Verse 2-All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. SO many times I think the wrongs I commit are not as bad as the ones committed by others. Like I'm the judge of that.
Verse 6-Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. Wow, I think I try to avoid evil by telling myself, "Alicia, don't do ____", but this gives me something TO do..."fear the Lord!"
Verse 9-In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. I needed to hear this today. Dan and I are up for orders again in a few months, and it's a pretty mind-boggling, stress-inducing process. It is very easy for my heart to plan what's best for us. I will even fill my time day-dreaming about it. No need because whatever happens, the Lord determines our steps.
Verse 20-Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. Oh, Lord, may I trust you for everything!
Verse 23-A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. I shamefully have a fool's mouth.
Verse 25-There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. I know many of these Proverbs are similar in theme and repeat certain phrases, but this entire verse is the exact duplicate as Proverbs 14:12! That was on King Solomon's mind! Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it . But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."