"A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare" (Prov. 15:1, NLT).
"A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash" (Prov. 15:14).
"Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success" (Prov. 15:22).
"Greed brings grief to the whole family" (Prov. 15:27).
"Pride goes before destruction" (Prov. 16:18).
"Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it" (Prov. 16:22).
"Kind words are like honey" (Prov. 16:24).
"Better to be patient than powerful" (Prov. 16:32).
"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven" (Prov. 17:9).
"A cheerful heart is good medicine" (Prov. 17:22).
"Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish" (Prov. 18:13).
"Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes" (Prov. 19:2).
Which of these most speak to you?
Ron Edmondson is a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. He is also a church leadership consultant who is passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Prior to ministry, Ron had more than 20 years of business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner. Follow Ron on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog at ronedmondson.com.
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