There were several little gems in my reading today, so I thought I would share them with you!
4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
15 The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
16 One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.
21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
but envy makes the bones rot.
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD
than great treasure and trouble with it.
19 The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,
but the path of the upright is a level highway.
23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!
28The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.