Quiet Time Proverbs 22:4-5

Passage:

“The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; One who guards himself will be far from them.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:4-5‬ ‭NASB2020‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/2692/pro.22.5.NASB2020

Paraphrase:

The benefits of humility and reverence for the Lord are blessings and honor and abundant life. Traps, pitfalls, hardships are in the path of the perverse. The One who remains humble will be far from all of that.

Principles:

Choices have consequences.
Our paths will be filled with what we choose.
Humility and reverence for the Lord are vitally important.

Promises:

Those who are humble and fear God will be blessed in various ways. Those who are not humble and have no fear of God will have a much more difficult life.

Practice:

Humbling myself before the Lord and others. Always be conscious of the Lord’s presence. Stay away from the influence of people who are perverse and ungodly.

Praise:

God is high and lifted up. He is exalted above all. He alone is worthy of praise. He is the Blesser and the Blessed. Thank you God for your blessings and all the good things you have given to me!

Parallel:

Psalm 1, James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:5-7, Hebrews 12:1

Preserve:

Humility and fear of God lead to a more abundant life.

Ponder:

How do humility and fear of God lead to a greater life?
Compare and contrast the rewards of the humble and perverse.
How does humility and fear of the Lord affect how we live?

Prayer:

Dear God, I come to you in Jesus’ name and by His merit alone. I humbly seek you as my Guide and God. You alone have the key to life and understand the path I should take. Help me to guard against the choices that would lead to hardship and heartache. Keep me on the path of your blessings. In Jesus’ name. Sobeit.

Points:

The walk of the humble
The way of the perverse

The rewards of the humble
The reaping of the perverse

Treasures and Thorns
Life and Death
Choices and Consequences

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Humility, fear of the Lord, the perverse, choices, consequences, blessings, rewards, decisions, discipline

One thought on “Quiet Time Proverbs 22:4-5

  1. Thank you Pastor. Good is amazing! Even before reading this post, I shared this knowledge with a friend today as well as touching on “losing oneself “ the more we become like Christ!

    Isaiah 46:4 – Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (NIV)

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