Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding concern, consideration, diplomacy, discernment, discretion, discrimination, maturity, responsibility, good sense, shrewdness, solicitude, tact, thoughtfulness

(See also Courtesy, Honour and Manners

  1. To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.

    Prov. 1:4 (read whole chapter)

  2. Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

    Prov. 2:11 (read whole chapter)

  3. My child, do not let them escape from your sight; safeguard sound wisdom and discretion.

    Prov. 3:21 (read whole chapter)

  4. Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who rejects discretion.

    Prov. 11:22 (read whole chapter)

  5. There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.

    Prov. 13:23 (read whole chapter)

  6. The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross-examine him.
    A toss of a coin ends disputes, and settles the issue between strong opponents.
    A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.
    From the fruit of a person's mouth his stomach is satisfied, with the product of his lips is he satisfied.
    Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.
    The one who finds a wife finds what is enjoyable, and receives a pleasurable gift from the LORD.
    A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.

    Prov. 18:17-23 (read whole chapter)

  7. A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

    Prov. 19:11 (read whole chapter)

  8. If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

    Prov. 19:27 (read whole chapter)

  9. A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

    Prov. 22:3 (read whole chapter)

  10. When you argue a case with your neighbor, do not reveal the secret of another person,

    Prov. 25:9 (read whole chapter)

  11. Like one who grabs a wild dog by the ears, so is the person passing by who becomes furious over a quarrel not his own.

    Prov. 26:17 (read whole chapter)


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