Smart Proverbs Today

Morning Bible Reading from Proverbs 16.

Pro. 16.1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. –This could be the reason why there are times when you end up saying things you didn’t plan to say.

Pro. 16.2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. –You thought you were right, but it’s not your opinion that should measure the rightness or wrongness of your actions. It’s the Word of God.

Pro. 16.5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. –Stop worrying about arrogant people, the Lord is the one who will deal with them. On the flip side, don’t be arrogant, the Lord is a just God, he will punish arrogant people.

Pro. 16.7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. –Instead of trying to please people who are at odds with you, focus on pleasing God by living right. The Lord will find a way to reconcile you to them.

Pro. 16.12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness. –A leader’s position is given by God and is established by His righteousness. Leaders, use your platform to do right. God placed you in that position, umayos ka!

Pro. 16.18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. –Babagsak din ang mga mayayabang kaya tigilan mo na ang pagyayabang.

Pro. 16.22 Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly. –Don’t listen to the advise of fools. (Cebuano: Buang lang ang maminaw sa tambag sa buang!)

Pro. 16.27 A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. –Worthless people use inflammatory language.

Pro. 16.31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. –Make sure that you age in grace, that when you’re old, you have something glorious to look back to. Most people are unhappy about their choices in the past. When they look back to their younger years, they are consumed with regret over chances and opportunities tha are forever gone.

Pro. 16.32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. –Levelheadedness is power.