Somewhere buried in Proverbs there must be a warning against butting in to other people’s business. Proverbs is my favorite book of the bible. I love it. It’s so practical. I use to do a Proverb a day, since there are 31 proverbs and 30-31 days in a month, it works out perfectly. But then I noticed I never spent time in any of the other books. Now I check in to Proverbs randomly, I check the date on my watch and flip to the corresponding chapter in Proverbs.
Unfortunately the wisdom I read in Proverbs doesn’t always “stick”. I need some super adhesive or something to stick those words on my heart, or maybe some kind of a deadbolt to lock them in my brain. I’m a mess.
Proverbs 6:16-19 tells me:
There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
I am guilty of all of the above. (yes, innocent blood = Jesus)
I think I’m going to lock up Proverbs 9:7 –8 in my mind until it sticks. ..You’ll have to dust off your Bible and look that one up.