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

157. Sleep with both eyes shut

Proverbs 16:8

“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right”

If you gain wealth by screwing people over or by hurting others, then your life will be miserable. You may know people who are rich and have gained it this way. You may think that they are completely happy. You can almost bet that they sleep with one eye open waiting on them who they got over on is coming to get them.

Gain what you need from hard work and good deeds. Sleep well and be happy

156. Uncomfortably Good

Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

Whether you believe it or not the Alpha is with you as you travel through life. Wisdom is alongside them shouting at you to do the right thing always.

Starting today you are the star in a show. You have a live studio audience watching your every move. Will you change the way you act?

155. Don’t tear down your house.

Proverbs 14:1

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

Every day that we are alive we are building our house. Not a house made with hands but a spiritual house where our soul will reside for eternity. When we do good and help others our house gets bigger and stronger. When we practice anger and resentment our house is battered like a house on the seashore during a big storm.

In our daily lives we work hard on our house from learning new things. When we learn new things, we have more ways to help each other in this life

154. Eat crow and gain humility

Proverbs 13:2

“A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.”

What we say in this life as we travel around the sun at 67,000mph, does matter. We can save lives with words of encouragement. We can destroy lives including our own with angry and resentful words.

Eating crow is a colloquial idiom, used in English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.

Every day is a struggle for myself to use my words wisely. I am getting better after 40+ years of living, but I slip from time to time and I walk away from a conversation and think, “You idiot, why did you say that”?

If you say stupid stuff don’t punish yourself to hard. We are all works in progress. Asking for forgiveness helps to alleviate the guilt that can be produced afterwards.