101 Most Powerful Proverbs in the Bible (101 Most Powerful by Steve Rabey, Lois Rabey, J. Stephen Lang

By Steve Rabey, Lois Rabey, J. Stephen Lang

Have you considered the explanation we use the word "the knowledge of the ages?" the reason for this is that we all know there are truths that experience existed for hundreds of thousands of years. smooth knowledge is in simple terms very important wisdom that has been verified through many folks for generations. after we learn or pay attention clever sayings, we're in basic terms listening to reminders of what our ancestors knew. The publication of Proverbs is a ebook of reminders. the focal point isn't approximately theology. it is approximately existence. it's the voice of a loving, skilled guardian passing directly to a willful baby a few simple truths that everybody should still recognize. With emphasis on such things as endurance, godly dwelling, revering the aged, and some great benefits of happiness, it chronicles the day-to-dayness of existence and the small-and occasionally great-acts that develop into behavior, sturdy or undesirable. these conduct are the root of what we name personality. THE a hundred and one strongest PROVERBS takes the simplest of the proverbs and information them for us. jam-packed with illustrations of everyday life, it seeks to remind us of what is really important-living correctly, kindly, and good.

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If you love your neighbor you won’t fail to repay a loan. And you love your neighbor whether your neighbor is the man next door or the department supervisor. 03 1:51 PM Page 20 20 J. S TEPHEN L ANG store clerk that she gave him a dollar extra in change, keeping a borrowed book until the person has forgotten he loaned it to him. Practical honesty should be the easiest of all Christian practices, for it is quite basic. The Old Testament prophets knew all about the sort of person who offered large sacrifices to God on the Sabbath and shortchanged customers on weekdays.

Our world values people who are gabby, and many people interpreted Coolidge’s reticence as a sign of stupidity. This wasn’t so. The Vermont-born Coolidge was a highly intelligent man, one who, for his own pleasure, translated Dante’s Divine Comedy from Italian into English. He also wrote poetry, though hardly anyone knew about it. He was one of the last presidents to compose most of his own speeches, which were well written—and brief. He was both smart and opinionated, but felt no compulsion to constantly flaunt his intelligence or air his opinions.

What might have happened if the parties remembered that their actions were, as Proverbs says, “in full view of the LORD”? Gene explains that in his pre-Christian days his job was what it is for most people: making money to keep himself and his family at a certain standard of living. “It’s a living, but not a life. Even after I became a Christian, I still looked at the job as just a way to put money in the bank. I was pleasing myself, my company, and the IRS, but I wasn’t trying to please God. “Then I met another sales rep, a mature Christian.

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