1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the ....................................................... Photo: Graffiti on the bike path
evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. [emphasis added]
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I've been reading through my very first Bible which is a KJV. It was given to me on my 15th Birthday. Yep it's really OLD!! Yesterday I had to glue some of the edges back on as the cover is disintegrating in my hands. This is the passage that I opened to today. As I pondered over these selected verses that were marked in my Bible - on Wisdom versus Foolishness - it occurred to me that the KJV puts it in terms that really make me have more reverence toward God's Word. Does that make sense? Sometimes the KJV just forces me to 'hear' better! Hopefully, it will make me respond to God's Word better too! None of us wants to be foolish. We desire to please God and be wise in His Ways. The whole book of Proverbs gives us plenty to digest. For what it's worth, I hope you will ponder the thoughts of these verses - in this version - and respond to what God speaks over your heart today!
Looking Upward and Choosing JOY,
[Embracing Real JOY]