Monday, May 30, 2011

Proverbs 20

Pro 20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Pro 20:2  The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
Pro 20:3  It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 

I continue to find it interesting that strife and contention and anger are respected in society, even if we know it brings an early death from stress, in complete opposition to the Bible.  There are few times when anger and strife are recommended, and yet it is something we fall into time and time again.  It is considered honorable to avoid such strife, which we know is true.  We know the people who can hold their mouths and kick on their filters and we think more highly of them.  Fools will be meddling.

Pro 20:4  The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Pro 20:5  Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Pro 20:6  Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? 

Most people will claim their own goodness and loyalty and truth, but it is really hard to find a faithful person.  So even though we say how great we are, we know how high of a standard that is.

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