Today’s Tasting: Proverbs 27-29
Our readings today continue with the Proverbs of Solomon that were added in later years by Hezekiah’s committee.
As I sit here this morning reading these chapters from Proverbs, I am reflecting on the state of our modern world and how these teachings could still be of benefit. The quotes below are from the Common English Bible…I find the verbiage in this translation makes the book of Proverbs a bit easier to understand.
Pride – “Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Pro 27:2
Greed – “Better to be poor and walk in innocence than to be on crooked paths and wealthy.” Pro 28:6
Laziness – “Those who work the land will have plenty to eat, but those with worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.” Pro 28:19
Generosity – “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who turn a blind eye will be greatly cursed.” Pro 28:27
Humility – “Pride lays people low, but those of humble spirit gain honor.” Pro 29:23
Controlling our tongue – “Do you see people who are quick to speak? There is more hope for fools than for them.” Pro 29:20
Love – “As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects one person to another.” Pro 27:19
If you don’t have access to various translations of the Bible, there are a ton of free resources on line. I use Biblegateway a lot when I am on my computer and YouVersion is one of my favorite phone apps.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Ecclesiastes 1-6
Hugs & Blessings,