Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Proverbs 24

Pro 24:1  Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Pro 24:2  For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Pro 24:3  Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
Pro 24:4  And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Pro 24:5  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Pro 24:6  For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Pro 24:7  Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Pro 24:8  He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
Pro 24:9  The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

We're told not to hang out with evil men, or to envy them.  Why would we envy them?  Their life must look appealing.  Something about their ways must appeal to us, and we may want to join them.  There is danger there, as evil won't be picky about victims.  If you are a parent, is this not just the advice you'd give to a child?  How much more so we should follow it when given by God.

Notice it does not say houses are built by brute strength or money.  There's no talk about debt ceilings here either...

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