Seven Proverbs to Practice
A proverb is a short sentence expressing a well-known general truth or common fact, ascertained by experience or observation. Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs based on experience, observation, and by direction of the Spirit of God. Let’s look at seven of these proverbs and valuable they have, if put to practice.
Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not
- Avoid people or places that you can be enticed
- You have more control than you think over what your eyes see and ears hear.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
- Put all you trust in the Lord, for everything
- It’s submission, a conscience decision coupled with constant effort, daily.
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
- Welcome instruction and correction
- Today everyone is a winner, no one gets to learn from failure.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
- Seek out, and follow wise counsel
- Seek wise, experienced, and truthful counsel, be careful with counsel of friends.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
- Loose the pride.
- 1 Pet.5:6, the Lord will exalt you, in due time! He decides when and how, not you.
Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
- Avoid Debt, and thereby avoid risk.
- Budget, live your wage, be content.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
- Excess is a curse
- 5:15-18, try being excessive in Bible reading, prayer, or service to the Lord.