Did you know that the book of Proverbs is a hit back to back?
The book of Proverbs has thirty-one chapters, so one chapter a day is am achievable target during a month.
Here are 20 Wise sayings from the book of Proverbs.
1. Don’t take advantage of the poor just because you can; don’t take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. The LORD will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.
2. Don’t make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers. You might learn their habits and not be able to change.
3. Don’t promise to be responsible for someone else’s debts. If you should be unable to pay, they will take away even your bed.
4. Never move an old boundary mark that your ancestors established.
5. Show me someone who does a good job, and I will show you someone who is better than most and worthy of the company of kings.
6. When you sit down to eat with someone important, keep in mind who he is. If you have a big appetite, restrain yourself. Don’t be greedy for the fine food he serves; he may be trying to trick you.
7. Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich. Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.
8. Dont eat at the table of a stingy person or be greedy for the fine food he serves. Come on and have some more, he says, but he doesn’t mean it. What he thinks is what he really is. You will vomit up what you have eaten, and all your flattery will be wasted
9. Don’t try to talk sense to a fool; he can’t appreciate it.
10. Never move an old boundary mark or take over land owned by orphans. The LORD is their powerful defender, and he will argue their case against you.
11. Pay attention to your teacher and learn all you can.
12. Don’t hesitate to discipline children. A good spanking won’t kill them. As a matter of fact, it may save their lives.
13. Son, if you become wise, I will be very happy. I will be proud when I hear you speaking words of wisdom.
14. Don’t be envious of sinful people; let reverence for the LORD be the concern of your life. If it is, you have a bright future.
15. Listen, my child, be wise and give serious thought to the way you live. Don’t associate with people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food. Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags. Proverbs 23
16. Listen to your father; without him you would not exist. When your mother is old, show her your appreciation.
Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense — these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.
A righteous man’s father has good reason to be happy.
You can take pride in a wise son.
Make your father and mother proud of you; give your mother that happiness.
17. Pay close attention, son, and let my life be your example. Prostitutes and immoral women are a deadly trap. They wait for you like robbers and cause many men to be unfaithful.
18. You will feel as if you were out on the ocean, sea-sick, swinging high up in the rigging of a tossing ship. “I must have been hit,” you will say; “I must have been beaten up, but I don’t remember it. Why can’t I wake up? I need another drink.”
19. Don’t be envious of evil people, and don’t try to make friends with them. Causing trouble is all they ever think about; every time they open their mouth someone is going to be hurt.
20. Homes are built on the foundation of wisdom and understanding. Where there is knowledge, the rooms are furnished with valuable, beautiful things.