Today we’ve got Proverbs 22:17-29, 23, and 24. So much truth!
“Listen carefully to my wisdom;
take to heart what I can teach you.
You’ll treasure its sweetness deep within;
you’ll give it bold expression in your speech.
To make sure your foundation is trust in God,
I’m laying it all out right now just for you.
I’m giving you thirty sterling principles—
tested guidelines to live by.
Believe me—these are truths that work,
and will keep you accountable
to those who sent you” (Proverbs 22:17-21 MSG)
Thirty sterling principles – I like that phrase. Being a good guest, prioritizing intelligence over physical strength, how to be an adult who is a blessing to your parents….
“Dear child, if you become wise,
I’ll be one happy parent.
My heart will dance and sing
to the tuneful truth you’ll speak” (Proverbs 23:15-16 MSG)
“It’s better to be wise than strong;
intelligence outranks muscle any day” (Proverbs 24:5 MSG)
Proverbs is so easily applicable to us AND so simple to implement. Not always EASY to implement, but definitely SIMPLE!