We all love to learn new information that enlightens us for better living so the writer is now sharing some powerful insights from the book of Proverbs that will help us to be positive, purposeful and happy individuals. This book is one of the thirty nine Old Testament writings attributed to the pen of King Solomon, son of King David. He was the richest and wisest man who lived many years ago.
The wisdom of his sayings is timeless; hence the book is relevant to all people. The writer is therefore recommending the reading of these scriptures for daily living. Here are some of them:
Proverbs1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction”.
Proverbs3:5 -7 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not with your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Be not wise with your own eyes fear the Lord and depart from evil”.
Proverbs3:9”Honour the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase: So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine”.
Proverbs 3:27” Withhold not any good from them that to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it”.
Proverbs 6:6-11 “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler provides her meat in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall poverty come as one that travels and your want as an armed man”.
Proverbs6:16-19 “There are six things that the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaks lies and he that sows discord among the brethren”.
Proverbs6:26 -29 “For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread ; and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goes to his neighbor’s wife; whosoever touches her shall not be innocent”.
Proverbs6:32 “But whoso commits adultery with his a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul. A wound and a dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Proverbs 12:1 “Whoso loves instruction loves knowledge; but he that hates reproof is brutish”.
Proverbs 12:22 “lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are His delight”.