July 14, 2014

Proverbs Blog-Along Day 12

So of course, we were busy throughout the weekend, and I wasn't able to update with Days 12 and 13 like I hoped I would. Well, here goes :)

DAY 12
Again, this chapter has the usual comparative sayings. Right off the bat, I very quickly saw verses that resonated with me...
1To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
At first I read this with a different context in mind, seeing discipline as defined by regular study or practice of something. In that context, I still think the first part of the verse is apt. You can't learn if you're not disciplined. How many people actually imbibe any knowledge, if they don't discipline themselves to regularly read, study or practice something often? Using the "correct" context though, looking at discipline as reprimand or correction for doing something wrong, it still holds true. You have to be willing to take correction and learn from your mistakes.
4A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones. 

4A helpful wife is a jewel for her husband, but a shameless wife will make his bones rot. [CEV]
I'm nowhere near perfect (as my dramatics confirm) but I really hope Cakes feels I'm a worthy wife to him. [Ahem, sorry for picking fights with you this weekend. It was the PMS]

9Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.
This might be just me, but I don't know how anyone can feel pompous and self-important, when they have nothing to speak of.

16A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
:( God is really dealing with my conscience here. I get irritated very quickly... wait, maybe it was the PMSing this weekend? Okay, no... sometimes I get irritated very quickly and start sulking when I should just calm down and chill out.

25Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Cakes and my mum are always telling me to calm down and stop worrying. I literally feel sometimes like the weight of the world (okay Nigeria) is on my head and I can't do anything about it. I should learn to always cast my burdens and worries on Jesus...

I was going to put Day/Chapter 13 in this post as well, but this one is long enough already. I quoted using the NLT versions.

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