Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

~A God-Shaped Life~

When you're kind to others, you help yourself;
when you're cruel to others, you hurt yourself.

Bad work gets paid with a bad check;
good work gets solid pay.

Take your stand with God's loyal community and live,
or chase after phantoms of evil and die.

God can't stand deceivers,
but oh how he relishes integrity.

Count on this: The wicked won't get off scot-free,
and God's loyal people will triumph.

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful face on an empty head.

The desires of good people lead straight to the best,
but wicked ambition ends in angry frustration.

The world of the generous gets larger and larger;
the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.

The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;
those who help others are helped.

Curses on those who drive a hard bargain!
Blessings on all who play fair and square!

The one who seeks good finds delight;
the student of evil becomes evil.

A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump;
a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.

Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air;
common sense tells you it's a stupid way to live.

A good life is a fruit-bearing tree;
a violent life destroys souls.

If good people barely make it,
what's in store for the bad!

Proverbs 11:17-31 The Message

3 comments:

John Turner said...

Thanks for Wisdom Wednesday. I enjoy reading your blog. May God bless you.

Dawn said...

Thanks for your comment on my most recent post - and for praying for Care Bear. They are beginning the meet as I type.

Thanks for caring about K&K as well. Kristen has had a healthy week, for which we are always thankful. Kev - I won't hear until Tuesday how he's done this week on his meds. Thanks for praying!

Jungle Mom said...

Beautiful! I am so glad you found me again!