Proverbs 27:1 – 8
1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
But who is able to stand before jealousy?
5 Open rebuke is better
Than love carefully concealed.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest
Is a man who wanders from his place.
Don’t boast about your future, it is not here yet. Don’t boast about your own abilities, let someone else. Avoid a fool’s wrath. Don’t be jealous, for it is cruel. Don’t conceal your love; Let it show! Even when a friend hurts you, it is better than the praise of your enemy. When you are hungry, even bad food tastes good. Don’t wander from your own nest: Stay loyal!
This group of wise words encourages the reader to live a life of discretion. Don’t let your words or your actions get you in trouble. Be discreet and honest in all that you do. Live Well!