Archive for August 16th, 2017

Proverbs 20: Deep Water

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quick-tempered leaders, blabbermouths and gossips, rebels and dolts. These are our neighbors and friends, and perhaps even ourselves, who are featured in today’s lesson from Proverbs.

Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart;
    a wise person draws from the well within. (MSG)

Rigging scales in the marketplace, cursing the light, seeking revenge, boasting of bargains, padding expense accounts, switching price tags. These actions are part of today’s advice from Proverbs.

A person’s thoughts are like water in a deep well, but someone with insight can draw them out. (GNT)

A farmer too lazy to plow, people making impulsive vows, fools picking fights. How do we handle the awkward people and circumstances we encounter each day? How do we guard against falling into these activities that clearly are not part of kingdom building.

The heart’s real intentions are like deep water;
    but a person with discernment draws them out. (CJB)

Today we find more practical advice about how to navigate the deep waters that ebb and swirl in our lives. Today we have a chance to discover the warning signs of  deep currents.

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