Since ch 9 we have shifted from wisdom and folly being personified and becoming for our attention each on has its drawing power.
But now we have been reading these different wise sayings from proverbs some are repeated in slightly different ways but the overall message of wisdom is to live life in an upright, honest and hardworking fashion and above all else fear God.
Lets keep reading and we will stop along the way
— 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Nobody likes to be corrected its not natural to us, but Christians need to develope a desire for it, it also shows humility
— 2 A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. 3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
Here we are again being reminded to be good men and woman. this has nothing to do with salvation but God wants us to be descent individuals, look all around us their are not very may good descent people around, this is part of us being salt and light.
— 4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
— 5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
— 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.
Our upright behavior and integrity are our defense, you have nothing to fear when you are innocent and in the right.
— 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
— 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.
— 8 A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.
— 9 Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
— 10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Righteous men care for their animals or even animals in general...