Proverbs 27-28 B

So many good one-liners in here today!

“In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.” 28:23

“A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse!” 27:14 (Where my early morning people at?)

“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.” 28:27 

Lots of emphasis on tending to the poor and respecting authority in here. The verses above really stuck out to me. Receiving honest criticism has never been my strong suit, but the more I stay on track to become like Jesus, the more my desire for humility grows. I’m also learning that my resistance to being wrong about something is, obviously, a pride struggle, but it’s mostly rooted in insecurity and doubt that I’m perfectly loved.

As a major morning person, I’ve always found the verse above really funny. But it’s a good reminder to stay self-aware and treat people graciously.

God insists that the wealthy do not ignore the poor. But also, verse 28:3 really caught my eye; even the poor are not to mistreat the poor.

What verse moved you today? Which one did you linger on a little longer? Come back to it, reread it and pray about how you could apply it to your day.



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