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.