Wisdom–Pure Gold

Wisdom is a VERY BEST thing to desire and live. The book of Proverbs in the Bible is full of wisdom for everyday life. It will nourish your soul. It teaches and instructs. If followed, it can produce joy and abundance in anyone’s life. Proverbs 2:6-9, “For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He holds SUCCESS in store for the UPRIGHT, he is a SHIELD to those whose walk is BLAMELESS, for he GUARDS the course of the JUST and PROTECTS the way of his FAITHFUL ones.” [emphasis mine]

It’s very hard to narrow it down to a few verses but the following are ones that can be easily understood, remember and applied.

Proverbs 27:2, “Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, not your own lips.”
Proverbs 14:23, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
Proverbs 25:15, “A gentle tongue can break a bone.”

Proverbs 15:31, “Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.”
Proverbs 15:22, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
Proverbs 13:20, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 14:30, “…envy rots the bones.”
Proverbs 12:26, “The righteous choose their friends carefully.”
Proverbs16:5, “The Lord detests all the proud of heart.”

Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death.”
Proverbs18:13, “To answer before listening–that is folly and shame.”
Proverbs 25:28, “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”

Proverbs 26:11-12, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”
Proverbs 21:2, “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.”
Proverbs 20:22, “Do not say, I’ll pay you back for this wrong! WAIT for the Lord, and he will avenge you.”

Proverbs 22:1, “A great name is more desirable than great riches.”
Proverbs16: 32, “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with SELF CONTROL than one who takes a city.”
Proverbs 22: 24-25, “Do not make friends with a hot tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Proverbs 23:20, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”
Proverbs 22: 29, “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings….”
Proverbs 22:9, “The generous will themselves be blessed.”

Proverbs 21:23, “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”
Proverbs 24:17, “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble , dot not let your heart rejoicer the Lord will see and disapprove and turn away HIs wrath from them.”
Proverbs 24: 19, “Do not fret because of evil doers or be envious of the wicked. for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Proverbs 27:19, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
Proverbs 27:27, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

I would challenge you to meditate on each of these verses. Take time to soak them in and allow God’s word to be your source of wisdom.

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