Favorite Proverbs

One of the most intriguing books of the Bible is the book of Proverbs, which contains sayings intended to promote wisdom in readers. I’ve been reading these Proverbs for the past few months. Below are some of my favorites:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will keep your paths straight.” (3:5-6)

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (4:23)

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” (15:22)

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (16:18)

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” (17:9)

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (17:22)

“Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.” (18:2)

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” (19:20)

“Who can say, ‘I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?'” (20:9)

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” (22:6)

“Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.” (27:2)

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (27:17)

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” (27:19)

“Blessed are those who always tremble before God, but those who harden their hearts fall into trouble.” (28:14)


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