Slandering The Poor
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;
whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
Poverty is often blamed for ignorance and crime.
Ignorance and crime can bring poverty.
But claiming that poverty brings ignorance and crime is a slander to the poor.
Most of the poor people in the world are neither ignorant nor criminal.
Stop slandering the poor and maligning their Maker.
The Wicked And The Liar
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
The Wicked and the Liar have this in common:
They savor calumny.
The Crucible, The Furnace, And The Lord
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the heart.
The Lord is compared to a crucible and a furnace.
The heart is compared to silver and gold.
The Lord will purify your heart and reveal its true value.
The Sagacious Servant Rules Over The Scandalous Son
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son
and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
Disgraceful progeny are an embarrassment and of little value to their families.
Trustworthy servants easily rule in their stead and procure their inheritance.
The Lord has blessed my wife and me with two sagacious sons.
Can we all get along?
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.
“Can we all get along? Can we get along?” Rodney King – 1991
Not a rhetorical question, but an earnest plea, from a man acquainted with strife.
Strife is a violent reaction to stress that destroys our relationships.
How many of us have risked everything to escape a house of strife?