A soft answer turns away wrath. But a foolish word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Every time I read that Proverb, I think of Ping Pong. “How’s that?” Oh . . . it just seems to illustrate the principle in the proverb so well! “Don’t get it.” You see, many Proverbs are pictured principles of … [Read more...] about Ping Pong
Somebody you’d like to “tell off?” You think he needs a piece of your mind—a good talking to? Think twice; but first, read the following: When there are many words, sin is unavoidable. Proverbs 10:19 Most of Proverbs is filled with wise observations given in FYI form (as in this one). That is … [Read more...] about An Observation, and a Wise Example
Here is a word of wisdom for you: Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech. Proverbs 14:7 (CSB) One of the issues you should consider in choosing friends is what sort of truth you will gain from the choice. It may seem wise to befriend a foolish person for … [Read more...] about Choosing Friends
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty; But an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.---Proverbs 14:2 (HCSB) The easy way is to avoid responsibility is to take on as few obligations as possible. Having an ox to help with the plowing also means taking responsibility for … [Read more...] about Responsibility
The question is worth asking because, in time, it may make all the difference in your life. Perhaps you don’t have much of a focus—that’s equally as harmful to you as having a wrong one. Listen to what God says: Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive; But a fool’s eyes turn to the ends of the earth … [Read more...] about What Is Your Focus?