Okay, so I have to have 31 favourite Proverbs.
What are yours?
Here are my final eleven:
Prov 19:2. Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
Prov 19:3. People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.
Prov 20:4. Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
Prov 21:5. Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Prov 21:23. Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
Prov 22:1. Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
Prov 22:4. True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.
Prov 27:2. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth – a stranger, not your own lips.
Prov 27:17. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Prov 27:15. A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day.
Prov 28:13. People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
Wise people apply knowledge. They bridge the 'knowing – doing' gap. Knowledge doesn't change the world – action does. Most Christians are educated beyond the level of their obedience. Let's be doers of God's word, not hearers only 🙂