Proverbs 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 🙂

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    1. Thanks Mark. I’m really enjoying reading through the book of Proverbs with you. Always good to keep them as fresh food for thought. A Proverb-a-day keeps the devil away 🙂
      Length of days is in her (wisdom’s) right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.- Proverbs 3:16
      So shall you find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. – Proverbs 3:4
      Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble. When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: ye, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.- Proverbs 3:23,24
      For the Lord shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken. – Proverbs 3:26
      Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5,6
      Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a TREE of LIFE to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her. – Proverbs 3:13-18
      Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22
      Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins. – Proverbs 10:12
      Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. – Proverbs 27:9
      The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10
      “The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.” – Proverbs 18:15, TLB
      Honour the LORD with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase: So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine. – Proverbs 3:9,10
      Labour not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom. Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. -Proverbs 23:4,5
      For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation? – Proverbs 27:24
      Some wise quotes:
      The game of life is a lot like football 🙂 You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. – Unknown
      Love is always creative, fear always destructive. – Emmet Fox
      Information isn’t wisdom. Information isn’t learning. If information were learning, you could be educated by memorizing the world almanac. If you did that, you wouldn’t be educated. You’d be weird. – David McCullough author/historian, in INC. magazine, May 2000
      By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius
      Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it. – Albert Einstein
      All human WISDOM is summed up in 2 words – WAIT and HOPE. – Alexander Dumas
      I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man. – John Ruskin
      It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it, and appropriately act on it. – Stephen R. Covey First Things First
      When we become aware of our humility, we’ve lost it. – Anonymous
      When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
      when health is lost, something is lost;
      when character is lost, all is lost.
      – Billy Graham
      The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor. – Paul Dudley White
      True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. – Charles Caleb Colton
      The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. – Unknown
      Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. – Benjamin Franklin
      There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.
      – Harland Sanders
      If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton
      Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
      In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. – H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver
      Man’s best possession is a sympathetic wife. – Euripedes Antigone

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