Proverbs 31: 10 & 20 (KJV) "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy."
The LORD'S heart is for you to follow the wonderful example of this special person, and also to become more valuable in God's Kingdom than rubies.
Proverbs 21:13 & 19:17 (NKJV) "Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard. He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given."
In Proverbs 19:17 the word “pity” implies – being fair; stooping down to show kindness; Being gracious and merciful; to help, to give to, grant aid, and pray for the poor. Try to “lend to the LORD” more often for He will surely repay you.
Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) "Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall."
1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV) "Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Humility opens the heavens for God's great grace to rain down on you, which will raise you to new levels of victory over your flesh and temptation.
Proverbs 13:3 & 21:23 (NKJV) "He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles."
Unwise, unkind or rude words spoken can never be retracted. They will cause deep hurt, and bear bad fruit.
Proverbs 11:25 (NIV) "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."
There is a beautiful freedom to be found in Jesus by growing as a “giver” - the results of which is to become rich. Financially rich yes. But also rich in spirit and in truth; in righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost and in faith and hope and love. “Watering” speaks of loving others. Of feeding and refreshing them to their spiritual satisfaction.
Proverbs11:24 -25 (NKJV) " There is one who scatters and yet increases more; but one who withholds more than is right comes only to poverty. The soul who gives freely shall be made rich; and he who waters shall also be watered himself."
Kingdom economy is fun!! Discover the joy of sowing good seed into another's need, at the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Be ready at a Supermarket till, to pay for an old pensioner's groceries. Be ready to pay for a stranger's bill at a coffee shop, or buy a meal for a person sitting on a pavement. If this is difficult for you, begin by sowing smiles, and kind considerate words into needy lives.
Proverbs 11:15 (NKJV) "He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure."
The Bible warns against signing surety for another's debt, for very good reason. No one wants to be “ruined” by meeting someone else's financial obligations, even if they are family.
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
We all have a destiny. Everyone is born with purpose. The true desires of our heart help us to discover our destiny, to know our purpose and havevision for our lives. What is your vision? What are your giftings ? What are the true desires of your heart ? From these, discover your destiny, know your purpose, and clarifyyour vision.
Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV) "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety."
Making wise decisions, especially life-changing decisions, requires good Biblical advice from several Christians whose lives demonstrate Godliness and fruitfulness.
Proverbs 11: 12,13 & 17: 9 (NKJV) "He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor, But a man of understanding holds his peace. A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter. He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends."
What a beautiful expression of love it is to cover one another's faults and failures through prayer. In fact it is your Christian responsibility to do so, and to keep confidences well hidden in your heart. Help others who are weak by refusing to listen to gossip. There is a very thin line between genuine Christian concern and being a talebearer.