>Proverbs 4:10-19

In Proverbs, Theology on February 27, 2008 by mstevensrev

>10 Hear, my son, and accept my words,
that the years of your life may be many.
11 I have taught you the way of wisdom;
I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,
and if you run, you will not stumble.
13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;
guard her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.
15 Avoid it; do not go on it;
turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble.

You can go wrong by listening to the Proverbs, at least if you believe what the father is saying. The whole idea of self authentication might cause some problems. Now it does not seem that outrageous, stick to the good. Stay away from these bad folks, they are really bad, they can’t sleep unless they have done bad.

But righteousness is the light of dawn which lights up everything. You will be able to see and not stumble.

One way I describe my life before moving back to Seattle is entangled. Nothing was simple and clear. Part of living wise is not having complicated situation where you are wrapped up, especially with evil people, but even unwise people can make it difficult. Make dicisions for the simple. Work with people you like, then you will be more likely to communcate during hard times and work through them. Own you own stuff. Let you no be no and your yes be yes. Sometimes the truth will upset people but be clear with them, gentle, and honest. All things I am learning.


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