It’s day 20 of the Proverbs Challenge.
Proverbs 20:1, 3-7, 9, 12-13, 18-19, 22, 24, 29
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? Ears that hear and eyes that see – the Lord has made them both. Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage ware, obtain guidance. A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way? The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.