The 40-Day Journey email lets you experience the wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,But a faithful ambassador brings health.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
13 Like the cold of snow in time of harvestIs a faithful messenger to those who send him,For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
26 The righteous should choose his friends carefully,For the way of the wicked leads them astray.
20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man,When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
17 A friend loves at all times,And a brother is born for adversity.
24 A man who has friends [a]must himself be friendly,But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
24 Do not be envious of evil men,Nor desire to be with them;2 For their heart devises violence,And their lips talk of troublemaking.
8 Like a bird that wanders from its nestIs a man who wanders from his place.
9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [a]hearty counsel.
10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
24 Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life;He [a]swears to tell the truth, but reveals nothing.
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,But the simple pass on and are punished.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;He who guards his soul will be far from them.
22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
9 Debate your case with your neighbor,And do not disclose the secret to another;10 Lest he who hears it expose your shame,And [a]your reputation be ruined.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror,Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;26 For the Lord will be your confidence,And will keep your foot from being caught.
32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness,But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside!I shall be slain in the streets!”
10 If you faint in the day of adversity,Your strength is small.
13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road!A fierce lion is in the [a]streets!”
28 The wicked flee when no one pursues,But the righteous are bold as a lion.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.