“Listen carefully to my wisdom; take to heart what I can teach you. You’ll treasure its sweetness deep within; you’ll give it bold expression in your speech. To make sure your foundation is trust in GOD, I’m laying it all out right now just for you. I’m giving you thirty sterling principles— tested guidelines to live by. Believe me—these are truths that work, and will keep you accountable to those who sent you.”
Proverbs 22:17-21 MSG
Man says: Negotiation is the way to work it out. God says: But it won’t work with fools. Man says: Nothing can help now. God says: Speak encouragement. Man says: I’ll stay the whole week. God says: Visit people sparingly. Man says: I feel no need to stay in touch actually. God says: Bear good news. Man says: Isn’t this guy great?! God says: Don’t honor a fool. Man says: Been doing it this way forever! God says: Be open to suggestions. Man says: Pay attention! I know what I’m talking about. God says: Know-it-alls crash. Man says: Settle fights when you see an argument. God says: Stay out of other people’s fights. Man says: I’m getting away with mean things. God says: Consequences are certain.