Purposes Of The Heart
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
but one who has insight draws them out.
A person of insight can draw out the purposes of the heart.
Does this mean draw them out of his own heart or someone else’s heart or both?
Plow In Season, Sluggard
Sluggards do not plow in season;
so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
First, the sluggard is Johnny-Come-Lately.
Even if he finally does decide to plow, it will be too late.
Then, at harvest time, he is Old-Mother-Hubbard.
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Avoiding strife is honorable.
Altercation is foolish.
Note the difference
between an altercation and an argument.
A king’s wrath strikes terror
like the roar of a lion;
those who anger him forfeit their lives.
Reminiscent of Romans 13:4
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good.
But if you do wrong, be afraid,
for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason.
They are God’s servants,
agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
A wise person must count the cost before angering the authorities.
Sometimes, you get to pick the hill you’re gonna die on.
Winers And Beerers
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;
whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Wine makes you a whiner.
Beer makes you beerigerent.
Ok, it’s belligerent, but
“Beer makes you a boxer” is a poor second choice.