TWO NUGGETS FROM PROVERBS 23
- “Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.” Proverbs 23:9 NLT
I struggle with this…and, I’m not really sure what to do about it. But, I’ve come to realize that sometimes, rather than continuing to try to convince…I just need to shut up. Knowing WHEN is the dilemma. And, yes, some of you have tried — in vain, generally — to give me “guidance” on the matter….🤔🙄😂
God, give me wisdom, please. 🙏
- “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.” Proverbs 23:22-23 NLT
And, here’s a word of wisdom for our culture today: We need to place a much higher value — the highest, really — on TRUTH. Truth is more important than political identity, religious affiliation, cultural trends, or what your favorite news anchor says.
Truth transcends pretty much everything. Truth should shape what our laws are, what our politicians say, what our preachers preach, and what the news media reports…not the other way around.
In these times, standing on the truth, and guarding it, can be a lonely position. But, it’s always been that way. Somebody has to be willing to stand on that wall, and guard the truth. Protect the truth. Value the truth. Speak the truth.
To paraphrase Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, we NEED you on that wall!
And, Somebody else said, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” (John 14:6
I love you all…and that’s the truth. ❤️🙏