Keys to a Successful Life

by Rev. John Cortright on October 13, 2013
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Notes:

Joshua 1:7-8 – Do according to all the law, all that is written, and then you will have success.
Psalm 1:1-3 – Prosper like a tree planted by the streams of water.

Proverbs 13:13 (The Living Bible)
“Despise God’s Word and find yourself in trouble. Obey it and succeed.”

Some Keys for Success from the book of Proverbs


Obtain knowledge
Proverbs 2:1-5 – Seek as hidden treasure; Proverbs 4:4-9

Long life and peace

Proverbs 3:1-2 – Do not forget teaching; let your heart keep the commandments.

Healing to your body

Proverbs 3:5-8 – Trust in Yahweh; do not lean on your own understanding, and in all your ways acknowledge Him. (Psalm 37:3-6; Proverbs 4:20-22)

Prosperity

Proverbs 3:9-10 – Honor Yahweh with the first of your produce. (Deuteronomy 26:1ff; Gen 14:20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

Practical keys to dealing with others

Proverbs 3:27-28 – Do not withhold good; Proverbs 3:29 – Do not devise evil; Proverbs 3:30 – Do not contend with a man without cause; Proverbs 3:31 – Do not envy.

Watch over your heart with all diligence.

Proverbs 4:23-27 – Watch the path of your feet. Turn your feet from evil. (Proverbs 4:14-15)

Work; don’t be a sluggard.

Proverbs 6:6-11; 10:26; 13:4; 15:19; 19:15; 20:4; 21:25; 24:30-34; Ephesians 4:28; 1Thessalonians 4:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-13

Don’t look for a quick way to riches. Pursue wisdom and righteousness, the wealth that God provides.
Proverbs 8:10-21; 10:22; 11:4-5, 28; 15:6, 16; 16:16; 20:21; 21:5; 22:1; 23:4-5; 28:19-20, 22; 30:8-9 –
1 Timothy 6:6-10 Be content with God’s provision.

Do not pursue unethical gain.

Proverbs 11:1; 13:11; 15:27; 16:8; 20:17, 23; 21:6

Speak good words; take care as to what you say; speak truth.

Proverbs 10:18-20, 31-32; 11:9-13; 12:6, 14, 17-19, 25; 13:2-3; 15:1-4; 16:21-24, 27-28; 17:9, 27-28; 18:4-7; Listen – 18:13; 18:20-21; 20:19; 27:2

Don’t be angry and gender strife.

Proverbs 16:32; 17:1, 13-14; 18:19; 20:3; 22:24-25; 26:21



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