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Foolish To Try Removing Folly From A Fool – Proverbs 27:22

Foolish To Try Removing Folly From A Fool
Proverbs 27:22 (NIV)

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,
grinding them like grain with a pestle,
you will not remove their folly from them.

Proverbs Club Commentary

In Scripture, a fool is a godless person.
Searching for God is the only hope for a fool.

I often hear people say,
“I am not religious, but I am spiritual.”
IOW: “I don’t need God. I follow a different path.”

#grind #fool #mortar #grinding #grain #pestle #remove #folly

Of Lies And Half-Truths – Proverbs 26:23

Of Lies And Half-Truths
Proverbs 26:23 (NIV)

23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware
are fervent lips with an evil heart.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Lying lips reveal an evil heart.
The silver dross is the bait of a half-truth,
which is even more devious and dangerous than a lie.

#coating #silverdross #earthenware #fervent #lips #evil #heart

 

Polluted By Gossip – Proverbs 26:22

Polluted By Gossip
Proverbs 26:22 (NIV)

22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.

Proverbs Club Commentary

When possible, avoid the gossiper to avoid the gossip.
Confront gossip whenever possible.
When gossip starts, either stop it or leave.

#words #gossip #choice_morsels #down #inmost_parts

The Quarrelsome Enkindle Discord – Proverbs 26:21

The Quarrelsome Enkindle Discord
Proverbs 26:21 (NIV)

21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Proverbs Club Commentary

To keep the conversation amicable,
avoid the contentious person.

#charcoal_to_embers #wood_to_fire #quarrelsome_person #kindling #strife #charcoal #embers #wood #fire #quarrelsome

Wood And Gossips – Proverbs 26:20

Wood And Gossips
Proverbs 26:20 (NIV)

20 Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Effective fuel for a fire is wood.
Effective fuel for a quarrel is a busybody.

A quote from my mother:
If you can’t say something nice about someone,
don’t say anything at all.

#without #wood #fire #goes_out #dies_down #gossip #quarrel