Notes for Proverbs 17

MAINTAIN PEACE IN THE HOUSE
Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife. -Proverbs 17:1

STRIVE TO EDIFYING EACH OTHER IN THE FAMILY
Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents. -Proverbs 17:6

*Foolishness drags parents down.
Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy. -Proverbs 17:21
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him. -Proverbs 17:25

WATCH YOUR CONDUCT AND ACT WISELY, ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF TRIAL.
A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives. The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the LORD tests hearts. -Proverbs 17:2-3

*many times trials come without warning. Be on guard but be graceful.

*Discernment keeps our eyes focused.
Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth. -Proverbs 17:24
– self-control is key to discernment.
The truly wise person restrains his words, and the one who stays calm is discerning. -Proverbs 17:27

YOUR WORDS DEFINE YOU
Excessive speech is not becoming for a fool; how much less are lies for a ruler! -Proverbs 17:7

CAN WE GIVE BRIBES?
A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds. -Proverbs 17:8
*IMPORTANT: consider the ff link: http://bereanbiblechurch.in/messages/notes/97

*Handle your money with discernment, wisdom, and fear of the Lord!
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom? -Proverbs 17:16
The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor. -Proverbs 17:18

*We definitely shouldn't take bribes.
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice. -Proverbs 17:23

FORGIVE AND LEARN
The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends. -Proverbs 17:9

A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity. -Proverbs 17:17

TAKE REBUKE GRACEFULLY
A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool. -Proverbs 17:10

Starting a quarrel is like letting out water; stop it before strife breaks out! -Proverbs 17:14

AVOID CYNICISM, & SPEAK TRUTH AT ALL TIMES
The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble. -Proverbs 17:20

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