PROFOUND TRUTHS FROM PROVERBS

When I was in college, I used to post funny quotes, printed out forwards and other themes on the inside of the bathroom stalls in our dorm.  Sometimes, I’d type out more serious, introspective ones, like this one… verses I found reading through Proverbs that I thought were unique:

*Happy is the one who is never without fear… One who is apathetic will fall into calamity.  (28:14)

*…So a person is tested by being praised.  (27:21)

*Better to be despised and have a servant, than to be self-important and lack food.  (12:9)

*Sometimes, even in laughter the heart is sad.  (14:13)

*Whoever rebukes a person will afterward find more favor than one who flatters.  (28:23)

*He who forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats the matter separates close friends. (17:9)

*A scoffer, when rebuked, will hate you.  The wise, when rebuked, will love you.  (9:8)

*The wicked flee when no man pursues… (28:1)

*Like a maniac who shoots deadly arrows, so is one who deceives a neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”  (26:18)

*The scoffer is an abomination to all.  (24:9)

*Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent. (17:28)

*Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, lest he become weary of you.  (25:17)  ha!

*Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that I need, or I shall be full, and deny You, and say, “Who is the Lord?” or I shall be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God.  (30:8-9)

*The clever see danger and hide, but the simple go on, and suffer for it.  (22:3)

*The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all knowledge.  (1:17)

*Strength and dignity are her clothing.  She smiles at the future.  She laughs at the time to come!  (31:25)