Godly Counsel for a Successful New Year

The Vision— Proverbs 3:1-2…

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

The Principles— Proverbs 3:3-32…

1. Let love and faithfulness never leave you. (vs. 3-4)
2. Trust in the LORD with all your heart . (vs. 5-6)
3. Do not be wise in your own eyes. (vs. 7-8)
4. Honor the LORD with your wealth. (vs. 9-10)
5. Do not despise the LORD’S discipline . (vs. 11-12)
6. Find wisdom and gain understanding . (vs. 13-24)
7. Have no fear… (vs. 25-26)
8. Do not withhold good from those who deserve it. (vs. 27-28)
9. Do not plot harm against your neighbor. (vs. 29-30)
10. Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways. (vs. 31-32) 3)

The Warning— Proverbs 3:33-35…

The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame. (NIV)

© Bill Williams
December 31, 2007

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8 Responses to Godly Counsel for a Successful New Year

  1. Hey there,

    Indeed we should not forget God teaching in the new year.

    May it bring with it peace, God willing,

    Kindest wishes,

    Don’t be sad

  2. Dee Andrews says:

    Thanks for the Godly counsel for a successful new year, Bill. I’m just now reading it and really feel blessed by it.



  3. johndobbs says:

    Great Thoughts!

  4. Dave Allen says:

    Proverbs 4:1 – 27 instructs us to follow rightousness and avoide wickedness 4:27-30 continues with a warning to avoid unneighborliness. If only all would read a obey prayers for pease would not be needed. But until then let us all pray that those who do not know hear the word and those that hear lead by example. ( A light on a hill can not be hid)

  5. GloryBloom says:

    Thanks for bringing me this words of god.
    I have never thought before that god has already given me the vision and priciple for living. It’s such the perfect blessed words for this new year!

  6. ROD WILLETT says:

    Hi Bill
    I have enjoyed your blog roll– FYI I have started a new blog making bible lessons available, and would appreciate being listed as a resource–the new blog is http://www.freebiblelessons.blogspot.com.
    thanks, Rod

  7. Excellent thoughts! Repost this in July so I can remember to get back on track!

  8. sandrar says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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