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None of us knows everything. We need to pay attention also to the wise words of the godly people whom the Lord has put in our lives.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 13:10-14

ESV Text: Proverbs 13:10-14

Proverbs 13:10–14 (Listen)

10   By insolence comes nothing but strife,
    but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11   Wealth gained hastily1 will dwindle,
    but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12   Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13   Whoever despises the word2 brings destruction on himself,
    but he who reveres the commandment3 will be rewarded.
14   The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
    that one may turn away from the snares of death.


[1] 13:11 Or by fraud

[2] 13:13 Or a word

[3] 13:13 Or a commandment


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:2 and ends at about 1:43

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     10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

     11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

     12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

     13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

     14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 404 :
Soul, What Return Has God, Thy Savior — Organ Audio

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1. Soul, what return has God, thy Savior, 
For all He gives thee day by day? 
Oh, hast thou in thy gift a favor 
That can delight and please Him?–Say! 
The best of offerings He requires: 
Thy heart it is that He desires. 

2. Give unto God thy heart’s affection, 
Who else can claim thee as His own? 
Should Satan hold thee in subjection? 
With him but pangs of hell are known. 
To Thee alone, O Lord divine, 
My heart and all I now resign. 

3. Accept the gift which Thou requirest, 
My heart and soul, O gracious God, 
The first-fruits Thou so much desirest, 
For which Thy Son paid with His blood. 
To Thee I willingly assign 
My heart, dear Lord, for it is Thine. 

4. Whom should I give my heart’s affection 
But Thee, who gavest Thine to faith? 
Thy fervent love is my protection; 
Lord, Thou hast loved me unto death. 
My heart with Thine shall ever be 
One heart throughout eternity. 

Hymn: LSB 848 Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service