CHIMNEY CORNER SAYINGS
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Chimney Corner Scriptures
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True treasure is not of this world.
    #   SAYING SCRIPTURE REFERENCE Verdict My Comment ~ Quip
1. God works in mysterious ways,
    His wonders to perform
De.29:29  Ps.40:5;86:10;136:4  Job 5:9; 9:10; 26:12-14; 36:26; 37:5
Ec.3:11  Isa.40:13  Acts 15:18  Rom.8:26-28;11:33-36  1st Tim.3:16

Only God knows God.
2. His eternal glory Ps. 19:1; 29:10; 45:6;   Is. 60:19   1st Tim. 1:17   1st Pet. 5:10 Glory extends through and past all perception.
3. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom Ps.111:10   Prov.9:10   Isa.29:9-14   1st Cor.3:18-19; 1:25
Eternal wonderment is the amazement of God.
4. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom Job 28:28   Psalm 111:10   Prov. 1:7; 2:2-13; 9:10   Isaiah 33:6 His extent surpasses all knowledge.
5. Experience is the mother of wisdom Job 12:12; 32:7-9   Prov. 3:13-18; 4:7; 10:23   Ec. 7:12
Experience is the loss of innocence knowing grief.
6. Experience is the best teacher Ps. 119:71   Ec. 1:18   Lam. 3:27   Rom. 5:3-4   James 1:2-3
Knowledge is a heavy anchor without patience to float.
7. Knowledge is power Prov. 9:10; 21:30   Ec. 4:1; 7:12   Is. 33:6; 47:10   Heb. 4:12
Without God one is powerless.
8. From the ends of the earth 1st Sam. 2:10   Job 28:24-25   Ps. 61:2; 135:7   Luke 11:31 He freely establishes loveliness throughout time.
9. From the four corners of the earth Isaiah 11:12   Revelation 7:1; 20:7-8 All directions on earth are under His care.
10. Nature is the art of God Job 38:4-18; 38:19-33   Psalms 89:11-12; 147:4   Ec. 3:11
Unbiased colorful waves eternally mingle with life.
11. Cleanliness is next to godliness 1st John 1:9   John 15:3   2nd Cor. 7:1   James 4:8
Eph. 5:26-27   Mat. 23:23-26   Luke 11:39-40   1st Sam. 16:7

It is a clean heart God looks for.
12. Once saved, always saved James 2:24   Heb.6:4-6   1stCor.9:27   2ndCor.13:5   Jude 1:5
Human doctrine avoids accountability to God.
13. Once in grace always in grace Ps. 84:11   2nd Pet. 3:18   Titus 2:11   Acts 20:32
Ep. 2:8; 6:24   Romans 5:1-2   Heb. 3:6; 12:28   Gal. 5:4

Grace shields those
that pursue obedience to God.
14. Saved by the skin of my teeth Job 19:20   Psalm 33:16   Romans 5:10 Still alive by the Grace of God!
15. The truth shall set you free John 8:31-32   Proverbs 23:23   1st John 5:20 Truth is the highest of all possessions.
16. Moment of truth Ps.145:18   Mk.8:38   1stCor.15:52   2ndCor.13:8   1stThess.4:16
NOW (Never Over Wonders) is Gods creation.
From instant to instant, it is coming.
17. Ring of truth Proverbs 11:22   Mark 12:30   John 8:32
2nd Timothy 2:15   James 1:18   1st John 4:6

Self indulgence void of God
tolls the reapers judgment.
18. What is truth John 7:18; 8:32; 18:37-38   Rom. 1:25   2nd Cor. 13:8
Ep. 4:21   1st Tim. 3:15   1st John 1:8; 2:4
Truth is trusting He is true.
Truth incites the murderous outrage of the ignorant.
19. Gospel truth Ephesians 1:13-14   Colossians 1:5-6
Expressions of God convey His touch.
20. Rock solid truth Deut. 32:4   Psalms 12:6; 15:1-3; 51:6; 112:7   John 8:32
1st Cor. 13:4-6   2nd Cor. 13:8   2nd Tim. 2:19   Heb. 6:17-20

Creations veil is obscured by all past reflections
21. The truth is not always what we want to hear Proverbs 23:23   Hebrews 12:4-11   Revelation 3:19   Job 5:17  
God knows what is best for each one of us.
22. Truth or dare Ezekiel 5:15   Mat. 22:41-46   Mark 11:27-33   James 1:13-14
Truths clarity is not hidden behind scheming lies.
23. Dont confuse me with the facts Is. 5:20   Mat. 21:12-13   Mark 11:17-18   Acts 24:25   Jm. 3:16
Rejecting truth denies all that is noble.
24. Brutality honest Jude 1:22-23   John 16:29-30   1st Cor. 14:9   Gal. 2:14; 4:16
Truth suffers alongside deception.
25. Honest to God Psalms 15:1-2; 73:28; 145:18   Proverbs 3:3-4; 12:22
Matthew 5:37   John 4:24   Romans 4:20   1st John 1:9

Humble submission to His presence opens truth.
Truth with self is honesty in the face of God.
26. Truth stands the test of time;
    lies are soon exposed
Prov. 12:19; 13:5   John 8:32   2nd Corinthians 13:8
Ecclesiastes 12:14   1st Timothy 5:24   1st Thessalonians 5:21

Truth transcends eternity
whereas lies dissipate to nothing.
27. A white lie Prov.12:19; 14:5; 19:9   Is.5:20   1stJohn 2:21   Rev.21:8; 22:15
Any lie is the purest of dark.
28. Father of all lies John 8:44   Romans 1:25
Self over God is a lie.
29. Liars often set their own traps Ps.64:4-8   Prov.17:4; 18:7; 25:18   1st John 1:10   Rev.21:8
Liars lack the courage to stand in the light of truth.
A lie is the hardest to remember.
30. Believe the lie Isaiah 5:20   Jeremiah 7:8; 9:3   Romans 1:25
Perceptions of man cannot nullify truth given of God.
31. Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies Proverbs 10:19; 13:3   Matthew 21:23-27
1st John 1:6; 2:4; 2:21-23; 4:1   Romans 3:4  

It is humans that are in question, not God.
32. The only stupid question
   is the one that is not asked
1st Thessalonians 5:21   1st John 4:1
Without question there is no seeking.
33. Asking for trouble Psalm 7:14; 10:7   Proverbs 11:27
Never invited, turmoil invades tranquility.
34. Separation of state and faith Isaiah 59:2   Romans 13:1-3   Titus 3:1   1st Peter 2:13-15
We are called by faith to support our leaders.
There is no separation of faith from state.
35. Above the law Ezra 7:26   Ez. 7:23   1st Tim. 1:5-10   1st John 3:4   John 3:19
Unjustly lawlessness rides rules of barefaced darkness.
36. A law unto themselves Ez.14:13-14; 16:14-19   Rom.2:12-16   Mat.7:21   1stJohn 3:7
Adherence to self over God is not righteousness.
37. God helps those who help themselves Prov. 14:12; 28:26   Jer. 17:5   Rom. 5:6-8   Psalm 37:39
Mat. 5:6   2ndTim. 2:15   Jn. 7:17   1stPet. 2:1-3   Lk. 11:9-10

God's help is supreme; We can only
be helped by wanting His help first.
38. All men are created equal Prov. 22:2   Ezekiel 18:4   Mat. 5:45   Rom. 10:12
Gal. 3:28   Ephesians 4:7; 4:11-13   1st Cor. 12:4-14  

All souls are uniquely of equal value;
Men are given varying talents.
39. To be or not to be Jas.5:12   Rom.14:8-9   Ps.118:17   Rev.2:7   1st John 5:11-12
To believe and live or not to believe and die.
40. To each his own 1st Kings 19:10   2nd Kings 4:33   Ps. 62:1; 102:7   Prov. 20:6
John 16:32   Luke 22:41   Mat. 25:15   Rom. 12:6-8   1st Cor. 7:7

The bottom of each heart waits alone.
41. Know thyself Genesis 4:7   1st Timothy 4:16   1st Corinthians 2:11  
Grasp self awareness (control) or oblivion.
42. To thine ownself be true Matthew 5:37; 6:24   James 5:12   Luke 15:17; 21:19
Romans 3:3-4   1st Peter 4:10   1st John 5:20

God alone is the only pure truth.
Be true to Him who gives life.
43. Believe in yourself Ps.118:8  Prov.3:5; 12:28; 16:25  Ez.14:20  Mark 4:40; 9:23-24
John 3:16, 3:36; 6:47; 14:1   1stThess. 5:6   Jm.2:23, 4:4

Believing in and through God finds confidence in
knowing righteousness is the conviction to follow God.
44. May your every wish be granted Prov.10:24   Mat.7:11   Mk.11:24   John 15:7   Jm.1:5; 4:3
Trusting God allows His blessings.
45. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7; 27:19   Matthew 5:28   Matthew 15:19 The depth of a soul is the heart.
46. A man has to know his limitations Prov.6:27-28;14:12;20:24  Jn.15:4  2ndCor.6:12  Gal.5:16-21;6:5
When desire exceeds capabilities calamities arise.
47. Let your conscience be your guide Psalm 48:14   Proverbs 12:15; 28:26   John 8:7-9
Acts 24:15-16   Romans 2:14-15; 13:5   1st Peter 3:21

Guidance comes only by the Word of God;
Consider this in the passage of our lives.
48. A good conscience is a soft pillow Proverbs 3:21-24   Ecclesiastes 5:12
Truth and honesty has no equal.
49. A clear conscience delivers deep sleep Ps.3:5-6; 4:8  Prov.3:21-26  Acts 24:16  Heb.13:18  1stTim.1:5
Loving trust in Him secures true resting comfort.
50. In ones heart of hearts 1stChron.28:9   Prov.3:5; 4:20-23   Ec.3:11   Luke 6:45; 12:34
Mark 12:30   Rom. 10:10   2nd Cor. 4:6   Gal. 4:6   Joel 2:12-13

Ones depth approaching truth defines existence.
51. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve Nehemiah 2:2-3   Proverbs 12:16; 13:16; 18:2
Grief strikes deepest when loved ones hurt.
52. He who serves two masters has to lie to one Job 27:8   Mat. 6:24   Luke 16:13   Rom. 6:16   2nd Pet. 2:19
Ones heart chooses nobility or deception.
53. Smell a rat Psalm 64:6   Proverbs 14:16; 25:26   Isaiah 1:13-15
Luke 16:8   1st Timothy 5:24

Evil confidently prowls over the innocent of heart.
54. Two faced Job 27:8   Psalm 119:113   Prov. 23:7; 24:8   Jer. 5:2
Matthew 6:24; 7:1-5; 23:3, 27   James 4:1-4, 8
There is no honor a liar can hold.
55. Double tongued Jer. 9:8   Psalms 62:4; 78:36   Prov. 11:9; 20:14   Mark 7:6
Serpents hiss sweet as they pounce upon the blind.
56. Play both sides of the fence Psalms 28:3; 62:3-4   Mark 11:27-33
A hypocrites tool is to fool.
57. Stabbed in the back; Backstabber Exodus 20:16   Proverbs 11:9; 16:28; 20:19; 21:14
Matthew 26:14-16   Romans 1:29-32
Cruel outrage arises from ignorant opinions
void of knowledge spewing from the womb of hate.
58. Oil and water dont mix 1st Corinthians 10:21   2nd Corinthians 6:14
Hearts in the light fathom not darkness's evil.
59. If you run after two hares you will catch neither Ec. 1:17; 6:9   Matthew 6:24   1st Corinthians 9:24-26
Ephesians 4:14   James 1:6   Revelation 3:15-16

Firm resolve to decide directs ones dedication.
Commitment is essential in making life purposeful.
60. As mad as a March hare Ecclesiastes 9:3; 10:13   Galatians 5:17   James 1:15
Hysterical desires advance regrets with gloom.
61. Zeal without prudence is frenzy Prov. 18:15; 22:3; 23:1, 17   Rom. 10:2   Gal. 4:18   Titus 2:14
Thoughtful passion is inspirations miracle.
62. Head over heels Proverbs 25:16   Ecclesiastes 9:10   2nd Corinthians 9:2
One controlled committed soul inspires the whole.
63. To err is human, to forgive is divine Romans 3:23   Matthew 6:14-15   1st John 4:1-6
2nd Peter 1:2-4   Ephesians 4:31-32

Truth holds all divinity.
64. I'm only human Job 7:16; 32:8   Ps. 62:9; 78:39; 103:14   Jn. 16:21   Jm. 4:14
Time is a fence all are humbled by.
65. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak Genesis 4:7   Isaiah 59:11   Mat. 26:41   Mark 14:38 We wish for more as we wearily groan.
66. Under the thumb Psalms 69:20; 119:134   Ec. 4:1   Matthew 5:10   John 15:20
Oppression is the flesh we wear.
67. Every man for himself Isaiah 47:10; 56:11   Ezekiel 32:10   Jonah 1:5
Jeremiah 17:10   Matthew 26:38   Philippians 4:6

Every soul desires salvation.
The essential nature of each determines life or death.
68. Every man has his price Proverbs 6:26; 13:7-8   Ecclesiastes 7:29   Isaiah 1:23
Luke 12:15   1st Corinthians 10:13   Acts 8:20

Above cost lies integrity.
Heartless are those lacking nobility.
69. Pride comes before a fall Prov. 16:18; 18:12; 11:2   Ob. 1:3-4   Gal. 5:4   1st Tim. 3:6 Pride is self over God.
The man who exalts himself exalts no one.
70. As proud as a peacock Proverbs 28:25-26   Isaiah 5:21   Ezekiel 13:3   Colossians 2:18
Ominous displays can be flickers short lived.
71. Head in the clouds Ecclesiastes 11:4
Lofty ideals can encumber sensibility.
72. Come down to earth Isaiah 45:18   John 8:23   1st John 4:17
1st Corinthians 5:8-10   Mark 16:15-16   Colossians 3:1-11

Better to stand firm than fly vainly through life.
73. Down to earth Genesis 37:10; 42:6; 43:26; 48:12   James 4:10   1st Peter 5:6
One is best served dutifully humbled by the earth.
74. No man is an island Psalm 97:1   Prov. 18:1   Romans 12:4-5   1st Cor. 12:13-14, 27
A souls touch unfolds a multitude of legacies.
75. The work praises the man Psalm 90:17   Proverbs 6:6; 14:23   John 6:28-29
Ephesians 2:10   Colossians 1:10   Revelation 14:13

Steady resilient efforts accomplish much.
Glories of a souls light beholds before the angels.
76. Work smarter not harder Nehemiah 6:15   John 6:28-29   Ep. 2:10   Col. 1:10
The union of souls accomplishes the incomparable.
77. Practice what you preach 1st Cor. 9:14; 9:27   Rom. 2:21-24   Heb. 12:1; 3:19
Gal. 1:6-9   Ephesians 2:10   1st Tim. 4:12   James 2:18

One's works mirror the depth of one's faith.
78. Don't talk the talk
   if you can't walk the walk
Jeremiah 10:23   Ezekiel 33:31   Ephesians 5:15
Phil. 1:27   1st Cor. 9:27   James 3:14   1st Peter 1:6-8

Flee corruption and pray honesty reveals you.
79. Nip it in the bud Jer. 6:16   1st Cor. 15:33   Galatians 5:16   1st Thess. 5:22
Ones habits and traditions can shut off God.
80. Old habits die hard Job 22:15   Mark 7:7-9, 13   Rom.10:2   2ndTh.3:6   1stTim.4:7
Convention can blind ability to see absolute truth.
81. Easier said than done 1stSam.17:10   Lk.18:25   Rom.12:18   1st Cor.10:31   Phil.2:14
Col.3:14, 17, 23  1stTh.5:14  Heb.12:14  Jm. 1:23-25  1stJn.4:18

Civilizations crumble lacking individual trust,
personal accountability, and reverence for God.
82. A thorn in my side Judges 2:3   John 19:34   2nd Corinthians 12:7
Aching afflictions carry the hopes of humanity.
83. Grin and bear it Job 9:27   John 16:33   2nd Timothy 2:3
An enduring nature is comforted by those similar.
84. No pain, no gain Psalm 104:23   Phil. 1:21   1st Timothy 6:6   Rev. 21:4
Pain influences passageways to enlightenment.
85. If you cant take it you shouldnt dish it out Ecclesiastes 7:21-22
Self sacrifice engages wisdoms nobility.
86. He that cant endure the bad
   will not see the good
Job 7:11; 21:4   Ps.52:1   Luke 21:19   Rom.2:5-7   Jm.5:11
Crippling despair sends many to unrecoverable gloom.
87. Into each life, a little rain must fall Mat. 5:45   2nd Cor. 4:17   Heb. 12:11   1st Pet. 1:6; 2:19; 5:10
Tears heal wounds softening the heart.
88. Under the weather Ps. 38:6; 71:9; 109:22   Prov. 18:14   Ec. 12:1-3   Mark 2:17
Our candles flicker in a snuff, in the weather of time.
89. Survival of the fittest Prov.24:16  1stCor.9:24  Gal.5:7  Heb.12:1  2ndTim.2:5  Jm.1:12
God uplifts those who follow Him.
90. Only the strong survive Prov.3:5-8   Mat.16:25   1stCor.16:13   2ndCor.12:10   1stPet.4:18
Only the faithful in meekness shall survive.
91. When the going gets tough, the tough get going Ps.27:1; 56:4   Prov.28:1   Gal.6:9   Heb.13:6   1stPet.3:14-15
Confidence sheds fear in the face of hardship.
92. Might makes right Micah 7:16   Job 9:4; 36:5   Ec.9:10   Ps.33:16; 147:5
Prov.16:32   Jer.17:5   Dan.2:20; 4:3   Ep.3:16   1stPet.5:6

The instant power of God maintains truth.
93. Power corrupts, and absolute power
    corrupts absolutely
Exodus 5:2   Job 24:9-10   Proverbs 10:6; 29:2
Isaiah 3:15   Matthew 8:8-10; 11:12

It is not power that necessarily corrupts,
... that is left to a souls character of heart.
94. Brain is better than brawn Ps. 37:16   Prov. 16:32; 20:15   Ec. 7:5; 9:16   Ep. 5:15
The might of intelligence is in its quiet reflection.
95. Noble in spirit Proverbs 4:18   Romans 12:11-12   Philippians 4:8
The spirit is core to ones soul character.
96. Good Samaritan Luke 10:30-37   John 4:9 Brave is caring to sacrifice for strangers.
97. Honesty is the best policy Psalms 15:1-4   Prov. 12:19   2nd Cor. 13:8   1st Peter 2:12
God requires honest hearts.
98. Straight as an arrow Ps.5:8; 32:8   Prov.4:18, 25   Mat.7:13   Jn.14:6   Acts 13:6-10
As bingo is to a bulls-eye, so obedience is to salvation.
99. Straight and narrow Matthew 7:13-14; 7:13-14 KJV It is harder to do the right thing rather than the sly.
100. One good turn (deed) deserves another Jer. 32:40   Gal. 6:10   Ep. 2:10   James 4:17
We are challenged to do good always.
101. Give a little, take a little / Give and take Prov. 18:24; 27:17   Ec. 4:9-10   Mark 9:50   John 15:13
Without a giving heart no love may be had.
102. Actions speak louder than words 1st Samuel 2:3   1st John 3:18   Col. 3:17; 3:22-24
James 1:21-25 ; 2:17   Mat. 15:8   Rom. 2:13; 14:12
2nd Corinthians 5:10   Revelation 20:12-13

In both action and word,
All that we are is in one presence.
103. You get more with sugar than salt Proverbs 15:1; 15:23; 16:24; 31:26
Love commands compassion softer than demands.
104. Dont pour salt on the wound Gen.19:24-26   Prov.23:29-32   Jer.8:3-6   Lk.4:25-29   Gal.5:15
A bitting tougue lacks an understanding heart.
Men more often reject truth masked in self illusions.
105. Speak softly but carry a big stick Prov. 21:22-23; 24:5; 25:15; 25:28   Ec. 9:14-16   James 4:6
Wisdom creates a conduit of quiet strength.
106. Who knows most speaks least Ec. 9:17   Lam. 3:25-26   Prov. 12:23; 13:16; 15:2; 17:27; 29:11
Prudence couples wisdom.
107. One ounce of facts is worth more
   than a ton of garbage
Ec. 5:2-3   Proverbs 10:19; 17:27   Isaiah 40:15   1st Cor. 14:19
God is.
108. To a quick question give a slow answer Proverbs 13:3; 15:28; 21:23   James 1:19; 3:2
Thoughtfulness is the grace of wisdom.
109. Think twice before you speak Proverbs 21:23; 25:11   Ecclesistes 5:2-3   James 1:19
Consider judgment is due for each utterance.
110. A closed mouth catches no flies Proverbs 10:19; 11:12; 17:27-28; 22:3   James 1:19  
A fools mouth eats many shoes.
111. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open Proverbs 10:19; 17:27; 21:23   Ec. 7:9   James 1:19; 3:2
Listening is the highest of all character traits.
112. Lend me your ear Ecclesiastes 1:8   Matthew 13:9   John 5:25; 10:3
1st Corinthians 12:16-18   Romans 10:17   James 1:22

The call of life rings out for the genuine to come.
113. Dont throw your pearls before swine Proverbs 23:9   Matthew 7:6 The world devourers precious convictions of spirit.
114. Dont blow (toot) your own trumpet (horn) Deut. 8:17   Ps. 49:6-7   Prov. 20:6   Is. 5:21
Luke 18:11-14; 20:46-47   2nd Cor. 10:17-18

Arrogance tramples the self at His revealing.
115. Empty vessels make the most noise Ps. 59:7; 94:4   Prov. 10:10, 19; 12:16; 13:16; 18:2; 29:11
Ecclesiastes 10:11

Chattering fools rage in the madness
of their perceived superiority.
116. A chip on your shoulder Psalms 10:7   Proverbs 14:10   Jeremiah 5:23   Romans 3:14
Arrogance devourers the meek consumed in tears.
117. Holier than thou Prov. 26:12   Is. 65:5   Luke 18:9-14; 20:46-47   1st John 2:16 Humbility is our ability to be humble.
Pomp-pissity is self proclaiming.
118. Know it alls Jeremiah 7:8-10   Romans 2:19-24
Watch out for godless normal people,
they can be condemningly dangerous.
119. Barking dogs seldom bite Ps. 64:3   Prov. 11:9; 12:18; 14:17; 18:6-7; 26:17-19   Jm. 3:10
Most attacks come from shallow holes.
120. Put up or shut up Ps.12:3-4; 75:4-5  Prov.18:7; 20:6; 21:3  Mat.6:1   Jm.1:20; 1:25
Boastful actions void of God deny His Glory.
121. Quiet as a mouse Prov.22:3   Amos 5:13   Luke 9:35-36   1stTim.2:1-2   1stPet.3:4
Fear halts the forthrightness of a people.
122. Cut to the chase (quick) John 10:24-30; 16:25-30   Psalms 118:8-9   Ephesians 6:24
Is your faith of man or God?
123. Beating around the bush 1stCor.14:9   Mat.5:23-24; 23:19; 5:37   Jm.5:12   Luke 20:23
Worldly thoughts hinder directness with God.
124. Blow hot and cold Mat. 5:37   2nd Cor. 1:17-18   James 5:12   Rev. 3:15-16
Life stirs the peace of pleasures to the pains of fear.
125. If you cant say something nice,
   dont say anything at all
Ps. 34:13   Prov. 10:19; 13:3; 29:20   Ec. 5:2-3
Col. 4:6   Jm. 1:19; 1:26   Lk. 6:45   Mat. 15:11; 12:36-37

Words are expressions of spirit.
126. Dont cut off your nose to spite your face Proverbs 18:12, 18:21   Isaiah 5:21   Romans 1:22
A careless mouth lacks deliberate actions.
127. Sticks and stones may break my bones
    but words can never hurt me
Numbers 24:8   Job 19:2   Psalm 59:12; 64:3-4; 109:3
Words can be the most divisive
shattering the the roots of tranquility.
128. Do as I say, not as I do Matthew 23:3
The yoke hypocrites set plague all peace.
129. I was only joking Proverbs 26:18-19   Ephesians 4:29; 5:4   1st Timothy 4:16 No kidding God requires our humble hearts.
130. Lip service Is.29:13   Mat.15:8-9; 23:3   Mk.7:6-7   Rom.16:17-18   Ep.6:6 Gods word corrects the dubious claims of man.
131. Falling on deaf ears Ps.58:3-5   Mat.13:14-15   Acts 28:25-27   Rom.11:8   Heb.3:15 Hardened hearts pay no heed.
132. No one is as deaf as a man who will not listen Jer. 6:10; 44:5; 44:16   Ezekiel 3:7   Zec. 7:11   2nd Tim. 4:4
Hateful closed minded pompous bigotry.
133. In one ear and out the other Jeremiah 6:10   Psalm 10:13   2nd Timothy 3:7; 4:3-4
Acts 28:26-27   2nd Kings 18:12   Romans 1:28

Remaining purposely oblivious
does not excuse accountability to God.
134. A little bird told me Ecclesiastes 10:20   Proverbs 11:13
Whispers can be heard the loudest.
135. Heard it through the grapevine Proverbs 11:13; 16:28   Ecclesiastes 10:20   James 3:5-6, 8-10
Secrets are often heard faster than news.
136. Mind your own business Proverbs 20:19, 26:17   1stThess. 4:11
2ndThess. 3:11   1st Timothy 5:13  1st Peter 4:15
Hold your wits from afflicting others.
137. Your word is your bond Ps.15:4; 34:13  Prov.19:1  Mat.5:37  Jm.5:12; 3:5-10  Col.4:6
Words are the easiest thing to misunderstand.
138. A word to the wise is sufficient Proverbs 16:23   Ephesians 5:15-16
Truth opens the eyes of the wise.
139. He is not wise that is not wise for himself Ps. 25:21, 51:6, 90:12   Prov. 8:5, 11:17, 19:2   James 3:17
To be wise is a lofty ideal.
140. Use it or lose it Matthew 25:14-30   Luke 19:11-27   1st Timothy 4:14
God calls each of us to use and refine gifted abilities.
141. Do unto others as you would have
   them do unto you
Matthew 7:12   Luke 6:31 The Golden Rule.
142. Good news 1st Chronicles 16:23   Psalms 40:9; 96:2   1st Thessalonians 3:6 Good news lies in the bosom of Gods calling truths.
143. A good rule of thumb Leviticus 14:28-29   Psalm 19:7   Matthew 7:12
Give your heart to Gods will.
144. Thumbs up Ec. 9:10   Matthew 25:21   2nd Corinthians 1:17; 10:18
Approval is the sweetest flavor of love.
145. A good name is better than riches Prov. 10:7; 20:11; 22:1; 27:19   Ec. 7:1   Rev. 3:5; 20:15 The character of a soul speaks their name.
146. A man is known by the company he keeps Prov.12:16   1stCor.5:9-11; 15:33   2ndThess.3:14   Heb.10:24-25
Not only God sees people for who they are.
147. The tree is known by its fruit Matthew 7:16-20; 12:33   Luke 6:43-44 Lifes miracle juice is the fruit we bear.
148. Comparing apples to oranges Isaiah 5:20   Matthew 7:17-18
We know truth can not be exchanged for a lie.
149. Who needs enemies with friends like them Ps.55:21; 57:4; 62:4   Prov.25:19   Rom.16:18   2ndTim.3:1-5
Friendship stands on an accepting heart
and ones ability not to judge or expect.
150. If you can count your friends
   on one hand, youre lucky
Proverbs 14:20; 17:17; 18:24; 19:4, 19:7; 27:10, 27:17
1stSam.18:1   Job 32:3   Psalm 41:9   Luke 21:16   John 15:13

Special precious treasure
are hearts closer than words.
151. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer Proverbs 16:7; 25:21   Isaiah 50:8   Luke 6:27-28; 6:31-35
We are challenged to love more than we do.
152. A friend to all is a friend to none Rom. 12:18   Heb. 12:14   1st Thess. 5:14   James 4:4
God calls for a spiritual nature of friendship with all.
153. A friend in need is a friend indeed Ecclesiastes 4:9-10   Proverbs 18:24   John 15:13
All look for that mountain of encouragement.
154. Two heads are better than one Ecclesiastes 4:9-11  
Agreement is the challenge of unity.
155. In the multitude of counselors there is wisdom Proverbs 4:6; 8:12-14; 11:14; 15:22; 24:6 God fearing souls alone are able to give wise counsel.
156. Diamonds cut diamonds Proverbs 27:17   Ecclesiastes 10:10
Only through vigilant awareness will we rise
to the occasion where strength clears our vision.
157. In unity there is strength Psalms 133:1   Ep. 4:3-6; 4:13   John 17:21   Acts 2:42-45
2nd Kings 6:16   1st John 4:4   Romans 8:31

Truth is the only real strength.
158. United we stand, divided we fall Amos 3:3   Mat. 12:25   1st Cor. 1:13; 3:3; 12:12; 12:25
Mal.2:10   Ep.4:4-6   Phil.1:27-28   Rom.12:4-5   2ndCor.11:3-4

Christ came to declare His church, not mans.
The One Living God will judge us all through Christ.
159. Make it or break it Psalm 129:4   Proverbs 13:15   Nahum 1:7   James 2:10
Trust in the Lord or be broken defenseless.
160. We are all in the same boat Prov. 22:2; 29:13   Matthew 5:45   1st Cor. 10:13   Jude 1:3
God has declared His rules and be it no other.
Of all, all of our fingers are just in different holes.
161. On the same page Ep.4:4-7   Phil.2:2  1stCor.12:25  1stTim.3:15; 4:13   1stJn.1:7
Skewing pages of man tears from the truth of God.
162. Partners in crime Prov. 1:10-16; 29:24   Is. 59:7-8   John 3:19   Acts 5:1-11
Double trouble those that rebel against God.
163. Crime doesnt pay 1st John 3:4   Romans 6:23   Proverbs 28:13   1st Cor. 6:9-10
Masters of crime reap great material rewards;
Spiritual crimes will find no eternal favor.
164. Caught red handed Psalm 10:2   Prov. 5:22; 6:17   Is. 1:15   Ez. 23:37   John 8:4
Sin has no hiding place.
165. There is no (even) honor among thieves Job 24:16   Proverbs 1:18; 4:14-17; 5:22; 11:5; 21:7
John 10:10   James 3:16

The bitterness of evil has no respect.
166. Give a thief enough rope and hell hang himself Ex. 20:15   Ps. 10:3   Prov. 1:18-19   John 10:7-11   Ep. 4:28
Without a giving heart it's just a lost taking heart.
167. Familiarity breeds contempt Jeremiah 17:9   Psalm 123:3   Matthew 10:36
Deut. 5:21   Proverbs 27:4; 14:30   James 3:16

Despicable, thy name is human.
168. The straw that broke the camels back James 1:14   1st Cor. 10:13   Romans 5:3-5   James 1:2-4
Do not let that of the world break your hope.
169. The last drop makes the cup run over Proverbs 24:10   Jeremiah 51:46   1st Cor. 10:13   Hebrews 12:3
Endure for the world is filled with failures.
170. Failure is the path of least persistence Ecclesiastes 10:15   1st Corinthians 13:2   Hebrews 12:15
Discontent consumes the peace that love awards.
171. Caught between a rock and a hard place 1st Samuel 14:4   Luke 18:24-25
Difficult is course to heaven and many who
desire it will choose self over sacrifice for God.
172. Walking on egg-shells Isaiah 8:9   1st Peter 4:18   Hebrews 10:31
Dangerously fragile is the path without God.
173. Walking on thin ice Ps.73:18   Mat.7:26-27   Jn.12:48   1st Pet.4:18   Rev.3:15-16
To ignore the word of God is condemning.
174. Walking on water Matthew 14:25-31   Mark 6:48-49   John 6:19   Luke 18:27 The surface of all is God.
175. Keep you head above water Matthew 14:29-31   Luke 21:28   John 16:33
Optimism keeps its light lit ahead.
176. In deep water Gen.1:2   Ps.18:16-17; 69:2; 124:2-5; 144:7   2nd Tim.1:8-9
He calls to us each, much deeper than this world.
177. Up the creek without a paddle Psalm 22:11; 55:5; 88:6   Isaiah 50:2   Ec. 8:8   Ep. 2:12
Spirit evaporates for those not moored in the Lord.
178. Up a tree Gen.2:9   Job 5:7   Ps.22:11; 143:11   Prov.13:15   Lk.19:1-6
Every trouble overcome often leads to another.
179. In a pickle Jonah 2:5   2nd Corinthians 4:8-9; 7:5
Though we are tormented, God reaches out to each.
180. Woe is me Job 10:15   Micah 7:1   1st Corinthians 9:16 Misery is common to man.
181. Misery be mine Psalm 69:20; 116:3   Ecclesiastes 1:18; 2:22-23; 8:6
Moaner, Groaner, Emotional owner.
Blaming others makes misery comfortable.
182. At wits end Psalm 107:27   Proverbs 19:3 Exasperation can tie knots twisting ones knowing.
183. On pins and needles Job 4:14   Proverbs 12:25; 24:10   Mark 4:40
2ndCorinthians 4:8-9   2ndPeter 2:8

Suffering without measure anguishes the soul.
184. Gnashing of teeth Matthew 8:10-12; 13:41-42, 49-50; 22:12-13; 24:49-51; 25:30-31
Luke 13:28   2nd Peter 2:17   Jude 1:13
The needles of thought pierce deaths helplessness.
185. Eat you alive Lev.26:29   Deut.28:53-57   1st Sam.25:37-38  2nd Sam.24:15-17
2ndKi.6:28-29  Jer.19:9  Lam.2:20; 4:10  Ez.5:10  Acts 12:21-23

Anger, pride, and anguish reduce to a breathless spirit.
186. He doesnt have a prayer Ps. 18:41; 66:18   Prov. 15:29   Job 35:12
Jer. 7:16; 11:13-15   Mat. 6:5-7   John 9:31

Haughty faithless fools carry worthless prayers.
Prayer connects the sincere heart to eternity.
187. An angry man is not fit to pray Matthew 5:22-24   2nd Cor. 12:20   1st Tim. 2:8   James 2:20
It is a continuous work to bury anger.
188. Out of the frying pan into the fire Daniel 3:15-23   Revelation 2:10   1st Cor. 3:13
Eternity ignites fried truth lost or freed souls.
189. He who plays with fire will get burned Deut.32:22   Job 4:8   Prov.6:27; 10:16   Ez.18:20-32; 33:18
Matthew 18:8-9   Mark 9:43-49   Romans 6:23   James 1:15
Galatians 6:7-8   1st Peter 1:3-9   Revelation 16:8-9

Not regarding Gods will invite His wrath.
190. Like a moth to a flame Gen. 4:7   Prov. 6:25-26; 7:21-23   Gal. 5:16-17   James 1:13-15
Sin appeals most sweetly and delicious.
191. Curiosity killed the cat 1st Samuel 6:19   John 4:48   James 1:15
Desire for the profane damages the soul.
192. When the cats away the mice will play Proverbs 15:3   Matthew 24:48-51; 25:30   Romans 1:28
Disregarding accountability defines criminality.
193. Milk it for all its worth Phil.3:19   Col.2:18-19   1stTim.6:5   2ndTim.3:5-6   Tit.1:10-11
Many pursuits take advantage by biting on delay.
194. Theres a sucker born every minute Psalm 58:3   Ecclesiastes 4:1-3; 7:1   John 3:6-8
Our gullibility capacity speaks of our desire to trust.
195. If you build it, they will come Genesis 7:5-9   Nehemiah 4:6-8
Atrocities cascade across the constructions of man.
Only the innocent of heart truly hear the call.
196. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link Ecclesiastes 8:11   Isaiah 26:10   1st Corinthians 12:20-26
Appalling lawlessness respects no one.
197. One broken link breaks the entire chain Matthew 12:25   Romans 5:11-14
The civilization of man is immersed in corruption.
198. Built on sand Matthew 7:26-27 The penalty for ignoring God is emptiness.
199. A house divided can not stand Matthew 12:25   2nd Kings 19:27   1st John 4:18 Torments plague the unsettled.
200. Put (Get) your own house in order Isaiah 38:1   Matthew 7:3-5   Luke 6:41-42 Accusation comes easier than accountability.
201. So goes the family, so goes the nation Psalms 133:1; 144:15   Prov. 14:34   Isaiah 25:3   Ez. 14:13-14
Hosea 4:1   Malachi 4:6   Mat. 10:36; 21:43   Rom. 13:10

Societys void of tender intimate love
beat despair to a crying death.
202. People who live in glass houses
   shouldnt throw rocks (stones)
Proverbs 11:9; 18:17   Luke 6:41-42   Matthew 7:2-5; 23:27
Purging self acquires more than punishing others.
It is easier to put one down than to build one up.
203. Ivory tower Lev. 19:32   Psalms 45:8   Prov. 16:31; 20:29
Song of Solomon 7:4   Amos 3:15   1st Timothy 5:1-3
Civilizations depth embraces longstanding heritage.
204. A man's home is his castle Mat. 7:24-27   John 14:2-4; 23   2nd Cor. 5:1
Luke 12:15   1st Timothy 6:7   Amos 3:15

Thirst for that eternal home.
205. Home is where your heart is Matthew 6:19-21   Luke 12:34
In a hearts bottom rests home.
206. Charity begins at home 1stJohn 4:8   Proverbs 3:33; 20:7 ; 22:6
Matthew 5:43-48; 12:25; 25:31-40

Love begins with God, then one's
enemies and strangers. Love ends at home.
207. Marriages are made in heaven Matthew 19:4-9; 22:30   Mark 10:4-12; 12:25   1st Cor. 7:10-11
Marriage is ordained by God exclusively on earth.
208. A diamond is forever 1st Cor. 7:10-11   Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-12   Romans 7:2-3
Marriage reflects character for eternal commitment.
209. Tie the knot Mark 10:9   Ephesians 4:11-16; 5:22-33
Recognizing eternal bonds reveals Gods purpose.
210. Until death do us part Gen. 2:24   Ec. 9:9   Mat. 19:4-6   Rom. 7:1-2   1st Cor. 7:39
Marriage declares the mortal union of souls.
211. For keeps Ps. 33:11; 45:6; 48:14; 73:26   Ec. 3:14   Dan. 7:18   John 14:21
1st John 2:5   Hebrews 13:8   James 1:22   1st John 2:17

Nothing tangible in life endures forever,
whereas God waits for eternal awakenings.
212. Love to death Prov. 18:21   Song 8:6   Mat. 26:35   Mark 14:31   Rev. 12:11  
Passion's color reflects a spirits soul nature;
Love opens the lungs; an endless extent.
213. Cross my heart and hope to die Numbers 30:2   2nd Kings 10:15   Ecclesiastes 10:2
A promise is only true if in sureness of heart.
No thief can steal a heart that God has healed.
214. Frailty, thy name is woman Ecclesiastes 7:28   1st Peter 3:3-4, 7
If you are not loyal to one, you have none.
215. Behind every successful man is a woman Prov.12:4; 31:10-11, 28   1stCor.11:7-9   Col. 3:18   1stPet.3:1-2
Grand achievements
accompany the tender mercies of a woman.
216. A womans work is never done 1st Timothy 2:9-10   Titus 2:3-5   1st Peter 3:1-4
A womans inspiration knows how to notably rise.
217. Spare the rod, spoil the child Prov.3:11-12; 13:24; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15   Heb.12:4-11

Correction is a rule of God.
218. Black sheep Deuteronomy 21:18-21   Exodus 21:15, 17
Job 24:13   Isaiah 53:6   Matthew 7:15; 21:28-31

There are those that live to hate and hate to live.
219. Do not wear out your welcome Proverbs 25:17
Friendships thin line can often become annoyed.
220. Children should be seen and not heard Deut.27:16   Prov.1:8; 6:20; 22:6; 29:15   Ep.6:4   1stTim.3:4
Loss of engagement cripples family life.
221. Praise the young and they will blossom Deut.4:9   Ps.78:4; 127:3   Prov.19:18; 22:6   Ep.6:4   Col.3:21
Pure hearts grow nurtured by nudges of light.
222. A chip off the old block Isaiah 51:1   Isaiah 64:8   1st Corinthians 10:4  
One must realize spiritual origins.
223. A feather in ones cap Ps. 127:4-5   Prov. 7:1-4; 21:20   Is. 33:6   Mat. 6:21; 12:35
Grasping shards of truth enlightens the heart.
224. Through thick and thin Proverbs 18:24   Ecclesiastes 12:1
No commitment is greater than forever.
225. Blood is thicker than water Lev.17:11   Mat.10:34.39   1stTim.5:8   Rom.12:5   Gal.6:10
Our bond to God is through His blood.
226. Sweating blood Luke 22:44   2nd Corinthians 2:4
Christ suffered in life to profess His acute love.
227. By the sweat of his brow Genesis 3:19 Desperately hard work is the plight of man.
228. No sweat off of my brow Job 29:5-7   Isaiah 47:8-10   John 10:13
Indifference spins a shallow drain to hell.
229. No strings attached Gen. 2:7   Joshua 24:15   Job 21:14; 26:7   Prov. 14:14; 16:9
Mat.11:28   Mk.8:34   Lk.11:9   John 5:40; 6:57   2ndTim.1:7

The Love of the Father does not make us His puppets.
230. Two shakes of a lambs tail Ecclesiastes 9:11   John 10:13   Revelation 3:11
Hurriedness often compromises carefulness.
231. Busy as a bee Proverbs 6:6-9   Job 12:7   Ephesians 5:15-17
Do not abandon your efforts to know God.
232. Haste makes waste Proverbs 21:5   1st Corinthians 15:58   Luke 8:15
All things done well employ care.
233. Waste not, want not Ps. 23:1; 34:9   Prov. 13:25; 23:12   Mat. 19:17   Mark 4:24-25
Ep.5:14-18   1stCor.5:8   1stPet.1:7   2ndPet.3:14   James 2:20

Wanting as the Lord returns delivers those empty.
The opportunity to be filled is at hand!
234. He who hesitates is lost 1st Kings 18:21   Luke 9:61-62   1st Thess. 5:2-3   James 1:6
Indecision leaves true purpose lacking.
235. Opportunity seldom knocks twice Is. 44:22   Mat. 25:1-13, 24:42   Acts 8:21-22   Heb. 9:27
The Lords patience for folly will end.
236. Caution is the better part of valor Psalm 27:14   Proverbs 24:27   Luke 14:28-30
It takes courage to have patience.
237. Hold your horses Genesis 4:7   Proverbs 13:3; 16:32   James 3:2
Patience unites a soul with the divine.
238. Discretion is the better part of valor Psalm 112:5   Proverbs 2:11; 3:21; 8:12; 19:11
Careful planning avoids cowardice.
239. A stitch in time saves nine Proverbs 10:4; 22:3   Matthew 25:10   Ephesians 5:15-16
Delaying what you are able to do magnifies troubles.
240. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure Matthew 25:1-13   Luke 16:10   2nd Timothy 4:5
One not ready is left in the cold (dark).
241. An apple a day keeps the doctor away Psalm 147:3   Proverbs 7:2; 17:22   1st Cor. 8:8   Romans 14:17
True sustenance is divine union.
242. Little by little does the trick Ex. 23:30   Deut. 7:22   1st Cor. 15:58   Gal. 6:9   Heb. 10:36
The soul is refined by adherence to details of spirit.
243. A rising tide lifts all boats Psalms 49:2; 61:2   Proverbs 18:10   Luke 21:25-28
Inspiration pushes forward passing fears left behind.
244. Time and tide wait for no man Psalm 144:4   Hebrews 9:27; 4:13
The eventuality of meeting God is certain.
245. Desperate times call for desperate measures Ps. 32:10   Prov. 14:34   Ez. 14:13-14   Nahum 3:1   Ep. 6:12
Unless we return to God, the nation is lost.
246. Signs of the times Mat. 16:3; 24:30-31, 37-39   Mark 13:4, 33   Luke 17:26-30
2nd Timothy 3:1-5, 4:2   Revelation 1:7
The events of His imminent return have been given.
Each heart will bow before His life given for us all.
247. An outward sign of an inward act (change) Luke 24:46-47   Mark 1:8   John 3:5   Acts 2:36-38; 3:19-21
Romans 2:28-29; 6:23   2nd Cor. 4:16; 10:7   1st Peter 3:21

Come to yourself aware of God's word. An inward
change produces true outward acts of faith. Only
baptism seals the bond with the gift of the promise.
248. Do not (never) put off until tomorrow
    what you can do today
Matthew 25:10   2nd Corinthinas 6:2
Ephesians 4:21-24; 5:15-16   Hebrews 3:12-15

Actions are measured in time.
249. Today is the first day of the rest of your life Deut. 30:15   Psalms 118:24   2nd Cor. 6:2   Hebrews 3:13
Each moment is a choice of heart.
250. Procrastination is the thief of time Ecclesiastes 9:10   2nd Peter 3:10-12   Ephesians 5:15-16
2nd Corinthians 6:2   Revelation. 3:3; 16:15   Matthew 25:10

It is dangerous to avoid responsibility.
251. Half-hearted Job 36:21   2nd Chron. 25:2   Psalm 66:18   Proverbs 14:14
Mat. 13:20-21   Mark 4:16-17   Acts 5:3   Jm.4:8   Rev. 3:15-16

Succumbing to sin is an easier slide
than suffering restraints uphill climb.
252. Don't let any grass grow under your feet Ecclesiastes 9:10; 10:18   Proverbs 6:6; 24:30-34; 28:19
Ephesians 5:15-16   Philippians 3:13-14

Climb the staircase to eternity.
253. A rolling stone gathers no moss Proverbs 6:6-9; 28:19; 19:15; 26:27   Luke 9:62
Flee evil for it will return to itself.
254. Burn the midnight oil Psalms 119:62   Matthew 25:1-13   Acts 20:7   2nd Timothy 4:2
Attentiveness is awarenesss passion to patiently know.
255. Burning the candle at both ends Ecclesiastes 9:10; 11:6   Matthew 25:1-13
Pursuit of purpose inspires life beyond measure.
256. Keep your nose to the grindstone Lamentations 5:13   Luke 9:62; 20:17-18
Though heavy, one needs determination to find truth.
257. The grindstone of life polishes character Prov.6:6-8   Ec.9:10; 11:6   Rom.12:11   1st Cor.15:58  Col. 3:23
Focus is what drives success.
258. The squeaky wheel gets the grease Psalm 34:15   Luke 11:5-8   1st John 5:14-15
Persistence is the ladder to success.
259. The nail that sticks up will be hammered down Isaiah 2:12   Luke 11:5-8
Humble visible persistance is rewarded with results.
260. Nothing ventured, nothing gained Proverbs 22:13   James 4:13-17   1st Timothy 6:6
God's rewards are without equal.
261. No time like the present Ephesians 5:15-16   2nd Corinthians 6:2
Action is a condition of Now.
262. Live for today Mat. 6:30-34   2nd Cor. 6:2   Heb. 3:13   Psalms 118:22-24
Yesterdays toil is todays ongoing triumph.
263. Just taking it one day at a time Proverbs 27:1   Matthew 6:34   James 4:13-15
Chasing survival from sunrise to sunset.
264. The early bird catches the worm Matthew 6:33; 20:1-16   Ephesians 5:15-16
No matter the time, catch on to God.
265. Leave (He left) no stone unturned Prov.12:27; 22:29   Col.3:23   Ep.6:6   Heb.11:6   2nd Tim.2-15
Passion for excellence draws success.
266. Strike while the iron is hot 1st Tim. 4:2   Ec. 9:10   2nd Cor. 6:2   Rev. 22:17  
Sin strikes blindness, come to repentance.
267. Keep on your toes Col. 4:6   Titus 3:8   Heb. 13:16   2nd Tim. 4:2   1st Pet. 3:15
Accepting truth wards off denials devouring.
Reality touches the fringe of awareness introspection.
268. Get your ducks in a row (lined up) Proverbs 24:27   Luke 14:28-29
Order establishes sound thoughts.
269. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man
   healthy, wealthy, and wise
Proverbs 6:9; 12:11; 20:13
Sleep is an annoying reminder of death.
270. The cream of the crop Exodus 22:29-30   Numbers 18:12   Leviticus 22:21   Proverbs 3:9
Offer the best that you are to the Lord.
271. Sweet as honey Psalm 119:103   Proverbs 24:13   Revelation 10:9 Nests are uncovered to reveal good or bad truth.
Heaven drips pathways colored with honey.
272. You are what you eat Ps. 22:26   Ec. 2:24   Is. 55:2   Mat. 6:11; 6:25   1st Tim. 4:7-8
Spiritual sustenance supersedes the material.
273. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach Prov. 13:25; 18:20   Mark 7:18-22   Luke 4:4; 12:23
Romans 14:7   1st Cor. 6:13   Phil. 3:19

The heart of man returns to God humbled.
274. The belly has no ears Prov. 15:17   Luke 4:4   John 4:24   1st Cor. 11:18-22, 24-30
Romans 14:17; 16:18   Phil. 3:19

Worship near to God in spirit open without expectation
rapt in gratitude for His mercy to redeem such as us.
275. Putting it in a nutshell Titus 2:11-14
God calls to each soul to return to Him.
276. Eat drink and be merry Proverbs 20:1   Ecclesiastes 2:24; 5:18; 8:15; 9:7   Engaging meals are most preciously illuminating.
277. Make a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day -
   Teach him to make a fire, he'll be warm forever
Proverbs 19:20; 22:6   Isaiah 40:14   1st Thessalonians 4:11
Blessed are those who use understanding
as a means for living.
278. Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day -
   Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever
1st Cor. 3:1-3   Luke 6:40   Hebrews 5:12-14   1st Peter 2:2
Search out your own salvation.
To know Him is to want Him.
279. Man does not live by bread alone Deut. 8:3   Matthew 4:4   Luke 4:4   John 6:27, 51, 58 We each need to digest the life of Jesus.
280. Health is better than wealth Prov.3:7-8; 4:20-22; 13:7   Lk.12:20-21   1stTim.4:8   3rdJn.1:2
Without spiritual health life's value is sickening.
281. In the melting pot Micah 3:2-3   Proverbs 17:3; 27:21
God waits for the noble birth of a souls character.
282. Too many cooks spoil the broth Matthew 24:5; 24:11-13   Acts 20:29   1st Timothy 4:1-3
The ingredient of truth can be spoiled by self-seekers.
283. From feast to famine Genesis 41:29-30   Isaiah 3:1   Ezekiel 14:13
Trouble, trouble, thy name is misery.
284. A feast for sore eyes Psalm 13:3; 17:15   Proverbs 15:17   Matthew 6:22
Luke 18:42   Revelation 1:7; 7:17

Faith is best served with certainty.
285. One man's meat is another man's poison 1st Corinthians 8:8-9, 13   Romans 14:21
Resentments seed blossoms from
an insecure jealous accusing heart.
286. One mans loss is another mans gain Num. 31:32-35   Habakkuk 2:7   Job 3:20-21   Phil. 1:21; 3:7-8
There is no gain in the loss of another.
287. Finders keepers, losers weepers Proverbs 8:17   Luke 13:23-28   Acts 17:24-31
Find God or be left treasure-less.
288. It is more blessed to give than to receive Acts 20:35   Mat. 5:7   James 2:13   Mark 10:21   Heb. 13:16
1st John 3:17   Luke 6:34-36   1st Peter 5:5
It can be hard to receive what one has
been given. Give of yourself is the message.
289. The best things in life are free Job 28:12-20; 32:8   Proverbs 3:13-17   Gal. 5:22-23
Eph.5:9; 3:17-19; 2:8-10   Is.55:1-2   Jn.4:14   1st Pet.3:4

Truth has value above cost.
Colors are a gift without charge.
290. The best things come in small packages Job 12:11   Proverbs 19:6   1stCorinthians 12:4; 14:1
1st Peter 4:10   Hebrews 11:27

The best things are taken for granted and yet
a more excellent way is of that which is unseen.
291. The best us yet to come 1st Cor. 12:31; 14:1   2nd Cor. 12:2-5   Revelation 2:7
The heart of wisdom delivers
understanding above knowledge.
292. Money can't buy the best things in life Job 28:12-15   Proverbs 8:14-19   Isaiah 55:1-2   Luke 12:15
A hearts brilliance is but a priceless breath.
293. You can't buy happiness Acts 8:20   Romans 14:17   Acts 3:6  
True happiness transcends mortality.
294. A stone's throw away Psalm 145:18   Luke 22:41   Romans 10:8   James 4:8
Closer is God than our own understanding.
295. The grass is greener
    on the other side of the fence
1st Kings 18:5   Jer. 14:5-6   Psalm 59:15   Proverbs 1:19
Looking for more afar
misses that which is underfoot.
296. If youre not content with what
   you have right now, you never will be
Luke 12:15   Philippians 4:11   1st Timothy 6:8   Hebrews 13:5
A content spirit of love
heals even the greatest of fools.
297. Blessed is he who expects nothing,
   for he shall never be disappointed
Psalm 25:3; 146:3   Proverbs 10:28   Luke 6:34-37   Romans 8:25
Eagerly helping others is our path to heaven.
298. Eternally grateful Psalms 79:13   Ep. 5:20   1st Thess. 5:16-18   Col. 3:17
The well of peace dwells in the tower of thankfulness.
299. Be thankful for what youve got Luke 3:14   Phil. 4:11   1st Tim. 6:8   Hebrews 13:5   Col. 3:15
Thankfulness is key to peace of mind.
300. Never satisfied Psalm 59:15   Prov. 17:24; 27:20; 30:15-16   Ec. 5:10
Isaiah 55:2; 56:11   Luke 7:31-35   1st Timothy 6:9
Such an escape, satisfaction in its brief encounters.
301. The more you get the more you want Ecclesiastes 5:10   Isaiah 56:11   Luke 12:15   Ephesians 4:19
Endless desires to possess deepens shallow returns.
302. Money is the root of all evil 1st Tim. 6:9-10   Ec. 5:10; 7:12; 10:19   Rev. 3:17
Not to Love God first is the root of all evil.
303. A fool and his money are soon parted Proverbs 14:18; 21:20; 23:5; 26:12
Not only fools lose money quickly.
304. Buyer beware Deuteronomy. 25:13-16   Proverbs 11:1, 18; 20:23
Isaiah 21:2   Hosea 12:7   Micah 6:11

Shrewd cheaters lay in wait
feasting on every corner.
305. Easy come, easy go Gen. 3:19   Prov. 13:22; 21:17; 23:5; 27:24   Hebrews 10:26-27
The gift of true spirit slips from the insincere.
306. Save it for a rainy day Gen. 41:35-36   Ec. 11:6   Mat. 6:19-20   Heb. 11:7   Jm. 1:21
Gathering spiritual strength will bear out
over what comes vainly to all departing living dust.
307. Time is money Psalm 49:10   Proverbs 11:4   Luke 19:23
Time's true value will reveal wealth beyond cost.
308. Money talks Ecclesiastes 7:12; 10:19   Psalms 49:6-7   Acts 8:20
Money solves countless troubles
~ yet fails to purchase life.
309. Money is a good servant, but a bad master Ecclesiastes 7:12; 10:19   Luke 12:15   1st Timothy 6:10
Money blesses the thankful soul and curses the monger.
310. The quickest way to lose a friend
    is to lend him money
Ps.37:26   Prov.6:1-3; 17:18   Mat.5:42   Luke 6:30-36
Mercy triumphs over possession.
311. Money doesn't grow on trees Prov.23:4-5   Ec.4:6; 5:10, 12-14   Acts 8:20   2ndThess.3:10
No one is rich where greed tramples the poor.
312. Riches have wings Proverbs 23:5   Ec. 2:18-19   Luke 12:34   1st Tim. 6:7 Infinite wealth freely holds an eternal spark of life.
313. Don't count your chickens before they hatch Luke 12:16-21   Is. 56:11   Job 1:21   1st Tim. 6:7   Col. 3:5
Uncontrolled passion to possess leaves one empty.
314. Don't put all your eggs in one basket Ps. 119:36   Luke 12:15-21   2nd Peter 2:14   John 3:31
Spiritual investments rise beyond the earth.
315. A nest egg Psalm 39:6; 73:12   Matthew 6:19-20   Luke 9:58   James 1:11
The chicken came before the egg, DNA before protein,
God came before man; Find that in Him is all treasure.
316. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush Proverbs 15:16-17   Ecclesiastes 4:6; 9:4   Matthew 6:34
Possess what you have.
317. Kill two birds with one stone Acts 18:4   Philippians 4:12   Titus 1:9
Ones thrust must be larger than one single fear.
318. Don't put the cart before the horse Proverbs 28:22   Luke 14:28-30
Foundation builds surety.
319. You can lead a horse to water
   but you can't make it drink
Ps. 32:9   Luke 13:15   Acts 24:24-25   Luke 16:31
John 12:42   Ex. 32:9   Isaiah 29:13   Zechariah 7:11  

Stubborn hearts remain alone.
320. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Exodus 20:20   John 3:16   Romans 11:29   2nd Cor. 9:7
God has given us the truth of living.
321. Smart as a horse Isaiah 1:3   Psalms 32:9   Psalms 33:17
Knowledge does not declare intelligence.
322. Stubborn as a mule Psalm 32:9
Ignorance and opinion can lead one astray.
323. Dumb as an ox Exodus 21:28-34   Psalms 32:9
Sporadic impulse births chaos.
324. A penny wise and a pound foolish Ec 4:8; 5:13   Prov. 11:24, 26; 13:7   Mat. 6:19-21
Hoarding makes the meek suffer.
325. Rob Peter to pay Paul 2nd Corinthians 11:8-9   Phil. 4:15-17   Ep. 4:28
There is no honor in cheating the truth.
326. Fleecing the flock Mic.3:5   Mat.7:15   Acts 20:29-30   Rom.16:17-18   2ndPet.2:1-3
Greedy cowards lack strength of merciful character.
327. He who pays the piper calls the tunes Proverbs 22:7   Matthew 10:24; 20:25-26
The Creator designed love as payment.
328. He that wills the end wills the means Proverbs 3:5-6; 27:18   Jeremiah 29:13
Waiting is Gods creation to redeem souls.
329. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world Psalm 102:25   Prov. 8:15-16; 22:7   Ep. 6:12   Romans 13:1
Gods patience is supreme.
330. The upper hand Exodus 17:11
Strength can only be handed out by God.
People joining together overwhelms those divided.
331. Neither a borrower nor a lender be Exodus 22:25   Deuteronomy 28:12   Psalm 15:5
Matthew 5:42   Acts 3:6   Rom. 8:12-13   1st Timothy 6:17-19

We are all indebted to our Lord Creator
for the granting of independent sparks of life.
332. Worry is the interest paid
   by those who borrow trouble
Ps.88:3-7; 143:3-4   Mat.6:25, 34   Mark 4:19   Luke 10:40-42
Worries trouble is a faithless heart.
333. There are two sides to a coin Prov. 14:12; 18:17; 21:2   1st Kings 3:23-27   Mat. 22:21
Right and wrong, biased by us, judged by God.
334. Two sides to every story Proverbs 18:17  
Simple truth is more often obscured by one.
335. If it's not one thing it's another Gen. 8:22   Rom. 5:3-4   Mat. 5:11-12   James 3:16
We live in a universe of constant change.
336. Like looking for a needle in a haystack Proverbs 3:13-15   Luke 13:24   Matthew 7:13-14; 13:45-46
We all search for the chord of truth.
337. Stop, look and listen Job 42:5   Isaiah 42:18; 44:18
Mark 13:33-37   Matthew 13:14-17   1stCorinthians 16:13  

God is patiently waiting in front of us all.
338. Look before you leap Proverbs 4:25-27   Matthew 6:33; 7:15   1st John 4:1
Col. 2:8   Luke 12:15   2nd Peter 3:17   Ephesians 5:17

Understanding and abiding in God's will
keeps one safe from pursuing mistakes.
339. Take a flying leap Matthew 4:5-7   Luke 6:22-23
Though tempted and rejected, rejoice in God.
340. Leap of faith Genesis 22:9-12   1st Samuel 17:45-49   Daniel 6:16
Matthew 4:19; 8:8; 14:29-30   Luke 1:41-44

Faith is always something more than self; A belief
establishing certainty without apparent cause.
341. Leap for joy Luke 1:44   Luke 6:22-23 God over man reaps endless joy.
342. Happy as a clam Ps. 97:11; 126:3; 144:13-15; 146:5   Prov. 15:13; 15:15; 17:22
Isaiah 29:19   John 15:11   Acts 3:6-8   Romans 14:17, 22

Peace reaches from inside when joy subdues misery.
343. Laughter is the shortest distance
   between two people
Proverbs 14:13; 17:22   Ecclesiastes 7:3, 6
Sorrow draws from the deepest corners of a soul.
344. Laughter is the best medicine Proverbs 17:22
Abounding joy fills the soul with healing light.
345. Patience is the best medicine Mat.24:13   2nd Pet.1:6   Rom.5:3-4   Gal.6:9   Jas.1:2-4; 5:7-8
Waiting is a two way street.
346. All (good) things come to he who waits Ps.27:14; 62:5   Prov.27:18   Ec.9:2-3   Mat.24:13   Heb.3:6
All wait for lifes immortal emancipation.
347. To the bitter end Prov.14:10   Mat.24:13   Heb.3:6-8; 11:27; 12:14-15   Jm.5:11
Let bitterness end or it will be the end of you.
348. Patience of Job James 5:11   Ecclesiastes 7:8 We wait for eternal life, awake in no pain.
349. Patience is a virtue Galatians 6:9   1st Peter 2:20   2nd Peter 1:5-8
Luke 8:15   James 1:2-4   1st Tim. 6:11   Phil. 4:8  

God sees patience as a noble quality.
350. Virtue is its own reward Job 34:10-11   Prov. 10:2; 11:18   Ec. 9:5   Mat. 16:27
1st Cor. 3:14   Ep. 2:10   Phil. 4:8   Rev. 22:12

There is no reward without virtue.
351. Go the extra mile Matthew 5:41 Passion to please others has
rewards beyond the ordinary.
352. Hair-raising Job 4:15
The essence of spirit rises to be real or not.
353. Out of the blue Genesis 19:24   2nd Kings 2:11   Job 22:12; 38:8-13
Psalms 135:7   Amos 9:6   Nahum 1:3   Acts 22:6

God's colors rain past our perception.
354. Pushing the envelope Psalm 139:6   Proverbs 13:19   2nd Cor. 8:3
Reaching beyond ability advances true greatness.
355. Over the top Deut.4:39   Ps.40:5; 62:11   Mark 7:37   John 21:25   Col.1:15
God will lift us beyond the top of the sky.
356. Go out on a limb Matthew 13:31-32   Luke 19:2-6
The inspiration to extend faith always plows surprise.
357. If at first you don't succeed try again Rom. 3:23   Jm. 1:2; 5:16   Lk. 9:62; 17:3-4   Phil. 2:16
Endure the eternal climb of life.
358. O ye, of little faith Matthew 6:30; 8:26; 14:31; 16:8   Luke 12:27-28 Excuse has no champion.
359. You never know what you can do till you try Job 23:10   Psalms 18:32; 26:2   Rom. 8:13; 12:2   James 5:11
Remaining subjugated
steals the strength of independence.
360. Whatever is worth doing at all
   is worth doing well
Ecclesiastes 9:10   Romans 12:11   Colossians 3:23
Doing with all your might is right.
361. If you want a thing done right, do it yourself 2nd Corinthians 6:17-18; 7:1   James 4:17   1st John 3:3
Only selflessness establishes ones heart excellence.
362. You have to crawl before you can walk Ps.86:11; 131:2   Prov.2:20; 3:23   Mat.18:3
1stCor.3:2-3; 7:17; 13:11; 14:20  Ep.5:15-17  Rom.6:4  2ndCor.5:7
1stThess.4:1   1stPet.2:2   Heb.5:12-13   2ndJohn 1:6   Jm.4:8

Open hearts render time to grow.
Knowledge of Him brings understanding.
Wisdom is our courageous ability to apply His truths.
363. Learn to walk before you run John 15:4-5   Ephesians 2:10   1st Cor. 9:24-26   Hebrews 12:1
Actions through knowledge confirm genuineness.
364. One step forward, two steps backward Ps.81:11-12   Prov.16:9   Jer.7:24; 10:23   Hos.2:7   Luke 14:30
There is no path without the Lords direction.
365. Life has its little ups and downs Psalm 30:5; 90:6   Proverbs 14:13   Ecclesiastes 3:3   Luke 6:21
Joy is genuine sorrow that it may not last.
366. Variety is the spice of life 1st Cor. 12:5-6; 14:10; 15:41   Ps. 147:4   Luke 12:7   Mat. 13:47
Wonderfully diversity is the eternal nature of God.
367. Take it with a grain of salt Luke 12:29   Philippians 4:6   1st Peter 5:7
Go with what God has given.
368. Salt of the Earth Matthew 5:13   Mark 9:50   Luke 14:34-35 Spirit must have spice (flavor) for life!
369. Practice makes perfect Isaiah 28:10   James 1:25   1st John 3:10; 4:18
1st Peter 5:10   Hebrews 3:12-14

Extreme effort highlights excellence.
Supportive patterns are established benefiting all.
370. Jack of all trades, master of none 1st Chronicles 22:15   Proverbs 26:10   Ecclesiastes 2:20
Ever expanding capabilities can challenge focus.
371. Bigger is better Numbers 26:54   James 3:4   Luke 12:16-21
Often the smallest part has the biggest value.
372. Bigger (larger) than life Gen.28:12   Ps.31:19; 145:3; 147:4-5   Mat.18:4; 20:26   Tit.1:2
God is greater than His creation.
373. Less is more Prov.16:19; 25:7  Mat.18:4  Rom.12:3, 16  Phil.2:3  Heb.13:5
Observers see simply beauty in all.
374. Dont give up the ship Acts 27:31   James 5:11   Galatians 6:9   Revelation 3:11
1st Cor. 15:58   Phil. 3:13-14   James 5:7

The voyage home is won holding fast.
375. One day my ship will come in Romans 8:25   2nd Corinthians 4:18   Hebrews 11:1
Hope maintains unending assurance.
376. Either you sink or you swim Psalms 69:14-15   Matthew 24:13   Acts 27:43-44
Confronting trials hones individual strength.
377. Fighting by tooth and nail Psalm 56:2; 57:4   1st Corinthians 4:12   2nd Corinthians 1:8
Terrified by assaulting torrents, flesh clings on.
378. Hitting the nail on the head Ec. 12:11   Prov. 29:18   1st Thess. 1:8-10   1st Timothy 4:13
Nothing can substitute for our One true living God.
379. The root of the matter Job 19:28   John 1:1-3   Romans 11:16-18 Do not deny God is the source of all.
380. Stand your ground Judges 7:21   Job 41:33   Ps. 62:6   Jer. 17:7-8   1st Cor. 16:13
Ep. 6:10-18   Heb. 13:5-6   Acts 27:25   Rev. 3:11

Unwavering trust delivers fearless courage.
381. Common ground Genesis 3:19   Psalm 44:25   Proverbs 22:2   Matthew 5:45
God will see each of us for who we are.
382. Hallowed ground Exodus 3:5   Joshua 5:15   Ezekiel 36:23   Acts 7:33 Holy is all holding Him in the presence of God.
383. Land of the free Ezekiel 14:13-14, 20   John 8:32, 36   Roman 6:6-7; 8:2
Galatians 5:1   James 1:25   1stPeter 2:16

When those that expect freedom ignore decency,
freedom reduces to the tyrannical lost.
384. Bloom where you are planted Jer. 17:7-8   1st Pet. 1:24   Psalms 103:15-16; 16:8-9
Isaiah 40:5-8   Joshua 24:15   Mat. 13:52   1st Cor.7:17

Be planted in the Lord throughout all your seasons.
385. Tall oaks from little acorns grow Ec.12:1-5   1st Cor.13:11   Mark 4:31-32   Luke 13:18-19
Effort over time equates to accomplishment.
386. From small beginnings come great things Gen.1:3   Prov.4:18   Ec.11:5   Mat.12:31-32; 17:20   1stPet.2:2
The origin of all began with His Word.
387. If (where) there is a will, there is a way Ps.1:6; 119:27   Prov.9:6; 10:17; 15:24; 21:16
1stChron.28:9   Mat.7:13-14   John 4:34   2ndCor.8:12  

The way will only be what the Lord allows.
388. Will power Ecclesiastes 8:8   Matthew 26:41   John 5:30; 6:63   Luke 4:14
Romans 9:16   1st Thess. 5:19   2nd Tim. 1:7   James 1:12

Synonymous with will power is force of spirit.
Actions of spirit are shown in the nature of character.
389. Faith will move mountains Matthew 17:20; 21:21   Mark 11:23   James 1:6
The misery of doubt curtails excellence beyond self.
All hold the sky in their hand.
390. Nothing worth having comes easy Jg. 8:4   Ps. 128:2   Mat. 24:13   1stCor. 9:24-26   2ndCor. 4:8-10
Galatians 6:9   Phil. 3:13-14   Hebrews 12:1-3   1st Peter 5:10

Eternal life is seized by the excellence of character
in pursuit of obedience to observe His pure will.
391. Respect has to be earned Heb. 12:9   Is. 42:5   Luke 19:11-27   Prov. 15:33   Rom. 2:10
Those who do not earn Gods respect shall perish.
392. As white as snow Numbers 12:10   2nd Kings 5:27   Isaiah 1:18   Daniel 7:9
Matthew 28:3   Mark 9:3   Revelation 1:14
The light of God will heal us in fearless judgment.
393. Beauty is only skin deep Proverbs 31:30   1st Samuel 16:7   2nd Corinthians 10:7
1st Peter 3:4   John 6:63   James 1:21-25

True beauty is in the depths of a God fearing soul.
394. Age before beauty Leviticus 19:32   Proverbs 20:29   Matthew 15:4-6
Mark 7:11-12   Ephesians 6:2   1st Timothy 5:1-2

The callous abandonment of the elderly is an
abomination to God, and the disgrace of a people.
395. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Ps. 50:2   Prov. 11:22   Ec. 3:11   1st Pet. 3:4
1st Samuel 16:7   Ezekiel 16:15   Song of Solomon 1:15; 6:10

Passion defines what is gorgeous or not.
One mans passion is another mans disgust.
396. Clothes dont make the man Mat.6:25-31; 7:15; 10:16; 28:3; 3:4   Luke 7:23-26
2ndCor.5:1-4   1st Tim. 5:24; 6:8   Jm. 2:2-4   1st Pet. 5:5

Spirit wears eternally more
~ Adorning that which radiates gloriously.
397. Appearances are (can be) deceptive Matthew 7:15   John 7:24   2nd Peter 2:1-3   1st John 4:1
Trust is betrayed to often with a kiss.
398. All flash and no substance Matthew 6:5, 6:16; 23:4-7, 23:16-17
Mark 12:38-40   Luke 11:43-47; 20:46-47

False leaders thirst for glory oppressing the meek.
399. A picture is worth a thousand words Psalm 19:1   Mark 4:30   Acts 17:29   1st John 3:2
No picture can color our existence to come.
400. All that glitters is not gold Joshua 7:20-25   Mat. 7:15; 23:5-8; 23:9   Luke 20:46-47
Nothing materialistic holds permanence.
401. Silence is golden Ecc. 4:6   1st Peter 3:4   Prov. 17:1   Ps. 46:10   Is. 26:3
Precious is deep quiet peace.
402. Quietness is a great treasure Proverbs 15:6   Ecclesiastes 4:6   Isaiah 32:17   1st Peter 3:4
True treasure touches the moment.
403. Still waters run deep Psalm 1:3; 23:2   Prov. 18:4; 20:5   Jer. 17:8   Rev. 7:17
Quite seeking souls hold enormous wells of truth.
404. Who seeks shall find Proverbs 8:17   Matthew 7:7   Luke 11:9   Hebrews 11:6 Without seeking Gods divine truth vision is hidden.
405. If you want peace, you must prepare for war Ec. 10:4   Ezekiel 38:7   James 4:1   1st Peter 2:11-12
The battle of peace is with
one's own heart choosing correctly.
406. Peace be with you Judges 6:23   Psalm 122:8   John 20:19   Romans 12:18 Peace is joy of spirit.
407. Peace offering Leviticus 3:6 There is no peace without genuine desire to be pure.
Pursuing peace with God in His ways delivers eternity.
408. Hold out the olive branch Genesis 8:11   Hosea 14:6   Matthew 5:9
Peace is the path to God.
409. Let bygones be bygones Proverbs 20:22   Matthew 6:14-15   Romans 12:19-20
Anger can defeat one in self oblivion void of God.
410. Turn the other cheek Matthew 5:39 Standing for the glory of honor defeats the despicable.
411. What's done is done Ps. 33:4   Ec. 8:17; 9:3   John 19:30   Rom. 5:12   Rev. 21:6
The past is lost to permanence, NOW is given to live.
412. The powers that be Romans 13:1-2   Ephesians 6:12   1st Peter 2:13-16
The best that it is is.
413. To live in the past, in that way lies madness Ec. 7:10; 9:3   2nd Corinthians 5:17   Philippians 3:13-14
The past is dead, NOW is building the future.
414. Cool as a cucumber Psalm 26:11; 119:165   Phil. 1:28   Heb. 13:6   James 3:2
Faith increases the glory to ably stand.
415. Moderation in all things Genesis 4:7   Ecclesiastes 7:16   1st Cor. 9:25
Philippians 4:11-13   James 3:2   Galatians 4:18
Temperance is the salt of the soul.
Zeal is the spice of our lives.
416. Make due with what you have Mark 4:24   Luke 14:28   Phil. 4:11   1st Tim. 4:16   Heb. 2:1
A still thankful heart finds tranquility.
417. For everything there is a season Ecclesiastes 3:1-8   Romans 8:28 All that is genuine will return to God.
418. The sky is always darkest (hour) before the dawn Jg. 16:22   Job 7:4   Is. 58:10   John 16:20-21   2ndPet. 1:19
Lift yourself, grow to Gods star of light for life.
419. Every cloud has a silver lining Job 37:16; 38:37   Psalm 36:5; 57:10; 77:17   Isaiah 44:22
God looks for spirit light in the face of our afflictions.
420. Clouds gather before a storm Matthew 16:3   Luke 12:54
Turmoil encircles a challenged world of desires.
Most see trouble coming yet miss blessings abounding.
421. Without a shadow of a doubt Matthew 17:20; 21:21   Mark 11:23   Luke 17:6   James 1:6
Doubt is the poison that destroys trust.
422. History repeats itself Proverbs 26:11   Ecclesiastes 1:8-11; 7:10
We live, we die, we return to God.
423. This too shall pass Ps. 23:4; 138:7; 144:4; 102:11   1stChron.29:15   Jm.4:14
Ec.3:1-8   Mat.24:6-8   2nd Cor. 4:17-18   1st Cor. 5:9-11
1st Jo. 2:17   2nd Tim. 2:3   Heb. 11:32-34   2nd Pe. 3:10

Agony is universal until wickedness
vanishes away upon final judgment.
The passing of life closes all storms.
424. To weep is to make less the depth of grief Ecclesiastes 7:2-4   Matthew 5:4   2nd Corinthians 1:7
Grief is a hole with no bottom.
Piercing aches pour woes over intimate loves lost.
425. Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away 2nd Samuel 12:23   Psalms 42:11; 88:6   Ecclesiastes 1:18
Matthew 11:16-19; 23:4   1st Thess. 4:13   Revelation 7:17

Countless unseen tears paint humanity.
The petrification of pain seizes all feeling.
426. We need never be ashamed of our tears Psalm 6:6, 8; 126:5   Ecclesiastes 7:3   Jeremiah 9:1, 18-19
John 16:20   Hebrews 12:17

Sorrow haunts the piercings of the heart.
Tears mingle in both shame and glory.
427. Drown in one's sorrows Job 3:24-26; 6:4; 15:20   Psalms 32:4; 35:14; 38:6-8; 69:20
Self-pity is a painful sinking of spirit.
428. Water under the bridge Ps. 51:3   Prov. 28:13   Luke 9:62   Phil. 3:13   1st John 1:9
Our present is molded by an indelible past.
429. Never say never Ex.5:2  Ps.10:13  Prov.30:15-16  Mat.16:25  Jn.8:51  Phil.3:13
Fools doubt Gods eternal power for life.
430. Expect the unexpected Matthew 24:44; 25:13   Luke 12:40; 21:34
Acts 27:25   Romans 8:9; 14:11   Hebrews 10:26-27

Only time reveals what is yet to be.
However unanticipated we will all return to God.
431. Let well enough alone 1st Corinthians 15:58   Jude 1:20-23
God does not call us to indifference.
432. Leave well enough alone Job 10:20   Proverbs 24:19   Acts 17:30
God now commands us to come to Him.
433. Enough is enough Exodus 9:28   1st Kings 19:4   2nd Chronicles 36:16
Disgust ends in lifes exasperation.
434. Don't make waves Psalm 89-9   Psalm 107-29   James 1:5-6   2nd Peter 3:17  
One enters Heaven peacefully.
435. Dont rain on my parade Job 19:2   Psalm 10:6; 78:53   Matthew 5:45; 26:5
Acts 24:24-25   Philippians 2:4   2nd Peter 2:8

The parade of righteousness will clear the storm.
436. Take the wind out of the sails Job 30:16   Psalms 22:14; 103:15-16   Ecclesiastes 1:14
Matthew 14:29-32; 22:5

Without seriousness for heavenly truth, vibrancy is
crushed. The wealth of a soul is empty without the
treasures of Gods purpose. Time is the wind of God.
437. Don't make me your scapegoat Leviticus 16:8-10, 16:21-22, 16:26   Isaiah 53:11   Hebrews 9:28
No one desires what is most undesirable; Christ
took upon our sins so that we may obtain salvation.
438. Flies in the ointment Ecclesiastes 10:1   Galatians 5:9 A little bad spoils the whole.
439. One bad apple (egg) spoils the whole bunch Ec. 9:18   Rom. 5:12-14   Mat.7:15   Jude 1:3-4   2ndTim.3:1-5
Evil floats to the top oppressing all below.
440. Sly as a fox Job 5:13   Mat. 7:15   Rom. 16:17-18   Ep. 4:14   Col. 2:8
Wickedness prowls the corridors of our hearts.
441. Heart of stone Job 41:24 Conniving hearts bear no warmth for others.
442. It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good Isaiah 64:6   Ephesians 4:14   Hebrews 13:9   James 1:5-6
For all that is flesh siphons to sin.
443. An idle mind is the devil's workshop Proverbs 10:26; 18:9; 19:15; 21:25; 26:13   1st Peter 5:8
1st Timothy 5:13   2nd Thessalonians 3:11

Fear is the nail that buries the weak.
444. Lazy Bones Prov. 6:9; 12:24; 15:19; 19:15, 19:24; 24:33-34; 26:13-16
Ezekiel 37:1-6

Courage escapes a lazy man.
445. Good for nothing Proverbs 20:14   Matthew 5:13 Void of spiritual inclination presents worthlessness.
446. The seven deadly sins
   Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Vanity, Envy, Wrath
Ecclesiastes 7:20   Proverbs 6:16-19   Galatians 5:19-21
Romans 3:23   1st Corinthians 6:9-10   James 2:10

Any sin is deadly.
447. Green with envy Psalm 10:3; 59:15; 73:2-3   James 3:14-16
Envy is external torment with no inner calm.
448. Better to be envied than pitied Ps. 86:5; 103:13   Prov. 22:9; 28:6   Ec. 4:4   Mat. 18:33
Mercy given is needful for all.
449. Guilty as sin. John 8:7   Romans 3:23
Sin: the scourge in life yielding death.
450. A nest of vipers Isaiah 59:4-5   Luke 3:7   Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33
Nestled in the whole of the forest,
Vipers collectively consume all light.
451. There is no rest for the wicked Isaiah 48:22; 57:20-21   Jude 1:11-13   Rev. 14:11; 20:10 The wicked are a whirlwind.
452. No rest for the weary Psalm 69:3; 90:10; 109:5   Job 7:4-7   Galatians 6:9
Agony accompanies tireless efforts of man.
453. Give the devil his due Prov.17:10; 19:18; 3:12   Rom.12:19-21   Mat.18:21-22   Gal.6:1
Correction is best given patiently in love.
454. Face the music Jer.17:10; 32:19   Mat.12:36; 16:27   Luke 8:17   Rom.2:6; 14:12
Gal. 6:7-8   1st Cor. 3:13   2nd Cor. 5:10   Rev. 2:23; 20:12; 22:12

It is what has played upon the heart
that will sing ones fate.
455. You've made your bed, now lie in it Psalm 139:8   Prov. 26:27   Job 19:4   Jer. 31:30
Galatians 6:5-7   Romans 14:12   James 1:12

Our life is who we are.
God does not accept quitters.
456. Too much too little too late Matthew 25:1-13   Luke 16:19-31
Put off God to your own demise.
457. Who begins too much accomplishes little Proverbs 14:16   Luke 14:28-33
The path to heaven is to eagerly sacrifice your all.
458. Dont have too many irons in the fire Lk.14:28-30  1stJohn 2:16  Jm.4:4  2ndTim.3:2-5  1stCor.15:34
Take hold and choose your irons carefully.
459. You can run but you can't hide Prov.15:3   Ps.33:13-15; 38:9; 139:7-12   Ec.12:14   Mk.4:22
Lk.12:2   Rom.2:16   Heb.4:13   2ndChron.16:9   Jer.23:24

God is all knowing.
460. What is done in the dark will come to the light Ps.90:8   Ec.12:14   Mark 4:22   Lk.8:17   1st Cor.4:5   Ep.5:8
All living rivers return to God who made them.
461. Garbage in, garbage out Job 15:34-35   Mark 7:18-23   1st Cor. 5:6; 15:33   Titus 1:15
Filth surrounds the darkness of evil.
462. Swallow hook, line, and sinker Matthew 6:24; 7:15; 16:6, 11-12   Luke 12:1-2, 15
Colossians 2:8   1st Timothy 4:1   1st John 2:15; 1st John 4:1

Ones passion defines purpose of heart.
Loving earthly possessions can quash a free spirit.
463. Bad company destroys good morals 1st Corinthians 15:33
Accompaniments direct character.
464. What goes around comes around Prov. 12:26; 22:24-25   Ec. 1:6-7   1stCor. 15:33   Gal. 5:9
Associations define us.
465. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander Ep. 4:29   Col. 4:6   1st Thess. 5:11   1st Tim. 4:16
It is good to pursue goodness for goodness's sake.
466. Birds of a feather flock together Prov.11:21; 16:5   1st Cor.5:6-8; 15:33   Phil.3:17   1stPet.5:2-3
People gather where their desires guide them.
467. For the birds Ec. 12:3-5   Prov. 7:23   Jer. 16:4; 34:20   Rev. 18:2 Scavenge for the way before age cripples capacity.
468. Bird brain Psalm 73:22; 92:5-6   Prov. 1:22; 27:8   Mat. 6:26
Mindless are those who snub God.
469. Free as a bird Luke 12:27-28   John 8:36   Romans 6:6-7
Galatians 5:1   James 1:25   1st Peter 2:15-16

Freedom is an act of nature given by God.
470. As the crow flies Job 28:5-7   Psalms 104:10-12; 11:1; 139:7; 90:10
Obadiah 1:4   Acts 1:12

No matter the distance or length of time,
everywhere straight ahead, all lines lead to God.
471. Paybacks are tough Nahum 1:2-3   Rom. 12:19   Heb. 10:26-27   2nd Thess. 1:8
Gods wrath will be done.
472. Fool me once, shame on you;
   Fool me twice, shame on me.
2nd Corinthians 4:1-7   1st Timothy 2:13-14
Destroyer of peace, Satan is the deceiver.
473. Give someone an inch and theyll take a mile Job 24:9-10   Is.56:11   Rom.16:18   2ndPet.2:3   Jm.1:15
Unrestrained desire void of empathy plows ruin.
474. Rules are made to be broken Exodus 16:25-28   Matthew 23:9   Romans 3:20
Colossians 2:18   1st Timothy 4:1-3   1st John 4:6

Our inability to obey is exposed in natural sin.
475. Cheaters never prosper Job 5:12   Ps.73:18   Prov.11:18; 28:13   1stCor.6:9-10; 15:50
No one can cheat God from Heaven.
476. Quitters never prosper Matthew 25:24-29   2nd Thessalonians 3:10
Disappointed with nothing as marrow sucked dry.
477. Quit while you are ahead 1st Cor. 9:24-27   Phil. 3:14   2nd Timothy 4:7   Hebrews 12:1
Quitters hold the hopeless misery death offers.
478. You are your own worst enemy 1st Cor. 3:18-19   Prov. 3:7; 5:22   Jeremiah 17:9
1st John 1:8   James 3:2; 3:13-16

Overcoming the enemies from within
is found in submission to God.
479. It is a wicked web we weave Job 8:13-15   Prov. 24:8-9   Is. 59:5-6   Jer. 2:19; 9:8; 17:9
Lurking desperation hides anticipation for more.
480. Vicious circle Deut. 28:50   Dan. 8:23   Psalms 37:8   Prov. 21:16
1st Corinthians 5:10   2nd Peter 2:8   1st John 5:19

Evil continuously spins torture as we live.
Democracy destroys liberty for a standing republic.
481. The Devil looks after his own Matthew 12:26-30   1st Pet.5:8
Self seeking connives against all else.
482. The Devil made me do it Mat. 4:3-11; 15:19   1st Cor. 10:13   Gal. 5:16-18   2nd Pet. 2:19
God has given all free power to choose.
483. Better the devil you know
   than the devil you dont know
Gen. 3:22   Prov. 10:24   Ep. 5:11   1st Cor. 10:20   Gal. 6:8
Humble yourself to find yourself.
484. The devil is in the details Gen. 31:38-41   1st Kings 6:38; 7:1   Job 8:8; 38:4   Ec. 12:12
John 2:20   Luke 11:42   2nd Cor. 11:24-28   2nd Pet. 3:14-16

Great deeds can only come through diligence.
485. Pain in the rear Proverbs 21:9; 21:19; 26:21; 27:15
Annoyance for all dwells in those full of contempt.
486. Fly off the handle Job 39:24   Proverbs 14:17, 29; 26:21; 29:22   Ec. 7:9
Rage devours the meek consumed in tears.
487. Hot tempered (headed) Ecclesiastes 7:9   Proverbs 14:17
The heat of angers darkness devourers the light.
488. Boiling mad Job 41:19-22,   Proverbs 14:17, 29; 16:27; 17:14; 29:22
Ecclesiastes 7:9   Zephaniah 3:8   Matthew 5:22

Angers molten cesspool is hell.
489. Tempest in a teapot Psalm 10:9   Prov. 15:18   Hosea 7:6   Rom. 16:18   Ep. 4:14
Anger is a stranger waging danger in the face of God.
490. If looks could kill Isaiah 3:9   Ps. 18:27; 101:5   Prov. 6:16-17; 16:18; 18:12; 21:4
Matthew 5:21-22; 5:27-29   1st John 3:15; 4:20

Hatreds brazen appearance gives no clearance.
491. He who angers you conquers you Psalms 37:8   Proverbs 16:32; 22:24-25   Ecclesiastes 7:9
Senseless anger fuels turmoil absent of His light.
492. Revenge is sweet Proverbs 6:34-35; 20:22; 24:29   Romans 12:19
Indignation pressures the heart for relief.
493. Violence begets violence Ps. 7:14-16; 73:6   Prov. 13:2; 21:7   Ezekiel 7:23   Amos 3:10
Violence is the drip of anger.
494. He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword Psalms 37:14-15   Job 36:12   Matthew 26:52   Revelation 13:10 Confirms "Violence begets violence".
495. War is hell Ex.15:3   Ec.8:8   Is.13:11   Acts 20:29-30   Jm.4:1   Rev.19:11
Man against man drives no end.
496. Save the King 2nd Samuel 15:13-15   2nd Chronicles 18:31   Is. 33:22; 45:22
Matthew 27:42   1st Timothy 2:4

The King has come to save us.
497. The pen is mightier than the sword Ps. 45:1   2nd Cor. 3:3   Ep. 6:17   Heb. 4:12   Rev. 20:12
Good deeds color a soul's brilliance.
498. All good things must come to an end Genesis 1:10   Ecclesiastes 7:3   Matthew 13:39
Romans 8:20-22   2ndPeter 3:10-12   Revelation 20:13-15

Earth entered sorrows so hope would give birth
to eternally loyal souls revealed through hardships.
499. Take the good with the bad Prov.16:17   Lk.11:34   Rom.8:18   2ndCor.4:17; 5:10   Ep.5:11
Eyes on the Light fades the darkness.
500. Play to the gallery Matthew 23:5-6   John 7:13; 9:22; 12:42; 19:38
Either seeking respect of men or fearing renowned
men, both escape a true relationship with God.
501. When in Rome, do as the Romans do Genesis 4:7   2nd Thessalonians.3:6-7   1st Peter 4:1-4
Colossians 3:17   2nd Timothy 3:1-5

God wills improvement, not complacency.
502. Go with the flow Prov. 16:25   Ec. 2:11   Zep. 1:12   Mat. 7:21   2nd Cor. 10:12
Complacency destroys compassionate insight.
503. Follow your juice (spirit) Ez. 13:3   Mat. 26:41   John 6:63   1st Thess. 5:19   Rev. 14:13
Guidance in life must rely on Gods given truth.
504. Just trust (follow) your heart Psalms 64:10; 94:15   Proverbs 3:5; 16:25   Jeremiah 17:9
Feelings can decieve even the most wise.
505. Live and let live Isaiah 11:3-5   John 8:15; 12:47-48
Mattthew 7:1-2   Acts 14:15-16   1stCorinthians 11:31

Lifes true value is found in embracing others.
506. Life is good James 4:13-16   1st Kings 10:24-11:8   Jer. 12:1-4   Rev. 3:17
Complacency is part of mediocrity.
507. Life is a bowl of cherries Proverbs 15:15   Ec. 11:9   Isaiah 56:12   Luke 21:34-35
Anguish surrounds snobbish contemptibility.
508. Live life to the fullest Ecclesiastes 11:9   James 4:13-16   John 11:25   Galatians 2:20
To the fullest in Christ or self is the essential question.
509. Full of pep (vim) and vinegar (vigor) Job 14:1   Ecclesiastes 9:10; 11:9   Galatians 4:18
The charge of life holds well beyond ones dreams.
510. Like there's no tomorrow Proverbs 27:1   Isaiah 22:13   James 4:13-16   Luke 12:18-20
Eternity has more value
than temporary impulsiveness.
511. The sky is the limit Psalm 10:6   Proverb 30:13   Ecclesiastes 5:10
Isaiah 56:11-12   Obadiah 1:3-4   Luke 12:16-21; 21:34

Eagles soar still short of heaven.
512. Made in the shade Jonah 4:6   Psalm 121:5   Mark 4:30-32   Luke 12:16-21
Confidence void of thankfulness is arrogance.
513. The more the merrier Romans 1:29-32
Frenzied revelries please men, not God.
514. Misery loves company Prov. 14:10   Heb. 11:24-26   1st Pet. 4:16-19   Rom. 1:29-32
No reasonable soul is eager to suffer.
515. No use crying over spilt milk 2nd Sam. 12:22-23   John 11:21   Luke 9:62   Hebrews 5:12-13
Dwell not upon failure but seek tomorrows success.
516. Don't make a mountain out of a molehill Matthew 7:4-5; 23:23-24   Luke 10:40-41; 11:42
The petty inherit small minded blindness.
517. Splitting hairs Job 6:25   Psalm 40:12   Matthew 5:36
Luke 10:40-41; 11:42   2nd Corinthians 12:20

Pounding details can compromise
simple human decency.
518. Two wrongs dont make a right Acts 5:1-11
Evil upon evil is still evil.
519. Thats the blind leading the blind Matthew 15:14   Luke 6:39 Darkness holds no light.
520. There are none so blind as
    those who do not want to see
Matthew 15:14; 23:23-25   John 12:40   2nd Cor. 3:14; 4:3-4
Dark hearts are unwilling to see Gods love.
521. Turn a blind eye Psalm 10:11; 10:13; 94:8-9   Matthew 6:22-23; 7:3-5; 15:14
John 9:39-41   Ephesians 4:18

God remains for those that refuse to see Him.
522. Look the other way Genesis 9:23   Psalm 119:37   Proverbs 4:27; 30:12
Isaiah 1:4; 53:6   John. 12:40   Luke 6:41, 46; 10:30-37
Acts 24:25   Rom. 2:13; 11:8   Heb. 12:25   James 1:23-24  

Failing to look at our own faults blinds our vision.
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Not looking to God declines the quality of the soul.
523. Thick (hard) headed Jeremiah 5:21   Ezekiel 12:2   Zecariah. 7:11
Matthew 13:15   John 12:40   Acts 28:27   Romans 11:8

A stubborn heart blinds one from the light of God
to clearly see the truth of what Love has given.
524. Narrow minded Ps. 95:8   Zechariah 7:11   Mat. 23:23-25   Acts 7:51   Heb. 3:13
Bitter hearted narrowness condemns one in contempt.
525. Can't see the forest for the trees Jeremiah 10:2-5   Isaiah 29:16   Luke 11:42   James 3:5
The larger picture eludes all small minded.
526. Can't make heads or tails of it Job 23:8-9   Ps. 55:5   Is. 28:7   2nd Cor. 4:8   2nd Tim. 3:7
One can not approach God in a stupor.
527. I'll believe that when I see it John 20:25, 29   2nd Corinthians 5:7; 4:18   Hebrews 11:1
Without belief, doubt kills hope.
528. Seeing is believing Jn.1:18; 4:48; 20:24-29  Heb.11:1  Ex.33:20   Col.1:15  Rev.1:7
Belief is knowing unseen truth.
529. Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18   Proverbs 29:18 - KJV Disdain for Gods Word renders lawless atrocities.
530. Dig yourself into a hole Ps. 7:15; 38:4,17; 40:12; 69:14; 88:6  Prov. 5:22;16:27  Am.9:2
The soul is a hole in need of Holiness.
531. Feet of clay Psalm 40:2   Daniel 2:32-35
No where to stand unless God ordains it.
532. Stuck in the mud Psalm 40:2; 69:2   Acts 27:41   Ephesians 5:11-21
Indifference plagues the depressed.
533. Here's mud in your eye Psalm 13:3   Ephesians 5:18   John 9:5-16
His will is for us to see the truth.
534. Evil eye Deut. 15:9   Proverbs 28:22   Matthew 20:14-15   Mark 7:21-23 Jealousies greedy desire sparks an evil glare.
535. An eye for an eye Exodus 21:22-25   Leviticus 24:19-20   Matthew 5:38-48 Instead of retribution, show forgiveness;
~ New legislation given by the Lord.
536. The eye is the window to the soul Matthew 6:22   Luke 11:34
The spirit behind the eye is the lamp of the soul.
537. In the twinkling of an eye 1st Corinthians 15:52 All the earth is but a moment in the eye of God.
538. Keep your eyes on the prize 1st Corinthians 9:24-25   Philippians 3:13-14   Luke 9:62
Grasp eternal life now.
539. Eyes wide open, Heads up Psalms 5:3; 119:18   Proverbs 20:13   Isaiah 49:18; 51:6
Luke 21:28   Acts 17:30; 26:18   Ephesians 4:17-19

Either one seizes upon consciousness
or frightfully runs from it. The weak avoid truth.
540. Seeing eye to eye Isaiah 52:8   Matthew 5:25; 18:19-20   Acts 2:44 Only in the light of Jesus can man find unity.
541. Do not look back Genesis 19:17, 26   Luke 9:62; 17:32   Phil 3:13 The present is fitted exclusively to move forward.
542. Love is blind Romans 13:10   1st John 4:7.8  
Love is the essence of faith.
543. To love and be loved Deuteronomy 10:12-13   Romans 13:8   1st John 4:11, 19
Love is the reason we are alive.
544. Perfect love casts out fear 1st John 4:18 Love is the peaceful mist of time.
545. If you love someone, set them free Genesis 1:26-28   John 3:16   1st John 4:9-10, 18-19
God's love set us free to be and become who we are.
546. Love means you never have to say youre sorry Psalm 25:11   Proverbs 10:12   Luke 18:13
1st Cor. 13:1-8,