I don’t often think about the biblical Book of Proverbs but this morning I was reacquainted with how pithy and sensible – and sometimes wry or ironic – they are. Here are a couple from chapter 21 that appear this morning and are worth more than a passing glance.
- All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the Lord who proves hearts.
- To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
- The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.
- Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.
- He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will himself also call and not be heard.