1 A wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good,
but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
5 The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
but sin overthrows the wicked.
7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The wicked one way, the righteous another, the diligent in one, the lazy another. It's good to see those contrasts.
I read the passage and everything seemed quite obvious to me. So I went on to see what Olford had to say about it, And he focused on verse 7. 7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. He went on to talk about pretense. How many people live lives of pretending. I have to admit,...I don't get this line. What's the point of pretending to be rich or poor? It's just .. .I dunno.. seems rather pointless. I know there are people who do it, I've read about them in books..but everything I read about people pretending to be rich it generally all falls down around them, and well those who pretend to be poor often have a reason for it. But it still all comes down to pretending to have (or not have) money and it seems rather pointless to me. Still continues to the study of contrasts though.
But that's all i got this morning. had an incredibly busy day yesterday so I'm a bit muddle headed this morning.
Cheers all! :) Let me know if YOU get any