Thursday, March 1, 2012

Words from Proverbs 15


A gentle response defuses anger,
but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.

Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise;
fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense.

God doesn't miss a thing -
He's alert to good and evil alike.

Kind words heal and help;
cutting words wound and maim.

Moral dropouts won't listen to their elders;
welcoming correction is a mark of good sense.

The lives of God-loyal people flourish;
a misspent life is soon bankrupt.

Perceptive words spread knowledge;
 fools are hollow - there's nothing to them.

God can't stand pious poses,
but He delights in genuine prayers.

A life frittered away disgusts God;
He loves those who run straight for the finish line.

It's a school of hard knocks for those who leave God's path,
a dead-end street for those who hate God's rules.
- Proverbs 15:1-10 {The Message}.

And here's why we read Proverbs ...

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