Monday, January 24, 2011

CHB #9

(it's been awhile since I've posted from CHB thought I'd finish it up...)
For the background of these posts read {here} and the other 8 previous posts {here}

CHB class on April 22, 1955

Proverbs 15:1-33

 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
   but a harsh word stirs up anger.
 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
   but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere,
   keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
 4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
   but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
 5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
   but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,
   but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
   but the hearts of fools are not upright.
 8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
   but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
 9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked,
   but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
   the one who hates correction will die.
 11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the LORD—
   how much more do human hearts!
 12 Mockers resent correction,
   so they avoid the wise.
 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
   but heartache crushes the spirit.
 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
   but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
 15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
   but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD
   than great wealth with turmoil.
 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
   than a fattened calf with hatred.
 18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
   but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,
   but the path of the upright is a highway.
 20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
   but a foolish man despises his mother.
 21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,
   but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
   but with many advisers they succeed.
 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
   and how good is a timely word!
 24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent
   to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud,
   but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.
 26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked,
   but gracious words are pure in his sight.
 27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
   but the one who hates bribes will live.
 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
   but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
 29 The LORD is far from the wicked,
   but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
 30 Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart,
   and good news gives health to the bones.
 31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction
   will be at home among the wise.
 32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
   but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
 33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD,
   and humility comes before honor.

Quotes from the section "Friendship, Courtship, and Marriage"
"Friendship that is formed turns to courtship often.  Then to marriage.  Things to think of when choosing your companion. 
1. Choose wisely.
2. Ask God to guide you.
3. Be certain that they are truly Christ-like.  Marriages should be born in Heaven and certainly God and Christ should be partners in choosing your lifelong companion.

Personal Qualities:
A. Success of marriage in a great measure depends upon how great the personalities of husband and wife harmonize.  Dispositions, Sentiments, Ideals should be the same or work well together.
B. Must walk together for marriage life to go smoothly.
C. If anything but love that draws them together may cause discord.
Talkative and Aggressive-Quiet and Reserved
Kind and Courteous-Cruel, Rude and Untactful
Cheerful and Optimistic-Gloomy, Morose and Bitter
Affectionate and Tender-Cold and Indifferent
Be frank and Open-minded-Secretive and Narrow
Trustful and Believing-Suspicious and Skeptical
Generous and Sharing- Stingy and Selfish
Saving and Industrious-Spend Thrift
Possessing a Sense of Humor-Intolerant and Dogmatic
Forgiving and Forgetting-Unforgiving and Resentful
Loyal and Honorable-Disloyal and Untrustworthy
Modest and Refined-Egotistical and Coarse
Self-Control-Angry and Stubborn
Neat and Clean-Untidy and Dirty
Spiritual and Reverent-Worldly and Profane"

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