Trials in Proverbs

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But whoever hearkens to me shall dwell safely (receive protection from some trials) and shall be secure without fear of harm (Proverbs 1:33).

Have no fear of sudden disaster (trials), nor of the desolation of the wicked when it comes; For the Lord shall be your confidence and shall keep your foot from being taken (Proverbs 3:25 - 26).

He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly. He keeps the paths of right judgment and preserves the way of His saints. Then you shall understand righteousness and judgment and equity, every good path . . . (Proverbs 2:7 - 9).

The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish (to suffer the trials of starvation), but He casts away the desire of the wicked (Proverbs 10:3).

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The righteous shall never be moved, and the wicked shall not remain in the land (Proverbs 10:30).


Job and his wife
Job and his wife
Albrecht Durer, c. 1504

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered (Proverbs 11:21).

The wicked are overthrown and are gone, but the house of the righteous shall stand (Proverbs 12:7).

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of trouble (trials - Proverbs 12:13).

Righteousness guards the one who is upright in the way, but wickedness overthrows the sinner (Proverbs 13:6).


World's Wit and Wisdom
One of the greatest trials in life
is getting what you want
and getting stuck with it!
Anonymous

For Christians,
life is the ultimate trial,
death is the greatest trust and
resurrection is the highest triumph.
A. Ruth, 1963 -

In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge (Proverbs 14:26).

The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29).

Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established (Proverbs 16:3).

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe (Proverbs 18:10).

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear? (Proverbs 18:14).

The fear of the Lord tends to life, and the one who has it shall dwell satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil (Proverbs 19:23).


World's Wit and Wisdom
Adversity introduces
a man to himself.
Anonymous

The keenest sorrow is to
recognize ourselves as the
sole cause of all our adversities.
Sophocles, c. 496 - 406 B.C.

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those being drawn to death, and hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Behold, we did not know it," does not He who searches the heart consider it? And the Keeper of your soul, does He not know? And does He not repay to every man according to his works? (Proverbs 24:10 - 12).

For a righteous one falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked shall fall into evil (Proverbs 24:16).

Your own friend, and your father's friend, do not forsake them; nor go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity (trials); better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off (Proverbs 27:10).

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