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Corrupt Hearts And Perverse Tongues – Proverbs 17:20

Corrupt Hearts And Perverse Tongues
Proverbs 17:20 (NIV)

20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;
one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The heart hosts the inner-self.
The tongue reveals the state of the heart.
Corruption of either, corrupts them both.

One cannot flourish with a corrupt heart or tongue.

#heart #corrupt #prosper #tongue #perverse #falls #trouble

Do Not Quarrel. Do Not Disengage – Proverbs 17:19

Do Not Quarrel. Do Not Disengage
Proverbs 17:19 (NIV)

19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;
whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

Proverbs Club Commentary

A contentious person is sinful.
Seek peace and tranquility, not discord.

#whoever #loves #quarrel #sin #builds #high_gate #invites #destruction #gate

Pledging Security For A Neighbor Is Risky – Proverbs 17:18

Pledging Security For A Neighbor Is Risky
Proverbs 17:18 (NIV)

18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge
and puts up security for a neighbor.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Proverbs warns us not to pledge security lightly.
Like bail, you can lose but you cannot show any profit.
It is a very risky venture.

#no_sense #shakes #hands #in_pledge #puts_up_security #neighbor #pledge #security

Value Of Friends And Brothers – Proverbs 17:17

Value Of Friends And Brothers
Proverbs 17:17 (NIV)

17 A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The older I get, the fewer friends I can count.
Brothers truly do care for each other,
With the occasional exception.
See Cain And Able in Genesis 4.

#time_of_adversity #friend #loves #all_times #brother #born #adversity

 

How To Wise Up – Proverbs 17:16

How To Wise Up
Proverbs 17:16 (NIV)

16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom,
when they are not able to understand it?

Proverbs Club Commentary

Knowledge is required to understand wisdom.
Wisdom can be taught, but not bought.

#fools #money_in_hand #money #wisdom #understand #buy