Sue over at Praise and Coffee is sharing an awesome devotion today for Two shall become One!
Please take the time to check it & read through her thoughts!
The Bible I use: The Living Application NIV Study Bible shares a chart on p.1009, I thought is completely helpful here:
|The Wise||The Foolish||Proverbs|
|Characteristics||Help others with good advice||Lack judgment||10:21|
|Enjoy wisdom||Enjoy foolishness||10:23|
|Cautious with reason||Gullible||14:15|
|Avoid the wise||15:12|
|Seek Knowledge||Feed on foolishness||15:14|
|Value wisdom above riches||16:16|
|Receive life||Receive punishment||16:22|
|Respond to correction||Do not respond to punishment||17:10|
|Pursue wisdom||Pursue illusive dreams||17:24|
|Blame failure on God||19:3|
|Profit from correction||An example to others||19:25|
|Proud and arrogant||21:24|
|Scorn wise advice||23:9|
|Make truth useless||26:7|
|Repeat their folly||26:11|
|Trust in wisdom||Trust in themselves||28:26|
|Control their anger||Unleash their anger||29:11|
|Reputation||Admired as counselors||Beaten as servants||10:13|
|Rewarded with knowledge||Inherit folly||14:18|
|Cause strife and quarrels||22:10|
|Receive no honor||26:1|
|Keep peace||Stir up anger||29:8|
|Results||Stay on straight paths||Go the wrong way||15:21|
|Lash out when discovered in folly||17:12|
|Endangered by their words||18:6, 7|
|Their wisdom conquers other’ strength||21:22|
|Avoid wicked paths||Walk a troublesome path||22:5|
|Have great advice||24:5|
|Will never be chosen as counselors||24:7|
|Must be guided by hardship||26:3|
|Persist in foolishness||27:22|
We all need to continue to be careful with our words and remember:
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Agreeing with Sue that we need to make sure we’re honoring our husbands/others:
It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
23Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 2: 23-26
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Recommend reading through Proverbs 31 – The Wife of Nobel Character!
God Bless… HL