Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Tonight I was looking thru a little travel NT, Psalm, Proverbs Bible I have, and went to Proverbs. I opened it up to a passage of scriptures that is titled "Thirty Wise Sayings". It made me think that if we all lived by the wise sayings of Proverbs, what would the world be like? I know 30 is a lot and I won't tell you everything that each of them say but sometime, read Proverbs 22:17 - 24:22. I read the Easy-To-Read Version. Here they are.
  1. It is easy to steal from the poor but don't do it. And don't take advantage of them in court.
  2. Don't be friends with people who become angry easily. Don't stay around short-tempered people.
  3. Don't promise to pay someone else's debt.
  4. Never move an old property line that was marked long ago by your ancestors.
  5. Skilled workers will always serve kings.
  6. When you sit and eat with an important person, remember who you are with. Never eat too much, even if you are hungry.
  7. Don't ruin your health by trying to get rich. If you are smart, you will give it up.
  8. Don't eat with selfish people. Control any desire you have for their finest foods.
  9. Don't try to teach fools. They will make fun of your wise words.
  10. Never move an old property line and don't take land that belongs to orphans. The Lord will be against you. He is powerful and protects orphans.
  11. Listen to your teacher and learn all you can.
  12. Always correct children when they need it. If you spank them, it will not kill them. In fact, you might save their lives.
  13. It makes me happy when you make a wise decision. It makes be feel good inside when you say the right things.
  14. Never envy evil people but always respect the Lord.
  15. Don't make friends with people who drink too much wine and eat too much food.
  16. Listen to your father. Without him you would never have been born. Respect your mother even when she is old.
  17. Prostitutes and bad women are a trap. A bad woman waits for you like a thief, and she causes many men to be unfaithful to their wives.
  18. Who gives into fights and arguments? Who gets hurt for no reason and has red, bloodshot eyes? People who stay out too late drinking wine, staring into their strong drinks.
  19. Don't be jealous of evil people. Have no desire to be around them.
  20. Good homes are built on wisdom and understand.
  21. Wisdom makes a man more powerful. Knowledge gives a man strength.
  22. Fools cannot understand wisdom. They have nothing to say when people are discussing important things.
  23. If you start planning ways to do wrong, people will learn that you are a troublemaker.
  24. If you are weak in times of trouble, that is real weakness.
  25. If you see someone on their way to death or in danger of being killed, you must do something to save them.
  26. Eat honey. It is good. Honey straight from the honeycomb in the sweetest.
  27. Good people might fall again and again, but they always get up. It is the wicked who are defeated by their troubles.
  28. Don't be happy when your enemy has troubles.
  29. Don't let those who are evil upset you, and don't be jealous of them. They have no hope.
  30. Respect the Lord and the king and don't join with those who are against them, because people like that can quickly be destroyed.

Hope you enjoyed the Thirty Wise Sayings I found. Do you have a favorite? I think #26 through me for a loop.

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