Proverbs 14

“In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge” (v26).  The proverbs teach us that we can have “strong confidence” in God and His Word; when we “fear” Him – trust, honor, and obey Him – we build a sturdy, safe foundation for our families which will last through storms (v1).  Following God involves our hearts as much as our actions.  We are warned against being a “backslider of heart” (v14), having a “quick temper” (v17), or letting envy destroy us (v30).

“A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh” (v30). We can live in peace, regardless of our circumstances, when we walk in close fellowship with Jesus.