will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.Constructive criticism isn't a bad thing. Like I mentioned in the last post, which had a similar verse, it only seeks to help you make better choices and decisions.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
but one who demands bribes destroys it.
If you've been following the series, you know exactly what I'm about to say... NIGERIA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child
and will make your heart glad.
Do you know, I'm secretly afraid of having children that are just mini tyrants? I always feel bad when I see a child throwing a tantrum and getting away with it, or a child that's so obviously spoilt, because it usually reflects badly on their parents and upbringing. Cakes has already said he won't even stand for nonsense, so future Muffin and Pumpkin (and maybe Sweetie Pie), just start behaving yourself now. For all our sake.
Okay, let me just say that I think this chapter was a little weird and random. I can say that, right? If you don't believe me, go and read it yourself. Despite the randomness, I thought the following passage was interesante!
Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.Do you think you could ever pray that God shouldn't make you all that rich? This guy here (it wasn't Solomon who wrote this chapter) prayed exactly that. He didn't want to be so rich that he wouldn't "need" to depend on God for provision. Sometimes I think about it - it's easy to get very comfortable when you have money and begin to feel like you don't need to depend on Him as much. At the same time though, he also prays that he isn't too poor that he goes and commits a sin. That's more understandable, right? I think this is a good line of prayer - praying that you don't have to handle what you cannot bear, and also what can be too big for you to handle or take care of.
I said I'd make sure to finish Proverbs by the end of this month, right?! 31 tomorrow and we're done!!!