Daily Thoughts – Playing The Fool

He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. (Proverbs 28:26)

I can make it on my own. I don’t need anyone’s help. Apparently there’s something brave about going around as though you can take everything on your own shoulders. What is missed out though is the benefit of learning from others, getting to know what is going on before making mistakes. After all, however much one knows is far less than the knowledge and wisdom available from many.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom
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Daily Thoughts – Tough Love

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6)

This proverb sounds odd, why would a friend wound you? There are times though when we need some tough love, our egos need deflating or we need to swallow the bitter pill of truth about something and it hurts for a time. Sometimes the most loving thing that can be done for us is to deprive us of perceived needs. The opposite of this is the tendency to just let people know they’re alright and rather than being a good friend that’s perhaps the worst thing that could happen – more the action of an enemy.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom
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Daily Thoughts – What Goes Around …

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling. (Proverbs 26:27)

The scene is set with Wile E. Coyote plotting the perfect way to crush the Roadrunner. From afar off he sees his blue-feathered nemesis zooming into view. The clever coyote sets the perfect plan in action only to see the boulder completely miss the speedster and as he looks on he is suddenly aware of quickly expanding shadow above him suggesting an unfortunate end to the perfect plan. He sticks out a sign that says ‘help’ before being squashed.

That’s for laughs. Do not find yourself splatted by efforts to undermine and degrade others.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom

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Daily Thoughts – Wisdom Rules OK

By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. (Proverbs 8:15, 16)

The ‘me’ here is wisdom. You may not be a king, ruler, prince or noble (yet) but this advert still applies. There are things that have been given to you to ‘rule’ over – emotions, thoughts, words, actions, relationships, money (OK, not much, but enough), talents, skills, abilities, dreams – life itself. The principle that allows leaders to rule well is the same principle that will allow us to rule our affairs well – using the time we’re given to make the most of every situation. For this to happen, wisdom must rule.

(CD Note: Apologies – yesterday’s reference was Proverbs 7:21 and not the stated 6:21)

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom

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