Monday, September 12, 2011
Wisdom from Proverbs
A couple nuggets of wisdom stood out to me, in no particular order, that I would like to share.
The first is Proverbs 12:11, "He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues worthless things lacks sense." This one reminds me to evaluate how I use my time. I work a lot and I am not convicted to do more because of this proverb, but rather to spend my time well.
The second that stood out to me is Proverbs 12:27, "A lazy man does not roast his prey, but the precious man is diligence." I liked this one because it sort of emphasized the importance of barbequing your meat...there is a right way and a wrong way! :)
The next one that jumped out at me was Proverbs 12:10, "A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel." I am not a vegetarian, nor do I think the Bible promotes this. But the Bible does teach stewardship of animals and the earth. It troubles me, and I think there is something really wrong with people who are cruel to animals.
Proverbs 12:22, "Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal faithfully are His delight." I want to delight the LORD, period.
Finally, one of my favorites Proverbs 12:1, "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid." This one is pretty bold, but is so true. I love the person who corrects me in love and wisdom. They are doing me a huge favor by helping me become a better person. The Bible is pretty blunt and not politically correct by saying the one who can't take correction is "stupid." So true, so true!
Posted by Gunnar Hanson at 3:51 AM