Third Giveaway: Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures Book

Today’s giveaway is a copy of Hidden Treasures, a tool that will help you study the book of Proverbs with your family.

Hidden Treasures is full of ways you can study Proverbs as a family, with ideas for young children, older children, or all ages together.  Besides study ideas, this book also contains 90 illustrated proverbs for you to identify. Read through each chapter of Proverbs with your family and find them! This book contains a wealth of material for your family worship times.

Hidden Treasures Contains:

  • 90 prize-winning illustrated Proverbs from Doorpost’s Proverbs Illustrating contest (Over 500 drawings were entered!)
  • Instructions for many different topical studies in Proverbs
  • Suggestions for using the drawings in family worship while reading through Proverbs
  • Charts for recording your findings
  • Chapter-by-chapter notes and study suggestions for reading through Proverbs with your family.
  • Special activity and object lesson ideas
  • Plans to help you apply what you learn
  • Proverbs to memorize
  • Resource list of other commentaries, books, and audio to help you dig even more out of Proverbs

Proverbs was written to young people, to guide them in the right paths. Godly wisdom is the most valuable possession our sons and daughters will ever own!

To enter today’s giveaway (one entry allowed per person):

Leave a comment on this post sharing a verse from Proverbs that you are applying (or want to apply) in your household. Please type the verse or copy it from BibleGateway.com, and paste it in your comment.

As an example, Katelyn and I have been making a greater effort to pray for God’s guidance as we start each day and make our lists at work or at home. This is partly inspired by one of my favorite verses, Proverbs 16:3:

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”

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  1. This one I’d like to try and apply in daily life:

    proverbs 31:13
    13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

    Though this is part of the description for a virtuous woman, I think both men and women can get something out of this verse. I read it and I think of crafts and things like that, something that keeps hands busy and creates something useful. 🙂

  2. Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    This has been a favorite for most of my life. But I need it more than ever right now. My family and I are at a pivotal point of our life. We have stressed worried and hashed out what to do. We feel prompted by the Lord to do something, although our minds would call it insane and impractical. We need to remember not to lean to our own understanding and trust in the Lord as we feel called to this.

  3. Love your resources! God bless you!

  4. Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

    I would like my family to remember that they can not fix their problems or make tough decisions alone. Though they should think about how to handle things, and how to go about fixing things. they should ALWAYS first, inbetween and lastly – PRAY about it, and talk it over with the Lord!

  5. Trying to live the words of Proverbs 16:24 in our home. Build each other up, not tear down.

    Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.

  6. An encouragement when jealousy creeps in:

    Proverbs 23:17-18
    17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
    18 There is surely a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

  7. Proverbs 3:5-7 is such a rich little passage. It is influencing me and my family in so many ways right now, encouraging us, guiding us, and helping us to look to the Lord in every aspect of our daily lives.

    5(A)Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    And (B)do not lean on your own understanding.
    6In all your ways (C)acknowledge Him,
    And He will (D)make your paths straight.
    7(E)Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    (F)Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

  8. We have been focusing on Proverbs 19:11:
    ‘It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.’

  9. We LOVE the Proverbs and have tried to make them the center of our home. We have made little songs out of some of them for our children to sing. Right now they are learning Prov 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” and we also sing Prov 16:3 “Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.”

  10. Quite honestly, the entire chapter 31 is my favorite. I strive to live by it. In fact, I am teaching my daughter through Polished Cornerstones, but I think God is teaching me a little more right now. It’s awesome!

  11. Prov 3:5-6 Our family verse is ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.

  12. It sounds as if my favorite is a popular one, Proverbs 3: 5-6
    5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    I am trying to live this one out daily, and it is a daily struggle as I am very much a “I can handle it myself” person. I can’t. I fail daily when I rely on myself.

  13. 12 Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs. from Proverbs 10

    God’s love through us is a witness for His salvation. My words and actions either reflect His ways or my own. I pray I can be more like Him.

  14. When struggling with inappropriate words or tone from our children we often use the following Proverbs to help in their instruction.
    Proverbs 15 v. 1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Proverbs 13 v. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

  15. Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight.” ~Proverbs 12:22

    We are focusing on teaching our children to tell the truth when they sin instead of trying to hide it (which we all want to do!). Thank you for sharing what God has laid on your heart with others!

  16. The book of Proverbs is rich, making it difficult to choose one verse. So many apply to our family! Proverbs 9:10 is one of the foundational verses for us:

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

  17. For me and a couple of my girls, this is the one we need to really focus on right now.
    Prov 31:26 – She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

  18. Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
    Oh, how I pray to raise my children to love the Lord and that I will be a good example for them, and to be a respectful and submissive helper to my husband. Having recently adopted another child, I’m wearied and tired…I’m sure she is, too! Thankfully the Lord’s mercies are new every day!

  19. My son, do not forget my teaching,
    But let your heart keep my commandments;
    For length of days and years of life
    And peace they will add to you.
    Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
    Bind them around your neck,
    Write them on the tablet of your heart.
    Proverbs 3:1-3

    Truly trying to memorize the Word (bind them around our necks and writing them on the tablet of our heart) waaaaay more so that I do keep His commandments and live a life that honors and pleases the Lord.

    His,
    Mrs. U

  20. Proverbs 31:26: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.”

    Mama (me!) is really been trying to speak patiently & lovingly to her littles. It is helping set a good example- I realized that the harsh words I saw in the children were being fueled by me. OUCH! But, it is encouraging to see them follow my good example too. Here is another Proverb:

    Proverbs 17:1: “Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.”

  21. Not to be repetitive, but I remind my 3 boys of Prov. 3:5-7 often…

    5Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    6In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.
    7Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

  22. We are studying ways to tame our tongues and decrease anger and harsh words in our house. We’ve been using Proverbs 15 as a game, but in particular we’ve spent a lot of time on v4:
    “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”

  23. We are currently committing to memory several of the Proverbs- but the one that comes to mind is Proverbs 15:12 “A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.” We have been working on humility and breaking down pride within our children’s (and my own!) hearts. This verse helps us re-focus so that we desire correction as we don’t want to be a mocker.

  24. A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1

    As a family this verse encourages us to speak lovingly to each other. It blesses us when we speak with gentleness to each other. My prayer is that God will help us do more of this every day.

  25. Our family’s “theme” has always been from Proverbs 3:5-6
    “Trust int he Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

  26. We are working on Proverbs 16:24 – Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Speaking diamonds and flowers instead of toads and serpents!

  27. Right now my daughter and I are working through Proverbs 31, focusing on the good work ethic mentioned in verse 17: “She sets about her work vigorously and her arms are strong for her tasks.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Proverbs 17:9
    Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

    I know you just posted this verse and the activity the other day. But it has already made a difference in our home. We are working on showing love in our home and this verse fit right into it. The activity helped all of us not focus on the offense, but on our attitudes towards the offender.

    Thanks for all your hard work. You are a blessing to our family.

  29. Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    This is a favorite of mine, I try to teach to my children (and model for them). I feel trusting in the Lord is essential to so many promises!

    (I love the giveaway today!)

  30. There have been a few un-wise decisions (not to bad) by our oldest sons lately. We are focusing on seeking and using wisdom before they become to bad.

    Proverbs 2:1-6 (ESV)
    1My son, if you receive my words
    and treasure up my commandments with you,
    2making your ear attentive to wisdom
    and inclining your heart to understanding;
    3yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
    4if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
    5then you will understand the fear of the LORD
    and find the knowledge of God.
    6For the LORD gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

  31. One of the proverbs we have been discussing and applying in our family is Proverbs 29:11 as we study the difference between a wise man and a fool.

    “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”

  32. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

    My words to my children are either a blessings or a cursing. Am I speaking death or life into those around me?

  33. I hope to always be a blessing to my family!

    Proverbs 25:24 (English Standard Version)
    24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
    than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

  34. The wise woman builds her house,But the foolish tears it down with her own hands Prov 14:1
    I need transformation from the Lord here! My words and attitudes can be cutting instead of encouraging . I desire my home to be a place of love and uplifting relationships , thinking of others first

  35. I have personally in love with Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

    Though I have been the foolish woman for the last 2 years, tearing my house down due to mental and emotional anguish. I am resolved to become the wise woman. I sought help and now with clear thoughts and 100 percent trust in God I believe that I will be the wise woman my family deserves..

  36. Proverbs 1:5
    5The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly]
    I love the affirmation of what happens when we apply (God’s) wisdom.

  37. When we struggle with using harsh words and the ‘tone’ of our voices, we are reminded of this verse:

    Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  38. Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

    LOVE your materials! Such a blessing!

  39. Proverbs 22:6- “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” This is our verse that reminds my husband and I of our most important job every day: to train our children to love God no matter how hard it gets.

  40. We, too, are working to apply Proverbs 15:1– “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

  41. We have been praying for wisdom in our home.

    “By wisdon a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3-4

  42. proverbs 15:1 … ‘a soft answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.’

    so thankful for His grace in working on this!!

  43. Proverbs 9:10

    10(A) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
    and(B) the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

    Seeking His Wisdom daily…

  44. Prov. 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.

  45. “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)

    Working on Day 1 of your blog. : )

  46. We are working on Proverbs 3:5- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

  47. Proverbs by far is one of my favorite books of the bible. I am learning daily and try to show my family by example:

    Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

  48. I’ve been trying to focus on being gentle all the time using Proverbs 15:1 as my guide:

    A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Such truth to these words!

  49. Proverbs 8:13 (King James Version)
    The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

    This is a proverb that came to mind this morning and I was meditating and praying to the Lord about some things before getting up.

    There is another on that came to mind the other day but I could not find it this morning. It goes something like this: A man makes his plans but the Lord directs his paths. This was a verse that really spoke to me when I was engaged to my husband and the other day when I was rewriting my plan for the day for the third time that day. 🙂 We now have 4 little ones 4yr old and younger with baby number 5 due this summer and often the day does not go as planned but the Lord is in control.

    We are not currently using a particular proverb as a family but I am reading through the Bible to the children and working on spending more time meditating on the Word day and night and I think this will naturally overflow into more use of the Word in our home in every situation. Daddy is reading through the New Testament to the family in the evenings as he is gone much of the day at work.

  50. Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    As we get ready to help our son decide on a college and faced with the overwhelming cost of college this is a verse we are focusing on.

  51. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

  52. We are applying Proverbs 3:5. Trying to seek God for direction daily. We like to read a chapter a day and pick one verse to focus on.

  53. Proverbs is one of my favorite books to study and since there is a chapter for each day it is a great one to read daily.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.

  54. I am the type of person who needs to remember to think before I speak! My little grandchildren are with me everyday, and I desire to model speech to them that reflects Christ to them and shows them the love of the Father – words that teach, correct, encourage, and show pleasure and enjoyment – words that are true, flavored with kindness and compassion.

    She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

  55. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

    This is how our family has learned to deal with these changing times.

  56. “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Proverbs 10:19) is the verse that we are seeking to apply in our home today.

  57. Proverbs 15:1
    1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Oh, do my boys need reminders of this all day long….and sometimes me too….

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  58. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul & healing to the bone. Proverbs 16:24….because it’s too easy to get caught up in the negative.

  59. Proverbs 16:20
    Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
    and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

  60. We just planted a garden, and I am encourgaing every one in our family to remember that it will take work to keep it up if we want to see a harvest! Proverbs 6:9-11 speaks to us.
    9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

    10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

    11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

  61. We are really trying to remember to use gentle tones and kind words to each other so Proverbs 16:24 is one that we are applying to our lives today.

    Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)
    ‘Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.’

  62. Proverbs 14:8 — The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

    We need to understand why we are here, what God created all of this physical universe for…for the growth of His family. As family, we strive to follow the word of God to please our Father and Creator. Question why we do what we do and ask if it is pleasing to our Father.

  63. My children and I just read Proverbs 25:16 yesterday! It was great for all of us to read! “If you find honey, eat just enough-too much of it, and you will vomit.” Very important for people to be reminded of moderation and that too much of a good thing can be bad!

  64. Proverbs 15:13a
    “A happy heart makes the face cheerful.”

  65. Proverbs 3:
    21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
    preserve sound judgment and discretion;
    22 they will be life for you,
    an ornament to grace your neck.

  66. I love Proverbs 15:1 because it helps me in how I deal with my children and helps guide them in how they treat each other.

    Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  67. My daughter and I have been studying the Bible on building up her strength and courage. She’s been learning that she is not defined by outer beauty and that she will always find her strength in the Lord. This is a scripture we worked on yesterday:
    Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

  68. The generous sol will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. Proverbs 11:25

  69. Proverbs 3:7
    Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

  70. This is one that has been special in our home:

    “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” Proverbs 13:20.

    and our family had made up a song to the following memory verse:

    “The Lord detests lying lips but he delights in men who are truthful. ” Provers 12:22

  71. Prov. 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” With 3 strong willed kids, this one comes up more than I’d like!

  72. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding.

    Everyone in our house is focusing in on this one right now, to remind us that God is in control of all circumstances!

  73. I shared on Facebook.

  74. Lately my children and I have been discussing Proverbs 1:7: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

    We have been applying this to all of the things mankind claims to “know,” especially in the area of science, that are really just vain imaginings. Without the fear of the LORD, man has only fallible reason to rely on, and as Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

  75. Proverbs 29:11 is one that we really need to have our young son memorize. And not a bad one for the rest of the family to learn also!

    “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”

  76. I will echo Proverbs 3: 5-7 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” It really is a life verse for me.

  77. I just got up from the table with my daughter to come over to the computer and enter today’s giveaway. I read today’s instructions and couldn’t help but smile. My daughter and I had just finished reading Prov 17:9. We talked about the importance of covering an offense and how we can do that in our daily lives.

    He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

    Proverbs 17:9 NIV

  78. We have a hand-written poster on the back of a bathroom door (right off our kitchen) for easy reference. For our three little guys, it includes:

    “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise (boy) listens to advice” Prov. 12:15

  79. Proverbs 31:26
    She opens her mouth in WISDOM and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    As a homeschool mama to 5 under 8, this verse is what I am striving towards! (And have a long way to go…) It is my desire that my words would be wise and kind so as to live out what I am teaching them!

  80. This is our selection…..

    Proverbs 1:10
    My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. KJV

  81. Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    I am four days late with my fourth child (all boys) and am really struggling with patience. I am doing my best to trust God’s plan for the birth (timing and method) of this child. Trusting Him with all things and not letting my fears take over isn’t always easy, but I am clinging to this verse today!

  82. “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” Proverbs 10:8
    I need to do a better all around job of listening and a much better job of monitoring and stopping useless comments from coming out of my mouth. Good advice for my whole family but definitely applies directly to me.

  83. For myself mainly but also for my children, we are working on speaking words of life to one another and understanding the power of our tongue to encourage and build each other up:
    Proverbs 18:21
    21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

    This has worked wonders for my children (along with the fabulous “Brother Offended Chart” in stopping arguments from escalating
    Proverbs 15:1
    1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 13:3
    3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

  84. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs.

    In our home, we want everyone to see that, no ill feelings shall be upon us and that we shall seek out the lord while showing love and seeing love in all!

  85. I first want to say thank you very much for the opportunity to win this giveaway. My 4 daughters and I are actually dealing right now with the character of virtue and so have as our scripture Proverbs 31:10-31 as our source of reference. How beautiful are the characters of this woman who fears the Lord!

    The Virtuous Wife

    10 Who[b] can find a virtuous[c] wife?
    For her worth is far above rubies.
    11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
    So he will have no lack of gain.
    12 She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.
    13 She seeks wool and flax,
    And willingly works with her hands.
    14 She is like the merchant ships,
    She brings her food from afar.
    15 She also rises while it is yet night,
    And provides food for her household,
    And a portion for her maidservants.
    16 She considers a field and buys it;
    From her profits she plants a vineyard.
    17 She girds herself with strength,
    And strengthens her arms.
    18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
    And her lamp does not go out by night.
    19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
    And her hand holds the spindle.
    20 She extends her hand to the poor,
    Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
    21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
    For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
    22 She makes tapestry for herself;
    Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
    23 Her husband is known in the gates,
    When he sits among the elders of the land.
    24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    And supplies sashes for the merchants.
    25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
    She shall rejoice in time to come.
    26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
    27 She watches over the ways of her household,
    And does not eat the bread of idleness.
    28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    Her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 “ Many daughters have done well,
    But you excel them all.”
    30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
    But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
    31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
    And let her own works praise her in the gates.

  86. Prov 1:7
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    We memorized this last fall. I’ve enjoyed reading the replies…and finding bits of wisdom and remembering verses to instruct us (especially me.)

  87. Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  88. Proverbs 22:15

    A child is going to do foolish things.
    But correcting him will drive his foolishness far away from him. (NIRV)

    Just a reminder that we are in the training phase (why is that so hard to remember sometimes?)

  89. There are so many, but a few that we’re especially need to focus on right now would be…..

    To not put too much importance on what we have (or don’t have), instead focusing on who we are, what Christ has done for us, and what He wants from us.
    Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
    but righteousness delivers from death.
    -Proverbs 11:4

    To pay attention to our words, and the effect they will have on others:
    Reckless words pierce like a sword,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
    -Proverbs 12:18

    To respond to negativity in love:
    A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    -Proverbs 15:1

  90. Joe and I have been trying to teach our boys Proverbs 28:13 – “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”

  91. Proverbs 13:4 states, “The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

    We are working on diligence in our home and teaching our children to work well, for God’s glory. I am working on this myself, too.

  92. Would love to win! Thank you!

  93. Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding

    Everyday learning to rely on this one!

  94. Next week we will be focusing on and memorizing Proverbs 1:8-9.

    8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
    And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
    9 Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
    And ornaments about your neck.

    Showing our children another example from God’s word that the Bible contains the answer for everything! The answer to the question – why should I listen to my parents?

  95. Our son has been making some very foolish choices lately so we have been focusing on this verse.
    Even a child is known by his behavior. His actions show if he is innocent and good. Prov 20:11

  96. Proverbs is a wonderful book – the one that comes to mind most often – probably because I have 4 girls – is Proverbs 31. They all are great verses, but the ones that I hope to be remembered by are verses 10-12 and 28-29

    10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
    For her worth is far above rubies.
    11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
    So he will have no lack of gain.
    12 She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.

    28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    Her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 “ Many daughters have done well,
    But you excel them all.”

  97. Proverbs 15:33
    The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    We are trying to instill humility in ourselves and our children. It is something we looked over, misunderstood and took for granted. We felt we were humble people until we looked into it deeper.

    Humility is the quality of being modest, reverential, even politely submissive, and never being arrogant, contemptuous, rude or even self-abasing. This includes in our thoughts not just in our deeds. Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others. A rarity these days.

  98. I have been trying to apply Proverbs 3:5-6 more in my life:

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

  99. Proverbs 29:18 ~ Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

    EVERYONE will arrive somewhere, I want to arrive somewhere on purpose. So this is what we are working on in our house.

  100. Trying to live a life that glorifies God and enjoys Him.

    The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. Proverbs 8:13

  101. We’ve been memorizing one proverb per week and trying to apply them in our daily lives!

  102. I would love to win this. We are going to be working on Proverbs 1:8-9 with our boys.

    8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
    9 They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck.

  103. Our family is spending time right now focusing on working diligently in ALL things we do, not just the things we want to do. 🙂

    “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” -Proverbs 12:24

  104. “Every wise woman buildeth her house>>>”Proverbs 14:1 KJV

    I am seeking to build up my family in many ways. One needful way is through praising them in every good thing sincerely.

  105. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.

  106. 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
    12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.[b] — Prov 3:11-12

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  107. We are learning about Wisdom in our school:

    Prov. 3:
    13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
    14 for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
    15 She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
    16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
    17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
    and all her paths are peace.
    18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
    those who hold her fast will be blessed.

    Thanks! Sidne 5erwins@att.net

  108. Prov 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

  109. “Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised” is something I am trying to instill in my daughters (and son’s)

  110. We are currently about to start Proverbs 31:10-31. One of the verses I would like to focus on is verse 26, “She opens her mouth in wisdom,
    And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

  111. Proverbs 22:6- “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

    Sometimes we forget that it is our job to do the training. If we don’t make a point to teach and train and we leave our kids to be idle. Then the only training they get is watching us and others. They copy the actions of everyone. If you haven’t been training your children in the ways of the Lord, it’s not too late to start.

    I’ve realized that taking the kids to church and listening to christian music and just being surrounded by “christian” things is not enough. I must train them each and every day.

  112. As a mother I am applying Proverbs 17:9 (NLT)

    “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”

    I am a type- A rule follower and therefore easily tempted to loose my patience with my children. This is a great verse for me because it helps me to keep things balanced and not always be obsessed with the rules in disciplining.

  113. Proverbs 31:28 (King James Version)

    28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    This has not been achieved, but is a work in progress.

  114. I love to read Proverbs 28:13 which reads “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” It is a great reminder of why I need the cross and that God has been merciful from the beginning….throughout all of time.

  115. Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding.

  116. This would be great for my family!

  117. Oops! Forgot the verse! We did the lesson on proverbs 17:9 he who covers an offense promotes love. This is our verse for the week.

  118. Hello for us right now its a well known verse but it so applies in our life right now because so many things are changing and we are really having to step out in faith with the Lord. So the verse we as a family are trying to really recite and remember and live by is
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

  119. This is my favorite verse that helps get me through my homeschooling day:

    Proverbs 16:3
    3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.

  120. We have been working on memorizing Proverbs 2:1-6:

    1 My son, if you receive my words
    and treasure up my commandments with you,
    2 making your ear attentive to wisdom
    and inclining your heart to understanding;
    3 yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
    4 if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
    5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
    and find the knowledge of God.
    6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

  121. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 We are working on this one as a family, especially while we are looking for a new home to rent. We are trusting Him with the entire process, and looking for new ways to acknowledge Him in our daily lives and when we interact with others.

  122. Prov. 16:3
    Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established

  123. Prov 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    Praying the Lord helps me to always speak with wisdom and kindness. It’s tough at times, in the midst of caring for little children all day!

  124. Proverbs 13: 20

    He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a compassion of fools suffers harm.

    (Choose your friends carefully!)

    I saw this book at the booth during the Memphis convention and after getting home told my husband- we’d really love it! We read a chapter of Proverbs every morning at breakfast- this would be wonderful!!

  125. Proverbs 2:1-2 says, “My son, if you will receive my words, And treasure my commandments within you, Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding.” We must always be teachable.

  126. Proverbs 3: 5-6
    5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  127. One of the verses that we are focusing on is Proverbs 31:27
    27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

    I am teaching my kids that there is joy in working and it is a blessing in our life and not the drudgery that the world makes it out to be. They are learning the beauty of a well functioning household and how it leads to calm and not choas.

  128. I am constantly mindful that sin can trap us in our flesh by Proverbs 5:22.

    The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
    and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

  129. Working with my little one’s on obedience. We are using Proverbs 1:8-9 “8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

    Michelle
    faithonfyre at yahoo dot com

  130. So hard to pick one. Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  131. I was just looking at ordering this book, because I was going through Proverbs 3 with my kids. Proverbs 3 seems to go over everything I want to teach my children. One of the first verses I ever memorized was:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (English Standard Version)

    5Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    6In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

  132. Proverbs 31:27 (KJV) — I try very hard to take care of my family the best I can and never be lazy…I am diligently trying to teach my daughters the same. As a mother of 5, there is always something to do and always great rewards at the end of the day when I look into their faces and know that they are wonderful children who love the Lord with all their hearts!

    27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

  133. Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
    This is my pep talk to myself anytime there’s a need for correction. Whew! I say it to myself over and over! Then I remember how the Lord handles ME when I need correction! Love His gentle way!

  134. Proverbs 4:22
    “for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”

  135. “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance” Prov. 1:5 As Matthew Henry says, “This book will not only make the foolish and bad wise and good, but the wise and good wiser and better. ” We pray to have a teachable spirit all the years of our life.

  136. 24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    We are learning this one in school, too. We are teaching how our words can build up or tear down. We need to beware of using “garbage” words and instead use sweet words and with a sweet spirit.

  137. Proverbs 26

    1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
    honor is not fitting for a fool.
    2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
    an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
    3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
    and a rod for the backs of fools!
    4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him.
    5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
    or he will be wise in his own eyes.

  138. Proverbs 2:6
    6For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

  139. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement!

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart & do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6

  140. A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1

    This is very inportant in our family of 3 boys (5,7,9) and this is our first year of homeschool, I feel this is important verse for our whole family to hide in our hearts and live out…makes our days so much more enjoyable.

  141. We have this Proverb posted in the house at our daughter’s eye level. It’s important for her to know that even children need to have integrity.

    “Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.” – Proverbs 20:11

  142. Proverbs 10:20
    When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.

  143. This is one of our favorites we have it displayed in our homeschool room as a reminder – Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

  144. Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.

  145. Proverbs 16:20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good. And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

  146. Proverbs 10
    1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

    Try to teach our 3 sons to be wise with their words & their actions.

  147. I would love to win this!

  148. Just 1??? That could be tricky. 🙂 At this moment I would say:
    Proverbs 16:32
    He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
    Thanks

  149. APPRECIATE THE TIME AND COMMITMENT YOU HAVE INVESTED 🙂

  150. Proverbs 16:1 “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.”

  151. Proverbs 14:1
    Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

    I must be mindful at all times about the example my children are seeing.

  152. Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath.

    We use this verse when we aren’t talking nice to each other.

  153. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
    4 Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

    Thank you for a chance to win!

  154. Proverbs 10:19, “If you talk a lot you are sure to sin. If you are wise, you will keep quiet.” My son and I are working together on controlling our tongues and not speaking when our words would be unnecessary.

  155. There are so many ones that I love, it’s hard to choose! But, one that I am working on is Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

  156. Proverbs 8:17 “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Our family has been striving to change our habits, and we have family devotions around the morning breakfast table. It really makes a wonderful start to our day!

  157. Proverbs 31: 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
    We are really trying to edify with our words! 🙂

  158. I am trying to apply this to my daily life:
    Proverbs 17:14
    “Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”
    Sometimes I need to remember to just DROP IT!

  159. Proverbs 26:18-19 (New International Version, ©2011)

    18 Like a maniac shooting
    flaming arrows of death
    19 is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”

    I was just discussing the habits of junior highers with a mom who was struggling with her son. This verse has always been helpful to our family to check our hearts – when we say ” I was only joking!” (and we are really shooting flaming arrows of death) Don’t you just love how the bible just lays it out there for us?!?!

  160. Ps. 86:11

    11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

    A recent memory verse and one applying to the study I am doing with my Mother-in-Love right now.

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!

  161. Kimberly Williams

    proverbs 17:22 A cheerfu heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the
    bones.

    I learned this verse when I was young and have kept it with me and recite it to my children when they need to be reminded that a bad attitude is hurting them and everyone around them~but a cheerful heart is good medicine for that bad attitude.

  162. Proverbs 15 :6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

  163. Mine is Proverbs 18:15 “The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” ESV

  164. oops, so sorry, I didn’t follow the directions!
    here ya go:
    We have been focusing on Proverbs 19:11:
    ‘It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offen

  165. The Lord has given me sons and I am really working now on raising godly young men. And praying that I succeed.

    Proverbs 24:21
    My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

  166. One of my favorite verse/versers

    Proverbs 31:10-31

    10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

    11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

    12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

    13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

    14She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

    15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

    16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

    18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

    19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

    20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

    22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

    23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

    25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

    26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

    28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

    30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

    31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

  167. We are trying to encourage honesty in our children.

    Proverbs 10:9
    “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

  168. In training our seven little ones we use Proverbs 10:17.

    He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever
    ignores correction leads others astray.

  169. We are trying to live Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart. My DH has been ill for almost 2 years and we are clinging to the Lord as we go thru this.

  170. Proverbs 9:10 says:
    10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    This is one the most important things I want my girls to learn when they are young.

  171. Proverbs 31:27 – “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

  172. My son, hear the instruction of your father,
    And do not forsake the law of your mother;

  173. It would be a blessing to win this. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  174. Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  175. The proverbs we try to apply in our home and use in our parenting is
    Proverbs 3:7-8 (New International Version, ©2011)

    7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the LORD and shun evil.
    8 This will bring health to your body
    and nourishment to your bones.

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  177. We are reading through Proverbs as a family looking for how to find wisdom. I love this one:

    “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding… Proverbs 2:1-6

    I could go on and on! I love Proverbs 2. It is so powerful.

  178. Proverbs 16
    24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

    32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
    one with self-control than one who takes a city

  179. Proverbs 14:1 “The wise woman builds her house but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.”

  180. One of my very favorite verses from Proverbs is Prov. 3:5-6 , “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”

  181. I shared this on facebook!!!! This is the third day of hoping and it gets better and better!!

  182. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26

  183. What I try to live by…
    Proverbs 31:10-31

    10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
    12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
    13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
    14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
    15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
    16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
    18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
    19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
    20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
    21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
    22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
    23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
    24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
    25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
    26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
    27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
    30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
    31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

    I live to please the Lord

  184. These past nine weeks our morning devotions focusing on the godly character traits of obedience, orderliness, and diligence have been supported by Proverb 20:12…

    Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.

  185. We are working on Prov. 17:27-28: “Hewho restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes hi slips, he is considered prudent.”

    Thanks for the great giveaways!!

  186. (NKJV) Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger.

  187. Proverbs 22:6 says:

    Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

    This is very encouraging to me and helps to keep me going when things get challenging.

  188. Proverbs 3:5-6

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

    *Trust, acknowlege, submit!

  189. We want our children to know that we love them when we correct them and that even when they are adults that there will be correction.

    Proverbs 3:11-12

    My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

    For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth : even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

  190. I have been trying to be more aware of my tone of voice when I talk to my children. Proverbs 15:1 – ” A soft answer turneth away wrath; but greivous words stir up anger.”

  191. We are working on being more consistent with positive and uplifting speech in our house. Proverbs 10: 20, 21

    The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

    The lips os the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgement.

  192. I shared on facebook:) Love your site!!

  193. In our family, we struggle with sibling rivalry on a constant basis. Our family scripture from Proverbs has to be Proverbs 16:24. Build each other up, not tear down. May God help us in all of our training!

  194. Proverbs 13:1-3
    vs. 3: Anyone who guards what he says guards his life. But anone who speaks without thinking will be destroyed.

  195. Golly, so many Proverbs that we all love…. for me:
    Prov 15:1 -” A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
    For my children:
    Prov 15:31 -“Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.” is among the various ones we are using about accepting correction and instruction fully -listening completely.

  196. Proverbs 31:15

    I’ve been challenged and convicted recently that I need to rise before my family. The times I do I know our home runs smoothly and I’m more prepared to handle the day. I have time to read God’s Word without feeling rushed before I start getting our three girls read (Ages 5,3, and 1). Lately I have just been dragging my feet and staying in bed. The morning is rushed, tempers are short, and I don’t get much, if any, time in God’s Word. I’m really trying to change to this better way of living life.

  197. Our writing this week is from Proverbs 14:31
    “To help the poor to is honor God.” 🙂

  198. Sorry forgot to add my Proverbs:) I am personally really trying to work on my self-control with my children. I’m a mother of 4 and sometimes its hard not to get frustrated with the little things. Such as my two oldest boys (5 and 3) drinking water out of the sandbox yesterday! I read this Proverbs this week.

    “A fool gives full vent to his anger but a wiseman keeps himself under control” Proverbs 29:11

    Thanks again for your site!! Really great information:)

  199. We often hear children say, “But I didn’t hear you.” We remind them that when Mommy or Daddy is talking, it is their job to listen and take them to this verse.
    Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.

  200. My favorite Proverb is 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” I am trying to convey this to my children as well in all that we do.

  201. oops I didn’t realize there was a new set of rules or insrtuctions every day, and I can’t figure out how to delete my post..So I’m just starting over here………………

    Proverbs 11:29- He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart……………Trying to apply this to our daily life and keep peace in our own home is a task all in itself!

  202. Pro 31:26 KJV – She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
    blueletterbible.org

  203. We have been working on applying Prov 16:32 “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty…” and also Prov 19:11 “Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.”

  204. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

    Thank you so much for this blog and the work that you do.

  205. My life verse from a child has always been Proverbs 3:5-6
    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE
    OWN UNDERSTANDING. IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS. KING JAMES VERSION. Life is quickly passing as the children are growing up, have a 12 year old son and 7 year old daugher, I can honestly say the Lord has always been faithful in my life. Learning truths that have transformed my life and being able to pass those truths onto my children is the single most important thing we can do as mothers. There have always been times of not understanding that when putting the Lord first not leaning to my own way of thinking, He has always made my path straight. That is where biblical application
    of His word is so important. This verse hidden in the hearts of our children will
    help them as they grow in Him to always put the Lord first and follow His guidance and leadership according to the word.

    Because He Lives,
    Sherry

  206. So much wisdom! We are working on: Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; Stay awake and you will have food to spare. Pr 20:13; Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Pr.20:15

    This week was daylight savings time change and “spring break” for most of our neighbors. We celebrated by getting up early enough to do devotions before dad headed to work (the getting up early part was new for us,) and continuing to do schoolwork. This is a challenge, but one that we needed, because we are easily distracted by entertainment and doing that which is fun, and sometimes put off our lesson work. The kids still will play with friends this week, but we want them to know there is value in learning, not for its own sake as a way of ‘puffing up’, but that God values the diligence they show as students and the true knowledge that they aquire.

  207. Proverbs 3:5-6

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.[a]

  208. Proverbs 13:1 “Children with good sense accept correction from their parents, but stubborn children ignore it completely.”

    My husband and I pray daily that our children will learn to receive instruction and correction with grace and not become embittered against God’s teaching. In the same token, we pray that as God’s children, we as parents will receive the instruction and correction from our Heavenly Father with humility.

  209. Jessica Hatzopoulos

    We have been discussing more about the foolish and wise man. I would like to help them understand the principals in this verse.

    Proverbs 3:13
    How blessed is the man who finds wisdom. And the man who gains understanding.

  210. 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—

    We are never “there” and should always be using God’s Word to guide us. We should be teaching our kids at home, in the car, at the store…………always adding to our learning. I love this one.

  211. Proverbs 20:11 Even small children are known by their actions,
    so is their conduct really pure and upright?

    We often share this one with our children. We want them to understand that our actions reflect our hearts.

  212. That was Prov 1:5.

  213. Proverbs 1:7 ~ “The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction. ” from blueletterbible.org (KJV)

    Thank you! jaslinn77(at)yahoo(com)

  214. proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue

    I have two little men at home with me during the day and one big man that returns home in the evening. So much of the spirtual temperature of our home is set by the words that come out of my mouth. My prayer is that I am slow to speak and that when I do I have thought first. And that I may be an example for my growing boys.
    Emily

  215. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman who feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
    Our family works each and every day to live this Proverbs.

  216. “How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest…” ~Proverbs 6:9-10

  217. Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. Thank you for the opportunity.

  218. I read yesterday’s post with Proverbs 17:9

    9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends

    and loved it. You are so right! The way we treat our family would never fly in other social circles. I was especially convicted by the post. The children and I made hearts yesterday afternoon and I laminated them, I have a figurative one I am trying to use by flooding my mind with thoughts of love constantly for my children. Anyway I have found your products so valuable and am really excited about the blog. Today’s entry is one of the few products I don’t have.

  219. Proverbs 31:11 “Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.”

    One of my goals is that my husband never has to worry about our household. That he knows he can trust in me to do my best with what we are given.

  220. How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16

    I want my children to understand that wisdom is so much more precious than the things of this world. I don’t want them to view the world as man does but as the Lord does and respond to the things of this world with Godly wisdom.

  221. Proverbs 11:2
    When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

  222. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

    My family is praying this over a friend’s family who has a very sick son, that their longing for his healing will be fulfilled.

  223. Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version)

    5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    The first verse I ever memorized at a Young Life summer camp BEFORE I gave my life to Christ or even knew Him! I memorized the last portion as “and He shall make straight thy paths”. Over the years I’ve questioned the Lord about these paths, but He is faithful and reminds me to NOT “lean on my own understanding”

  224. Proverbs 3:2 says “For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.”
    Meditating on God’s word, living by His laws, and recieving wisdom from Him. “Length of days” refers to the efficiency and productivity of a life that gets the most out of each day. I do not want to do things that are unproductive. Our family is working on listening to the Lord and following His lead, so that he guides us into using our time wisely. God also promises long life. As our days are more productive, as we are led of the Spirit, there will be less stress in our lives. Life in the Spirit causes us to recieve the fruit of the Spirit, including love, joy, and peace. That is the life our family wants! Thank you for Doorposts, which is a great help in raising my 6 children!

  225. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    I grew up in a non-Christian home and was taught to trust in myself. I gave life to Christ when I was 13 and quickly learned how hard it is for me to do as Proverbs 3:5-6 directs us to do. As I read the Bible and walk closer to God, it becomes easier, especially after memorizing this scripture, but it is still a struggle.

    This is one that my family is working on memorizing too.

  226. Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

    We are learning to be very careful what we say to each other, myself included! We are learning about the power of our tongues and that they can either do major damage or can build up and encourage, even heal. We have to use our tongues wisely!

  227. No matter how much I teach them about Math, English, Science or the like….No knowledge is greater than that of His Word.

    Proverbs 1:7 (New King James Version)

    7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

  228. 3:5-8 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”

    Our family has been going through a rough few years and we use this verse often to remind everyone that if we trust Him with all our heart and don’t rely on our own strength, He will make our path clear.

  229. My children are studying the Little House books right now and we are learning and applying Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
    And my children are also taking to heart Proverbs 6:20-21: My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teachings. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.

  230. We are trying diligently to love others as He has loved us. Caring for others is our a priority in our home.

    Proverbs 31:
    8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
    9 Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.

  231. Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.

    this scripture is big with us right now with so many changes for on for us! God is amazing and we love to see His will for us come together.

    God bless~

  232. 3:1 – “My son, do not forget my teaching, keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.”

    This is a verse commonly used in our house to remind our children that we as parents know what is best and that they need to store up our teachings in their heart because one day they will look back and be thankful that they can teach their children the lessons they learned.

  233. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
    -Proverbs 31:26, 27

  234. “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding. ” Proverbs 4:1
    Trying to teach our children that even when they don’t understand when we say “no” or need to discipline, it is because we love them and, through our experiences, we see the bigger picture that a child cannot see yet. (Like the big algebra question:Why do we need to learn algebra anyway?) Just as God can only see a picture that we cannot see because He is our Heavenly Father and He sees the big picture while we only get little glimpses. That is why we must trust in Him and have faith that He is in control and just be obedient.

  235. “Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? ” Proverbs 20:11

    My husband and I use this verse to encourage our children to do right thing, even though they are both younger. We particularly ask them to think about this when they are not treating each other like Jesus would want them to; is their behavior pure and upright?

  236. Proverbs 19:11:
    It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

    My ten year old seems to need a daily reminder of this verse with his brothers.

  237. Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

    I think this verse will help fix all the problems we face everyday!

  238. Proverbs 12:18
    18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

    Too often our children’s first reaction is to use harsh words when annoyed with their siblings. We are working on the power of soft words and always using kind words no matter if you have been wronged. This verse backs up what we are trying to teach.

  239. Proverbs 15:1
    A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    We love to use this scripture when we are teaching our kids to quench contention or arguments.

  240. Amanda Kompanowski

    We are striving to live Proverbs 3:1-2

    1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
    2 for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

    I want my children to know that by learning and keeping God’s teachings and commands when tough times come the Holy Spirit will bring to mind verses that can help bring them peace. I want to help them understand that what we want and what we need are two different things. I want my children to know that God’s prosperity means He will give us what we need and that He knows what we need.

  241. I have so many favorite Proverbs, but one that is very important to my family is mostly a reminder to me:

    “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.” (Proverbs 21:9, 25:24)

    I used to be very argumentative and our marriage sufferred, but now I live this verse!!!

  242. Proverbs 20:11
    11Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

    As a child I was taught this verse in Kindergarten and it has always stuck with me. I work on teaching my children that God sees your motivation behind the deed and He knows whether you have the right heart attitude.

  243. Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times”. Such a simple verse, yet one hard to apply at times. I want to be able to apply this to my 8 yr old daughter as she navigates her ways through friendships at school and church and pray that she (as well as me) can be a kind of friend that honors God.

  244. “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26

    I’m really trying to SHOW my kids God’s love while teaching/correcting them…

  245. A gentle answer turns away wrath. Proverbs 15:1

  246. Proverbs 15:1 – ” A soft answer turneth away wrath; but greivous words stir up anger.”

    I try to remind myself daily to be aware of my voice when I get upset with my children.

  247. I am currently going through the books of proverbs this month as I need more of God’s wisdom in dealing with her father. Yesterday, I capture this verse back in Proverbs 2:10 – 11

    “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”

  248. The kids and I are going through the book of proverbs, each week we study a new one. This week it’s “Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge” Prov. 23:12

  249. Prov 8:17….I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.

    I am trying to grow in my personal devotion to the Lord!

  250. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”

    Proverbs 3:5

    We have been talking to our two year old son about what it means to trust in God and not to lean on our own wisdom but His Word the Bible. We have been using others verses too to illustrate this as well- trying to be doers of the Word!

  251. We are currently memorizing Prov 20:11 Even a child is known by his actions, whether his conduct is right and pure.

  252. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Proverbs 31:15

    I am working towards waking earlier and being more prepared for my day.

  253. As our family is trying to establish healthier eating habits, a proverb that has stuck with me personally is Proverbs 23:21 “the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty”

  254. We are trying to apply Proverbs 15:1
    A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

  255. This was a tough one for me beacause Proverbs is sooo very full of wisdom for the whole family, and there are so many references that we work to incorporate into our lives. Since this is one we have to CONTINUALLY work on, I will post it,

    Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous (harsh) words stir up anger.

    Half of our lives (due to husband’s job) are spent in a 30 ft travel trailer, with three children (ages16, 12, and 10) . Homeschooling in such small quarters causes tempers and attitudes to rear their ugly heads, we try to work on how we speak to each other when we are inconvenienced, and have to remind ourselves often of this verse of scripture! I have noticed when one child is not speaking kindly to another and the child being offended chooses to speak “softly” to the offender, the offender will immediately be convicted of their attitude and will drop his/her head and w/slumped shoulders, will make an apology to the offended one! A soft answer DOES turn away wrath!

  256. Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to Him,
    and He will make your paths straight.
    (Proverbs 3:5-6)

    These wonderful verses are ones we hold onto through all sorts of ups & downs!

  257. Proverbs 3:5-6 (New International Version, ©2011)

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

  258. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

    I put this verse under my blog title not too long ago. I fail, I make mistakes everyday, but I know God’s love will never leave me nor forsake me. So, I try my hardest to live for Him and give Him all the glory!

  259. Prov. 22:7 “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”

    We are really working hard to pay off our rental house mortgage and then will roll over the rent income to pay off our home mortgage and avoid paying thousands in interest. This verse is motivating me to rethink all my purchases, as I’ve been amazed at how quickly all those little impulse purchases add up and take away from the amount that we can send in as an extra payment each month.

  260. I see this in everyday life…

    Prov. 1: 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.

  261. I’m working on being more patient and trying to be more mindful of my words…using them to build up my family members.

    Proverbs 14:29
    A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

    Proverbs 21:23
    He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

  262. Thanks for these helpful resources

  263. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding.
    we are learning to trust God no matter what.

  264. Jennifer Stricklan

    “Even a child is known by his deeds.” Proverbs 20:11

    This is one that we use with our five year old. It’s a good reminder to know that you can do things for the glory of God no matter your size or age.

  265. This one seems to be popular here, but it has definitely been applied in my life (& those of my kids) is:

    Proverbs 3:5-6~ Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    We’ve recently had some very large events occur in our family & in the midst of it all, God has been impressing on my heart to simply TRUST HIM….that there are no better hands…none more knowledgeable of my situation…for my life to be in. And no matter how big or scary the situation may be, God is bigger. He never fails…He has always worked things out & made things clearer as I submitted to Him & trusted in Him.

  266. Working on this one. This seems to be a difficult one for me. Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding
    in all your ways acknowledge Him
    and He will direct their paths.

  267. A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 15:1

    This is the verse I am using for myself when instructing my two yr. old..

  268. Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

    This is a verse that I try to keep in mind when I’m tired and prone to overlook bad attitudes or disrespect in my children. I have to take time to address these issues with my children.

  269. Proverbs 1:8-9
    ” 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
    9 They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck. “

  270. There are so many good words in Proverbs, it’s hard to choose!
    The one verse we seem to be repeating quite often as we strive to use “kind words” is Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  271. We’ve been using, “Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.” ~Proverbs 3:30. We’re working on the sort of picking that starts arguments…

  272. Hard to pick but I will go with Proverbs 3:5-6

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

  273. Of course, all of Proverbs 31 is applicable to me, but right now I am meditating on:

    Proverbs 31:26

    “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

  274. 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
    14 for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
    15 She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.

  275. Proverbs 3:5-6 have been my life verses:

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

    They have been inspirational to me and great comfort in both good times and challenging times. I have “sat” in the Psalms and Proverbs over the years while going through things, so much comfort and wisdom in both.

  276. Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:

    This has become my personal goal. By following the Lords instruction on being a Godly mother and wife this is the legacy I pray I leave with my family all the days of my life. It’s a lot of work but its completely worth it.

  277. Proverbs 17: 27

    The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
       and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

  278. Anything in the Word is valuable for teaching, exhorting and instructing in righteousness. I look for anyway to help in that, assisting me in that endeavor for my family.

  279. One area that every person in our household could practice displaying more is self-control. Whether it is controlling emotions or denying self, there are many opportunities throughout our day to model self-control. Thus the verse that we have been working on as a family is Proverbs 25:28 “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”

  280. Mine is sort of long…We as a family are trying to trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and trying not to lean on our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6) You see, this was my 7 year old Ethan’s favorite verse! Ethan is now with Jesus. He passed away June 5th, 2010. About two days before he passed away (this was before the accident; he was healthy and fine), we were at the dining room table, and out of nowhere he said to me,”Mommy, I’m going to take the straight path to heaven!.” Ethan was pointing to heaven as he said this to me. Tragically and suddenly, he would die two days later. Ethan clung to that verse! He indeed took the straight path to heaven. Even more so now than ever, we must trust the Lord and lean on Him. If we were to lean on our own understanding…well it would be nearly impossible to grieve and heal.

    Thanks for listening! I’m excited about this book! I’ve been wanting it for a while now. Thanks again for the blog and generous giveways.

  281. Proverbs 10:19 (English Standard Version)

    19(A) When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    (B) but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

    We are trying to teach a very chatty three year old how to learn to listen to others and be quiet at times. She often gets herself into trouble by not controlling her tongue.

  282. As of this morning, we are working on
    A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
    Proverbs 18:6

    We use your if-then chart and it has cause such peace and love in our house with my dh and our children. It is exciting to reallize that God’ word says not to tease or pick fights and that we donot have to allow/accept it in our house!
    Ty for encourage us to look at the proverbs today. Much encouragement.!

  283. My daughter and I have been seeking God’s word this year in school regarding living a pure life in an immoral world .. Proverbs 4:27 – “Keep your heart with all vigilance;for from it flow the springs of life.” has been a great conviction to diligence as we seek to keep our heart connected to what is important to God’s heart.

  284. We are working on kind words.

    Proverbs 15:1
    A soft answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  285. Proverbs 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

  286. Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” This verse is especially important in our house at this time as our son graduates from homeschool in May. He has decisions to make regarding his post-graduation plans. He needs to learn to lean on God and what God wants for his life. As his parents, we also need to trust God and lean on Him as we guide our son in these decisions.

  287. Proverbs 16:9 (New International Version, ©2011)

    9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the LORD establishes their steps.

    Our family has been reciting this verse to remind ourselves to be joyful when our plans don’t turn out the way we would necessarily want them to.

  288. A verse that has meant a lot to me over my life – and still continues to do so – is Proverbs 16:9, which says,

    “A man’s heart plans his way,
    But the LORD directs his steps. ”

    ~Kristen

  289. Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    I really like these verses for myself and my family. They are difficult to put into play sometimes though.

  290. PRO 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
    PRO 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

    We are trying to teach our children to trust in the truth of God’s word and not in their own desires or feelings. To search for the true treasures that will not fade or rust away and to be so familar with the truth that the false is easier to identify. To know the wickedness of their own heart so they will not be so easily deceived by their own sinful deisres, but instead depend on the Lord who is the lover of their soul, is good and works all things for our good and His glory.

  291. My son, obey my words, and treasure my commands. Keep my commands and live; protect my teachings as you would the pupil of your eye. Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. —Proverbs 7:1-3 HCSB

  292. We have been struggling/working with accepting/heeding instruction and correction.

    Proverbs 19:20
    Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.

  293. I’m so excited about your new blog! My husband and I are struggling to keep family devotions going (and interesting!). Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:3

  294. Wow, our family has so many favorites… the one repeated most would be…

    Proverbs 3:1-3
    My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
    For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
    Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck,
    Write them on the tablet of your heart.

  295. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

  296. my new favorite is… Proverbs 16:2

    “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
    But the Lord weighs the spirits.

    A good reminder to ask the Lord to look within our hearts during a conflict, instead of our usual inclination to cast blame on others.

    I love the one that you and Katelyn are applying.

    Have a blessed and well established day! Sunshine

  297. Proverbs 6:16-23

    “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

    An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

    A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

    My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

    Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

    When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest it shall talk with thee.

    For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:”

  298. As we live here in America, we are so materially blessed. Even the poorest of the West is richer than most. We are being very prayerful about how God wants us to use what He has entrusted to us. Proverbs 3:9- Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase.

  299. We have been actively working on Prov 17:9 to develop patience towards others from your first weekly tip!! “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” We have always talked about how we want our children to be friends for life but how even family relationships can be hurt and broken. This verse has been helpful for all 3 of our older children: the one lacking self control, the provoker, and the whiner!!

  300. Proverbs 14:1 is a verse I remind myself of daily:

    “The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

  301. Proverbs 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

    I have been praying and trying to build my house with encouraging and kind words, rather than tearing it down with the usual sarcastic comments and harsh tone. Especially with my husband and oldest son, I am hardest on them.

    My children and I often read the Proverb that corresponds with the date, this study would be fun! Good luck everyone!

  302. I am sharing with friends at a coop today.

    Thanks

  303. Hidden treasures looks great!
    Well, the most convicting in my life right now is Proverbs 15:1.
    Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but harsh words stir up anger”
    But our favorite one so far that we have studied in school this year is Proverbs 17:17.
    Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times”
    I went through and added all these verses into wherever they fit into the Polished Cornerstones book. Thank you!

  304. I would have to say, Proverb 15:1. “A soft answer turneth away wrath:but grievous words stir up anger.” We’re trying to teach our boys to be loving to each other.

  305. Proverbs 31:26: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.”

    With little ones around we need to remember this!

  306. Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman has built her house, But the foolish breaks it down with her hands.

    This one Proverb is the most important one in my life—I try to remember always—that I greatly influence the tone and mood of our home—I can make it a haven of rest or I can make it a den of strife—-I can build my husband up so that he will be a better leader in our home—or I can carelessly throw words that dishonor him. I have raised one adult daughter who is married and I encourage her daily to remember this Proverb in her own life. We’re still raising our two youngest daughters and my desire is that they will be able to learn by my example and apply this Proverb to their own lives (when the time comes).

  307. I am repeatedly quoting Proverbs 31:26 to myself, “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

  308. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorites.

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

    It’s so hard to do sometimes though, because I want to be in the know with what He’s got planned or why He allowed certain things to happen. I just have to remember to trust and submit.

  309. “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” ~ Prv 1:8

    We are working on listening and following directions at our house!

  310. Proverbs 2 :12 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse

    We have been dealing with peer pressure situations this year, and have been actively seeking wisodm, as a family, to live Biblically sound lives in all circumstances.

  311. “A soft answer turns away wrath.” Proverbs 15:1

    We have memorized this with the kids and use it to remind to speak gently to one another when they have been wronged or when are tempted to yell at one another.

  312. “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.” Proverbs 25:24

    This is a reminder to me that I must be careful in my attitudes and the words I speak.
    I believe I set the tone of the home……So if I lose it my family may just want to go away from the home and often that sets a family up for trouble.

  313. Well, since Monday we’ve been applying Proverbs 17:9.

    Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
    but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

    My four 7 and 8 year olds have loved the heart covering the offense. What a beautiful idea!

  314. Prov. 14:22 But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

    I have been trying to plan more fun things for a family to do, not letting the seasons go by without FUN and good things.

  315. Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answers turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. I’m really trying to instill this in my kids as well as apply it to myself! I have always loved Proverbs; it was the 1st/only thing that made sense to me in the bible when I became a christian as a 12 year old. We are learning Proverbs in our 1st grade homeschool curriculum (My Father’s World). I would love this book! Thanks!

  316. a CONSTANT work in our house: Prov 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger. ”
    I am continually praying for gentle answers…

  317. In teaching my little ones (ages 5, 3, 14 months, 2 months) we have been focusing on Proverbs 27:2, “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger and not thine own lips.” Teaching the children to not praise themselves and boast about all they can do, but to let others praise them, so they can give God the glory for what He has done/is doing in their lives.

  318. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

    So many different verses from Proverbs come to mind, but one I’m especially working on right now is Proverbs 31:24 – “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants.”

    In an effort to supplement our household economy, I’ve opened an Etsy shop to sell some of the items I/we create in our home. This effort is time consuming to be sure, but I pray it is an example and outlet to our children to work and build up the family economy.

    Again, thanks so much for not only the opportunity to win something wonderful, but also the opportunity to share and be blessed by the words and wisdom of so many.

  319. 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
    2 for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

  320. Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

  321. 17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
    apply your heart to what I teach,
    18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart
    and have all of them ready on your lips.
    19 So that your trust may be in the LORD,
    I teach you today, even you.

    We are struggling with our 10 year old son memorizing verses just for the sake of reciting them “for the grade” and “forgetting” it afterward, when the purpose and intent for scripture memory is to take it to heart, commit it to memory and recall God’s Word in life application.

  322. “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter serparates close friends.” Proverbs 17:9

  323. Proverbs 25:28

    “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.”

    We are working on self-control of our words & actions, to keep ourselves from being left open to all kinds of dangers & sins.

  324. So much comfort, awe, and power in these words. Who are we to be prideful? “My son do not loose sight of these…”

    Proverbs 3:19-22

    The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop the dew. My son do not loose sight of these-keep sound wisdom and direction, and they will be life for your soul and adornment around your neck.

  325. We often have situations where a child has done something, but doesn’t want to fess up for fear of getting in trouble. Here is a practical verse for those times.

    Proverbs 28:13
    He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

  326. A cheerful heart is good medecine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones Proverbs 17:22

  327. This verse is especially meaningful to me right now, as my father and I are discussing aspects of courtship.

    Proverbs 11:14

    Where there is no guidance, a people falls,but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

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  329. One we are trying to educate our children with:
    Take good counsel and accept correction—
    that’s the way to live wisely and well. Proverbs 19:20

  330. Proverbs 15

    1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    I’m reminding myself daily that my children need to be spoken to in the same way I would speak to others, with respect and gentleness. I do not want to create a foothold in their hearts for anger later on.

  331. Prov 13:24
    The rod of instruction as used with the shepherd, was used for direction and to provide security and safety for the sheep. We are using God’s direction to teach our children, and are also protecting them from the dangers that they are not mature enough to defend themselves against.

  332. I have been striving to really understand the Proverbs 31 woman. I believe the Lord will show me how to apply each aspect of this chapter to my everyday life.

  333. Jennifter Griffith

    Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quitness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

    This verse helps remind me and my children to value peace the that only comes through a having a relationship with Jesus, over any of this world’s offered pleasures.

  334. Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    Using my words to encourage and show love to my family is one of my perpetual goals.

  335. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    We are making an effort to teach respectful fear of our God. He hates sin, and our children (and I) need to be aware of that.

  336. How funny! The verse you listed, Proverbs 16:3, is the one that jumped out at me yesterday during my study. I’ve been meaning to speak to my husband about it and it’s application in our family. Today the verse that got me is:

    A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones – Proverbs 17:22

    I definitley need to work harder on having (and presenting) a joyful heart. And I think my kids would benefit from it as well.

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  337. Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

    This is something the entire family, including mom & dad, are working on. It’s so easy to say a harsh word when we are tired, frustrated, or angry. But God knows that it is so true, when you provide a gentle answer, even to a harsh question, with God’s help, it turns away wrath. Thank you Lord Jesus for your ultimate wisdom!

  338. The rich rules over the poor,
       and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Prov 22:7 this our goal as we work on our total money makeover.

  339. I have been working on Prov. 31:15. I really struggle with mornings and rising “while it is yet night,” but have seen an overall improvement in my days when I do get up early and start the day right.

  340. My heart has been heavy lately with problems in my marriage and I haven’t been the most pleasant person, especially towards my children. My patience has been worn thin and I am really finding that Proverbs 16:24 ” Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” I am going to be reading this daily. I make it a point to try to read a chapter of Proverbs for every day of the month. I love this giveaway! Thank you!

  341. We just recently started reading a proverb a day as a family. I know many who do this, and this has been such an encouragement to us thus far – we’re on month two. These are the proverbs that came to mind when I asked my oldest daughters (ages 10 and 7)…..

    Daughter #1’s verse – Proverbs 4:1 “Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding.”

    Daughter #2’s verse – Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

    Mama’s verse – Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” This is one I’ve been clinging to since the start of the new year. I’m a planner, but I have to leave plenty of *margin* for wherever the Lord may lead in a day!

  342. Our family has been talking about Proverbs 16:32:

    “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”

    Controlling our spirit in our daily walk is a continual emphasis in our home!

  343. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

    Laziness is such a huge struggle for me! It’s not something I want to pass on to my six precious daughters! And I have noticed that if I take my attention away from what is going on around me, things generally fall apart! So this verse is my prayer!

  344. A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears hers down with her own hands.
    Proverbs 14:1

    My daughters and I use this verse to remind us to treat each other and ourselves with love and kindness.

  345. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    God keeps it simple, obey Him, He is in charge of the results!

  346. Proverbs 1:7 says

    7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    We have been posting this around the house to remind the children that resisting the teaching and instruction of the Lord (via their parents) is the way of fools. We all need that reminder 🙂

  347. Proverbs 16:24
    Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

  348. Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

    We use this verse along with your “If/Then” chart.

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  349. having 4 daughters in the house Proverbs 31 is so important to us. I want my daughters to become women of virtue. One I am really trying to focus on during this season for them is Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

  350. Proverbs 16:32 is something I refer to pretty much daily. In a home with 6 children, 4 of whom I am homeschooling, it is a frequent occurence that there is rivalry or tension between the siblings.

    Better a patient person than a warrior,
    one with self-control than one who takes a city.

  351. 5 Every word of God is pure;
    He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

    We try to teach and remind that God’s ways are much higher than ours, that He keeps His promises, and can be trusted. We also try to teach that God is our protector!

  352. We (my boys and I)just went through the Plants Grown up Projects chapter on Communicating in a Godly Way and we memorized Proverbs 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

  353. We always struggle with speaking to one another in love and giving thought to our words before we speak.
    Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.

  354. Proverbs 1:33
    but whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.

    Proverbs 3:25-26
    Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

    These are just two of the verses I quote every day over my daughter. I also have one she refers to whenever she is frightened. Her father is an abusive alcoholic and we are trusting God to remove her from the visitation schedule she has with him.

    I think a book on Proverbs would be incredible. There is so much to learn from Psalms and Proverbs you could study them over and over. Please pray for my 7 year old, and God bless.

  355. “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11

  356. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs – One for every day of the month! I need a chapter of biblical advice everyday. Right now I’m focusing on being the woman God would have me be and reading Proverbs 31. The verse that continually draws me in all of Proverbs is in chapter 25. I struggle with this sometimes.

    Proverbs 25:24
    It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

  357. One of our kiddos had a really hard day yesterday…posted my heart for her (see below). She needs my words to be wise…and mostly kind right now.

    Proverbs 31:26
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

    http://thechuppies.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-would-take-her-thorn.html

  358. Proverbs 3:5 (New International Version, ©2011)

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

    I don’t need to understand, just trust!

  359. My son, forget not my law. But let thine heart keep thine commandments. Proverbs 3:1

    A good verse that we are studying right now and a verse that we apply in our house.

  360. Everyday I try a strive to be a Proverbs 31 women. The verse that I have been working on lately is Proverbs 31:11 ” The heart of her husband safely trusts her,”

  361. We are working on Proverbs 15:1 in our house as we realize that our speech to one another is not pleasing to the Lord.

  362. Proverbs 3:11-12 speaks to me:

    “My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord or loathe His reproof,
    For whom the LORD loves He reproves,
    Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.”

    It’s a reminder that
    a) God disciplines His children because He loves us
    b) we need to discipline our children, to show them our love

    I have often said to my children “I love you too much to let you act like this” 🙂

  363. “Open your mouth for the mute,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
    Open your mouth, judge righteously,
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
    Proverbs 31:8-9

    We are in the midst of adopting from Africa and have been spurred on to spread the word about the orphans in need worldwide, whose voice won’t be heard unless we speak up for them.

  364. 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

  365. There are times when my daughter and I must remind each other about using a positive and loving tone of voice with each other – especially when frustrated. Pretty much any verse on the tongue is effective to memorize – this is the one we have planted in our minds recently:

    Proverbs 15 v. 1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

  366. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

    This is a command from God. I have drawn a line in the sand, no matter what I will trust in God, at all times.

  367. I have been trying to teach my children to be kind to one another and to have kind words. The verse I use to help me is Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth in wisdon, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  368. I find Proverbs to be wisdom spoken in the truest sense. Proverbs 29:11 says that a fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. A proverb I learnt only once it became part of my heart, mind and soul. And so it has been impressed upon the hearts of my children because they have seen the wisdom of GOD demonstrated through their mother.

    Thank you for providing such amazing God-filled material.

  369. Pr. 9:10 ~ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    This is continually coming up in our conversations. Whose opinion do you care more about, mans or God’s? I’m having to consistently check my own motivations for the things in which I am doing as well.

  370. Proverbs 3:5-6 (New International Version, ©2011)

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    This is something I wish to teach my boys so they will learn at a young age to always weigh all their decisions against the ways of the Lord.

  371. One of our family verses is, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  372. “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self control.”

    We are working on self-control at our home – self control with our voice, our actions our words. This verse reminds us that in order to build up a wall of protection for ourselves we need self-control or we will be left unprotected like a city with broken down walls.

  373. Proverbs 17:28
    Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

    In my house, we’re learning, though slowly on my part, when to speak and when to keep quiet. When my husband says something that bothers me, instead of “talking back” and giving my first opinion, I need to learn to “hold my peace.” I have found that in the past I said something rashly and did not understand the entire story or phrase. Remembering and applying this proverb has greatly improved our household.

  374. Proverbs 90:10 and 12

    “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, of if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away.

    So teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.”

    Not one of us knows just how many days we have on this earth. May I, by God’s mercy, learn to make the most of each day He has given me. May I seek each day, to honor Him in everything I do.

  375. Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

    My favorite. Keeps my homeschooling day centered. Thank you!

  376. Hmmm … can you figure out what trait I’m working on in my own life as I memorize these proverbs?

    14:1 “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

    14:23 “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

    31:27 “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

    An uphill battle, but with His strength, I can do it!

  377. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Prov 11:2

    Trying to instill to my children that when we humble ourselves before the Lord and others, we are in a position to learn. If we puff ourselves up, we will not gain wisdom. This goes hand in hand with another verse from Proverbs:

    Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Prov. 16:18

  378. “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction in on her tongue.” – Prov. 31:26

  379. I love Proverbs 12:3 “No one can be established through wickedness,
    but the righteous cannot be uprooted.” So so true and one I keep reminding myself of over and over again!

  380. My hearts desire is to please my heavenly Father. So through those days that seem to never end I have learned that He his my refuge only he can encourage me to fulfill this proverb.

    “The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.” Prov. 4: 1

    He has brought me to a place of patience and even on the roughest days in our homeschooling endeavour I have learned to not be so short tempered when my children do not understand something. Instead, with the Lords help, I encourage them and build their spirits.

  381. Proverbs 16:9–“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps”

  382. Proverbs 10:19
    “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”
    We are working to not use lots of words when we speak because sin can be there…holding our tongues…that is wise!

  383. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

    Our desire as a family is to fear the Lord and honor Him alone. And to love wisdom and instruction.

    Here is a note in my study Bible on this:

    “the fear of the Lord is a state of mind in which one’s own attitudes, will, feelings, deeds, and goals are exchanged for God’s.

    ~ Erin

  384. I know this is probably an odd one but in our house we are focusing on listening to God’s wisdom and not turning away from it!

    Proverbs 1:22-23
    “How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded?
    And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
    And fools hate knowledge?
    23″Turn to my reproof,
    Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
    I will make my words known to you.

  385. My favorite: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Prov. 3:5-6. Thank you for all the wonderful giveaways and for the effort to put on the new blog!

  386. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    This is what we have been talking about in our house.

  387. Prov. 3:5-6 came to mind first – “In ALL your ways acknowledge Him” – it’s not unusual for me to seek guidance in what to do for supper or what task to tackle next because there are so many. But the one I’m focusing on now (without consciously realizing it until I read it above) is Proverbs 31:26: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.” I really want this to characterize my interactions with my children each day.

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  389. Proverbs 12:16
    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

    Little ones can get so wrapped up in repaying an annoyance from a sibling. We’re working on ignoring the small things.

  390. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
    Proverbs 29:11

    Such a good verse for two-year-olds AND their mamas!

  391. Prov 17
    27He who (AJ)restrains his words has knowledge,
    And he who has a (AK)cool spirit is a man of understanding.
    28Even a fool, when he (AL)keeps silent, is considered wise;
    When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
    After your first posting using Prov 17, I was reading through the rest of Prov 17, and was reminded of the richness of wisdom that they contain. These wise words are such a good reminder for myself as a mother and for my children! Thank you for your materials and the blog!

  392. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe

  393. Pro 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.

  394. WOW this would be invaluable! We have JUST started family devotions at the beginning of this moth PTL!!! and my husband decided to start off with the Proverb of the day! I didn’t even know you had this and it would be a WONDERFUL tool! thanks for the opportunity!
    as far as the question goes one of the verse that rings very true for me and our home is Proverbs 16:3
    Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
    I struggle BIG time with wanting to do EVERYTHING and overcommitting to the detriment of my family so we have been trying very hard to be open to Gods agenda for us for each day and in planning out our weeks! 🙂

  395. In my life I am striving to apply Proverbs 15:23
    “A man has joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word spoken in due season, how good it is.”

    We would love to use your book “Hidden Treasures” to guide us on our journey in applying the wisdom available to us through the book of Proverbs.

    Have a wonderful day!

  396. “…for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 8:11

    This is the verse we have chosen as the theme for our homeschool. As a family we strive to seek out and apply Biblical wisdom in all we do.

  397. I’ve been meditating on Provers 14:29 (Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. ESV) in order to help my family enjoy days filled with love and peace toward one another.

  398. My Son, giv me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways….Proverbs 23:26

  399. This looks like a great resource. There are so many great verses in Proverbs!! One I have been focusing on lately is Prov. 31:30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Such a good reminder for the inportance of developing inner beauty!

  400. *importance

  401. We are working on working here. 🙂 Working cheerfully and quickly.
    Pro 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

  402. So many times, ahead of time, I can’t see (in my own human vision) how God’s going to work things out, so I really like these verses:

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

    Thank you for your ministry!

  403. I’m not only encouraged by your give-a-ways, but by your creativity in what you are asking us to do. It has been encouraging just to read through others’ comments and what the Lord has been showing them and teaching them through His Word.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 holds a very special place in my own heart as it was these verses that my husband and I clung to during the fatal diagnosis of our son in 2009 (high-risk pregnancy). It is also these verses that resonate again as we enter into our last few weeks of our current pregnancy. Although, the outcome is different (healthy), we are still tempted to doubt and not trust and this is where this verse resonates deeply and affectionately in our hearts. He is worthy of our trust.

    The other one that comes to mind is Proverbs 16:24, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”. We have entered into a new season with our toddler and we have just chosen this verse to “fight against” the temptation of using our words for harm rather than healing.

  404. Proverbs 16:32 (New King James Version)
    32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
    And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

  405. 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,
    And do not walk in the way of evil.
    15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
    Turn away from it and pass on.
    We are trying to pass on to our children that they have a choice to make! To avoid evil and do not walk on the path of the wicked.

  406. Sorry don’t have a proverb but this book would be great for us! We have learned a ton at our house from Psalm 32: 1-5

  407. proverbs 20:11

    even a child is known by his actions, whether his conduct is pure and right.

  408. Prov. 22:6
    Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.

  409. One of our favorites is Proverbs 25:28 “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”

  410. Proverbs 17:9
    Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

    I just got so inspired through your lesson on this verse and it just came timely for our present situation between our kids and i can only thank God for His work through you! We started to work with the lesson and I know we get a change of heart through this.
    Love in CHRIST,
    Michaela

  411. Amen to all of the above :0] I love sharing these things with my Facebook family too!!

  412. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    I do not want to be a fool !

  413. Proverbs 15:1

    A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    We are always going over this verse in our house!

  414. Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

    This verse is something that we are working on. It is so easy to react. 🙂

  415. “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” Proverbs 13:20.

    I try to impress the importance of this verse on my children. Of course, it’s just important to the whole family but I hope my children will grasp early the Truth of this verse.

  416. Proverbs 12:18 “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” and

    Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

    I have been an angry person most of my life. It wasn’t until a year and a half ago that I actually started working on my anger problem. I am thankful that I know I have a problem so that I can work to resolve it while my children are young. I still have a long way to go but my prayer is that Jesus will heal me of my anger issues so that I can be a better example to my girls so that they do not become like me.

  417. Proverbs 23:17-18
    17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
    18 There is surely a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

    Sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side, but the hope of what is to come is what this text reminds me of. The hope of a better future is better than anything else

  418. Proverbs 23:12
    Apply your heart to discipline
    And your ears to words of knowledge.
    Thank you for doing this.

  419. In our family we are seeking to follow the Lord on a daily basis. Proverbs 3:5 – 6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your way acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

  420. Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified Bible)

    3Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.

  421. We have just finished a unit of study on self-control, so the verse we are trying to live out is Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  422. Proverbs 37 a “Turn my eyes away from worthless things;”

    I took a silver sharpie pen and wrote this verse across the top of our black TV as a reminder to limit our tv time and to choose wisely what we watch. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be and I’m moving toward the idea of getting rid of it all together.

    Looking forward to your weekly encouragements.
    God bless you and your ministry.

  423. When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19

  424. Just this morning as I was reading the Proverbs of the day, verse 17 stood out to me and it has been my focus for the day. Proverbs 17:27 says: The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

    My purpose for today is to be more aware and to think before I speak to my kids, using my words wisely by edifying my kids and not tearing them down. Plus, I have wanted to be more even-tempered and not fly of the handle (usually over VERY silly stuff) with my kids.

  425. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding
    trying to do the trusting & leaning through some very tough times right now! love your books
    blessings Renee

  426. Proverbs 11:2- When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

    We pray this verse would stand over our marriage in how we discuss things and think of others. We ask God to do this in us for we are weak but He is strong.

  427. Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.

    great one for kids =-)

  428. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

    Thank you!

    ~Miss Shiloh S.

  429. “Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?”
    -Proverbs 20:24

    The Lord has a plan for us and has a path that we should walk in.
    Trusting the Lord is not so much of an issue in my life as it is my mom’s. She often worries when she should be leaving everything up to Him. Therefore, my family tries to encourage her and be strong examples to her in trusting the Lord.

  430. Trying to apply this to encouraging our son.

    Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

  431. “Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”
    Proverbs 14:29

    I am trying to always remember to keep my emotions in check. I truly struggle with patience and need to remember to hold my temper.
    Lesya

  432. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

  433. The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Proverbs 10:1-3

  434. One that has been close to me lately is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Congrats to the two winners and all those who will win in the coming days.

  435. A special verse from my childhood that I’m teaching my children is found in Proverbs 13:20 which says, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” We are influenced by the people that we associate the most time with so it’s important for us to be surrounded by other believers who are filled with Godly wisdom. For the scriptures say in Proverbs 27:17 that, “as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another.”

  436. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:30-31

  437. I shared on fb and on twitter. I have enjoyed your website for many years.

  438. Prov. 16:20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper, those who trust the Lord will be joyful.

    Just read this and was struck that the result of trusting the Lord is joyfulness. So I have no excuse to not be joyful if I’m trusting the Lord.

  439. This book looks amazing, would love to win it!

    We need to work on more Scripture with our preschoolers. We’ve been working on choosing your words lately, and there are SO many Proverbs for that.

    Proverbs 18:21: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

  440. The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
    Prov 16:21 (NIV)

  441. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is tobe praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:30-31

  442. While I see the need to apply most of the proverbs to my life and household, I chose today’s scripture because it reminds me not to fuss over having much and making everything appear perfect. Instead, I should be focusing on being grateful for what we have as a family and spend more effort on creating a pleasant atmosphere where we can enjoy each other during our time on Earth. I can see where being a perfectionist doesn’t quite fit with the rigors of new motherhood and the balancing act of mother and wife.

    Proverbs 17:1 – “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. “

  443. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

  444. My favorite is Proverbs 31:30

    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

    My family placed a lot of importance on charm and beauty when I was growing up. As my children grown older, I know I’ll rely on this verse to teach to them the truth about charm and beauty. I look forward to studying all of Proverbs 31 with my daughter to help her understand what the Lord desires of her and to studying it with my son to help him understand what kind of wife he should look for!

  445. “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Proverbs 10:19

    I’m really praying that the Lord will help me hold my tongue more often than I do!

  446. Proverbs 16:24

    Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

  447. Here’s a proverb that we have posted on the wall to remind my children when they do their chores:
    Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4

  448. A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28

    We are learning about the gifts of the Spirit and how we can not gain self-control on our own but only through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

  449. Proverbs 22:6
    “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” This verse is a constant reminder to me as a parent to bring my children up in the teaching and admonition of the Lord fromyoung, and not “when they are older”. Thata’s where your resouces come in so handy!

  450. My whole oulook on life has been changed by Chapter 31! I am a better woman and I’m still growing, learning, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 Woman. Thank you Jesus!

  451. Proberbs 26 & 27 – 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    My goal during this Lenten season is to make healthier choices for myself and for my family – this includes good stewardship of my time and energy, along with making us physically and spiritually healthier!

  452. Prov 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

    How easily I can sap all the joy out of my home! It is my newest verse to ponder.

  453. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
    When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
    Proverbs 17:28

  454. Proverbs 16:24
    Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

    This product looks great! We love Proverbs!

  455. We are working on teaching our children the effects of our words, the things we say, and HOW we say them. We have been learning Proberbs 15:1 *A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.*

  456. Proverbs 16:3 is becoming my life verse:

    Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established.

    Such a simple verse but touches every part of my life.b

  457. Boy,there is certainly a lot to keep close at heart as we contiunally learn and Proverbs is a fabulous way to grow in such living…. we so easily just go on about our day to day.I am inspired already just through the many posts above.There are soooo many inspirational verses throughout Proverbs, but I have to say I too love Proverbs 3:5&6 as it covers a great deal of everyday experiences.I will be the admit however that word ALL is a struggle for me as I think of its very meaning, but how blessed we would be to live that very word to its fullest;)

  458. It is not always easy…but trying to apply this one….

    Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

  459. This is one of the first Proverbs that we began to use in our home instruction. It is a simple yet profound statement. We really want our children to understand that we can’t even begin to have any knowledge or wisdom if we do so outside of the fear of our precious Lord.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

  460. Prov. 24:3-4 “Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
    And by knowledge shall the chambers of the house be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

    Desiring to grow in wisdom and knowledge this year.
    Would love this book to couple with my study in Proverbs!

  461. We read a chapter out of Proverbs each day with our four young sons (corresponding with the day of the month). As of late, we have been focusing on memorizing and applying Proverbs 17:9, “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” In fact, I am following your project idea from Tuesdays blog. This application of God’s Word is making an impression on their hearts and minds, Thank you!

  462. Proverbs 3:5 — “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths” — Our family has had a lot of challenges in the last 5 years – and this year has been a real eye opener as to what the Lord is asking of us – that we just trust in Him. When we finally got hold of this – we have had more victory and joy in our house than ever before.!

  463. My children and I are constantly finding ways to apply Proverbs 15:1:
    “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
    How easy it is to use rash words that we later regret which do lasting harm.

  464. Prov. 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house,
    But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

    I want to build my house with wisdom and work to guard it.

  465. Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
    — Proverbs 22:6
    I pray everyday for God’s wisdom to help me be a wise mother and train my son to be the man God wants him to be

  466. I shared it on facebook! This looks like a really good one!
    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

  467. I don’t know why I never thought to pick a verse to focus on. As “PKs” my oldest, 11, resents any reference to scriptures. In his mind I tend to quote scripture to him when he’s done something wrong. Gently pointing out his sin. What a better suggestion to actively focus on the verse BEFORE the offense has occured. Thank you for the blog! I am anxious to read more and apply. I’ve never purchased from Doorposts before. I come to the website, fill my basket full, realize I can’t afford it and can’t decide which one item to purchase. God has been speaking Proverbs 31:15 to me: “She gets UP while it is still dark…” Hard to change a night owl into an early bird. But God can!

  468. Proverbs 12:1 To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

    My children are learning to keep from hating correction.

  469. Proverbs 15:1
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    As I am teaching and training my children, I have been focusing on my response to them and trying to have a gentle spirit.

  470. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
    Proverbs 16:3

    This also brings to mind Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

  471. King James Bible
    A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

    Proverbs 15:13

    I do have a happy heart and I need to have a smile on my face more!!!!!

    LOVE your products, wish I could buy one of everything 🙂

  472. As I educate our children I pray that Proverbs 9:10 would be the basis of our school and our lives “The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.” (Amplified)

  473. One of my favorites that I am working on is Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    I always want good things to come forth from my mouth, and with so many making demands of me, this is something I must really keep in the front of my mind.

  474. Oops. I chose Psalm 119:37a. Wasn’t paying attention. Sorry.

  475. Do not move an ancient boundary stone
    or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
    Proverbs 23:10

    We have been really focused on ministries for the orphan and the widow, these last few months. Along with the importance of the old ways in Scripture!

  476. Proverbs 11:9 With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.

    The knowledge of Gods Word is the truth and the only thing we need to believe in. Teaching our kids to not follow their emotions that can be driven around by unrighteous, godless words like the wind blows a leaf. Instead they can have a steady course and trust in Gods Word the truth. Eventially the emotions catch up.

  477. We are really trying to teach our youngsters obedience.
    Proverbs 1:8-9
    8 My child, listen when your father corrects you.
    Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
    9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace
    and be a chain of honor around your neck.

  478. “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.” ~Proverbs 6:6-8

    Really struggling with this one (for myself, mostly)…and the time change and warmer weather seem to have really made it a lot more evident.

  479. Proverbs 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
    I am always challenged by this verse when I am having a struggle filled day. I consider that my actions and words are either building up or tearing down.

  480. We love the book of Proverbs, and try to read one for every day of the month.

    The vs. that stands out to us at this time is: Proverbs 4:23…Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

    Keeping our hearts grounded in God’s word is so important. There are so many distractions and deceptions that bide for our affections. What kind of “appetite” are we feeding our children or ourselves? There are so many Proverbs vs.’s we need daily!

  481. Proverbs 12:26 (New International Version, ©2011)

    26 The righteous choose their friends carefully,
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    This is a verse that I would like to concentrate on with my kids. I want them to know how important it is to God that they are wise in chosing their friends. It can lead them to the narrow path or the wide path of destruction.

  482. “She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness. ” Proverbs 31:27

    I have been convicted of the time wasters in my life and want to apply this verse each day. It is a great reminder to stay focused. 🙂

  483. Proverbs 9:10

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

  484. Prov 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

    I want to be that for my daughter and for my son.

    Thanks for all that you do 🙂

  485. 1 My son, keep my words
    and store up my commands within you.
    2 Keep my commands and you will live;
    guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

    I have 6 sons and I home school. I am praying my boys will store up God’s Word in their hearts.

  486. “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.”

    Proverbs 1:8-9

  487. Our family is enjoying learning together many of the Lord’s blessings.

    “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who obtains understanding.”
    Proverbs 3:13

  488. Proverbs 27
    Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
    when it is in your power to act.

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