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Proverbs 17

Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am writing some wisdom from Proverbs 17, because today is April 17.

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. Proverbs 17:1 – This verse says that strife is terrible, and even if you have a feast, it is not worth it.

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. Proverbs 17:3 – Just as silver and gold are purified through fire, our tough circumstances purify us.

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6 – Just as children are a blessing, grandchildren are the crown.

A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool. Proverbs 17:10 – Only wise people accept rebukes. It just blows right off a fool.

Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly. Proverbs 17:12 – In this verse, we see that fools are to be avoided at all costs. This is shown by comparing a mama bear who has lost her cubs as being better than a fool.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 – You know who your true friends are by how they stick with you in times of trouble.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 – Choose to be joyful.

The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24 – I don’t know about you, Sparkles, but I want to be discerning and set my face toward wisdom.

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. Proverbs 17:27-28 – Be careful what you say. Sometimes, the best thing to say is nothing at all.

Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!

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