Day 19 // The Lord’s Purpose

Proverbs 19

1 Better to be poor and honest

than to be dishonest and a fool.

2 Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good;

haste makes mistakes.

3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness

and then are angry at the Lord.

4 Wealth makes many “friends”;

poverty drives them all away.

5 A false witness will not go unpunished,

nor will a liar escape.

6 Many seek favors from a ruler;

everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!

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  • Katy Little

    Thank you for starting my Friday off with another great inspiring message. I love these messages.
    Verse 18 really sang to my heart today…it is difficult to parent these days; and set rules that are unfavorable to your child. As parents its easier to be friends with your child then act as a parent. This verse helped me know that unfavorable rules set will/can be better for my sons life.

  • Lori Hofferber

    19:11 Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs. This is my prayer daily. Thanks again Pastor Kerry … everyday brings new opportunities to learn and grow, I can not imagine a life w/o God.

  • Richard Cooper

    It’s amazing how God knows exactly what I need to hear with verse 21.
    I also like verse 24,
    “Those who respect the Lord will live and be satisfied, unbothered by troubles.
    I have plans on what I want to do with my career and life. But this week God presented me with a career opportunity that is so much bigger than what I thought I could do.
    God is Great!!
    Kerry, thank you for doing these blogs because I watch them every day!! God Bless

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  • Kim Bell

    The verse that spoke to me was 17. It just shows how great God is at all times. Love on everyone like Jesus did at all times.

    This challenge is great & I’m glad to be doing it, especially with the Lords help!!!!


  • marilyn mann

    I am so loving all of Proverbs. So much talks to me I am not sure I can put into words how Blessed I feel
    I Thank You Pastor Kerry for just being you.
    God Bless You and Your Family.

  • Carol

    I don’t understand the verse wealth makes many friends poverty drives them away. Could someone help me, proverbs 19, verse 4?

  • Anita

    Here’s an explanation of the verse you asked about.
    When you have a lot of money, human nature is that people want to be around you so that they can share in your nice things and nice lifestyle.
    If you lose your riches, people will hang around you much less often because they have less hope of gaining anything from you. In fact, they might even be expected to give you something.
    Hope that helps!

  • Anita

    I had just read Romans 10:1-3 the other day, and it seems to be echoed here in the first part of Proverbs 19:2. To me, as I prepare to respond to my call to be active in ministry for Jesus, it is SO important that I soak in, saturate myself with, and just drink in his word as much as I can. The Lord is whispering to me that if I want to share His word with people through teaching or music, I need to have a consistent diet of His word myself. When opportunity comes to speak or sing, I actually want to have His words to say or sing. Enthusiasm with no substance wouldn’t be very helpful to His purposes, at the end of the day.

  • Christina

    21 You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

    This is definitely a good reminder and message for me from this last week. Consistently walking on eggshells with my current situation and feeling like i’m just making matters worse anytime i try to talk to my husband about our situation. Always trying to Fix things.. its a good reminder that no matter what i do or say God purpose for me will prevail.. Thanks for this message Kerry.

  • Jo Sweeney

    I like Verse 11: Sensible people control their temper and overlook wrongs.

    I like this verse because it is always good to control your temper even when you see someone doing wrong. You have no idea what might be going on in the other person’s life to cause them to behave the way they are and a kind word from you may be just what they need to turn their life around.

  • kristin

    I like a lot of proverbs, but the one that spoke to me the most was verse 22, because it’s good to loyal than to dishonest