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.

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