167. Keep it true

Proverbs 30:6

“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Today’s Proverb, tells us that we shouldn’t add words to GODs wisdom. When we hear the voice in the silence urging us to do what is right listen to it. Don’t negotiate with the wrong side and meet in a compromise. A whole lot of good and a little bad still equals bad.

If you saw me digging in my compost pile and then I went and made you a sandwich without washing my hands would you eat it? I am sure you wouldn’t.

166. How to hurt who we care for

Proverbs 29:5

“A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.”

This tells what will happen if you don’t tell someone that they are wrong when they are. Have you ever liked spending time with someone so much that you never disagree with them? Well this isn’t a very good way to be a true friend. A true friend will tell you when you are wrong.

By telling someone that you think they are wrong it may save them from a lot of hurt in various ways. It may give them a chance to stop and correct a situation or thing they are doing. If they value, you as a true friend they will accept the correction. If not, they may get mad at you. In the end you have to live with yourself so don’t wait correct them today.

165. It is better to walk upright.

Proverbs 28:6

“Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.”

Time and time again the wisdom of the past tells us that doing good unto others is the key to a happy life. This holiday season do your best to help someone out who really needs it. You may say, “It is I who needs help”. This may be the case but, do what you can. Don’t be stingy with what the Creator given to you. Help with what you can. The help you need to give may be your time.

To be stingy is to be perverse. If your stingy you don’t get to indulge in the happiness of making someone’s day.

164. Show you care

Proverbs 27:5

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

It can be so hard to correct the ones we care about sometimes. If we openly care about them we should correct them if they are doing wrong or if something could potentially hurt them. Like for instance would you let your young children play by a busy street un supervised? Most people wouldn’t. We shouldn’t let any of the people we care about do things that could hurt themselves or anyone around them.

We are our each other’s keeper in this life. Let’s watch out for the ones we care about.

162. Be careful on black Friday

Proverbs 23:5

“Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven”

Black Friday, when most retailers start to show profits for the year. This is also a day when the consumers start going heavily into the red.

Be careful this holiday and don’t overdo it. It may be that your time with someone you care about is more meaningful than your material gift.

160. Just in your judgment

Proverbs 21:3

“To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”

There are times, while relaxing with an adult beverage, that I ponder if humanity will ever get it right. Many years ago humanity got a little to big for its britches and the “Alpha & Omega” stuck a curse on humanity at the tower of babel. We could not communicate with each other since.

In the thousands of years that have passed since then and with all of the technology that has been graced upon humanity we are still waring and treating each other as dogs would. If we could just leave each other alone if it isn’t affecting us things would be better.

Tomorrow we are entering the Holiday Season starting with Thanksgiving here in the USA and leading up to the New Year. This season be just, when you judge someone. If it isn’t affecting you then leave it alone

159. Don’t force the enforcement

Proverbs 20:2

“The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.”

In the United States we don’t have a Royal family that rules over us as persay. We pick our rulers. The rulers then pick people who will enforce the laws that the rulers think we should have to benefit the ones who paid to have them elected. If we break these laws and resist the ones who enforce the laws it could end up with your life ended.

So don’t break the law of the ones who were elected to write rules to benefit the ones who got them elected. If you follow this advice your chances of being killed by law enforcement are very low.

I think it is awesome this advice was handed down thousands of years ago, they knew we would need it.

158. Forgive and be forgiven

Proverbs 19:11

“The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.”

We live in a world today where we all get triggers so many times a day. We even get mad at people we don’t know in traffic. As most of you know in the recent past my son was diagnosis with a Pilocytic astrocytoma of the spinal cord. When we were going to the hospital for the first time we didn’t really know where we were going. We made some wrong lane choices and had to get back over a few lanes quickly. Many people expressed anger. I use to be one of those people who expressed anger in traffic situations. Think to yourself, “this person may be having the worse day of their life and could use some forgiveness.

 

To err is human, to forgive is divine. — Alexander Pope