Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding consternation, fear, foreboding, fright, horror, panic, terror, trepidation, uneasiness

  1. The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself.

    Prov. 20:2 (read whole chapter)

  2. A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes.

    Prov. 20:8 (read whole chapter)

  3. A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them.

    Prov. 20:26 (read whole chapter)

  4. Fear the LORD, my child, as well as the king, and do not associate with rebels,
    for suddenly their destruction will overtake them, and who knows the ruinous judgment both the LORD and the king can bring?
    These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:
    The one who says to the guilty, "You are innocent," peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him.
    But there will be delight for those who convict the guilty, and a pleasing blessing will come on them.

    Prov. 24:21-25 (read whole chapter)

  5. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter.
    As the heaven is high and the earth is deep so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
    Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge;
    remove the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

    Prov. 25:2-5 (read whole chapter)

  6. Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone.

    Prov. 25:15 (read whole chapter)

  7. If someone pampers his servant from youth, he will be a weakling in the end.
    An angry person stirs up dissension, and a wrathful person is abounding in transgression.
    A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.
    Whoever shares with a thief is his own enemy; he hears the oath to testify, but does not talk.
    The fear of people becomes a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set on high.
    Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one receives justice.

    Prov. 29:21-26 (read whole chapter)


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