Friday, December 17, 2010

Proverbs 16

Pro 16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Pro 16:23  The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pro 16:24  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pro 16:25  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Pro 16:26  He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
Pro 16:27  An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Pro 16:28  A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Verse 25 is all about God's wisdom again.  We can fool ourselves into just about anything.  Our logic and feelings and experiences simply aren't sufficient in the grand scheme of things to be proper.

Verse 26 made me think of welfare.  People work because they need to sustain themselves.  We need water, food, and shelter, at a minimum.  When those things are provided for us, is it any surprise the will to work disappears?

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