Nuggets of Wisdom from Proverbs 20
Verses 1, 4, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23
We find advice in God’s Word to sagely live our life,
To conduct it wisely undeterred by needless heartache and strife.
Consider carefully what it teaches; incline your heart to learning,
For it reveals strong character and a knack for truth and discerning.
There are companions in this world you would be wise to avoid
Those who grow close to them eventually are destroyed.
I’m speaking of wine and spirits; they dull the mind and soul
Producing heartache and sorrow for those who lose control.
A wise and honorable person eschews argument and strife.
Arguments needlessly stir up angst destroying the quality of life.
Unlike the sluggard who does not plow and fails to reap good fruit
The prudent man works hard and saves proving to be astute.
The man who leads a righteous life blesses his child and grandchildren.
The wisdom of a godly grandparent is valued more than millions.
Every child is known by his deeds, for they form his reputation.
With thanksgiving for godly tradition, encourage such consecration.
Ears that hear and eyes that see — the Lord has made them both.
Use them not for depravity but accentuate spiritual growth.
Love sleep too much? You will grow poor; stay awake, earn food to spare.
You will be glad that you worked hard while sluggards are in despair.
Food gained by fraud may taste sweet, but it’s truly a mouth full of gravel.
Living your life in dishonest fraud will cause it to unravel.
The Lord has eyes on all who cheat; dishonesty does not please Him.
The Great Throne Judgment is far too late to repent and seek to appease Him.
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the glory of age.
If you ask me which I choose, it would be this final stage.
No good looks, no mighty strength, no gold or flattering career
Can surpass the peace I enjoy knowing that Christ is near.
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