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My son,

In the book of Proverbs, there are two words mentioned over and over again that stand out to me when I read it. “My son”.

22 times, Solomon uses these words to begin his writing.
This leads me to believe that Solomon was a man who loved his family and had his children in mind when he wrote this book. He wanted them to do well, just like any other normal parent would.

Solomon was blessed with great wisdom from God, so if he is giving advice directly to his son, then it certainly would be wise for us, as parents, to hear and study what he has to say.

Below, are all the verses of Proverbs, written by Solomon, where he is addressing his son directly. Read these verses carefully and take note of the advice and wisdom that Solomon is trying to get across to his son. Maybe they can be good teaching points to share with your own children.

(All scripture is from the King James Version)

Proverbs 1:8
My son, hear the instruction of thy father and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 1:10
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not,

Proverbs 1:15
My son, walk not thou, in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide thy commandments with thee;

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not thy law but let thine hear keep my commandments:
2 For length of days and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 3:11
My son, despise not the chastening of The Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

Proverbs 3:21
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 4:10
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Proverbs 4:20
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 5:1
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 5:20
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Proverbs 6:1
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Proverbs 6:3
Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:15
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

Proverbs 23:19
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.

Proverbs 24:21
My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Proverbs 27:11
My son, be wise and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.


Proverbs 2:6

For The Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

If you had one wish or one thing to ask of God today when you pray…ask for wisdom.

God is giving it out; all we have to do is ask for it.

Think of all the decisions that we make on a daily basis. Some are more important than others, but what if God was helping us with those important choices that we make each day and the words that we speak to others. Wow! The world would be a better place.


Budgeting 101: Why Saving is So Important

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Saving money is very important.
Next to tithing, saving should be the next most important item in your budget.
Also, like tithing, your goal should be to save 10% of your income.
It must be at the top. If savings is at the bottom of your budget then all it gets, or all you get, is what’s leftover, if anything at all.

Why is saving so important?

Savings is like preventative care.
Savings is Murphy repellant.
Saving prepares you for emergencies.
Savings keeps you from having to use credit cards.
Saving gives you freedom.
Saving keeps you out of debt or from from getting further in debt.
Saving gives you peace of mind.

Saving must be a priority. After giving back to God, pay yourself first.
10% of your income adds up quickly. You will be surprised how much money you can have if you will just discipline yourself to save.

Proverbs 21:15. “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”

The surest way to save is to make it automatic.
Have it auto drafted into your savings account from each check.
If it’s taken out before you can even get your hands on it, like taxes, then it’s easier to get used to not having that money to spend.

You can do it. You can be a saver!
Take action and start today. Do it now!


Encouraging WORD

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Proverbs 3
9 Honour The Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Give God the first of everything in your life and He will bless you with all that you need and more.

Give Him the first of your time.
Give Him the first of your finances.
Give Him the first of your talent.
Give Him the first of your praise and love.

God doesn’t ask for much, just that you make sure He is # 1 in your life.


Encouraging WORD

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Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.

Seek the advise of others. Don’t try to do it all on your own.
Talk to your pastor, elders or others that have been down that road before.
Listen and learn from them.
Most importantly, pray and ask God. He is the wisest of all.


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