Warning Against Adultery

Proverbs 5:1–6 (ESV)

My son, be attentive to my wisdom;

incline your ear to my understanding,

that you may keep discretion,

and your lips may guard knowledge.

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey,

and her speech is smoother than oil,

but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,

sharp as a two-edged sword.

Her feet go down to death;

her steps follow the path to Sheol;

she does not ponder the path of life;

her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Proverbs 5:8–12 (ESV)

Keep your way far from her,

and do not go near the door of her house,

lest you give your honor to others

and your years to the merciless,

10  lest strangers take their fill of your strength,

and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

11  and at the end of your life you groan,

when your flesh and body are consumed,

12  and you say, “How I hated discipline,

and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 5:20–21 (ESV)

20  Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman

and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?

21  For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord,

and he ponders all his paths.

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Let Us Sing Songs of Praise

Psalm 95:1–2 (ESV)

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Psalm 95:6 (ESV)

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Psalm 95:10–11 (ESV)

10  For forty years I loathed that generation

and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,

and they have not known my ways.”

11  Therefore I swore in my wrath,

“They shall not enter my rest.”

A Father’s Wise Instruction

Proverbs 4:7 (ESV)

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

and whatever you get, get insight.

Proverbs 4:14 (ESV)

14  Do not enter the path of the wicked,

and do not walk in the way of the evil.

Proverbs 4:20–23 (ESV)

20  My son, be attentive to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21  Let them not escape from your sight;

keep them within your heart.

22  For they are life to those who find them,

and healing to all their flesh.

23  Keep your heart with all vigilance,

for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:26–27 (ESV)

26  Ponder the path of your feet;

then all your ways will be sure.

27  Do not swerve to the right or to the left;

turn your foot away from evil.

God, The Rock of my Refuge

Psalm 94:3 (ESV)

O Lord, how long shall the wicked,

how long shall the wicked exult?

Psalm 94:5 (ESV)

They crush your people, O Lord,

and afflict your heritage.

Psalm 94:10–11 (ESV)

10  He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?

He who teaches man knowledge—

11  the Lord—knows the thoughts of man,

that they are but a breath.

Psalm 94:12–13 (ESV)

12  Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord,

and whom you teach out of your law,

13  to give him rest from days of trouble,

until a pit is dug for the wicked.

Psalm 94:18 (ESV)

18  When I thought, “My foot slips,”

your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

Psalm 94:22 (ESV)

22  But the Lord has become my stronghold,

and my God the rock of my refuge.

Trust in the LORD with All Your Heart

Proverbs 3:1–2 (ESV)

3 My son, do not forget my teaching,

but let your heart keep my commandments,

for length of days and years of life

and peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3:5–7 (ESV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make straight your paths.

Be not wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 3:9–12 (ESV)

Honor the Lord with your wealth

and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

10  then your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will be bursting with wine.

11  My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline

or be weary of his reproof,

12  for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,

as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 3:13 (ESV)

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

Proverbs 3:13–14 (ESV)

13  Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

14  for the gain from her is better than gain from silver

and her profit better than gold.

Proverbs 3:27 (ESV)

27  Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 3:29–30 (ESV)

29  Do not plan evil against your neighbor,

who dwells trustingly beside you.

30  Do not contend with a man for no reason,

when he has done you no harm.

Proverbs 3:35 (ESV)

35  The wise will inherit honor,

but fools get disgrace.

 

The LORD Reigns

Psalm 93

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.

Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

Your throne is established from of old;

you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,

the floods have lifted up their voice;

the floods lift up their roaring.

Mightier than the thunders of many waters,

mightier than the waves of the sea,

the Lord on high is mighty!

Your decrees are very trustworthy;

holiness befits your house,

O Lord, forevermore.

Jude 1:17-21 NIV

Jude 1:17-21 NIV

But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. [18] They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” [19] These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. [20] But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, [21] keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.