Proverbs Chapter 19 & 20

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CHAPTER 19

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. Proverbs 19:8

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Proverbs 19:20

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is in the Lords purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 19:23

Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:27

 

As I reflect on my life growing up, I see the Bible warns of destructive behavior. The Bible describes the results of evil and wicked actions. I find so much truth in the scriptures. I used to live a negative dark life full of violence and misconduct. As a result, I have suffered greatly. Just like the Bible says I would have.

I believe in these scriptures 100%. I’ve lived it! Unfortunately it was on the wrong side of the spectrum. The dark side.

But that’s just it, I have seen the truth!

Now I’m ready to live in the light of Christ. I’m ready to open my heart and let Him in. I’m ready to commit to His teachings and incorporate them into my daily living. I’m ready to serve Him the best way I know how: through my actions. By doing so, I know I will receive many beautiful blessings.

 

 

CHAPTER 20

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1

It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. Proverbs 20:3

Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. Proverbs 20:30

 

These are verses that speak directly to me. They illustrate the truth of my past. However, my hardships and sufferings have led me to where I am today. I have been able to accept my hardships as a pathway to peace.

Thank you for reading.

 

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Steven Jennings

Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

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