before anyone can rule with justice.(CEV)Dear Nigeria... enough said.
Sometimes you hear people saying that you should never quit at this or that. But truthfully, there are some things that at the end of the day aren't worth pursuing. It takes wisdom to know when it's time to move on (moving on sounds better than giving up).
Lol, this one made me laugh. I like hanging out with friends and family but I don't think I do too much of it. I don't think this verse applies to only visiting, especially in today's social media world - BBM, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. Some people just don't know when to stop, and it can grate on someone's nerves. What I do if I feel like I'm in someone's face too much is take a step back, and wait for the person to miss me :D
is like having a toothache or a sore foot. (CEV)What's the point of having a friend, if you can't rely on them during the hard or bad times? You might as well suffer from a persistent toothache, the Bible says.
is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather
or pouring vinegar in a wound. (NLT)
pouring vinegar in an open cut. (CEV)This is a touchy subject for me. Too often, especially in Nigeria, when someone is in mourning, people tell them not to cry and start with the Christianese phrases. Now, there's nothing wrong with trying to make them feel better, but a lot of times, it's better to just be quietly supportive. Even the Bible says there's a time to mourn. If your friend is going through a difficult time over a death, or job loss, or break up, or whatever, let them know that you understand how they feel and that if they need a shoulder to cry on, yours is available. Of course, you don't want them to wallow in the pain, so it's not like I'm saying you should roll on the floor with them. The point here is to be EMPATHETIC (understanding and sharing their feelings).
This chapter talks a lot about fools and lazy people! You might have to take your own time to go through all the verses.
by answering a fool. (CEV)This one's easy enough.
in someone else's argument. (CEV)
I was just talking about this the other day. Once or twice, I've jumped to someone's defense and raged and Voltron'd on their behalf, and at the end of the day, I was the one who looked stupid because the person was only temporarily offended for a very short time. The offender and I barely talk now, and yet the offender and offendee still gist like nothing happened. *rolls eyes*
is like coating a clay pot with a cheap glaze. (CEV)
Do you know someone who's all sweet on the inside, but inwardly is a BIA BIA? This verse is about them :p It's very easy for the cheap glaze to wear off, and the true person revealed.
Alrighty, I'll be back tomorrow with 27/28, then 29/30, and finally 31!!!