FRIENDSHIP REQUIRES BALANCE UNFRIENDLY KEEPING FRIENDS GOOD TONGUE EVIL TONGUE ENVIRONMENT ENJOYMENT OF NATURE GOOD STEWARDS OF NATURE AVOIDING THE CYCLE OF NATIONS ********************************************************** FRIENDSHIP REQUIRES BALANCE KJV Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. NIV Proverbs 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. NIV Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,... (Also Proverbs 27:8, John 12:43, Exodus 23:2, Proverbs 29:25) ************************************************************ UNFRIENDLY KJV Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. KJV Proverbs 18:1 - He who separates himself, seeks his own desire. (Also Proverbs 18:1, Proverbs 21:13, Philemon 2:3-4) ************************************************************ KEEPING FRIENDS KJV Proverbs 25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. KJV Proverbs 27:5-6 Open rebuke is better than secret love. [6] Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. NIV Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. (Also Proverbs 17:9, Proverbs 27:9, Proverbs 20:19) ************************************************************ GOOD TONGUE KJV Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many... NIV Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers... (Also Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 12:14, Proverbs 15:4, Proverbs 15:23 ) ************************************************************ EVIL TONGUE NIV Proverbs 26:18-19 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows [19] is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!" KJV Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. NIV Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Also Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 11:12, Proverbs 26:20, Mathew 5:22, I Timothy 5:19, Proverbs 12:13, James 3:6) ************************************************************ ENVIRONMENT KJV Genesis 1:26-28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. [27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. [28] And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. *********************************************************** ENJOYMENT OF NATURE KJV Genesis 2:8-15 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. [9] And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; ... [15] And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. KJV Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. *********************************************************** GOOD STEWARDS OF NATURE KJV Isaiah 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! KJV Rev. 11:18 ... shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. (Also Deuteronomy 20:19, Deuteronomy 22:6, Proverbs 12:10, I Chronicles 16:33) *********************************************************** AVOIDING THE CYCLE OF NATIONS KJV Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. KJV Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish... NIV Proverbs 20:5 - The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. KJV Isaiah 58:9-11 ...If thou take away ... the putting forth (pointing) of the finger, ... the Lord will guide thee continually... KJV Isaiah 25:7 - ... He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. KJV Ephesians 6:12 - ... we wrestle not against flesh and blood. ( Also KJV Ephes. 2:2 ) BACK TO BIBLE STUDY INDEX