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It is hard for us to accept instruction and correction because we’d like to think we already know it all.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 19:11-20

ESV Text: Proverbs 19:11-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:5 and ends at about 2:21

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     11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

     12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

     13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

     14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

     15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

     16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

     17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

     18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

     19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

     20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 402 (LSB 731):
O God, Forsake me Not — Organ Audio

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1. O God, forsake me not! 
Thy gracious presence lend me; 
Lead Thou Thy helpless child; 
Thy Holy Spirit send me 
That I my course may run. 
Be Thou my Light, my Lot, 
My Staff, my Rock, my Shield, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

2. O God, forsake me not! 
Take not Thy Spirit from me 
And suffer not the might 
Of sin to overcome me. 
Increase my feeble faith, 
Which Thou Thyself hast wrought. 
Be Thou my Strength and Power, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

3. O God, forsake me not! 
Lord, hear my supplication! 
In every evil hour 
Help me o’ercome temptation; 
And when the Prince of hell 
My conscience seeks to blot, 
Be Thou not far from me, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

4. O God, forsake me not! 
Thy mercy I’m addressing; 
O Father, God of Love, 
Grant me Thy heavenly blessing 
To do when duty calls 
What’er Thou didst allot, 
To do what pleaseth Thee, – 
O God, forsake me not! 

5. O God, forsake me not! 
Lord, I am Thine forever. 
Grant me true faith in Thee; 
Grant that I leave Thee never. 
Grant me a blessed end 
When my good fight is fought; 
Help me in life and death, – 
O God, forsake me not!