How You Ascend Or Fall
Proverbs 18:12 (NIV)
12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
Proverbs Club Commentary
In the vernacular:
Pride comes before the fall.
We should add:
Modesty comes before the ascent.
Choose God Or Mammon
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
24 “No one can serve two masters.
Either you will hate the one and love the other,
or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
Our Fortified Tower
10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
Jesus Christ is our safe haven.
Slackers And Ransackers
9 One who is slack in his work
is brother to one who destroys.
New International Version (NIV)
A slacker is kin to a ransacker.
Mouth And Lips Of Fools
6 The lips of fools bring them strife,
and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing,
and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
The words of fools bring:
a snare to their very lives
The words of fools are a threat
to their safety and their very lives.