Keep your Bible near you especially today. These first twelve Proverbs are very special. They are like eating snacks. Have a spiritual snack every hour or so. They’re like delicious candy; if you eat too much at one time, you’ll get sick.
A favorite proverb of mine is in verse 10. Read it carefully so that you can catch its meaning. Winking at wrongs…what this means is the expression we use when we “look the other way” when something wrong happens. I’m sure you’ve noticed many times at school when there’s bullying going on, that some kids keep silent and look the other way. In the words of the Proverb, they are “winking” at bullying, afraid to step in and say that it’s wrong. Now stepping in doesn’t mean to step in and fight; it means to tell the person how wrong it is what they are doing. That might get you in trouble with the bully, but it will help to promote peace. If more people stood up to bullies and looked them right in the face and told them about how cruel their actions were, then the bullies might back down, especially if there were many who stood up to them. The problem is, nobody, or hardly anybody says that it’s wrong and so the wrong continues. But a rebuke can bring peace to the victim and peace to your heart, for you’re doing what God wants.
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
This year in the Easter Season we read
Proverbs 10—12 and the Song of Songs.
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