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 Replies to “Day 26: Proverbs Challenge”
‘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.
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!