The Thirty Sayings of the Wise: Wisdom Wasted (Proverbs 23:9)

Have you ever attempted to argue with a fool? Voices raise, tones become harsh, tempers flare, words demean, and no one seems to benefit. In his Thirty Sayings of the Wise, Solomon cautioned against wisdom wasted: “Do not speak to fools for they will scorn your prudent words” (Proverbs 23:9). The fool Solomon describes in […]

The Thirty Sayings of the Wise | Chameleon Complex (Proverbs 23:6-8)

Failure might not be final, but ignored, it can be fatal. In his Thirty Sayings of the Wise, Solomon described a pitfall that can kill: lies. A person who mishandles truth perpetuates a ripple effect of devastating consequences that crush relationships. The king warned: “Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not […]

The Thirty Sayings of the Wise: Riches to Rags (Proverbs 23:4-5)

Do you want to be rich? Calculate how much money would be enough for you to acquire everything you desire and be set for life. You will be able to purchase all the cars, houses, boats, jewelry, clothing, and entertainment you want. Write down that number. Next, craft your plan to get there, including the […]

The Thirty Sayings of the Wise: Bribe Tribe (Proverbs 23:1-3)

When making decisions that dramatically affect our future, we often become susceptible to hearing what we want, something that might greatly benefit us and satisfy our selfish desires. If a business owner, a coach, a CEO or a salesman recruits us, we risk falling prey to their invitation without first filtering it through our faith’s […]

The Thirty Sayings of the Wise: Hard Work Helps (Proverbs 22:29)

Wisdom applies faith to our circumstances, literally sticking God’s character to our challenges, like a post-it-note adhered to our calendars. Solomon taught how to combine God’s heart with street smarts in our work ethic, as our Heavenly Father connects our vertical commitment to Him with our horizontal encounters. Solomon observed: “Do you see someone skilled […]