Just leafing through the book of Proverbs can lead to some interesting words of wisdom, words that seem to fit today’s world just right. For example, in Proverbs 17 you’ll find these lessons on life.
He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom.
A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
And in the next chapter you’ll find these words to guide you: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.”
By Wendell Harris