Day 725

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 725

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.

Proverbs 14:22-35

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?
Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.
23 In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
28 In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
but without people a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
but envy makes the bones rot.
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
32 The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding,
but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor,
but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

2 Thessalonians 3

3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

17 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 6:6-11

6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:7Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,8Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 14:22-35

22Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.25A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.28In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.30A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.35The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:2And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.3But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.4And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:9Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.14And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.15Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.17The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.


Study Journal Questions
  1. What can we learn from the example of the ant?
  2. What can we learn from Paul’s example to the Thessalonians?
  3. How can you model someone that you have seen walking responsibly and not in idleness?
  4. How should we respond to those who do not obey Paul’s instructions?
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