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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What Are "Proverbs"?

Proverbs are short, memorable sayings whose meanings are relevant to many different situations. In movie Forrest Gump we hear many proverbs also know as Gumpisms:
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get”, and "Stupid is as stupid does" are examples.

Here are some other modern proverbs:
If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.  
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. 
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than living in a garage makes you an automobile.  
A closed mouth gathers no feet. 

Even though some wise sayings make you smile there are still a lot of truth to them. In the introduction to the book of Proverbs in the NIV Bible it states: Proverbs was written to give “prudence to the simple, knowledge and direction to the young (1:4) and to make wise men wiser (1:5). Acquiring wisdom and knowing how to avoid the pitfalls of folly will lead to health and a Godly life.

The Proverbs instruct God’s people on how to live successful, happy, reverent, secure, and blessed lives. God’s direction and wisdom are available for everyone. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs. It’s there for the taking.

Why not decide right now to read one each day for the next month?

Have a good and Godly day.