Proverbs 17

Proverbs 17

This mornings proverb is from chapter 17.
“Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1, 3-4, 8, 10, 15-16, 20, 22, 24, 27‬
‭ Christ gave to Israel definite instruction in regard to their habits of life, and He assured them, “The Lord will take away from thee all sickness.” Deut. 7:15. When they fulfilled the conditions, the promise was verified to them. “There was not one feeble person among their tribes.” Ps. 105:37 full-filling His promise “I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Ex. 15:26. As a matter of example Jesus also taught with healing by addressing issues of sin. To many of the afflicted ones who received healing, Christ said, “Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” John 5:14. His purpose was to show that disease is the result of violating God’s laws, both natural and spiritual. Understanding the pathology of sin and disease are equally alike to being able to follow the method of healing treatment. The desire of God for every human being is expressed in the words, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2. . In His written word and in nature itself He has revealed the principles of life. It is our duty to understand these principles well, applying them, and by obedience to co-operate with Him in restoring health to the body as well as to the soul. This frees us from guilt, sorrow, anxiety and care, that crush the life forces. With it come serenity, composure and joy that no earthly trial can destroy. The ultimate prescription was given to us by Jesus when He said “Come unto Me, . . . and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28. Have an awesome day.

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