Discretion

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!

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