If you fail under pressure,
your strength is too small. Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”
For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve. The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. An honest answer
is like a kiss of friendship. http://bible.us/Prov24.10.NLT
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,
for it will sprout wings
and fly away like an eagle. Don’t waste your breath on fools,
for they will despise the wisest advice. Commit yourself to instruction;
listen carefully to words of knowledge. Don’t fail to discipline your children.
They won’t die if you spank them. My child, if your heart is wise,
my own heart will rejoice! Everything in me will celebrate
when you speak what is right. O my son, give me your heart.
May your eyes take delight in following my ways. http://bible.us/Prov23.4.NLT
Choose a good reputation over great riches;
being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. The rich and poor have this in common:
The Lord made them both. True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech
will have the king as a friend. http://bible.us/Prov22.1.NLT
Showing or feeling no emotion, enthusiasm, or concern.
This will be the best way to describe my mood right now.
People may be right in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their heart. Haughty eyes, a proud heart,
and evil actions are all sin. Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity,
but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic
than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor
will be ignored in their own time of need. The person who strays from common sense
will end up in the company of the dead. Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,
and you will stay out of trouble. Some people are always greedy for more,
but the godly love to give! http://bible.us/Prov21.2.NLT
Many will say they are loyal friends,
but who can find one who is truly reliable? The godly walk with integrity;
blessed are their children who follow them. False weights and unequal measures—
the Lord detests double standards of every kind. Ears to hear and eyes to see—
both are gifts from the Lord. If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.
Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat! The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,”
then brags about getting a bargain! The Lord directs our steps,
so why try to understand everything along the way? http://bible.us/Prov20.6.NLT