June 16: Proverbs 17; 1Chronicles 17-18

Song for today: Give Me Oil In My Lamp and Our Father

Today’s country: Argentine Republic

Better is a dry morsel with quietness,
Than a house full of feasting with strife.
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Children’s children are the crown of old men,
And the glory of children is their father.
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He who covers a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
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Rebuke is more effective for a wise man
Than a hundred blows on a fool.
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The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.
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A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge,
And becomes surety for his friend.
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He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
from Proverbs 17

I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously, since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel. Also I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I tell you that the Lord will build you a house. And it shall be, when your days are fulfilled, when you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.” ’ ”
According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
from 1Chronicles 17

the Lord preserved David wherever he went.
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David reigned over all Israel, and administered judgment and justice to all his people.
from 1Chronicles 18

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