Read Proverbs 12

v 15   Fools think their own way is right,
            but the wise listen to others.

            The wisdom of listening and learning.

v 16   A fool is quick-tempered,
            but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

            Don’t let hasty personal insults get to you.

v 17   An honest witness tells the truth;
            a false witness tells lies.

            Honesty is not necessarily the best policy, but it is the right one! 

v 18 Some people make cutting remarks,
            but the words of the wise bring healing.

            Our verbal comments should never hurt, but always heal.

v 19   Truthful words stand the test of time,
            but lies are soon exposed.

Be sure your lies will find you out!

v 22   The Lord detests lying lips,
            but he delights in those who tell the truth.

            Truth-telling is a mark of godly character which pleases God.

v 23   The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge,
             but fools broadcast their foolishness.

            The wisdom of silence is better than ignorant bragging.

v 25        Worry weighs a person down;
            an encouraging word cheers a person up.

            Encouragement is the best medicine in difficult days.

v 26   The godly give good advice to their friends;
            the wicked lead them astray

            Pray for discernment in accepting advice from friends.

 

Wednesday 27th January Daily Notes from The Hub