Sunday, March 27, 2011

31 Days of Wisdom: Proverbs 27

Please visit the link below if you would like to read through Proverbs 27 before continuing.

Disclaimer: This is a personal journey of discovery for me. I am not claiming any special wisdom or exposition of my own, only sharing how 31 days of wisdom affect me and stir my spirit. I highly suggest, no matter who is speaking or sharing, that you check their words against the words of Scripture.

Proverbs 27

None of us are promised tomorrow; so don’t count on what may come. (v1)

Don’t brag; let others brag on you. (v2)

Don’t fight with a fool; it’s not worth the heaviness to your soul and body. (v3)

Jealousy is worse than anger. (v4)

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.” (v5)

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” It’s better to have a friend who will gently correct you than an enemy who will kiss up to you
but be dishonest.” (v6)

“One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.” (v7)

“Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.” (v8)

The heartfelt advice of a loving friend is as beautiful as a lovely fragrance. (v9)

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you – better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. (v10)

If the son is wise, it validates the teaching of the father. (v11)

“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.” Be wise. Look down the road. Head the warnings. (v12)

Don’t take the word of someone who pledges for a stranger; hold collateral. (v13)

Do not speak loudly in the morning; it is the same as cursing. (v14)

There is nothing that can be done about the incessant nagging of a quarrelsome wife; avoid her in the first place. (v15-16)

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” We are to challenge, encourage and sharpen one another. (v17)

“The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.” (v18)

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” What you believe and who you are is as clear in your life as the reflection of your own face in a mirror. (v19)

“Death and destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.” (v20)

Gold and silver are tested by fire, but people by their praise. (v21)

No matter what you do to a fool, he will remain foolish. (v22)

Watch over your wealth, it is not guaranteed. Watch over what you have so that you will not suddenly be found without what you need. (v23-27)

Dear Father of Wisdom,
May the reflection of my heart be close to Your own. Lord, when people look into my life, may they see You. May I continue to gain wisdom in order to be a pleasing daughter to You and bring You honor. Amen.

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