Sunday, May 5, 2013

Proverbs


22 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

I don't often select passages at random, but today's passages are from Proverbs 22 which was a "thumb between the pages" choice.  Included here are only eight of the proverbs from this chapter which includes way too much for me to digest in one sitting.
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5 comments:

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

I especially love #4. So glad you shared these, as it was a good reminder to cap off the day we just spent.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Shelly said...

A very apt set of verses for this day and age when people are in such chaos about worldly riches or the lack thereof. I love these truths~

vanilla said...

Marsha, much truth contained in this short lesson.

Shelly, the world is truly too much with us.

Sharkbytes said...

Proverbs has so much good stuff about common sense and how the world works even if we choose not to pay attention.

vanilla said...

Shark, a guidebook to proper social living.