It’s day 25 of the Proverbs Challenge!
Time just keeps on ticking.
Proverbs 25:6-7, 9-12, 15, 17, 21-22, 28
Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among great men; it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman. If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man’s confidence, or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation. A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold or an ornament of find gold is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear. Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house – too much of you, and he will hate you. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.