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.