Divinely Directed Relationships (2 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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Divinely Directed Relationships (2 of 5)
Series: Momentum - Making Critical Decisions in a High-Speed Culture
Kerry Shook
Proverbs 3:13-15

''Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.''
Proverbs 3:13-15 (NIV)

DIVINE WISDOM GIVES ME THE INSIGHT TO SEE THE REAL CAUSE OF THE CONFLICT.

''A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.'' Proverbs 29:11 (NIV)

''Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.'' Proverbs 13:10 (NIV)

DIVINE WISDOM GIVES ME THE FORESIGHT TO STOP TEARING DOWN AND START BUILDING UP THE RELATIONSHIP.

''A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip on a rainy day. How can you keep her quiet? Have you ever tried to stop the wind or ever tried to hold a handful of oil?''
Proverbs 27:15, 16 (GNT)

''Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water. She is as lovely and graceful as a deer. Let her love always make you happy; let her love always hold you captive.''
Proverbs 5:18-19 (NCV)

Words can fuel disharmony or fuel unity in a relationship.
''A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.''
Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

Words can wound a relationship or heal a relationship.
''Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.'' Proverbs 12:18 (GNT)

Words can destroy a relationship or breathe life into a relationship.
''The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.'' Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

DIVINE WISDOM GIVES ME THE HINDSIGHT TO GIVE AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS.

''A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.'' Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)

''Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on ...


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