Proverbs 25

It is GODs privilege to conceal things and the king's (you or me) to discover them. Don't demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great, It's better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you've seen something, don't be in a hurry to go to court. For what will you do in the end if your neighbor deals you a shameful defeat? When arguing with your neighbor, don't betray another person's secret. Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation. To one who listens, valid criticism is Ike a gold earring or other gold jewelry. A person who promises a gift but doesn't give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain. Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword or shooting them with a sharp arrow. Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot. If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you. As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger! It's not good to eat too much honey, and it's not good to seek honors for yourself. A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. In Jesus Name Amen.


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