Proverbs 17e choose to be happy


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Proverbs 17e choose to be happy

  1. 1. 1 Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. May 14, 2014
  2. 2. 2 Proverbs 17:20 He that hath a froward (distorted; crooked) heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse (contrary) tongue falleth into mischief. First of all -- we find what we look for. A man looking for evil, finds evil. Expectations have a lot to do with what we receive in this life.
  3. 3. 3 Furthermore, nothing good comes to a crook in the long run. Psalm 37 1-2 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Yes, he may seem to prosper for a time, but in time, he will reap his just reward for evil.
  4. 4. 4 But on the other hand: Psalm 37 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. Both true love and genuine faith can wait patiently.
  5. 5. 5 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. (NIV) 21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool. Parents grieve deeply over a foolish, disappointing son (or daughter). Two words for fool are used here. The first is keŝl, one who is dull and thickheaded. The other is nāb̠ āl, one who lacks spiritual perception and sensitivity. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
  6. 6. 6 In other words, nabal is one who can see nothing beyond this world and its pleasures. The Love of God means nothing; He wants the sex and romance this world offers. The mansions of Heaven mean nothing; He wants all that his eyes can see right now.
  7. 7. 7 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Don’t be afraid to be happy. Our Father, God wants us to be happy. Not just from good circumstances; it’s easy to be happy about receiving a million dollars.
  8. 8. 8 Be happy because we are in the family of God. God is our Father; Jesus Christ is our big brother.
  9. 9. 9 Choose to love and be loved; love will help you to be and remain happy. Remember: romance may fade away; But agape is eternal. Too many are seeking romance, and then complaining because it fades. Agape is the only foundation for lasting joy.
  10. 10. 10 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (TLB) Love (agape) is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
  11. 11. 11 Agape never fails! Eros (romantic love) is temporal, It is impatient, and it often hurts. Unless it is settled and strengthened by agape.
  12. 12. 12 Agape is true love, and true love will make us happy. Will do us good like a medicine. Merry Choose to be happy.