Lord, thank you for your written word. We are so truly blessed to be able to dig into your word daily and grow in our relationship with you. Thank you for the cleansing through Jesus Christ, and we pray for such to prepare us to receive your word today. All the praise and glory belong to you.
wisdom of God through Proverbs, Chapter 20
Pro 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Pro 20:2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life.
Pro 20:3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
Pro 20:4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
Pro 20:5 The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Pro 20:6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?
Pro 20:7 The righteous who walks in his integrity– blessed are his children after him!
Pro 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.
Pro 20:9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?
Pro 20:10 Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
Pro 20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
Pro 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.
Pro 20:13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
Pro 20:14 “Bad, Bad,” says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts.
Pro 20:15 There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Pro 20:16 Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.
Pro 20:17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
Pro 20:18 Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.
Pro 20:19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
Pro 20:20 If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
Pro 20:21 An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
Pro 20:22 Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.
Pro 20:23 Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.
Pro 20:24 A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?
Pro 20:25 It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.
Pro 20:26 A wise king winnows the wicked and drives the wheel over them.
Pro 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.
Pro 20:28 Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.
Pro 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
Pro 20:30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.
Learning about our Lord, Gospel of John, Chapter 20
Joh 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
Joh 20:2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
Joh 20:3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.
Joh 20:4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
Joh 20:5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
Joh 20:6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,
Joh 20:7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
Joh 20:8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
Joh 20:9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
Joh 20:10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
Joh 20:11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.
Joh 20:12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
Joh 20:13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
Joh 20:14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Joh 20:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”
Joh 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
Joh 20:17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
Joh 20:18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”–and that he had said these things to her.
Joh 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Joh 20:20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
Joh 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
Joh 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Joh 20:23 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”
Joh 20:24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
Joh 20:25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Joh 20:26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
Joh 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”
Joh 20:28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
Joh 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Joh 20:30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
Joh 20:31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.