It’s day 17 of the Proverbs Challenge!
Have you been gaining wisdom?
Proverbs 17:5, 9, 12-14, 16-20, 22, 27-28
He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction. A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.