I’ve been reading the wise words of King Solomon lately. I assume they are his words since he wrote most of Proverbs. With apologies to Agur and King Lemuel, who wrote the last couple, and help from The Living Bible paraphrased, I’m pretty impressed with him.
How few words he needed to express some seriously good advice. It occurred to me he dispensed common sense that would fit on a bumper sticker.
“Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.”
“The good man’s life is full of light.The sinner’s road is dark and gloomy.”
“Pride leads to arguments, be humble, take advice and become wise.”
“An unreliable messenger can cause a lot of trouble. Reliable communication permits progress.”
“Be with wise men and become wise. Be with evil men and become evil.”
“A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life, jealousy rots it away.”
“Work brings profit, talk brings poverty.”
You get the idea. How interesting that such ancient wisdom still rings true today. I wonder why humankind has to learn things over and over?