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Do not cling to earthly wealth–and remember how Jesus became poor to make you rich through the forgiveness of sins.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 11:23-31

ESV Text: Proverbs 11:23-31

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:25 and ends at about 3:39

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     23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

     24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

     25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

     26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

     27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

     28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

     29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

     30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

     31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 97:
Let us all with Gladsome Voice

— Organ Audio

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1. Let us all with gladsome voice 
Praise the God of heaven, 
Who, to bid our hearts rejoice, 
His own Son hath given. 

2. To this vale of tears He comes, 
Here to serve in sadness, 
That with Him in heaven’s fair homes 
We may reign in gladness. 

3. We are rich, for He was poor; 
Is not this a wonder? 
Therefore praise God evermore 
Here on earth and yonder. 

4. O Lord Christ, our Savior dear, 
Be Thou ever near us. 
Grant us now a glad new year. 
Amen, Jesus, hear us!