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7. Proverbs: Dealing With Fights

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  • February 6, 2015
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oh well you rank in the wise injection to recover by Doctor Jean Beatty edited five year by the messaging it dealing with fight better is a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting with strife Proverbs seventeen verse one you King James version Padres again denounces the deception of appearances we may seem to have everything the world offers wealth power pleasure and pain behind the façade tension and misery flourish it's even possible that the cause of this tension in misery is precisely the wealth and pleasure that people strive so hard for Miriam the time quotes an Egyptian conference of instructions on page one fifty six of her book entitled ancient Egyptian literature a book of readings volume two which advises better is bread with a happy heart and wealth with taxation according to the book of Proverbs the first step to solve this problem is to recognize what our priorities are peaceful relationships are more important than wealth what counts is not so much what we have to but who we are within ourselves the advice that we are about to explore will help in restoring this priority and lead you toward an inner peace shalom in the Hebrew I will add to your happiness or error to error and her to him for Proverbs seventeen verse nine and Proverbs nineteen verse eleven to answer these two real-life questions what crucial point is being made in these texts and how should we deal with others who fall Proverbs seventeen verse nine says he got covered a transgression to give love to heed repeated a matter separated very friends purpose nineteen verse eleven the discretion of a man to further his anger and it is his glory to pass over transgression so what is the crucial point regarding relationships in these texts and how should you deal with others who fall when someone messes act it's so tempting to spread the story to tell others have you heard about what's selling so did Billy might act as if we are appalled by the action we still like telling others about what happened in short we are gossiping and that's what we're being warned against because this behavior will generate contention even between close friends after all if a friend of yours messes up what kind of friend are you if you go around telling others about it we are encouraged instead to cover the mistake this is not however comply that we have to hide the soon to act as if it never happened as if the person never did wrong the sin that is covered is still present even though hitting in fact the Hebrew word for cover in that expression has a specific connotation of forgetting that we find in some easy fibers to the hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people that hast covered all based in Sega love your gossip should be our response to someone else's mistake how his love help in coping with the friends mistake Proverbs seventeen or seventeen cents a friend loves at all times in the other diversity first Corinthians thirteen verses five through seven describes the characteristics of true love which doth not behave itself unseemly to decide her own is not easily provoked thinks no evil rejoices not in iniquity but rejoices in the truth and all things believe that all things hope that all things endures all things one does not love a friend or spouse because he or she is perfect we love in spite of their mistakes and flaws only true love do we learn not to judge others because of their own faults and shortcomings we could be just as guilty instead we can mourn with them over what they have done and seek in whatever way we can to help them work through it after all what are friends for if not for this think about a time he messed up badly in the forgiven minister to and comfort it with affect how you about how we should do the same for other people to her will in a beach shacks shrill laugh he's not blind that we cover someone's mistake true love does not mean that we not see the sin and do not recognize it as such less injustice go together the Hebrew word for justice settings also means love charity we cannot have real compassion if we are not just and we cannot be just if we do not have compassion and love the two concepts must be together for example the exercise of charity toward the poor should not be done at the expense of justice that is why exit is twenty three verse three instructs us not to favor the poor in court neither shalt thou countenance one man he's caught it love obliges us to help the poor it would be unjust to favor them when they are wrong simply because they are poor justice and truth should therefore go along with love and compassion it is this wise balance that characterizes the Torah the Law of God and which is taught and promoted in the book of Proverbs take a few minutes to acknowledge situations that would mean the expression of justice and truth such situations are described in Proverbs seventeen verse ten and Proverbs nineteen verse twenty five what do these verses say about the need for rebuking confrontation Proverbs seventeen verse ten says a reproof and truth more into a wise man than one hundred strikes into a four once again what do these verses say about the need for rebuke and confrontation first we had the contrasting labels wise and for the full takes a lot more physical effort to educate discipline that person is high maintenance agency review can confronted with stronger sounding words whereas a wise person listens and acts upon instruction that is directed their way we would say they are low-maintenance the fact that Proverbs seventeen verse ten immediately follows the call to cover the mistake to live in Proverbs seventeen verse nine is not an accident this mention of her proof in connection with last places love in the right perspective the text implies a strong rebuke John eight versus one to eleven should use dealing with open seven how did he treat the person being accused and condemned Jesus went unto the mount of olives and early in the morning he came again into the Temple and all the people came to him and he sat down and taught in the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery and when they had set her in the him him him us or this one was taken in adultery in the very act now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned but what saith thou this they said tempting him but they may have to accuse him but Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the ground as though he heard them not so when they continued asking him he lifted up himself and said unto them he that is without sin among you but him first cast a stone at her and again he stooped down in the ground and they which heard it first being convicted by their own conscience went out one by one beginning at the eldest even until last and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing in the midst when Jesus had lifted up himself and saw none but the woman he said to her woman are those thine accusers has no man condemned the she said no man Lord and Jesus and her neither do I condemn me go insane no more Ellen G White on page four sixty two of the desire of ages provided more detailed between the lines expansion of these verses it is as if you are watching caring and feeling at all in real-time concentrate these words in his active pardoning this woman and encouraging her to live a better life the character of Jesus shines forth in the beauty of perfect righteousness while he does not palliate sin nor less than the sense of guilt he seeks not to condemn it to save the world had for this erring woman only contempt and scorn but Jesus speaks words of comfort and hope the sinless one pities the weakness of the center and reaches to her a helping hand while hypocritical Pharisees denounced her Jesus puts her him or her to him to and Larry is the conference eighteen no you will hear different teams focus on what this chapter have to see about our words what important concepts are mentioned regarding what we do or do not say Proverbs eighteen days three desire a man having separated himself as an instrumentalist with always a full half no delight in understanding but that his heart rediscover itself when the wicked cometh then cometh also contact them with ignominy reproach the words of a man's mouth are deep waters in the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook is not good to accept the person of the wicked to overthrow the righteous judgment of full lips enter into contention in his mouth call us for strokes before the mouth is his destruction and his lips are the snare of his soul when the words of the talebearer are as wounds they go down into the innermost parts of the belly he also credits Laughlin 's work is brother to him that is a great waster the name of the Lord is a strong tower the righteous runneth into it and is safe the rich man's wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his own conceit before destruction the heart of honey and before honor is humility he answered the matter before he went to his folly insane and him the spirit of the man will sustain his infirmity but it will need spirit who can manage the heart of the prudent and his knowledge and the ear of the wise knowledge commands and gift maketh room for him and bringing him before great men he met his first in his own cause he was just by his neighbor and searching him a lot positive contentions to cease and parties between the mighty about it offended his harder to be one of the strong city and their contentions are like the bars of the castle commands belly shall be satisfied of the fruit of his mouth and with the increase of his lips so he be filled death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof is a finance away find a good team and obtaining favor of the Lord the poor users in treaties but the rich answer roughly a man that hath friends must show himself friendly and there is a friend next to get closer than a brother we are again confronted with the reality and power of words in this case we see helpful to use their mouth to their undoing verse thirteen is especially enlightening how easy it is to speak out before carefully listening and discerning what has been said twice how many times must we have spared ourselves and others undue pain and strife if one only learned to think through carefully what we had just heard before responding to there is indeed a time when silence is the best response Proverbs eighteen verse four says the words of man's mouth as the deep water in the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook why are the words of the wise like deep waters the why use positively in the book of Proverbs to represent wisdom it conveys that he has quiet but also of funny enriches the wise enough superficial they draw their words from the depths of personal reflection and experience who has been marveled sometimes the deep thoughts and insights from those who obviously have wisdom and knowledge here's another negative wisdom Proverbs eighteen verse twenty one death and life are in the power of the time and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof what do you mean perhaps one way to figure it out is to find the variables the things that could end up being involved in a positive or negative experience namely the time and last decks you can differentiate outcomes lifelike yet sometimes the end result seems so far distant that we forget about the near-term effects which this verse refers to as fruits which seems to indicate the trend or direction outward indication of our ultimate goal either life or death problems and Dan tells us what we should already know how words are powerful and they can be a force for good or evil even life-and-death how careful we need to be than that how we use this powerful tool can you remember a time when someone's words hurt you a terrible way what did that experience teach you about how powerful words are you careful with your words and turn and him to him a him a program 's ancient Greece to a full half no delight in understanding that his heart may discover itself do you remember the period of time when like the dawning of a new day he began to realize that you have or so it seemed opinions about everything I don't fall need time to form their opinions so sure of themselves and so eager to express their own opinions but they are not interested in learning from others and closed minds go along with their open mouths this is a deadly combination how careful we need to be that we don't find ourselves doing the same thing especially on a topic that we are convinced we are right about after all haven't we all at some point felt very strongly about a subject only to find later on that we were wrong this doesn't mean that we should be wishy-washy interviews it means only that we need some humility in that none of us has all the right answers and even when answers all right truth is often deeper and more nuanced we can appreciate or understand what important point is given us imparts a chamber seventeen he had his first in his own costume it's just by his neighbor cometh and subject matter we naturally think that our opinion is the correct way of thinking other people may question our logic and opinions of friends who really value a student only God does not need a second opinion precisely because by his nature he already has it tries Proverbs fifteen verse three says his eyes are everywhere got has the capacity to see all sides of any matter we contract generally have a very narrow view of everything of you that him error we get locked into position especially on matters that we think are important as we should know by now however there are always two or even more sides to any story and the more information we have the better we conform the right view of a subject can you think of the time you are absolutely convinced that something they love you you have held your whole life only to find out later that you have been wrong the whole time what she does tell us about our need to be open to the possibility that we could be wrong about things we are fervent about her and her and her features of each appoint a new minister for the highest office in this kingdom for this purpose she organizes special contest online at event biggest lie all his ministers apply in each one came and spoke their biggest lie but the King was not satisfied then I seemed Lane the king then asked his closest and most trusted counselor I think you apply the counselor answered I am sorry to disappoint you Majesty but I cannot apply one trafficking because I never lie the counselor reply the team decided to appoint him for the position as sinners line comes to us easier than we think for this reason again how careful we need to be with our words was the Proverbs nineteen though you will hear her many things what is it about lying that is the point I walk in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a full oh also that this will be without knowledge is not play in either case it with his feet the fullest sense of a man perverted his way and his Hartford against the Lord wealth maketh many friends but the poor is separated from his neighbor a falsely initial not be unpunished and he that speaketh lies shall not escape many will entreat the favor of the prints and every man is a friend to him they give it gets all the brethren of the poor do hate him how much more do his friends though far from him he pursued them with words yet they are wanting to him he can get his wisdom let it his own soul he that keep it understanding shall find good a false witness shall not be in punished either speaketh lies shall perish the light is not seemly for a fool much less for a servant to have rule over princes the discretion of Amanda for his anger and it is his glory to pass over transgression the king 's wrath is as the roaring of the line this favorite of a deal upon the grass a foolish son is the calamity of his father and the contentions of the wife our continual dropping house and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the Lord slothfulness casted into a deep sleep and idle soul shall suffer hunger he that keep the commandment keeping his own soul but he despises his ways shall die he that hath pity upon the Portland and the Lord and that which he hath given will he pay him again chasten thy son while there is hope and let not thy soul spare for his crime a man of great wrath shall suffer punishment for if thou deliver him get past it again here counsel and receive instruction at amnesty wise in the latter end there are many devices in a man's heart nevertheless the counsel of the Lord that the man is his kindness and the poor man is better than a liar the fear of the Lord tended to life and he that hath it shall abide satisfied he shall not be visited with evil slothful man height of his hand in his bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again smite a scorner and the simple will beware and reprove one that hath understanding and he will understand knowledge he that waste of his father and chase it away his mother is a son that cause of shame and bring it or put cease my son to get the instruction that cause it to air from the words of knowledge a new godly witness for any judgment and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity judgments are prepared for scores and stripes for the back of falls the book of Proverbs it holds a high ethical standard is better to remain poor or even to his promotion if we have to lie in order to get it if we have to sacrifice our integrity if we have to cheat or if it comes at the price of faithfulness Proverbs nineteen verse nine says a false witness shall not be unpunished and he that speaketh lies to show parish what is the responsibility of a wing to be a true and honest witness to tell the truth lying in another itself is bad enough but doing it in court and under oath is even worse in many countries perjury is a crying mysterious went back the witness must therefore give a truthful testimony it is no accident that this first follows the mention of a friend to one who gives gifts Proverbs nineteen six meeting James version and the poor who are hated by their friends and even their brothers Proverbs nineteen seven new King James version the point is witnesses must not be influenced by bribes or by the social status of the testifying about one important principle can be heard in Deuteronomy twenty four versus ten to twenty two and how would you apply this principle to your encounters with the poor and needy when thou dost lend thy brother anything else shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge that substandard raw and the man to whom notice lands shall bring out the pledge abroad unto the innocent man be poor thou shall not sleep with his pledge in any case I deliver him the plant again when the sun goes down he may sleep in his own raiment and bless the initially righteous entity before the Lord thy God thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy whether he be of thy brethren are there strangers that are in that land within the gates at his day thou shalt give him his higher munition the sun go down the party she is poor and set his heart upon it must decry against the enter lard in a piece into the father shall not be put to death for the children the initial the children be put to death for the fathers every man shall be put to death for his own sin thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger north of fatherless nor take away is Raymond pledge but thou shalt remember that thou wast a bond in Egypt and the Lord thy God we deem defense therefore I command you to do this thing when now comes down nine harvest in my field and hast forgotten sheaf in the field go again to catch it it shall be for the stranger fatherless and for the widow that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands when LB despite Olive tree that shall not go over the bows again it shall be for the stranger for the fatherless and for the widow now gathers the grapes of an vineyard unraveling afterward it's only for the stranger for the fatherless and for the window and thou shalt remember that thou wast a binary and we need to verify command introducing her to a a and him and kisses spewing of cost and team behind is one of seeking special agencies to send discord and strife to separate friends and to undermine the faith of many in the truthfulness of our positions the brethren and sisters are too ready to talk of the faults and errors that they think exists in others and especially in those who have borne unflinchingly the messages of reprieve and warning given them of God the rest that assessment is Ellen G White testimonies for the church volume four page one ninety five on page one forty five the same book she wrote the children of these complainers listen with open in years and received the police and the disaffection parents are thus blindly closing the avenues through which the hearts of the children might be reached how many families season their daily meals with doubt and questioning they dissect the characters of their friends and serve them up as a dainty dessert a precious bit of slander is passed around the board to be commented upon not on him all the children in this guide is dishonored Jesus said inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren we have done it unto me therefore Christ is slighted and abused by those who slander his seven here are a few introspective questions to ponder it's always hard when you laugh or care about someone and then they would really mess up it's so easy to try to cover up for them isn't it how do we strike the right balance in situations like these certainly we need to show grace as he had been showing grace for our errors that visit that being said that is grace always or ever mean that a person continue with impunity and not face consequences and is the right course to take in situations like these in your life what are some ways you could be telling a lie without ever saying anything most things in life are very complicated and has many facets to them so even those things we happen to be right about will usually be more complex and we understand them to be with that being said how can we learn to be open-minded while at the same time not being foolish by its prey dear God sometimes only deal with people and their lives we can be very foolish in their own choices we have to always been wise we need your abiding wisdom today context she was to live these principles by your spirit we pray and humor infuses his name amen to her error ambassador .org I rule know who will you and him and is is is is is is that God 's word through free audio and much more I would like to know more about a person in his life is more certain than him please visit www. .net verse .org

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