September 29, 2014

Proverbs Blog-Along: Days 27 and 28

Barreling right along, today Chapters 27 and 28 are my focus.


CHAPTER 27
1Don’t brag about tomorrow,
since you don’t know what the day will bring.
2Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
a stranger, not your own lips.
The first verse stood out to me because we can make sooooo many plans in life, travel to here, spend that, go there, do this, etc, but ultimately we can't tell the future. We can't tell what will happen tomorrow. It's really all up to God. So yes, make plans, but be mindful that anything can happen.

The second verse talks about self-praise. If I came to tell you that I'm such a nice person, very jovial and cheery versus someone else saying the same thing about me, doesn't it make sense that you'd give more credence to the other person?  


4Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, 
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
This verse spoke to me because of the different attributes given to Anger, Wrath, and Jealousy. You would think that jealousy isn't as bad as wrath, but the Bible tells us different. Food for thought. 


14A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning
will be taken as a curse!
And everyone who isn't a morning person say - PREACH IT!!!!! I'm one of those people :p Why are you being loud in the morning?!?!?!?!?! Like, calm down! Yes, I can hear you. No, I don't want to have a conversation. Talk to me after 9am.  

17As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
This one's a very popular verse, and I think so true. Your true friends should make you sharper, better, help you improve, develop and grow. It can be financially, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, relationally, etc.


CHAPTER 28

2When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily.
Hmmm. Nigeria. I'm just saying. 

6Better to be poor and honest
than to be dishonest and rich.
I think this is because if you're dishonest, you'll perpetually be worried that someone will find you out. You can't have peace like a person who's honest and has done things the right way.  




9God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.
By the law, does it mean the law of God, or the laws of the land? Because if it's the laws of the land, then I'm sorry for 97% of Nigerians, myself included. Yes, last week, I drove on the side of the road because I was sick of the traffic :p

23In the end, people appreciate honest criticism
far more than flattery.
I would prefer honest, CONSTRUCTIVE criticism about anything, than fake flattery. Yes, it might hurt (and it has in the past) but it should make you strive to do and be better.

That's all for this post folks! 29/30 later today, then 31 tomorrow and we're done!!!

Have a loverly week :)

3 comments:

  1. Jealousy is even more dangerous because it's hidden, given enough time to fester and leads to all the seven sins. The other two above, once it's out, it's out...lol.

    Lol! @ breaking the laws of the land...hmmm...maybe that's why it seems like our country is getting worse in spite of all our prayers and fasting!

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  2. i have experienced that jealousy part and it is scary you gotta run from folks like that.

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  3. Hey, nice one. It's inspirational, refreshing and energizing, the bibeli study you've come up with. One more reason to choose the good path and live the good life. Thumbs up.
    Fela

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