Day 13

Day 13 | Do a P.A.S.S. on Scripture


Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

Do a P.A.S.S on scripture:

  • Pray Prior to reading
  • Author's Intent
  • Stop when Convicted
  • Share what you learn
  • Close your time in prayer using the P.A.C.T. method.

Comment below on something you learned or experienced during your reading today.


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206 thoughts on “Day 13

  1. KeatM says:

    It is remarkable that Solomon addresses adultery as a greater sin than thievery (for need not for greed) in terms of its consequences. Adultery is a common theme in the messages of many later prophets and is often an allegory and even a prelude to idolatry.

  2. Tony C says:

    Cheating is never ever worth it. I am blessed to have my wife and kids. That is more than I could ever ask for.

  3. Todd says:

    As we near Valentines Day, this reminds me that God has provided all that I need in my wife. I need to honor her more on a daily basis.

  4. Jerry Bridges says:

    Re read the prayer of Agur. This scripture from Proverbs speasks to me about humility and reliance on God and not material things.

  5. Gino says:

    Wow. So much in there. Felt like the Author is really trying protect the readers life by Contrasting the severe outcomes of different decisions. Do this and you will die, do this and you will live and be blessed.

  6. Ryan Kernan says:

    See things through to the end and pay no attention to distraction.
    An easier path may present itself but the result may not be desirable.

  7. Allan says:

    I know how important it is for parents to train/educate/discipline their children and how things can go wrong when they don’t. As a dad to a 2 year old, I am starting to feel the weight of my role. I need to start being more purposeful in what I teach my daughter so she walks in a lighted path.

  8. Eric says:

    Whenever I hear this “rise you sluggard” I think of my long friend who would quote that to his kids nearly every morning. Prolly around 5am.

  9. Ryan V says:

    God may your commands guide us when we walk, watch over us when we sleep, and speak to us when we wake

  10. Brian says:

    I learned that through my complacency, wether it is in my career or the spiritual leadership of my household, it has cost me.

    I know however that it is not irreversible and the recognition of my sin and the acceptance of the sacrifice on the cross I have been freely given a second chance.

  11. Jason says:

    Conviction for me happened at verse 19: a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. … as i reflect on myself and conversations did I add to the dessention as they spoke about a topic or did I try to lift up the other side or did i enter the conversation with a view to understand and a goal of building unity..

  12. David Frankel says:

    Jealousy I have over other people getting attention at work rather than I. I end up doing or saying stupid things sometimes. I am going to take time to requisition God about this issue.

  13. Don Neal says:

    There were two warnings in Proverbs 6 that struck me: (1) Do not pledge to pay off debts or to guarantee payment of debts for someone else; and (2) Do not lust after another man’s wife. These two principles will help keep us from real trouble.

  14. Michael says:

    The writer exhorts us to not be lazy and diligent – makes you wonder if you can truly follow God and be “lazy”. I like the list of items that God doesn’t like. At times I have done all of them and in retrospect I always now they are wrong, I guess God is working in me.

  15. joelsano says:

    (2/4/21) Proverbs 6:9-11 The Passion Translation
    “So wake up, sleepyhead. How long will you lie there? When will you wake up and get out of bed? If you keep nodding off and thinking, “I’ll do it later,” or say to yourself, “I’ll just sit back awhile and take it easy,” just watch how the future unfolds! By making excuses you’ll learn what it means to go without. Poverty will pounce on you like a bandit and move in as your roommate for life.’
    My response to yesterday’s lesson on ACCOUNTABILITY: (1) My goal is to become more sensitive to the needs of others (especially Wanda’s) (2) to be more alert to iphone messages, prayer lists, and aware of Wanda’s needs and (3) to place my goals on the “beresolute” website and keep Mike and Don informed of my progress.

  16. Rusty Moore says:

    It is amazing how so much we are told over and over about having wisdom over sexual lust!

  17. Brad says:

    One thing that struck me today is how scripture reinforces other scripture. For example Proverbs 6:25 for me Supports Philippians 4:8, about how we should focus our minds on what is good. If we don’t and instead “desire her beauty in your heart” we are so easily led astray (i.e. lust, fantasy and all that may come from that). I just love it when one scripture supports another one like that so that’s one of the things that struck me today.

    • Vince Miller says:

      I think this is what is so cool about the divine words of God. He never contradicts himself regardless of time, nor does he change his mind—unlike me 😬

  18. Jason Hurd says:

    Of the seven things God hates, it seems that “stirring up conflict in the community” is the one that really bothers Him the most… it is most detestable. (Which makes sense when you consider what stirring up conflict actually does…)

  19. Jason Hurd says:

    The P.A.CT. and P.A.S.S acronyms are great reminders and serve as a very helpful framework for focused prayer and consistent Biblical interpretation. Thanks for that.

  20. Lee Vanderham says:

    Imagine how much better the world would be if we could eliminate the Six things the Lord hates, Proverbs 6: 16 -19

  21. Mike Urias says:

    Find the beauty in the wife you fell in love with and remember why God gave you this one to love

  22. Louis Vanderhart says:

    The intent is to have us walk up right and be honest in everything we do

  23. Jeremy says:

    I am reminded through all of today’s readings that these are things I am teaching the boys and Scripture can help me.

  24. Cory Baron says:

    “But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:9-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    Yesterday was the reminder of this. I felt my self slipping and resting on my laurels. Sleep, resting, tv, internet. Little to no God in my life to speak of. None that I chose to acknowledge. HE was actually everywhere and I willfully chose to ignore Him. By the end of the day I was spiritually bankrupt. Today I had a bible study and I’m grateful to be getting it back on track before it gets more out of control.

  25. Thaddeus Kennedy says:

    Pay attention to what is yours and not to what is others. When are eyes are taken off of what the Lord has given us, we look in lust and envy to other things that are not ours and become susceptible to wickedness and its destruction.

  26. Jeffrey Lindsey says:

    Be very careful how we live life there is alot of temptations out there.

  27. John McBride says:

    Our eyes and hearts should be 100%. Focused on the Lord and his plans for us. We should love our significant others with a heart like Christ and never allowed our eyes to wonder away to another person. We should love them just as the Lord intended us to do!

  28. JAMES DELGADO says:

    King Soloman continues to talk about what he knows and warns his people (and us) concerning going, seeking, finding another man’s wife. This convicts me. I am guilty.
    In my youth, I made many mistakes like this. Oh the shame of it all.
    His father, King David could have had any woman – but he chose the wife of a faithful Warrior. He felt the sting of getting caught.
    I personally never got caught, but I did repent for all of it.
    I accepted Jesus into my heart and my life has never been the same.
    King Soloman also had many wives. Some he shouldn’t have married.
    Wipe out this shame, Oh Lord. By the blood of Jesus.

  29. Charles says:

    How important it is to begin teaching wisdom to the young ones, so they are ready when the struggle begins.

  30. R Francis says:

    I learned from ( Proverbs 6) It’s not wise to make promises that one cannot keep and saying or doing something that may bring trouble to someone’s life.

  31. Janic Maysonet says:

    Here’s where I get confused, because I thought God didn’t “hate”? It could be the translation of the original text that’s skewed, but these are things that are truly condemnable
    16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
    17 haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
    18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
    19 a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

  32. Kevin V says:

    “27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap
    without his clothes being burned?
    28 Can a man walk on hot coals
    without his feet being scorched?”

    These two verses describe temptation. I remember when I was a child and we were camping, my mom would say not to play with the fire or I would get burned. And like any other child, the temptation was too great and I still played with it. Guess what, I ended up getting a small burn on my hand. Lesson learned.

    Today, when faced with temptation, I need to remember to flee and run away. God always provides us a way out when we are being tempted, we just need to choose to accept his help. When temptation is at your door, call on Jesus, say His name out loud. There is power in His name!

    My conviction: Lord, help me to call on you immediately when temptation is near.

  33. Jesse Skytland says:

    I have learned that lustfull desires suck. It’s his way to be strong & courageous to live a path that is good and Godly. Success DOES happen! Honesty is the key to an abundant lifestyle.

  34. Caleb says:

    Scripture is always working, we just have to stop and pause and pray and listen

  35. Greg says:

    Author intent is the operative letter and desire for me to learn. God’s word is powerful, and every tittel (dot) is placed there for a reason. Thank you Vince

  36. Ian Robert says:

    Solomon discourages laziness.It discourages you from reaching a crescendo.He also discourages adultery which is very wicked.

  37. Andrew says:

    Todayd virse shows me that we should be careful of what we say and ask of before we bring forth corruption and anger . And we should not lust after the flesh

  38. Gerald Waddle says:

    No real convictions today… only more emphasis on hard work and giving all to God.

  39. Darin Palmer says:

    Verses 16-22 really stood out for me. There are so many schemes the dark one tries to insert into our lives but keeping these 7 things on our hearts will stop him dead in his tracks!

  40. David says:

    Keep your heart, mind and eyes at home. If you don’t the damage will be great!

  41. Brad says:

    This chapter tells me what I should do if I get into a situation where I may feel oppressed, or I have promised something and it was more than I could deliver. My response should be work hard, don’t complain, call on God for his help and do what I said I would following God’s commands and his will. Lord give me strength when I am in times like this.

  42. Tom says:

    The Lord had laid out His rules to follow. Adhere to his word in all circumstances.

  43. Eddie says:

    King Solomon, who came from an adulterous relationship, had to have mixed feelings writing this to the Israelites. verse 32 stuck out to me the most: “But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.” thinking again of King Solomon who must have seen this devastation in his own father, he HAD to warn his subjects against this type of situation, he was convicted by the Holy Spirit.

  44. Mike Snyder says:

    My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
    21 Bind them always on your heart;
    fasten them around your neck.
    22 When you walk, they will guide you;
    when you sleep, they will watch over you;
    when you awake, they will speak to you.
    23 For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
    and correction and instruction
    are the way to life,

  45. Robert Ordóñez says:

    The second PASS stopped me at verse 6:
    6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
    I’ve read that many times, and have both used it as a “club” and had it used on me that way. I’ve always treated it like the beginning of a new stanza that continues through verse 11, about working hard.
    However, yesterday I got a chance to spend most of the day observing and interacting with a small segment of what we euphemistically call an underprivileged community. God brought to my mind the realization that the wisdom presented in this chapter, especially verses 1-5, with 6 as a capstone or transition, can be be seen as a gift rather than an indictment on the poor and needy.
    My haughty attitude became very obvious to me, and I was horrified at the arrogance I harbored. Instead of seeing the huge privilege, precious opportunity, and enormous responsibility I have of sharing another’s burden to alleviate their suffering for a while, or at the very least connecting with them within that suffering so they know they’re not alone, I’ve been self-righteously looking down on those I considered “less fortunate.”
    Lord, please forgive my holier-than-thou attitude. Thank you for loving a broken human, a sinner like me. Help me love my fellow travelers on this road like You did!

  46. Robert Ordóñez says:

    I ended up doing two PASSes through this passage. God used it to speak to me two different ways.

    The first time it was verse 19 (prefaced by verse 16) that really struck me:
    16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:

    19 a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

    I consider myself an honest person overall, but God was convicting me of a bad habit I have of telling “little white lies.” I can always rationalize them, but truth is truth and a lie is a lie. My reason is often saving face or avoiding confrontation, neither of which is worth the cost (compromising my integrity). Lord, I commit to being truthful, speaking the truth in love and kindness (or remaining silent, if that’s the better, wiser option) always. I cannot do that on my own—it has to be You remaking my character as I allow you to guide every choice I make. Thank you!

  47. jamulwindyridge says:

    “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

  48. Thomas Toedter says:

    Convicting when listening to the 7 things that God abhors. A real internal and honest look at that list leaves a man wanting. Thank you Lord for your gracious forgiveness.

  49. Dan says:

    I can be pretty lazy, and sleep in when I can. And many days just want to come home after work and veg out. This does not honor God. I need to plan for proper sleep and rest, but more importantly, I need to plan to be active for God. To live each day for Him, not for me.

  50. Dockers says:

    Someone once asked me as leaders, do we ever catch a break or are we always “on.” I think we have to always be “on.” Same thing with this. We always can be tripped up if we aren’t paying attention to our heart and temptations.

  51. Danny says:

    If you play with fire you will get burnt!

    “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  52. Michael Bauman says:

    God’s wisdom really encourages us to take initiative and not follow the path of the sluggard. It is easy for me to feel sluggish at times and I need to not let my sluggish self win or rule. God’s commands will be my guide and show me and lead me on the path of Life.

  53. Matt says:

    Two points stood out to me in this chapter. 1st: I can’t read this first part of this chapter without thinking of Dave Ramsey and the importance of staying out of debt. Today this chapter emphasized the urgency of getting out of debt.

    2nd: The first several chapters of Proverbs emphasize the danger of adultery. This should echo in all married men’s minds, as there is no good that comes from adultery.

  54. Addison Waite says:

    “How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:9-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    I need to be intentional both about getting things done and rest.

  55. Ted says:

    Yes! Thank you Jesus.
    I have been and will be guilty of much. I only have Jesus to thank.
    I struggle each day but with my family in Christ, especially you, my brothers, I can live and grow closer to my Lord!!
    Thank you my brothers for helping me

  56. Jeff says:

    While reading Prov 6, it hit me early on. Verse 3, “to free yourself, go and humble yourself”.

  57. Gary says:

    I find it interesting how he talks about the jealous husband. My first wife was cheating on me, so I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of that. I have to admit, I had murderous thoughts at the time, but it’s so amazing how God brought me through that, and actually has used me to help others in pain, taking my mess, and turning it into something beautiful.

    • Adam says:

      Verse 19 was convicting today. I am at our annual sales meeting and there is plenty of frustration and complaining. Working on how to be positive and honest in order to impact change in a positive way.

  58. Gordon says:

    We should be careful about cosigning loans. Generally, we should not become responsible for someone else’s debt. Many types of contracts, like from door-to-door salesmen, have three days to change your mind. It’s better to pray a day (or week) before making a major decision.

  59. Jay Wegiel says:

    Well out of the 7 things that the Lord detests. And I had to look up haughty to be sure what it meant. I came up with an initial diagnosis of either have been or sometimes still am guilty of; 1) not 2)yes 3)not 4)yes 5)not 6)yes 7)not… BUT, upon further reflection I have been guilty of all to some degree or another. THANK YOU JESUS FOR PAYING MY PENILTY!!!!

  60. AZ says:

    Verse 9, how long will you sleep, when will you rise? Big conviction for me, reminds me sitting in the sideline and not being engaged in kingdom work. Also good warnings regarding temptation.

    Stay in the Game!

  61. John says:

    I find by stoping when being convicted truly allows me to hear scripture with more intent!

  62. Mac says:

    I have read vs1-5 multiple times trying to gain understanding. I believe it’s telling us it’s wise not to pledge ourselves to others as it can snare us. I suppose that could be a real problem if we did that in too many directions.

  63. Al Comptois says:

    Jealousy I think is part of our human nature , as I mature in Christ I’m realizing more and more He provides all of my needs and yes His word is a lamp at my feet lighting my path…… some days I just need to open my eyes and followHis path not my own

  64. Tom Vang says:

    Stewardship is on my mind. Idleness is compared to being robbed. It’s almost as if he is saying that we should pretend that we have wealth, and then a thief steals it away as if we never had it. What stuck out to me was that while I don’t say, “just a little…sleep,” I do say, “Just a little youtube/netflix/hulu/video games. While it is not a sin to do these things, wisdom would say that if they stump your productivity, we should learn from the ant, who without a commander has initiative. Today I’m humbled by the work ethic of an ant.

    • Nathan says:

      What stick out to me as I read this was how I sometimes post controversial things on Facebook, that I know will stir up the community. I have to make sure that I respect the power of my tongue as well as how my words impact other be it spoken or posted.

  65. Bert says:

    Verse 20 stood out.
    I was blessed to have parents that loved me and showed me the way to live for Christ and I am thankful.

  66. Steve says:

    Proverbs 6 illustrates to me the importance of doing what is right. It guides me through temptations. Way to protect myself and family.

  67. Nate Hill says:

    I don’t really know what to think of the message today. I feel the only time I felt jealous was in 7th grade when I had a crush on a girl and it seemed like the minute I did everyone else was interested. I rationalize that we weren’t even friends and I didn’t like the emotion.

    I have learned to stay within my lane and grateful for what God has given me. That’s why I hate shopping, it makes no sense to go look at things that cost a fortune, and wishing you could have it, only to collect dust and never use it.

    The verse that states store to your treasures in Heaven made more sense.

    I haven’t always made good choices in relationships when I was younger, but that was when I was still discovering who I was in Christ and until He called me, did my desire to walk and grow in Him increases.

    Through broken family relationships and a divorce, I understand how Good feels when He invests so much into people and they also Him in the face.

    It took a while to realize He is all I need and the only One I need to answer to! Life is a whole lot better when you look at God having your thoughts filtered through His Word!

    Praise Him

  68. Scott Halverson says:

    What struck me is the six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him. Knowing the power of King Solomon’s background (possibly the most prosperous and productive king ever to rule over Israel) those words strike me with awe. In current times we don’t see the weathest and most powerful people talking like King Solomon.

  69. Derek Blumberg says:

    “You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest!”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:6-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    The ant is called out for using this truth to build something of value. Hard work is key to success. God wants me to work as hard for Him as I do for myself. This is a truth and a command for me.

    Thank you Lord for continually reminding me to stay focused and keep my head down and do good work. No matter what it is. Thank you for richly blessing me with your love! In Jesus Name, Amen.

  70. Luke says:

    The conviction came with the call to know the word. (The commands of God). I think it is too easy for me to get distracted and look for Guidance and blessing elsewhere

  71. Evan Heckathorn says:

    I was convicted at “you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” Lots of times, I’m quick with a retort or thought that is negative and it isn’t good for the situation or myself. The authors purpose is to remind us that we need to think before we speak.

  72. Dennis says:

    One of the biggest differences in a strong believer and a new or non believer is gifting. If you give something to a brother or sister, let it be a gift. Do not expect repayment. Pass a gift on to others.

  73. Joe says:

    Solomon continues to encourage us to embrace wisdom in order to avoid the pitfalls of life

  74. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    Verses 20-23
    We need to keep God’s Word and instruction close to our hearts, so it can serve as the light to guide our steps and watch over us. The less I am connected to God, the more likely I am to get distracted or off track by my own selfish desires.

  75. ben.templet says:

    To be completely honest, I struggled yesterday and today to have a verse stand out or have one worthy to share with others.

  76. Chris says:

    I see a consistent message based on what I have been praying lately reaffirming what I prayed for.

  77. Wayne says:

    Develop & maintain a good work ethic, live a righteous life in thoughts and actions, being watchful and guarding against the minions creeping in in various forms.

  78. Jose says:

    9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
    When will you get up from your sleep?
    Here is where I was convicted so I didn’t go any further. I find myself asking often for situations to change or be altered yet I’m not a lazy individual, for I work 70 hrs a week, but I use that excuse much to often to postpone what needs to be done. In fitness, in relationship, in finances simply all around. Lord give me endurance and knowledge to discern what to accomplish and what to set aside.

  79. Jacques says:

    Be vigilant and keep God’s wisdom close to my heart because I can be so easily swept away in my hurried daily life. I try to slow things down and not rush from one moment to the next, rather enjoying every interaction because it’s a gift from God to help us grow, understand or to help others.

  80. Tim Montgomery says:

    I find it interesting in 17-19 where it talks about the seven things the Lord detests that lying is a two of them. To me that speaks to the power of the tongue. I need to be careful what I say, and be pure in my motives and be honest in my speak.

  81. Mike says:

    Sin only has power when it is kept hidden. If you have someone in your life that you can trust ask him/her to hold you accountable. Share with that person when needed what your sin is and that sin will lose it’s power.

  82. Jacob says:

    I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning to do this exercise, half asleep while praying and reading, then I read v. 9-11…needless to say it woke me up.

  83. Shane Young says:

    I think the overall theme is to guard yourself against what comes naturally out of your own heart (discord, jealousy, lust, lethargy, … ) But there is help at hand – your parents wisdom (natural) and God’s wisdom (supernatural). I pray that I will be open to the wisdom that corrects me.

  84. Brainard says:

    I stopped at verse 11. I am out from work with a leg/knee injury. Today the pain is very mild, but I am still waiting for an MRI. I feel like I could almost do my job, but I’m not sure I can as I’ve been icing it mostly so the pain is negligible. And having a truck payment is weighing on my heart. I want to be like the ant, not a sluggard. Lord, make a way for me to do your will, with wisdom.

  85. Chuck says:

    This is a very stern reminder that we must think before we act, for if our action is foolish, sinful and unwise, the price we pay can be more than we can fathom!

  86. Dave says:

    The foundational truth your parents provide has life-long effects in your life, especially if they are consistent with Biblical principles. My parents were not saved as I grew up, but they did hold to many of God’s principles that I was able to adopt as my own. God was so faithful to provide for me even when I did not realize it.

  87. Michael says:

    Verse 17, I’m trying to be more honest about the big things, but I also sometimes catch myself telling white lies to people to either make myself look better or avoid conflict, I was convicted because it comes up twice in the seven abominations

  88. Massimo says:

    In adultery, you are not only committing adultery but you are also stealing! You’ll suffer from the wrath of the husband, and you lose integrity and sound character and are forever labelled through shame. Yikes!

  89. Mike Sirignano says:

    Conviction comes in verse 25 “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
    or let her captivate you with her eyes.”

    Jesus says in Matthew 5:28 “But I say to youthat everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

    99% of adultery takes place in the heart and is not physically consumated, but God’s judgement is the same. Have eyes for the Lord and your wife only.

  90. Mike Sirignano says:

    Verse 25 says “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
    or let her captivate you with her eyes.”

    Jesus says in Matthew 5:28 “But I say to youthat everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

    99% of adultery takes place in the heart and is not physically consumated, but God’s judgement is the same. Have eyes for the Lord and your wife only.

  91. Ryan Gatzlaff says:

    The last couple days have been a struggle with disciplining my time. I haven’t been up early enough to complete the call to action at the time I committed to, and my days have been impacted by that. I was convicted by the Word today regarding waking up. I need to get back on the path and start my day right!

  92. Gavin says:

    There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
    a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
    a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

  93. Dave Benson says:

    Love the reading! A lot of things are repeated for a reason – to get our attention. Makes me think of raising kids when they weren’t be attentive and I would say now look at me and listen close. That’s where I’m finding myself in Proverbs with the repetition. I got stopped on vs 6 as we’re reminded how the ants work together in unity and community. Our world can emphasize it’s about me and someone else will take of it, but that’s not Gods’s design. Amazing how He uses one of the tiniest creatures to teach us!

  94. Adam says:

    Verses 16 to 19 stuck out to me because our words and actions have so much power and can either bring honour or dishounour to God’s kingdom.

    • Colin says:

      There are repercussions to actions, and immoral behaviour will not go unpunished. God will have his vengeance, but so may your neighbour.

  95. Brad says:

    16 There are 6 things the Lord hates, 7 that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that she’d innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness and a man that stirs up dissension among his brothers. How many of these things do I do daily? When I do things, I need to measure them against these things. God detests these things, so they are obviously very serious

  96. Brian Hays says:

    It is true that loaning something with the purpose of ever getting it back can take its toll on you. Reading this reminds me of a saying from my dad “I am not going to loan this to you, but I will give it to you.” He must have been Proverbs/Solomon wise. He knew I could repay, but did not want to put either of us in this position if I faltered. Thanks Dad for this teaching and Vince for the reminder today.

  97. Gabriel Anderson says:

    “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.”
    You are getting the benefit of reading scripture even when you are sleeping!

  98. Dan says:

    Proverbs 6:16-19, the things God hates, reminds me of how easy it is to hurt others with our mouths..jumping on ‘office complaining’ even subtly is sin.
    I should strive to build others up with my mouth.
    I think the author wants us to see that God desires for us to know and recognize evil so we can cut it out and be like Him, alive and giving life to others.

  99. Bill Fuess says:

    There seems to be a theme to this Proverb that God hates sin and the self inflicted penalty is huge !!
    I would hope and pray this message could reach every Man

  100. mike says:

    verses 6-11 have convicted me today. family illness has caused us to fall on hard times and made me realize i should have been working harder all along and not waiting until time got hard.

  101. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    Today’s reading continues to share wisdom, avoid debt and if you find yourself in debt – work very hard to get free of it. The 7 things the Lord detests are things that tear down community and then greater exortation concerning Adultery and the ruin it brings into your life.

  102. Lewis Thompson says:

    Do not lust after another man’s wife. Or you will pay the consequences.

  103. Wayne D says:

    God gives these commands to keep my heart and family from danger and to give contentment instead of want and unfulfillment. It was good to stop and ponder on some of these verses.

  104. Louie says:

    Sin puts you at a disadvantage in every aspect of life. Work hard, be honest, be a good neighbor, don’t commit adultery. All simple rules to live by. Though difficult to maintain control. Stay focused like the ant.

  105. James O'Brien says:

    The 7 things that are detestable to the Lord are said. Adultery was either a major problem or the importance was meant to be made clear as it is discussed several times. Stay away from another man’s wife, to not bring shame upon yourself by getting involved with her, not listening to her flirting desires. Stealing is punished when caught and can cost a person all they have in wealth. But adultery with another man’s wife will cost you more that is not seen and the revenge of a husband can not be just wiped away with bribes or gifts.

  106. Kevin says:

    Every time I read Proverbs, I am impacted by the life truths that we must implement. I need this daily instruction and guidance.

  107. BENJAMIN SEIM says:

    God is reminding me of how important humility is and how pride has no place in our lives, His purpose for our lives. I’ve asked Him to help me to remember and apply this and He said He’d help 😉

  108. Matt says:

    Proverbs 6 is to me is another reminder of the 10 commandments that God gave us. These laws were NOT to punish us BUT to protect us from ourselves and because he loves us. God gave us these guidelines so that we might have a good life!!

  109. John says:

    I learned that you’ll be burned if you heap burning coals in your lap. Don’t do that!

    • BENJAMIN SEIM says:

      Nice John
      Is there a link where we can go back to past days and review content and our group’s replies?
      Go PELETON!!

  110. Lebron Eller says:

    Ask GOD for your needs. Don’t covet someone else’s property or person or role. Seek what GOD has in store for you.

  111. Tim says:

    Obey my fathers commands…let it be constantly in me and around me, it’s who I am and what I do. Therefore, it will keep me from immoral women.

  112. John Harding says:

    I have a lot of favorites in the Bible, and this chapter is one of them. What a great admonition to live our lives honorably.

  113. Paul says:

    Proverbs 6:23 stood out to me for this commandment is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life. Reading that just reminds me i have to be rooted and grounded in the written word of God daily.

    • Gary E says:

      Walk the straight path the lord has provided for us,we are all guilty of temptation, always look to the lord for guidance.

  114. Squirrel says:

    Oh, I didn’t get this part of scripture either; “if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you have been trapped..”. Anyone get it?

    • Ostertag says:

      My take on that Squirrel without looking at any commentary is that we should honor our commitments (because our words should matter), even when things get hard or we figure out it was a bad commitment to make. See it through to the end anyway (“Go to the point of exhaustion” the verse says.) And then next time, consider more carefully before making another commitment. My two cents.

  115. Brian Menk says:

    I was made to feel convicted early in the text because this morning I skipped my workout because I was tired. This will lead to laziness. I need to be more self-disciplined.

    • Vince Miller says:

      Good conviction. Sometimes the body is tired. Also a sign from God. But conviction is also good. It reminds us to care for our body the previous evening!

  116. Squirrel says:

    Pray Prior – easy, Author’s Intent – get it sometimes and often I have to read before & after to get the whole picture…which is good, Stop when Convicted – easy, Share what you learn – hardest thing for me! Sharing scripture and lessons isn’t hard, the hard part is to share specific scripture. How to weave it naturally into a conversation where it makes sense and not forced…that is my current hurdle.

  117. cory doden says:

    Wow! Full of lessons and advice, especially like v27. Are we wise enough to heed?

  118. Eddie says:

    When we make a promise to someone, we become their slaves, until that promise is fulfilled. If we don’t have this mentality, then we will NEVER be free from ANY promise that we make. Slaves don’t get sick days or meh days, they work until the job is done, THAT is the mentality we are called to have as believers, to work until the job is done, no excuses. The only promises that I can think of that Jesus said to anyone were about the future, that He promised not to perform miracles to prove who He was, (He had already done that many times), and that if we believe in our hearts that He is our Savior and confess with our mouths that He is the way to life, we will have eternal life with Him in Heaven. To my knowledge, He only INVITED the disciples to follow Him, that invitation to 12 sinners changed the world.

  119. Tim says:

    Someone posted yesterday that temptation is all around us men, I agree. We must stay in the Word and constant communication with our God whose love is beyond our comprehension, Thanks for the reminder Vince. All we do should be for God’s glory including our work.

  120. Steve Roarke says:

    Remember the commandments, live by them daily, and love the Lord with all your heart.

  121. Michael says:

    God’s conviction made me stop this morning on verse 25. I am guilty of lust and I will think of this verse and God’s conviction and love for me next time I am weak and need his guidance.

  122. Jeff says:

    To me this verse has more to do with knowing and staying true to your purpose. It has to do with a persons character and suggests that actions speak louder than words. God gave us talents and holds us accountable to use them productively and consistently steering clear from the judgments and temptations we are hit with each day. This wasn’t an easy read but that’s ok.

  123. Ben says:

    Stopping more often when reading scripture helps men with remembering and understanding it.

  124. Dean W says:

    Proverbs 6 gives common sense advice: keep your finances in order, don’t be lazy, and avoid adultery which will hurt everyone close to you. I need to stay focused on God to avoid any of these pitfalls.

  125. Jeff Carter says:

    Wow, I have read this many times but never noticed just how direct of a command for God the passage states. Vs 16-19: “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

  126. Tom Klingbeil says:

    I’m jealous of others success. Not financially, but skillfully.I pray that God would motivate me, inspire me, and help me to become better at my job.

  127. Jerry Fagerness says:

    Instruction to resist temptation in our world filled with temptation. Timeless wisdom!

  128. Dave P says:

    The author lays out a simple plan for a happy, productive life. Money management, hard work, right decisions, seek advice and moral values. How relevant, not only in Solomon’s time, but today as society distracts us and is almost telling us that it’s ok to do our own thing, or do what makes us “feel good”.

  129. Troy says:

    Proverb 6 to me is a warning, to pay attention to ALL aspects of my life on how I conduct myself. Thinking and praying about all things that I do so as to protect me and my family.

    • Paul says:

      Don’t be fools, listen to what God is telling us to do, not the evil one. We are easily swayed to look the other
      way , not God’s way.

  130. Paul Leininger says:

    If there are pursuits that I want God to give me opportunity for I have to pursue Him for the answers and not just sit back and expect them to just drop in my lap. It can be easy to be a sluggard in this area if I believe I deserve something more than I desire my pursuit of Jesus.

  131. Nick says:

    Day 13:
    I would say the Lord is reminding me to not be quick to rush into evil. You can not play with hot coals and not be burned, just like you cannot allow your eyes to constantly wander or look at women lustfully without it affecting you!

    “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  132. Bill says:

    A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest—
    11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.
    Sometimes I search for rest, using scripture as an excuse for balance but often that balance becomes a tinch of laziness and that’s hard to get out of,

  133. Anthony Gjorvad says:

    When there is work to be done that you have committed to do, then you should not rest until the work is completed.

  134. Michael Reps says:

    I learned more about the practical side of using the PASS method. Studying the authors intent is going to help me understand more of the meaning behind the scripture I’m reading allow it to be more impactful in my life.

  135. Dan says:

    Work as though you are working for the Lord. Use your resources wisely, including your spiritual gifts so that you may may be a blessing to others and still maintain a Godly live with those who are in need and close to you. Be honest in all you do and give glory to God.

  136. Troy says:

    While praying today, I figured out probably more then I wanted to be convicted of but……….The Wisdom of the Word of God, is so powerful. It puts a whole new perspective of what it takes to move beyond these convictions and know in our hearts where Jesus really wants us to be. Very HUMBLED today!!!!

  137. Eric says:

    I got to verse 4. If we get caught up in the business of life, say we will do something when we really can’t, God is telling us we can get out. And Do Not put it off. Do it now.

  138. Edward says:

    The story about the ant. Verses 6-11. I have to get off my butt and work my insurance business like I need to do.

  139. Bryce says:

    I was convicted this morning at verse 23 “… correction and instruction are the way to life.” I’m often quick to notice other people’s mistakes or faults, but have a hard time noticing my own. I tend to get offended when someone corrects me. Lord help me to remove the plank in my own eye before the speck of sawdust in another’s!

  140. George says:

    Look to the ants. Be diligent and trust in God. I find myself using my worries to procrastinate and found this passage spoke to this.

  141. Russ says:

    Solomon is saying that 1 – work is good to us. 2 – Lust/adultery will only lead to ruins for any person.

  142. Stephen says:

    The description of how you are supposed to work in this chapter is what jumped out at me today. Solomon is telling the people that if they make an agreement to work for someone they are to work with everything they have and not stop until the job is complete. To not rest while there is something to be held over you by someone else.

  143. Mark Lubbock says:

    Dos and don’ts taught by wise and parents come from God for our benefit. Contrasts clarify consequences for submitting our choices to the Wisdom guidance offered, both good and bad.

    • Alex says:

      The talk of Jealousy kinda hits hard
      I’ve had life tough and I’ve been fairly lustful for many things. I must give those to God to make right

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