Riches, Honor and Life



I like the proverb for today.  For every day there is a chapter of Proverbs for us to read.  31 total chapters.  31 total possible days in a month.  This morning this scripture stuck out to me.  Proverbs 13:10.
"Where there is strife there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice." 
It stuck out to me more for what it is saying in the white.  Basically, by saying "Where there is strife, there is pride." In contrast, it is also saying, "Where there is peace, there is humility."   I mean it kind of makes sense.  When we look into other proverbs like Pr. 22:4,

"Humility is fear of the LORD; its wages are riches, honor and life." 

So if these are true then peace comes with humility and part of being humble is being able to take advice.

Proverbs is very interesting throughout.  It is very divided.  The righteous vs. The wicked; The fool or mocker vs. The wise; The rich vs. The poor.  Being so divided however it is very specific on how to act and how not to.

Through out Proverbs, there is a repeated focus on the way we use words, the way we are to work, the way we are to accept advice, the way we are not to oppress and the way we are not to be arrogant.

Proverbs is a guide to Wisdom,  riches, honor, and life. It is not very "religious".  More so just good advice on proper living.  I encourage anyone to read their proverb of the day; find one scripture that sticks out to them and meditate on it for a little bit.  Heck if you'd like to reflect on one and leave it in the comments that'd be awesome!

Live well, Eric

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