A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver or fine gold. The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”
Verse Reference: Proverbs 15:1-4
Memory Lesson: A soft answer turneth away wrath.
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall hate one another. And many false prophests shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
Verse Reference: Matthew 24:9-12
Memory Lesson: Ye shall be hated by all nations because of Me.
Blessed be he who created the heavens and the earth, and who holds the universe in the palm of his hands. Blessed be the one who calls every star by name and has created all things. Thank you LORD for your mercy towards us sinners upon the earth. Strike the evilfrom our hearts, and help us to love each other as Jesus taught. Help us to not have wickedness upon our hearts. Thank you LORD for our blessings of today and tomorrw. Amen.
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the East, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. And they said one to another; Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone and slime they had for mortar. And they said; Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said; Behold, the people is one, and they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and their confound their language, that they may not understand one anothers speech.” Genesis 11:1-7
Memory Lesson: The works of man’s hands are nothing compared to the graces and wonder of God.
“I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I will my tongue, LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreath; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.”
Verse Reference: Psalm 39:1-5
Memory Lesson: O LORD, let me not sinneth with my tongue.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Thou the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.”
Verse Reference: Psalm 46:1-3
Memory Lesson: Lean on God in your hour of trouble.
“The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.”
Verse Reference: Psalm 93
Memory Lesson: The LORD is established from everlasting.
How they have rejected thee, how they mock and deny thy name. They say, look here now, this is my god. Can he speak words to thee? Can he call ye by thy name? Can he save thee? In vain do they trust what cannot speak, nor hear, nor walk. Every man maketh his own god after his own heart, and doeth what is right in his own eyes. They are unthankful, haughty, backslidden, vain, arrogant, selfish and unknowing. They have made a covenant with death, misery and destruction. The end certain, their fate determined. Why will they not listen? Why do they not hear? Will they finally understand their folly? Every man doeth what seemeth right in his own eyes. Each one of use has followed the lusts of our own heart: all have gone astray. No one doeth good, no not one of us. All of us have gone our own way. How long O LORD until the time of the end cometh? How great will the iniquity be before you come and rescue your people? How great will the persecution be upon thy children?
Blessed be ye poor, for yours is the kingdom
“And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.”
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you
“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”
Woe unto you that are rich
“But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.