! King Solomon who was the wisest and richest man to ever live had much to overcome! Here Agur shares with us throughout this Proverb the wisdom he too learned while he was going through! As we embrace these principles we can grow spiritually and keep pressing forward knowing that everything is under God’s control! Through whatever comes our way; we can lean and depend on Jesus! The victory is always in Him!


When we submit to His will and way we strive to embrace His principles over the principles of the world! We share in His transforming power! We access His power but we never become the power! In of our selves we are nothing and cannot do much of anything! But if we want to access His JOY & PEACE we must embrace the TRUTH of His Word! When we look towards Him and obey Him; He can renew us from the inside out! Our mind, body, soul and well being rests in His hands when we look towards Him the Author and Finisher of our Faith! Be encouraged!


“If there be any encouragement from being united with Christ if any comfort from HIS LOVE, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my JOY complete by being likeminded, Having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose...” Philippians 2 . The New Testament teaches us; It is the mind of Christ we conscientiously seek to amplify not the mind of the wicked found in Isaiah 55! Jesus Christ is our only pure God given true example!Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus!” There is power in the Word of God! It is “ALIVE!”


Jesus tells us not to worry but we do? If we pray why worry? Trust the outcome to GOD! Worry can damage your health and disrupt our productivity and reduce your ability to TRUST GOD! We must seek and begin to make a conscious effort to turn to the Lord first! “But Seek first His Kingdom and HIS righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself…” Matthew 6.


We have been given the gift of His precious indwelling Holy Spirit upon the profession of our Faith! The internal ever abiding Comforter and Teacher! “If you love Me, you will obey what I command. And I WILL ask the Father, and He WILL give you another Counselor to be with you FOREVER! The SPIRIT of TRUTH. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know HIM, for He lives in you and will be in you. I WILL not leave you as orphans, but I WILL come to you…” JOHN 14.


I have merely touched the surface highlighting these Proverbs! There is so much more applicable wisdom to "mine through" and discover within each Proverb. They are truly a goldmine of "SPIRITUAL WISDOM." Please take time and read each one in its entirety! There is a Proverb for each day of the month and more! Start right where you are. It is never to late to begin walking with the Lord! Building a personal intimate relationship with the Lord through His Word is what it is all about! Jesus meant for Christianity to be an every day lifestyle! To God Be The Glory!


God has promised to give us His Holy Spirit! ALL HIS promises are true! We must daily ask as well as throughout the day to be filled with His presence so we are better able to understand and apply His principles in our daily lives. This ever changing world is constantly moving further away from God and His principles for life and living! God knows what was, what is and what will be! We who say we are believers must begin to embrace and believe ALL of His Word!



~ Proverbs 30 ~

Proverbial Highlight Lessons

What is so marvelously interesting is how Proverbs 30 begins as Agur the astute wise, yet humble man refers to himself by saying; “I am the most ignorant of men I do not have a man’s understanding. I have not learned wisdom nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.”



Every Word of God is Flawless

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Word of God! it is how we interpret and perceive it, The Word of God does not contradict itself! “Every Word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”


Agur's Wise Observations: Clusters of numerical Proverbs

These Two Things

We can learn how to live with little or plenty! Everything ultimately belongs to God! He is able to; “supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4. “God is a Spirit of TRUTH!” It is important that we learn to TRUST Him! Listen to these profound words of wisdom we should keep in mind! “Two things I ask of you Lord, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty not riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise I might have too much and disown you and say; who is the Lord? ...”


These Three Things

The world continues to have us focus on the things of the world rather than the things of God! We will only ultimately find satisfaction in the Lord! “There are three things that are never satisfied; four that never say, “Enough!” the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire that never says, “Enough!”


These Three Things

If we look about us God in His infinite wisdom is constantly speaking. We in our little finite minds cannot ever fully comprehend an Omniscient God! We must get better at listening! Take a close look at these amazing things that Agur wants us to observe and learn from!


The eagle is able to soar above it all; it represents strength and freedom. The snake is symbolic of original sin and represents satan tempting Eve then Adam to sin and disobey God! A ship that is tossed and turned upon an angry sea; represents the storms of life that God is able to calm. The adulteress represents the world’s continued denial throughout the ages of the travesty and deception of partaking in sexual sins. There are countless examples to illustrate the consequences! The world says it is okay? But not so with the Lord! Many continue to be seduced… “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden. This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says “I’ve done nothing wrong.”

These Three Things

There are some things that are quite hard for us to fully digest! An earthquake is a powerful earth moving experience. These other experiences are quite hard to bear… “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: A servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, and unloved woman who is married, and a maid servant who replaces her mistress.”

These Four Things

We can observe amazing lessons from these seemingly infinitesimal seemingly inconsequential creatures of nature. They are mentioned due to the huge gargantuan life lessons their lifestyles display! They are often overlooked because of their size and perceived lower station in life! The ants work together in unison and teach us how to prepare for what is coming! The coneys which are badgers are wise builders! The locusts teach us cooperation and order! The lizard is fearless! The “Four things on the earth are small, yet they are extremely wise, Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food for the summer; coneys are creatures of little power, yet they make their homes in the crags; the locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks, a lizard can be caught with the hand. Yet it is found in kings palaces.”

These Three Things

Here are three different examples of confidence, strength, power and what walking in assurance resembles with determination! Our true security and significance can only be found in the Lord! “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him.”


Life is our school yard! Here we are able to better learn what it is really all about! We are all children in the eyes of the Lord! We can continue to repeat the past or we can look to the Lord and lean and Trust in Him by faith for a better tomorrow! God does not want us to be ignorant nor wander aimlessly through life. We are Forever becoming we never arrive!If God be for you who can be against you” Romans 8.


God really does have a better way! Sincerely repent of anything that hinders you from living life to please HIM! Sin is anything that separates us from God! “No, in All things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am convinced neither death nor life, neither angels or demons , neither this present not the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in ALL creation, will be able to separate us from the LOVE of CHRIST JESUS our LORD!” Romans 8. PRAISE GOD! We will face man made hardships, illnesses, seen and unseen dangers as well as many forms of persecution. But KNOW and DO NOT DOUBT No matter what we can never be lost to HIS LOVE!


His Word is our “Life Manual.” His precious Holy Spirit our every present help! As we look to Him, He is ready to guide us through the valley and mountain top experiences. It is our choice to choose His will and way! Each day is a new day for a better tomorrow! “This is the DAY that the LORD has made! Let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it!” Nothing happens in our lives that the Lord is not aware of! HIS LOVE will protect us from any forces… Above ALL else TRUST GOD!

“If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!


This PROVERBS concludes by telling us: For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”

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His daughter 6 years ago

I don't know what I would do without God's Life Manual. It is filled with such wisdom from cover to cover. One could spend a life time taking it all in and still not cover it all.

Thanks, DeBorrah and God bless.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Thank you pastor DeBorrah for sharing with us yet another phenomenal lesson from the godly wisdom of Proverbs.

"We can learn how to live with little or plenty! Everything ultimately belongs to God! He is able to; “supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4. “God is a Spirit of TRUTH!” It is important that we learn to TRUST Him! Listen to these profound words of wisdom we should keep in mind! “Two things I ask of you Lord, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty not riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise I might have too much and disown you and say; who is the Lord? ...” AMEN! PRAISE THE LORD!

This reminded me of something I read about a wealthy man who, when dying, said he would have gladly given all his wealth for a successful marriage. He had been married six times. I thought about so many great minds in this world achieving great success in a secular sense, but lacking godly wisdom that ensures a truly gratifying and abundant LIFE.

There is something to the cliché, "get a life." In the Christian context, it is "get a LIFE in Christ Jesus" for, as you clearly asserted, "we only ultimately find satisfaction in the Lord!

God bless you for the effort you applied in producing this marvelous synopsis of Proverbs 30. It has not returned to you void for I have been richly blessed and illuminated. All glory to God!

May God continue to uplift you in His service and bless you with His eternal peace and joy!!

Forever His,


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

DeBorrah, I have to say that Proverbs 30:8-9 has always been a favorite of mine. "Remove far from me vanity and lies: Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with food convenient for me; lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is Yahweh? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my Creator in vain." To believe He is providing our necessities every day, is to believe He is alive and active, truly making all things work together for good. And if that be true and believed - what else can there be but JOY! Peace.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

His Daughter, I cannot imagine what I would do without the the "Word" our "Life Manual" as well! It is unexplainable! The Proverbs are marvelous... Who but God could make the HIS WORD become alive! Who but God could have HIS WORD to be wrapped in sinless human flesh and come to earth so we might be made whole! Who but God would send us His Holy Spirit to open up our spiritual eyes to help us better understand His WORD! He makes all the difference in the world...

Thank you for stopping by to share. In HIS Love & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Rev Lady, Once we realize and embrace that everything actually belongs to the Lord and we are just momentarily stewards we better relate to material things differently… This is a wonderful Proverb that shows a balance between riches and poverty. Things come and go! Our relationship with the Lord is ever growing and lasts through eternity! It is our most prized possession and it is the only one we take with us when we leave! Praise God!

The true abundant life is only possible through Jesus Christ!

Thank you for your words of encouragement! May our Father Bless and Keep you and may His favor continue to rest upon you! In HIS Service, Love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!


Dchosen_01 6 years ago

My God!

I am richly blessed. Its a great hub. Thank you..


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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

Hi,

Though i am not a Christian so i didnt know much about what you were saying but i did read your blog and found it interesting. Though i dont beleive in what you said that true abundance in life is only through Jesus but thats your view and my opinion..


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for another chapter in Proverbs and for the encouragement about not worrying. I enjoyed reading it.

Best Wishes. Have a Blessed week. :)


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

A wonderful chapter in PROVERBS so wonderfully written!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great writing, Deb, along with a wonderful message. thumbs up!


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Your messages are so real, so honest, so GOD!! I just love you!!!! The gifts are flowing through you my friend!!! Amen!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

A M Werner, This is a wonderful passage of Scripture! An ongoing growing intimate relationship with the Lord is so necessary! There truly needs to be a balance regardless if one is “wealthy or poor” as you have further well expressed as also implied in this marvelous verse!

Thank you as always for your spiritual insight it serves to further enhance as well as help others better understand the powerful meaning to this Proverbs! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share, In HIS Love, Peace Joy & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Dchosen, You are quite welcome! The Proverbs are wonderful and powerful there is so much more... Thank you for sharing and visiting! Please do come again! In HIS Love Peace & Blessings! To God Be The GLORY!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Sweetie, I respect your opinion. As a Christian I totally believe in The Word of God! The Word of God teaches us that “Jesus came that we might have Life and have it more abundantly” John 10.

Thank you for stopping by to share. You are always welcome here! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Lady E, You are so welcome! Always keep in mind regardless as to what goes on about us “God is in Control!” ABSOLUTELY Nothing comes our way that gets by the Lord! Begin to See Worry as a signal that we have to entrust to Him whatever is happening… Be encouraged!!! Thank you for sharing! It is always a pleasure! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

bayoulady, Why thank you! So nice of you to stop by and share your words of encouragement! So glad you enjoyed this. Please come again! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Habee, Thanks it is Always so nice to see you! Hope All is well! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta! Thank You! You are so spiritually delightful and uplifting! Much love to you! Welcome my friend and sister in the Lord! GOD BLESS YOU!! Peace, Joy & Blessings!


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

A very nice hub with great teaching. Enjoyed. God bless you.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

John Cain, So glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for stopping by to share as well as for your words of encouragement! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

This very important chapter of Scripture has been the blueprint for women and for men who wish to have a godly woman to stand by their side. What is described is impossible without God and his Spirit guiding each and every step she makes. But when she submits to a holy God, it is the natural result and her husband truly is blessed. Great words, sister. Love ya DeB.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Nobody, Thank You! The Proverbs are marvelous! There is so much here for us to learn from!

You have made a very good point! "What is described is impossible without God and His Spirit guiding each and every step she makes." Amen! It is so important to consult the Lord and seek His direction above all else! There are so many seen and unseen events and or circumstances to attempt to derail you from the narrow path...

The Lord is truly able to bring us through them all... All HIS WORD is true!

"And we know that in All things GOD works for the GOOD of those who Love Him and are the called according to His purpose..." Romans 8

Thank you for sharing your insight brother Bob, In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

DeBorrah what a great lesson you teach. Proverbs is a wonderful book of wise lessons. I think many people would be surprised to know that when they quote a lot of everyday sayings. They are actually quoting Biblical sentences.

Only by the grace of God can we really learn the truth. Without Him in our lives the sun may as well forget to shine. Blessings to you and your family.

Much Peace and Love


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Loves To Read, Thank you! The Proverbs are an endless source of wonderful godly wisdom! It is true as you say, many do not realize that they often make quotes that originate from the Bible!

Yes it is, you are so right it is only by His Grace "we learn the Truth."

Thank you for stopping by to share. In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings. God Bless your family as well!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this wonderful lesson. I missed this one somehow when it was published. I am glad I found it now.

Life is our schoolyard. The Lord does not want us to be ignorant. Trust God.

Amen and Amen!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

James A Watkins, You are so welcome! Thank You for stopping by... In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

I love to read the Proverbs. King Solomon was very wise. God Bless you for sharing this wonderful hub. Wishing you and your beautiful family forever the love from our precious good Lord.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Stars, The Proverbs are great and full of wisdom to live by! They are marvelous! ENJOY THEM!!! Love to you and the family as well! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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