Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
Sign on a pastor’s
It’s too late to agree
with me; I’ve already
changed my mind.
14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out
water: therefore leave off contention, before it be
(NIV) 14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
What danger there is in the beginning of strife!
Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were
possible, before you begin.
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
Many churches have been
split because people were
determined to be right.
They just would not let it go.
If you want to destroy
your marriage, be
determined to be
15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that
condemneth the just, even they both are
abomination to the LORD.
Micah 6 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is
good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but
to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?
Psalm 89:14 (NIV) Righteousness and justice are
the foundation of Your throne; love and
faithfulness go before You.
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to
get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
It is nonsensical for a fool to pay to learn,
When, in his heart, he is determined not to learn.
We pay for so many to go to school who are
determined not to learn.
They do not learn, and they hinder those who
have a desire to learn and do well.
17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born
(TLB) 17 A true friend is always loyal, and a brother
is born to help in time of need.
This is especially true in the family of God.
Hebrews 2 11-12 For both He that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of one: for which
cause He is not ashamed to call them
brethren, Saying, I will declare Thy Name unto
My brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing
praise unto Thee.
Jesus Christ is our elder brother.
He loves us, and He is not ashamed of us.
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and
becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
(TLB) 18 It is poor judgment to countersign
another’s note, to become responsible for his debts.
The surest way to lose a friend is to
co-sign for him to get a loan.
If he doesn’t pay then the co-signer
owes the debt.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he
that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
A man who loves to fuss, cuss, and fight
is a man who loves sin.
“Exalteth his gate” speaks of pride –
Either pride shown with high gates and tall doors –
Or pride shown by bragging.
Proverbs 16 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and
an haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride in one’s own strength and agility often
leads to strife and fights.
Pride in wealth leads to
displays of conspicuous