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Wisdom Rules
This study is written by Maurice Wright


The word ĎProverbsí in Hebrew means, Ďto rule,í hence the Book of Proverbs is divine words from God which are to rule and govern our lives. The major theme of the book is the practical application of wisdom and common sense. If you live by these words, wisdom will guide you.


Proverbs 15:17-A bowl of soup with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

Proverbs 16:7-When the ways of people please the LORD, He makes even their enemies live at peace with them.

Proverbs 16:28-A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

Proverbs 17:13-If you repay evil for good, evil will never leave your house.

Proverbs 17:16-It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom.

Proverbs 17:17-A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in a time of need.

Proverbs 18:2-Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 19:19-Short-tempered people must pay their own penalty. If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.

Proverbs 20:12-Ears to hears and eyes to see, both are gifts from the LORD.

Proverbs 24:10-If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.

Proverbs 21:13-Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their time of need.

Proverbs 26:17-Yanking a dogís ears is as foolish as interfering in someone elseís argument.

Proverbs 11:22-A woman who is beautiful but lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig snout.

Proverbs 11:24-It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything.

Proverbs 12:1-To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

Proverbs 17:1-A dry crust eaten in peace is better than a great feast with strife.

Proverbs 17:9-Disregarding another personís faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.

Proverbs 12:4-A worthy wife is her husbandís joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength.

Proverbs 20:4-If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest.

Proverbs 20:19-A gossip tells secrets, so donít hang around with someone who talks too much.

Proverbs 22:7-Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 28:23-In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery.

Proverbs 27:10-Never abandon a friend, either yours or your fatherís. Then in your time of need, you wonít have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away.

Proverbs 30:18-There are three things that amaze me, no, four things I do not understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.

Proverbs 25:11-12-Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket. Valid criticism is as treasured by the one heeds it as jewelry made from finest gold.

Proverbs 18:19-Itís harder to make amends with an offended friend than to capture a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with iron bars.

Proverbs 22:26-27-Do not co-sign another personís note or put up a guarantee for someone elseís loan. If you canít pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

Proverbs 3:27-29-Donít withhold repayment of your debts. Donít say some other time, if you can pay now. Donít plot against your neighbor; he is trusting you.

Proverbs 23:15-16-My son, how I will rejoice if you become a man of common sense. Yes, my heart will thrill to your thoughtful, wise words

Proverbs 13:14-The advice of a wise man refreshes like water from a mountain spring. These accepting it become aware of the pitfalls on a head.

Proverbs 9:17-18-Stolen melons are the sweetest; stolen apples taste the best! But they donít realize that her former guests are now citizens of hell.

Proverbs 26:27-The man who sets a trap for others will get caught in it himself. Roll a boulder down on someone, and it roll back and crush you.

Proverbs 6:27-31-Can a man hold fire against his chest and not be burned? Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? So it is with the man who commits adultery with anotherís wife. He shall not go unpunished for this sin. Excuses might even be found for a thief, if he steals when he is staving! But even so, he is fined seven times as much as he stole, though it may mean selling everything in his house to pay it back.

But the man who commits adultery is a utter fool, for he destroys his own soul. Wounds and constant disgrace are his lot, for the womanís husband will be furious in his jealousy, and he will have no mercy on you in his day of vengeance. You wonít be able to buy him off no matter what you offer.

Proverbs 5:15-19-Drink from your own well, my son; be faithful and true to your wife. Why should you beget children with women of the street? Why share your children with those outside your home? Let your manhood be a blessing; rejoice in the wife of your youth. Let her charms and tender embrace satisfy you. Let her love alone fill you with delight. Why delight yourself with prostitutes, embracing what isnít yours?

For God is closely watching you, and He weighs carefully everything you do. The wicked man is doomed by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him. He shall die because he will not listen to the truth; he has let himself be led away into incredible folly.

Proverbs 17:9-Love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends.

Proverbs 26:20-Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and tension disappear when gossip stops.

Proverbs 27:15-16-A constant dripping on a rainy day and a cranky woman are much alike! You can no more stop her complaints than you can stop the wind or hold onto anything with oil-slick hands.

Proverbs 15:31-32-If you profit from constructive criticism you will be elected to the wise menís hall of fame. But to reject criticism is to harm yourself and your own best interest.

Proverbs 27:19-A mirror reflects a manís face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

Proverbs 19:11-A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. That to his credit.

Proverbs 21:19-Better to live in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining woman.

Proverbs 25:24-It is better to live in a corner of an attic than in a beautiful home with a cranky, quarrelsome woman.

Proverbs 13:1-2-The good man wins his case by careful argument; the evil-minded only wants to fight.

Proverbs 29:24-A man who assists a thief must really hate himself! For he knows the consequence but does it anyway.

Proverbs 14:1-A wise woman builds her house, while a foolish woman tears hers down by her own efforts.

Proverbs 14:25-A witness who tells the truth saves good men from being sentence to death, but a false witness is a traitor.

Proverbs 15:14-A wise man is hungry for truth, while the mocker feeds on trash.

Proverbs 16:1-We can make our plans, but the final outcome is in Godís hands.

Proverbs 18:16-A bribe does wonders; it will bring you before men of importance!

Proverbs 17:23-It is wrong to accept a bribe to twist justice.

Proverbs 19:26-A son who mistreats his father or mother is a public disgrace.

Proverbs 21:31-Go ahead and prepare for the conflict, but victory comes from God.

Proverbs 22:15-A youngsterís heart is filled with rebellion, but punishment will drive it out of him.

Proverbs 28:5-Evil men donít understand the importance of justice, but those who follow the Lord are much concerned about it.

Proverbs 25:26-If a godly man compromises with the wicked, it is like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.

Proverbs 20:21-A fortune can be made from cheating, but there is a curse that goes with it.

Proverbs 28:8-Income from exploiting the poor will end up in the hands of someone who pities them.

Proverbs 10:19-Donít talk so much. You keep putting your foot in your mouth. Be sensible and turn off the flow!

Proverbs 27:5-Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

Proverbs 29:12-A wicked ruler will have wicked aides on his staff.

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