With last week’s lesson addressing and describing the humble under affliction, this lesson considers the proud, who sinfully force the straightening of their crooks, sinfully bring their lot into agreement with their desires. Afterwards, the proposition is proven, that it is better to be humble and afflicted than to be proud and divide the spoil (Prov 16.19). May God bless this study.

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Dr. James La Belle

Pastor La Belle was born in Florida, raised in Alabama until he was 15 years old, and then lived in Washington until he was 30, when he and his family left for Seminary in Philadelphia. He and his wife Chantry have been married for 24 years and have 7 children from ages 19 to 9: River, Schylie, Forrest, Terra, Sandy, Rocky, and Chantry. Pastor La Belle has published two books with Joel Beeke (Living by God's Promises and Living Zealously), with a third forthcoming (Living for God's Glory in Marriage) and is currently working on a Doctorate in Puritan Studies.

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