Proverbs Chapter 17 & 18 by Steven Jennings

Steven & Suzie Jennings


Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14

Out of all 28 verses in chapter 17, this one stands out the most. I’ve been in so many fist fights its pitiful. And they all started due to a quarrel that I was unable to drop. I just kept on and on…until it came to blows. How I Lost My EFV’s For 5 Years, is a perfect example of that.

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom. Proverbs 17:16

After I re-read a post I wrote (With Every Hardship Comes An Equal Seed Of Opportunity), I realized that some of my priorities are out of order. Not once in that post did I mention the Lord, my wife, or my family. Paragraph five is evident of…

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  1. I read the posts that you linked in this one. I applaud your desire to do something with meaning and purpose during you time in prison. Making money is good, but I think providing an outlet for other prisoners to share their experience is a far better one. Jesus says in John 13:34 “I new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you may also love one another.” A motive of loving others will reap an eternal harvest, while in Luke 12:21 Jesus says,”Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be? So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” In our walk with God motives matter. Peace of Jesus.


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