How Much Do You Believe in the Proverbs?

How Much Do You Believe In The Proverbs?

Proverbs are wise sayings of people from different ages, showing facts of life and real experiences focusing on truth and righteousness.

Here are proverbs of the Old Testament book from the Holy Bible. These were written by wise men of Israel and King Solomon, David’s son.

1. “How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord.”
(Proverbs1:7)

You cannot be wise if you depend in your own knowledge and in the power of man. No wisdom is greater than that of God. If you reverence and believe in a Creator, then you can become wise.


2. “Hatred stirs old quarrels, but love overlooks insults.” (Proverbs 10:12)

If you have hate in your heart, it keeps on remembering old mistakes and petty quarrels. As adults, fighting must fade. A good conversation will fix things anew. If your hear is full of love, you will forget how you were cheated but forgive and reconcile.



3. “Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older he will remain upon it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Parents, guardians, and responsible adults have to teach the children tenderly to go the right path. You will admonish that which is wrong soon, so the mistake would be known.

If the child develops this good habit of knowing the truth and what is right; the child will reverence the Lord and love Him as he grows along with life.


4. “Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.” ( Proverbs 28:19)

The Lord delights if you work hard in your goals and is never idle. Dependence should stop in maturity and change into responsibility.

There’s a Philippine folktale about a lazy boy named “Juan.” Juan always slept under a tree and waited for its fruits to fall. He even disobeyed the bidding of his mother to buy crabs, and let the crabs walk alone going home. He denied responsibilities and was too lazy to fulfill tasks.

People are given talents to work, share, and serve each other. You have to be responsible of your work to fulfill a purpose in life. If you plant something, you will reap something.

Watch out for the thief in the night!

5. “A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what is really like is shown by the kind of friend he chooses.” (Proverbs 27:19)

Our parents and teachers usually tell us “Choose your friends.”

“Why?”

“…Because your friends are the mirrors of you.” They influence you and most likely, you do things together.

No, it doesn’t criticize like the Pharisees, only it takes necessary precautions how to make life a straight path. However, your prayers and goodness must be for all, friend or enemies.

Rosalinda Flores Martinez
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