06/08/2018 — Proverbs Chapters 16 – 18

As I read through these passages another common thought emerged:

Proverbs 16:1  To humans belong the plans of the heart,  but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.

Proverbs 16:9  In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

Can you see it?  We often make our decisions based on emotion — how we “feel.”  But the word of the Lord provides the proper answer and the proper path.

There is another verse that I use in management training and that I think is a common sense approach to our lives in dealing with one another:

Proverbs 18: 13 To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.

 

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