Proverbs in the Bible is such a wonderful book! Filled with wise maxims sourced in a reverence for God and inspired by the Holy Spirit – divinely generated wisdom flowing out of godly reflection! Every year in my Bible reading I look forward to the practical insights they bring. I’m always better for reading, reflecting upon and responding to the “divine snippets” of Proverbs. Here is just a taste of the truths I encountered from Proverbs today… a potpourri of God inspired wisdom on a variety of subjects… I urge you, reflect, relish and respond to each one of them!
“The LORD will tear down the house of the proud…
“Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD…
“He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
“The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
“The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
“He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.
“He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
“The fear of the LORD brings instruction for wisdom.
“Before honor comes humility.”
(Taken from Proverbs 15:25-33 NASB)
There, that ought to keep you occupied for awhile! 😉 I’m still working on it!