A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.
Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise; fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense.
God doesn’t miss a thing – he’s alert to good and evil alike.
Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.
Moral dropouts won’t listen to their elders; welcoming correction is a mark of good sense.
The lives of God-loyal people flourish; a misspent life is soon bankrupt.
Perceptive words spread knowledge; fools are hollow – there’s nothing to them.
God can’t stand pious poses, but he delights in genuine prayers.
A life frittered away disgusts God; he loves those who run straight for the finish line.
It’s a school of hard knocks for those who leave God’s path, a dead-end street for those who hate God’s rules.
Even hell holds no secrets from God – do you think he can’t read human hearts?