Day 26: Proverbs Challenge

It’s day 26 of the Proverbs Challenge!

Lots of talk about fools and sluggards.  Hmmm…

Proverbs 26:4-5, 11-12, 14-16, 20, 22, 28

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.  Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.  As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.  Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.  As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.  The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.  The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.  Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.  The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.  A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

2 thoughts on “Day 26: Proverbs Challenge

  1. Mike Searles September 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    ‘Fool’ and ‘sluggard’ are both words not new to me…

    …and yet I was moved to check their dictionary definitions after reading today’s post.

    Hmmm… I’m guilty of being both in past times.

    There’s the beauty of Proverbs (for me)…

    I get to check my own thoughts and behaviour… and certainly BEFORE I am tempted to begin judging those of others.

    Thanks for posting your Proverbs Challenges.

    • David September 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Hey Mike,

      I’m always looking up words in the dictionary… especially words I’ve seen and looked up many times.

      I’m with you, I’m guilty of both too. When I was a ‘sluggard’ it seemed nothing was going right. The lazier I was the lazier I got. Now that I’m always trying to keep busy, whether working, cleaning, helping someone, church, etc. it seems like I have more time to do things. Weird, I know. ha

      Thanks for sharing, Mike!

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