Fools: A Lose/Lose Interaction

Proverb for Today Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. (Proverbs 26:4-5, MEV) Have you ever had to make a lose/lose deal? Your offer is rejected, you reject the other person's ...

Don’t Knock Yourself Down

Proverb for Today Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men; for it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, whom your eyes have seen. (Proverbs ...

Keep Getting Up

Proverb for Today A just man falls seven times and rises up again. (Proverbs 24:16, MEV) Quitting is so easy. We fail, we mess up, and the easy thing to do is accept defeat, to give up. At least we can't mess up again if we don't even try another time, right? "Besides," we tell ...

Don’t Rush. Be Diligent.

Proverb for Today The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty, but of everyone who is hasty only to want. (Proverbs 21:5, MEV) I think we like to be in a hurry. There's a sort of satisfaction in being busy, rushing forward to the next project, task, and errand. We live in a culture ...

WANTED: Faithfulness

Proverb for Today Most men will proclaim every man his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? (Proverbs 20:6, MEV) One of my personal pet peeves is posturing, when people act a certain way to impress or sometimes go so far as to mislead. It's obnoxious. Maybe in a meeting at work, or ...

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