Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Way of the Fool

Proverbs 14

1 She who is wise builds her home with truth and love as her stand.
The foolish woman is sadly prone to destroy it by her own hand.

4 Without oxen the stable is clean, but it’s tragic to say the least.
Without an ox to turn the soil there is no food or feast.

7 Stay away from fools, my friend; receive this very wise tip,
You will see clearly in the end stupidity flows from his lips.

8 The prudent person plans ahead. He knows what he has to do.
The fool needs others to be fed; he doesn’t think things through.

9 The sinner shrugs off the guilt within; there is no transformation.
Godly people acknowledge their sin; seek reconciliation.

12 There is a way that seems right to a man but ends in terrible death.
I will be thankful for God’s plan when I draw my final breath.

14 Both backslider and the good man will get what they deserve
So I will seek out God’s game plan as recorded in His Word.

15 Naïve fools believe what they hear. The discerning man thinks it through.
Since he is known by his peers, he bids each fool adieu.

16 A hot-headed man is foolish indeed. No one respects a schemer.
Remove yourself with lightning speed from silly intemperate dreamers.

21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who is kind is blessed.
Generously pour out your love and favor. You will enjoy sweet rest.

23 Earnest hard work produces great gain, but fools are known by their talk.
The diligent rise to a higher plane while others complain and gawk.

30 A heart at peace gives life and health but jealousy rots the bones.
Give me honor instead of wealth; then take me to heaven’s home.

34 Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a great disgrace.
God help us see our awful estate. O call us to seek Your face.

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