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Proverbs 25

Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest are faithful messengers to those who send them; they refresh the spirit of their masters (v. 13).
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is trust in a faithless person in time of trouble (v. 19).
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Categories: proverbs, time

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Categories: humility, proverbs

Wisdom Is Protection

Wisdom protects us against a wide variety of poor choices.

Categories: proverbs, Wisdom

Response to Proverbs 2

Seek out wisdom!

Categories: proverbs, Wisdom

Proverbs 2

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
who delight in doing wrong
    and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
whose paths are crooked
    and who are devious in their ways.

Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
    from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
who has left the partner of her youth
    and ignored the covenant she made before God.
Surely her house leads down to death
    and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
None who go to her return
    or attain the paths of life.

Thus you will walk in the ways of the good
    and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will live in the land,
    and the blameless will remain in it;
but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
    and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

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Proverbs 15:32

Those who disregard discipline sabotage themselves, but those who are open to correction gain understanding

Categories: discipline, proverbs

Proverbs 1:1-4

I, Solomon, David’s son and Israel’s king, pass on to you these proverbs—a treasury of wisdom

So that you would recognize wisdom and value discipline;
    that you would understand insightful teaching
And receive wise guidance to live a disciplined life;
    that you would seek justice and have the ability to choose what is right and fair.
These proverbs teach the naive how to become clever;
    they instruct the young in how to grow in knowledge and live with discretion.

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